Indigenous Youth Outreach & Empowerment Worker

Posted 1 month ago

About Us:

The Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA) is a rapidly growing Indigenous community-based organization, serving BC’s largest urban Indigenous population of children, youth, families & Elders. Our Vision is to build a community of strong, healthy, successful Indigenous people connected to each other and to their roots by fostering their health & well-being through culturally relevant services, support, and advocacy


  • Opportunity to work alongside cultural knowledge keepers & Elders;
  • Chance to obtain program specific certifications;
  • Holistic, culturally safe, approaches to serving our clients and community;
  • Freedom to share and observe own cultural practices (i.e. smudging in the office);
  • Parking available on-site;
  • Extended Health Benefits Package (Medical, Dental, Travel) and Employee Assistance Plan after 3-month continuous employment;
  • Paid sick/personal leave days;
  • Paid vacation days;
  • Offices located along main transportation routes; main office by the Skytrain station.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide information and referrals for youth and their families or caregiver;
  • Increase young people’s knowledge about issues impacting their health & safety, and provide youth with tools to protect and maintain their well-being;
  • Help youth recognize high risk behaviors, and manage the risks associated with their day to day living;
  • Crisis intervention as needed; including attending appointments with youth;
  • Advocacy & Referral; including forms completion, securing identification, and accessing provincially mandated, and funded youth services in the Circle 5 region;
  • Connect youth to urgent needs services including MCFD high risk youth team. Working in collaboration with the MCFD high risk youth team, ensure client records are kept in accordance with the Working Procedures;
  • Track participant statistics and provide monthly and quarterly reporting to MCFD and FRAFCA management;
  • Develop and implement strong collaborative relationships with MCFD, ANYSH, FRAFCA programs, and other Surrey Youth Serving resources and participant in ICM meetings when youth are in Care;
  • Using a case-management approach, work with individual youth to support their goals including intake, goal setting, and follow-up;
  • Advocate for youth to access other supports that will lead to improved health, social, educational, or financial outcomes;

Education and Experience:

  • Education in Child and Youth Care, or other Human Services;
  • A minimum of 2 years (4000 hours) of experience in working with Indigenous youth;
  • Class 5 Driver’s License, own vehicle, and a clear drivers’ abstract (Class 4 Driver’s license preferred);
  • Successful candidate will be required to submit a criminal record and Vulnerable person’s check;

Key Knowledge Areas:

  • Knowledge of effective outreach and engagement practices with Youth;
  • Knowledge of the diversity of Indigenous cultures, identities, and lived history;
  • Harm Reduction approaches with at Risk Youth;
  • Extensive knowledge of youth serving resources and supports in Surrey and the Fraser Valley including career, educational, job, food, income, cultural, and recreation.

Key Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and works well under pressure;
  • Highly accountable to program, team, and youth;
  • Team Player and able to work with a diverse range of people and personalities;
  • Excellent general administration skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office;
  • Flexibility in work schedule and location;
  • Able to travel and outreach through Surrey.

How to Apply:

Apply online at OR submit your resume and cover letter at: A101-10095 Whalley Boulevard, Surrey, BC V3T 4G1

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Open until suitable candidate is found.

*Pursuant to S. 41 of the BC Human Rights code, preference may be given to Aboriginal Applicants.

“We are committed to the National Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. FRAFCA is engaged primarily in promoting or serving the interests of Indigenous peoples, FRAFCA prioritizes employment to Indigenous peoples. Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants, unless that preference or employment would constitute a discriminatory practice under the Canadian Human Rights Act.”

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