Oct 25, 2022

Youth Worker: Silatuniq Program – Part Time

  • Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families
Part time Family and Social Services Youth Services

Job Description

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families is a multi service non- profit organization serving Inuit children, youth, and their families. We are dedicated to providing cultural, educational, and support services in a caring, respectful, and collaborative environment that fosters strong and proud Inuit children and families.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Manager of Education and with direct support from the Silatuniq Coordinator, the Youth Worker collaborates with the Silatuniq team in the development and delivery of a youth engagement program for urban Inuit youth aged 6-18 in Eastern Ontario. Delivery of holistic, culturally based support services is aimed at engaging or re-engaging youth in school and/or employment activities.


24 hours a week (Part Time)

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in outreach with at-risk Inuit youth attending school, and those no longer attending school, in Ottawa and surroundings
  • Contribute to all aspects of the Silatuniq program including counselling, advocacy, transition support to new schools, tutoring, referrals, case management, and assistance with basic needs such as school supplies, housing, and food security
  • Promote cultural safety and relevance throughout the Silatuniq program
  • Plan and deliver activities that promote cultural knowledge, traditions, and skills (e.g. qulliq, cultural circles, traditional games, country food, etc.)
  • Participate in case conferences and planning meetings
  • Identify, engage and schedule culturally appropriate guest speakers, Elders and resource people for the program
  • Engage in positive collaboration with other programs and staff in coordinating the effective use of equipment, facilities and personnel
  • Understand and adhere to all program policies e.g., health and safety
  • Comply with all recording and reporting requirements outlined in Inuuqatigiit policies and procedures e.g., incident reports
  • Maintain thorough, orderly and confidential administrative documents required by funder and Inuuqatigiit (e.g. participation records, intake files)
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions as required

Working Relationships

  • Develop supportive and professional rapport with Inuuqatigiit staff
  • Actively participate as member of the Silatuniq team, and education department.
  • Foster positive relationships with participants
  • Act as a positive role model to promote professional values and ethics within Inuuqatigiit and to children, youth and parents
  • Communicate as required with parents about programs and activities
  • Support the role of Elders and resource people in sharing traditional knowledge with children/families

Working Conditions

  • Work regular and consistent weekly hours of work
  • May be required to work evening and weekend hours related to programming
  • Demonstrate stress resistance and stamina when support the needs of Inuit children, youth and families  

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Inuit descent required
  • Experience working with Inuit children, youth and families preferred
  • Criminal Reference Check for the Vulnerable Sector Check required, in keeping with Inuuqatigiit policies and procedures
  • Medical certification of good health and record of up-to-date immunizations
  • TB Test, if applicable
  • COVID-19 vaccine (Dose 1 &2) and booster
  • First Aid/CPR Certification (or willingness to become certified) • Valid driver’s licence an asset

Skills and Knowledge

  • Written and spoken fluency in Inuktitut would be a strong asset
  • Knowledge of the needs of Inuit children, youth and families
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to operate computer systems and relevant software
  • Ability to respond effectively in crisis situations
  • Ability to function effectively in a high stress, high noise environment


Please apply with a cover letter and up-to-date resume by to: Human Resources Department, at jobs@inuuqatigiit.ca

Note that accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require specific accommodations, please contact the HR Department through the contact information provided above, so that we can make suitable arrangements with you.

When two equally qualified candidates are considered for the same position, preference will be given to the candidate of Inuit descent.

We thank all who apply for this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.