Youth Enhancement Worker

One Full-Time Position
One Part-time Position

Develop holistic programs that promote healthy lifestyles and relationships with youth. The Youth Enhancement Worker (YEW) will plan and deliver activities that provide support, education, awareness & prevention in areas that address our community’s needs. The YEW will primarily work at the Youth Center with other duties being assigned as necessary.

Duties of this include, but not limited to:

  • Develop and deliver programs and activities that promote healthy lifestyles and address the needs of FDFN youth and families.
  • Develop rapport with the youth to build their self-esteem and discuss their challenges. Some situations may arise that will require YEW to make referral s to appropriate professionals.
  • Develop a strong network with other FDFN, MLTC and other agencies that support the FDFN Youth Philosophy.
  • Provide a welcoming, safe, respectful environment for youth where supervision will be provided at all times in all areas being utilized for programs and activities.
  • Ensure facilities where programs take place are cleaned daily and any maintenance issues are reported immediately.
  • Create and maintain reasonable expectations of youth conduct towards peers, YEWs and any guests and service providers who visit the Youth Center. These will be displayed in the Youth Center at all times.
  • Provide written incident reports as needed and ensure appropriate follow up takes place. This may include contacting parents, facilitating a talking circle, suspension from activities, etc depending on the nature of the incident.
  • To assess the needs of youth by engaging them in the development of monthly programs and activities.
  • A monthly calendar of daily activities must be completed and submitted 3 days before each month and advertise it.
  • Cover all areas of planning and delivering daily activities; budgeting, shopping, advertising, booking facilities, recruiting guest speakers, clean up and evaluation of event.
  • Assist and engage youth in other areas of community development when requested (ie: NAAW, Treaty Day, Seasonal events, Elders events, etc)
  • Attend meetings and any professional development opportunities as requested.
  • Respect and protect the privacy of information relating to all youth, community members, employees, and business affairs.
  • Maintain current knowledge and practice of all relevant plans, policies and procedures as established by Flying Dust First Nation.
  • Uphold the Flying Dust “Code of Ethics”.
  • Other duties shall be assigned as required.

All applicants must possess the following requirements:

  • Must have a complete grade 12 education
  • Provide a clean, current CPIC and Child Abuse Record Check
  • Have a valid driver’s license with attached SGI Drivers Abstract
  • Must role model a healthy lifestyle
  • Willing to work evening and weekends.
  • A strong commitment to young people and an understanding of the factors affecting their lives
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish good relationships with young people
  • The ability to provide reliable support to young people in times of stress and act with integrity
  • The ability to treat young people’s concerns with respect, tact and sensitivity while being aware of the limits that are required by confidentiality and boundaries that govern youth/YEW relationship (duty to report)
  • Strong teamwork and leadership abilities
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Patience, tolerance and flexibility
  • Creative and resourceful
  • A sense of adventure and willingness to try new things
  • Formal communication skills for presentations, incident reports, report writing and funding applications.
  • Any applicable certificates and diplomas would be an asset; Youth Care Worker, Addictions Counseling, Life Skills Training, Conflict Resolution, ASIST, etc

    Application Process

    Interested applicants must submit COVER LETTER, RESUME, THREE (3) CURRENT REFERENCES (2) Work Related references from a direct supervisor/manager and (1) character reference.

    Attn: Jenalee Blatz, Human Resource
    Flying Dust First Nation – Human Resource Division
    8001 – Flying Dust Reserve
    Meadow Lake SK S9X 1T8

    E: human.resources@flyingdust.net
    F: 306 236 3373

Deadline to apply : June 24, 2022

LATE OR INCOMPLETE applications will not be considered.  We appreciate your interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.