Throughout our programs, UNYA helps Indigenous youth connect with culture, build confidence and skills, and reach their fullest potential. Your contributions make it possible for UNYA to engage more Indigenous youth, provide them with culturally-relevant services and support, and create space for these young people to thrive.
Together with over 100 staff, and more than 175 volunteers and 300 community partners, UNYA delivers 22 culturally-responsive, prevention-focused programs for urban Indigenous youth. We are always looking for talented, dynamic people to join our team. Please check back here often to view new opportunities.
Why work for UNYA?
- We pay 40 hours per week for full-time, not 35 or 37.5
- Full-time staff are eligible for extended health benefits
- We are committed to team building
- We have a 30 year history of successful youth service
- We believe in empowering Indigenous youth
- We encourage and support youth voice
Important Note: UNYA accepts complete applications for advertised positions only. You must state clearly on your cover letter which position you are applying for. All applications must be sent in electronic form, to the email address specified on the posting. Hard copies and unsolicited applications/resumes will not be reviewed, but immediately destroyed.
Youth Care Counsellor (Full-time) – Outreach Program
Join our outreach team and provide street outreach services, harm reduction services, advocacy and 1-to-1 support to youth in the East Vancouver and Downtown Eastside neighbourhoods. This posting closes when filled.(view full posting)
Youth Care Counsellor (Relief) – Young Bears Lodge
Young Bears Lodge is a culturally-based, holistic healing lodge for Indigenous youth looking to make changes to their relationship with drugs or alcohol. This is a front line role that supervises and supports youth to meet their care needs and participate in programming. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.(view full posting)
Youth Worker (Full-time) – Ravens Lodge
Join our team as a full-time youth care counsellor at Ravens Lodge, a short-term residential foster care program focussed on increasing stability, continuity, and a sense of belonging for female Indigenous youth. This posting closes when filled.(view full posting)
Youth Worker (Relief) – Ravens Lodge
Need more flexibility in your schedule? Join our team in a part-time relief role at Ravens Lodge, our short-term residential foster care program focussed on increasing stability, continuity, and a sense of belonging for female Indigenous youth. This posting closes when filled.(view full posting)
Residential Child and Youth Worker (Relief) – Aboriginal Safehouse Program
Our Aboriginal Safehouse provides a supportive, non-judgmental place where youth who don't have a safe place to stay are supported 24/7. Majority of available relief shifts are overnights, specific hours to be determined by safehouse management. Applications accepted on an on-going basis.(view full posting)
Volunteer Mentors – Mentorship Program
The mandate of the Mentorship Program is to connect Indigenous youth ages 12 to 15 to volunteer mentors in the community. With the support of positive role-models, youth have the opportunity to realize their strengths and work towards future goals. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.(.pdf)
Volunteer Mentors – Kinnections Program
The goal of the Kinnections Program is to connect Indigenous youth ages 16 to 19 with volunteer community members who will act as mentor, advocate, and friend. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis(.pdf)