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December 2, 2021 Call of interest

Call of Interest

Witsuwit’en Child & Youth Worker

 

The Witsuwit’en Language and Culture Society is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization that seeks to promote the revitalization of the Witsuwit'en language and culture to ensure the survival of our ways of being as a distinct people for future generations.

 

We are looking for a Witsuwit’en Child & Youth Worker (WCYW) with strong organizational and interpersonal skills with a Social Work experience with fluid knowledge of the Witsuwit’en Language and Culture.  To support and encourage learners and speakers to share and develop oral fluency of language while learning and demonstrating the cultural and traditional practices.

 

Reports to: WLCS Executive Director

 

Scope:

As a highly skilled and motivated professional who possesses specialized knowledge and expertise in working with children and youth, the WCYS: utilizes their experience to develop and deliver the programming and supports promoting knowledge personal growth with self identity with Witsuwit’en content while promoting a healthy lifestyle and visiting the territory to teach the way of our ancestors with the assistance and guidance of our elders.  WCYS fills the gap in services as members have negative life experience that prevent them from connecting to the supports and services that are readily available through mainstream.
 

Responsibilities:

Project Coordination of Staff, Elders, Youth, Children

 

Main Activities

  • Develop cultural curriculum and delivery methodology

  • Promoting/instruction of physical activities in a group setting

  • Develop resources and assessment tools related to the program

  • Ensure availability of required resources for cultural activities for students and staff

  • Identify areas of need or areas in need of further enhancement for children & youth

  • Assisting and Delivery of cultural and language mentor activities

  • Preparing and delivery of land-based activities

  • Provide on-going support and encouragement to students and staff

  • Administration

 

Competencies and Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Social Work preferred, or equivalent experience related to the posting (Social Work, Social Services, Science and Health)

  • Experience working with children and youth

  • Knowledge and understanding of culture and values in a Witsuwit’en context.

  • Excelled leadership, management, motivation, and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)

  • Able to work effectively with others and to work independently.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Willing to travel to other Witsuwit’en communities as required.

  • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

 

Contract Duration: Pending Funding Approval

Wage: $25-28/hour 35 hours/week

Closing Date: Monday December 16, 2021 430PM

 

Please Submit your resume and cover letter to the Witsuwit’en Language & Culture Society in person at 204 Beaver Road or email Karen Plasway to KPlasway@niwhkinic.ca    

 

ONLY THOSE APPLICANTS CHOSEN FOR INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED

Let’s Work Together

204 Beaver Road Witset BC V0J 2N1

Tel: 250 847 3166 ext 201

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