TEMPORARY FULL-TIME POSITION (to March 31, 2023) - with potential for extension or advancement to a permanent role) (VANCOUVER Coastal Region)

As a health and wellness organization, the IRSSS has aligned with the Provincial Public Health Order released on October 14, 2021 (and FNHA). We have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees at IRSSS. This policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If selected for employment, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination by providing a copy of your BC Vaccination Card Passport with the QR code

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 addre ss 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 communities
  • 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 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 program
  • One on One support with Youth and Families


  • 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
  • Previous work with Indigenous Young Offenders
  • Mental Health and Addictions Certificates or Education
  • 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 (Tow hitch an asset) and Ability to Travel

 Additional Requirements:

  • Computer literacy, basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office and Internet
  • Extensive travel will be required by air or vehicle to many communities in BC - some remote
  • Knowledge of Canadian Indigenous Culture and History is mandatory
  • Demonstrate a wellness lifestyle and self-care plan
  • Must undergo a Criminal Record Check
  • Strong organizational, communication and team skills
  • 18 Seater Canoeing experience and understanding


Full Time Position (Vancouver, BC)
Depending on education and experience
February 18, 2022, 12:00AM 

Please send resume, cover letter and references to:

Preference may be given to qualified applicants of aboriginal ancestry as per s. 41 of the BC Human Rts Code

Fax: 604.985.0023 Email: resumes@irsss.ca

No phone calls please. Only those applicants short-listed will be contacted.