Youth Team Lead (Full-time)

You are passionate about leadership and enjoy supporting others to achieve outcomes.
Your passion for uplifting Indigenous Youth motivates you to do more each day.
You love to lead team goals through clear communication and want to move to the next step in your career.
Your strong sense of self, culture and community connects you to the seven generations coming behind you…Consider Wabano!
Our Programs team provides a holistic model of care for Indigenous youth and seeks a positive and experienced lead to support day to day guidance for front-line youth workers in coordinating culture, case management and health promotion activities for Indigenous youth.

The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is an award-winning Health Access Centre that provides holistic health services to First Nation, Inuit and Métis people living in Ottawa – one of the fastest growing and diverse urban Indigenous communities in Canada. Wabano is a fast-paced, client-oriented organization that models the Indigenous values of balance, respect and community interdependence.

Wabano is proud to be accredited through the Canadian Centre for Accreditation, a third-party review based on accepted organizational practices that promote ongoing quality improvement and responsive,effective community services.

Purpose of Position:

The Youth Team Lead will guide the youth team in their roles of culture, case management and health promotion and be responsible for program targets and deadlines while also assuming a hands-on role in supporting youth 7-18 in various health promotion activities.

Some of the responsibilities of this position are: 

  • Work with and for our community Indigenous Youth to provide a bright future;
  • Lead and support team members through completing team and individual work plans, meeting goals, reporting and problem solving;
  • Source consultants (ex. Elders, traditional educators, facilitators), manage contracting of consultants for youth events planning and program delivery;
  • Provide orientation for staff and consultants;
  • Support team to provide case management and systems navigation to eligible youth and manage referrals from Indigenous and mainstream organizations;
  • Build and maintain relationships with community partners;
  • Coordinate and facilitate Indigenous youth programs and workshops as required;
  • Conduct program evaluation and reporting.


  • Bachelor Degree or College Diploma in Social Services, Child and Youth Care, or relevant field;
  • Experience with youth programming, effective communication with Indigenous youth;
  • Knowledge of Indigenous peoples’ history and challenges Indigenous youth face in contemporary society;
  • Demonstrated superior problem solving ability with sound judgment, strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated experience working with high risk youth and managing crisis situations;
  • Knowledge of available resources in Ottawa and ability to research the resources available in remote communities outside of Ottawa;
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy;
  • Ability to work a flexible work week that may include non-traditional hours, evenings and weekend;


  • Successful applicants will be required to submit a clear criminal reference check to work with vulnerable population;
  • First Nations, Inuit, or Métis candidates will be given priority, please self-identify.


To pursue this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@wabano.com by October 30, 2020.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Wabano is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If contacted for an employment opportunity or interviewing, please advise if you require accommodation.

Application Deadline: October 30, 2020

Contact email: Jobs@wabano.com

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