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Employment

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.

  • Employment Opportunity – Youth Care Counsellor – Ravens Lodge – Temporary Full Time

    As a member of the Raven’s Lodge program team, the Youth Care Counsellor is responsible for ensuring the safe operation of Ravens Lodge by increasing stabilization, and fostering empowerment and belonging for youth within a supportive, culturally open, and accessible environment.

    (view full posting)
  • Employment Opportunity – Overly Creative Minds (OCM) – Program Manager

    As a member of the Overly Creative Minds (OCM) team the Program Manager is responsible for the effective day-to-day operations of the program, ensuring its success in supporting and empowering Indigenous youth between the ages of 11 – 24 years old through artistic expression.

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  • Employment Opportunity – Aboriginal Youth Safehouse – Youth Care Counsellor (Tuesday – Saturday, 7am – 3pm)

    As members of the Aboriginal Youth Safehouse program the Youth Care Counsellors are responsible for supporting youth in identifying their individual needs and setting positive goals for the future.

    (view full posting)
  • Employment Opportunity – Ravens Lodge – Youth Care Counsellor (Tuesday – Saturday 3 pm – 11 pm)

    As a member of the Raven’s Lodge program team, the Youth Care Counsellor is responsible for ensuring the safe operation of Ravens Lodge by increasing stabilization, fostering empowerment and belonging for youth within a supportive, culturally open and accessible environment.

    (view full posting)
  • VCH Employment Opportunity – Nurse Practitioner – Based at UNYA

    Our focus is upstream primary health care for youth in the urban Aboriginal community.

    (view full posting)

Volunteer

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.

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  • 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

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