Indian Residential School Survivors Society

The Indigenous Youth Justice Program Coordinator will provide programming, counselling and
professional, emotional, cultural and psychological support to Indigenous youth offenders.
Objective of the Indigenous Youth Justice Program
IRSSS has recognized that Intergenerational Inclusion is a priority. We acknowledge, support and
advocate intergenerational issues that affect our youth, children, adults and Elders. There is no greater
intergenerational issue than the justice involvement of our youth.
To address review the current needs and gaps in services for Indigenous that are directly involvement
with crime and increase the cultural knowledge of Urban Indigenous Youth and have these readily
available during this program.

➢ Establish measures for young offenders
➢ Improve the systems to enable the rehabilitation and reintegration of young offender into
➢ Increase the use of measures, outside formal court process, for young offenders with less
series offences
➢ Incorporate various Indigenous cultural integration in this healing journey
➢ Create all program and support from an Indigenous Perspective
➢ Provide or arrange for counselling and professional, emotional and psychological support
to young offenders and their families
➢ Liaise with various other organizations in order to identify additional support
➢ Facilitate and coordinate with other Youth support services
➢ Network with Regional support services and provide regular activity reports
➢ Facilitate Youth Healing/Wellness and other Mental Health workshops
➢ Refer to other agencies when appropriate
➢ Assist in providing alternative sentencing options if required including referrals to our

• Prior Youth Justice Diploma, Social Worker or equivalent work experience
• Indigenous cultural, traditional and healing knowledge
• Generational Connection to the youth
• Lived knowledge and experience
• Conflict Resolution
• Facilitation Skills
Indian Residential School Survivors Society
• Previous work with Indigenous Young Offenders
• Minimum 3 years counseling experience with Aboriginal youth preferred
• BA in the Social Sciences from a recognized university or equivalent education and experience
• Extensive working knowledge of the Youth Criminal Justice Act and the alternative measures
available for youth offenders.
• Valid BC Driver’s License and Must Own Vehicle and Ability to Travel
Additional Requirements:
• Computer literacy, basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office and Internet
• Some travel will be required by air or vehicle to many communities in BC – some remote
• Knowledge of Aboriginal Culture is mandatory
• Demonstrate a wellness lifestyle and self-care plan
• Must undergo and pass a Criminal Record Check
• Strong organizational, communication and team skills

Term: Full Time Position Vancouver
Salary: Depending on education and experience
Deadline: Monday November 16, 2020 (midnight)
Please send resume, cover letter and references to:
Please note which location you are applying for.
Angela White, Executive Director
413 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, BC V7M 1A6
Fax: 604.985.0023 Email:

In accordance with s. 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to
applicants of aboriginal ancestry – please self-identify in your Cover letter
No phone calls please. Only those applicants short-listed will be contacted.
Preference will be given to Aboriginal Applicants