Youth Coordinator

Tsawout First Nation - Admin
Saanichton, British Columbia

POSITION:                           YOUTH COORDINATOR



 POSITION SUMMARY: The Youth Coordinator is responsible for the overall development and implementation of the Tsawout Youth Program for youth ages 13 – 17 years of age in a manner consistent with the mission, mandate and goals of Tsawout First Nation (TFN).


  • Acts as a resource to the Governance Admin. Support so that policy decisions are made on an informed basis;
  • Establishes rapport and works effectively with youth, and youth who may be overcoming substance misuse/abuse issues; demonstrates broad based knowledge of the family and social issues that First Nation youth face, including the intergenerational impacts of the residential school system on First Nations families and communities;
  • Mentors, coaches and supports youth and encourages greater social inclusion;
  • Works with parents and community groups to support youth and the various programs and acts as an advocate for young people’s interests;
  • Gathers, interprets and articulates information about community trends and resources as they relate to enhancing the capacity for effective communication (including youth engagement), decision-making and long-term planning related to youth, especially youth who are facing challenges in addictions, mental health and/or justice arena;
  • Plans, develops, facilitates, supervises and evaluates recreational, social and educational programs, youth groups, workshops and services that support the positive cultural identity and personal wellness for the youth of the community;
  • Assesses opportunities and facilitate inter-departmental collaboration as well as inter-organizational collaboration to ensure effective and efficient youth programming and policy development;
  • Informs the Governance Admin. Support of significant issues affecting the development and delivery of programs and services;
  • Assists with the development of program budgets based on needs assessment and manages spending within budget parameters; monitors and oversee financial management of youth development programming;
  • Prepares funding proposals including the establishment of work plans and budgets to track third party funding requirements; submits financial, statistical and narrative reports as required by funders and the Governance Admin. Support;
  • Collaborates with other team members regarding program development;
  • Coordinates fundraising activities including writing reports and conducting presentations.
  • Maintains records, reports, budgets and an overall program work plan;
  • Ensures recreation equipment is properly used and maintained;
  • Meets, liaises and networks with community groups and educational establishments;
  • Resolves conflict with program participants or parents; assists in the resolution of issues and complaints and refers them to the Governance Admin. Support when required;
  • Promotes safety, health and wellness;
  • Respects individual privacy and confidentiality at all times;
  • Resolves conflict with program participants or parents;
  • Monitors areas of responsibility for opportunities for improvement and innovation and works proactively to implement these;
  • Attends departmental meetings and events as required;
  • Participates in relevant training and workshops identified by the Governance Admin. Support to enhance program services;
  • Ensures that service quality standards are maintained and consistently delivered in all areas of responsibility;
  • Develops effective working relationships with clients, families and co-workers by assisting in the resolution of issues and complaints and refers them to the Governance Admin. Support when required;
  • Maintains strict confidentiality and exercises sound judgment and discretion when dealing with sensitive issues;
  • Presents a professional, positive and helpful attitude at all times;
  • Promotes a safe work place; ensures that all established safety, sanitation and hygiene procedures are followed;
  • Carries out other duties essential to the position as directed by the Governance Admin. Support.


  • Grade 12 graduation (Dogwood or BC Adult Graduation Diploma);
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working with children and youth;
  • Experience implementing programs and achieving outcomes;
  • Experience developing and preparing a variety of written reports, spreadsheets, policies, presentations and other documentation independently and from written and verbal instructions
  • Experience preparing funding proposals an asset;
  • Experience developing, interpreting and monitoring budgets and statistics an asset;
  • Clean criminal record check with Vulnerable Sector required;
  • Valid standard first aid, CPR and AED certificate;
  • Class 5 driver’s license, reliable vehicle and a clean driver’s abstract is required;
  • Unrestricted Class 4 driver’s license or willingness to obtain an Unrestricted Class 4 driver’s license.



Respect for and working knowledge of the W̱SÁNEĆ culture and SENĆOŦEN language is required.

 Personal Attributes

The Youth Coordinator maintains strict confidentiality in performing their duties and demonstrates the following personal attributes: Respect, Empathy, Strength, Pride and Equality

Our benefits package includes:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Matching Pension Plan

Please submit a cover letter, resume with salary expectations, and 3 references.

Apply now and join our team!

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