JOB ALERT: Life Skills Educator Cultural Liaison

POSITION: Youth Life Skills Educator/Cultural Liaison

The Life Skills Educator/Cultural Liaison will facilitate access to housing by working to inform Landlords about Aboriginal cultural practices and the experiences of Youth who have been in care in an effort to eliminate myths that create barriers to permanent housing. Reporting to the Housing Program Manager, the LSE/CL is a part of the coordinated support team providing mentorship in life skills, a sense of wisdom, nurturance, support and cultural connection.

-Identify learning objectives for Youth in the Housing 1st Program in the area of life skills, including but not limited to: self-awareness, fitness and safety skills, friendship and team skills, how to recognize and manage emotions, how to handle differences and conflict, budgeting, cleaning, cooking, communicating, finding a job, finding housing, forming healthy relationships, eating well, knowing yourself, living with other people

-Perform initial comprehensive assessment of the needs of Landlords in the Burnaby, New Westminster and Tri-Cities areas regarding the impacts of living in care, the needs of youth in permanent housing and the cultural practices that are essential to the health and well-being of Indigenous people

-Curriculum development in the areas identified above

-Delivery of workshops and training in the areas identified above, among others

-Outreach to community, business owners, realtors, landlords, housing developers and other service providers to identify new and existing opportunities and build strong relationships to better assist youth in accessing resources, employment, supportive services, and housing opportunity  Network with other agencies, coalitions, and local community meetings.

-Actively participate in staff meetings and trainings.

-Degree or Diploma in a related field and/or two years in related experience with curriculum development and delivery of workshops/trainings using adult learning theory.
-Knowledge of Indigenous and urban Aboriginal culture, traditions, history, and issues required
-Ability to engage marginalized people in crisis
-A commitment to demonstrating Society values
-A strengths based, solution oriented, and family centered approach is required
-Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office
-Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
-Strong written and verbal communication skills

This is a temporary position funded through March 31, 2020. Salary range consistent with social service delivery in a not-for-profit. Please submit a cover letter and resume to . Candidates of Indigenous ancestry are strongly encouraged to apply; please self-identify. Position will remain open until filled.