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Employment Opportunities

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.

  • Now Hiring: FT Clinical Counsellor at Young Bears Lodge (Sunday-Thursday 9am-5pm)

    Young Bears Lodge is a supportive, culturally-focused environment, where we strive to increase stabilization, and foster empowerment and belonging for Indigenous youth looking to make changes to their relationship to drugs or alcohol. Application Deadline: Until position is closed.

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  • Young Bears Lodge Youth Care Counsellor Fulltime Time Awake Overnight Tuesday- Saturday 12:30 am-8:30 am

    The relief Night Attendant position monitors youth and responds to safety issues and emergencies, performs household cleaning and other assigned duties, and maintains the security of the facility overnight. Applications accepted on an on-going basis.

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  • Now Hiring: Full-time Youth Worker at Ravens Lodge (Sun-Thurs 12am-8am)

    Support youth at Ravens Lodge, UNYA's short-term residential foster care program, and help to increase stability, continuity, and a sense of belonging for Indigenous youth. This position works Sunday- Thursday 12am-8am. This posting closes when filled.

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  • Employment Opportunity – Accountant Part-Time

    UNYA is looking for one Part-Time Accountant. This position is for minimum 24 hours per week, scheduled to meet the needs of the organization. This position reports directly to the CEO of UNYA. Potential start date: Approx. Mid August 2021

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  • Now Hiring: Youth Worker (Relief) – Ravens Lodge

    Need more flexibility in your schedule? Join our team in a relief role at Ravens Lodge, our short-term residential foster care program focused on increasing stability, continuity, and a sense of belonging for female Indigenous youth. This posting closes when filled.

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Volunteer Oppportunities

  • 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.

  • 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