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Full-time Assistant Manager position at UNYA’s Aboriginal Youth Safehouse

December 18, 2018

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A little bit about the Aboriginal Youth Safehouse and UNYA


Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) has been supporting the health and wellbeing of Indigenous youth in the Metro Vancouver area for over 30 years. As a respected non-profit, charitable organization, we recognize Indigenous youth as experts in their own lives, and strive to provide youth with programs and opportunities that are relevant and meaningful to them.


Our Aboriginal Youth Safehouse is a short-term live-in resource for youth in need of safe housing and support services. This program is trauma-informed and grounded in the philosophies of harm reduction and person-centered care.


Highlights of this opportunity:


Are you a strong, confident, and experienced leader?  Are you skilled in building collaborative working relationships with your team?


Are you strategic, creative, and dynamic in your approach?  Does working within a fast-paced environment energize you?


If you said yes, then this is the opportunity for you!


• Contribute to a team focused on increasing stabilization, belonging, and empowerment for youth.

• Collaborate with and mentor front line staff on care-planning, and advocacy for youth.

• Assist with the day-to-day management of the program including staff supervision, scheduling, payroll, coordinating staff holidays and sick time.

• Facilitate recruitment, hiring, and training, and contribute to performance evaluation of front line staff.

• Prepare and submit accurate and timely monthly statistics and written reports.

• Share 24/7 on-call duties with the Program Manager.

• Establish rapport and develop relationships with youth, staff and other professionals.

• Foster a positive and engaging workplace for all.

Collaborate with and mentor front line staff on care-planning and advocacy for youth.

Collaborate with and mentor front line staff on care-planning and advocacy for youth.

Your accomplishments and experience include:


• Relevant degree or diploma, plus 3 years of recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  We recognize that formal education is not the only relevant qualification for this role.


• Supporting vulnerable youth to address the effects of poverty, colonization and intergenerational trauma, and reinforcing a positive sense of belonging and identity.  Priority is given to First Nations (status and non-status), Métis, and Inuit applicants, as per Section 41 of the Human Rights Code.


• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, coupled with strong crisis intervention and conflict mediation skills.


• A strong spirit of collaboration, dependability, positivity, and a love of what you do.


What we can offer you:


Compensation for this position is between $57,774 to $66,655 per annum, commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


Taking care of people is our priority, and this includes our staff.  Together, we strive to create an accepting, respectful, and non-judgmental work environment.


Having a self-care plan in place is important to your wellbeing, both personally and professionally, and we have a number of supports in place to help our staff with this. In addition to our extended health benefits plan, full-time staff have access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Our EAP includes counselling services, at no cost to employees. In addition to EAP counselling, our Elder in Residence provides support to staff, with set hours every week to meet with staff for personal, cultural, and spiritual support.


We are committed to ongoing learning and positive team building, and the entire UNYA team comes together once a month for a morning of professional development, followed by a shared meal and an afternoon of fun activities.


To Apply:


If you would like to become a part of this tremendous team, send a cover letter and resume to the Program Manager at  saf[email protected]      


Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants. Please self-identify in your application.


We will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis, and will end the posting when the position is filled.  Due to time constraints, only those short-listed will be contacted.  Thank you for your application!


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