Justice and Correctional Services – Primary Youth Worker

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  • Post Date: July 20, 2023
Job Description

Core Functions
The Primary Youth Worker is responsible for working and intervening with the students referred to the Alternate Suspension Program and creating a structured environment to support them through their suspension period. The Primary Youth Worker also works directly with the referring schools, the students’ parent/guardian(s), and community partners in taking a collaborative approach to supporting the youth participants.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Ensure availability of the Alternative Suspension Program and ensure its proper functioning for the service site.
  • Hold individual and group interventions with secondary school students, run workshop sessions, support participants in their schoolwork, draft reports and assessments.
  • Provide general security in service sites and ensure smooth functioning of each day/activity.
  • Work closely with local organizations working with teens, especially in summer months.
  • Assist in developing effective prevention programs based on the participants’ needs.

Interaction/Communication Responsibilities:

  • Regularly communicate with participants’ parent(s)/guardians and school administrators regarding child’s progress or issues as the case may be.
  • Promote within communities the value of Alternative Suspension Program and intervention with high-risk youth by organizing activities during special community events.
  • Establish contact with schools, community entities and other organizations to promote and advertise programs model.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Keep files on youth referred to the Alternative Suspension Program and document outcomes.
  • Provide quarterly reports to the Coordinator on activities and programs delivered.
  • Maintain and populate regularly the program database.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • College Diploma in Social Work, Criminology, Education or related field.


  • Three to five years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience working with at-risk youth populations.


  • Fluency in verbal Cree.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Fluency in French is an asset.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Good knowledge and understanding of Cree culture, customs and history.
  • Customer-focused and service-oriented.
  • Good empathy and listening skills.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively.
  • Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
  • Proven organizational skills and presentation skills.
  • Strong judgment and proven ability to problem-solve.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

Additional Requirements:

  • Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours occasionally.
  • Must agree to undergo a background check.

The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.