Youth Worker

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada
Full Time

Youth Worker

 Community Services Department



The Fort McKay First Nation is seeking a motivated individual with a positive attitude to fill the position of Youth Worker. The ideal candidate will have advanced people skills, and a genuine commitment to advocating on behalf of the youth of Fort McKay. This front-line position offers a unique opportunity to build deep and meaningful connections. This is a full-time, permanent position reporting directly to the Youth Center Manager.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain a supportive atmosphere, encouraging youth in their individuality, while complying with policies and procedures
  • Promote and model positive behaviors and promote a healthy lifestyle.
  • Supervise youth throughout shifts.
  • Maintain open communication with supervisor on programs.
  • Assist in gathering and updating Youth Centre statistics.
  • Attend and contribute to staff meetings by providing relevant feedback and updates on youth.
  • Assist in the production of evaluating Youth Centre programs.
  • Make referrals as necessary in consultation with the Program Coordinator.
  • Maintain and update the communication log.
  • Follow all agency's policies, procedures, and behave according to the code of conduct, shift expectations, and job descriptions.  
  • Draft monthly progress reports
  • Contribute to keeping track of daily statistics.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Completion of post secondary education in a related field such as Child and Youth Care, Social Work or Education.
  • Relevant work experience will be considered in place of credentials.  
  • A valid Class Five (5) driver’s licence is required.
  • Experience working in a First Nations community including knowledge of First Nations culture, traditions and values is a definite asset.
  • Clean Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector is required.
  • Valid class 5 Driver’s License & Clean Driver’s Abstract required.


At Fort McKay, we value the dedication of our employees, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to Competitive Pay, we also offer the following;  

  • Comprehensive Health benefits package with Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • An employer matched Pension Plan
  • A healthy work-life balance with an on-site fitness centre
  • Transportation to and from work
  • The opportunity to work with a community that is committed to protecting its traditional lands - to learn more about the Moose Lake Plan visit:


The Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) is composed of over 800 band members, including those of Cree and Dene heritage, with approximately 400 members residing in the hamlet of Fort McKay — a community located approximately 65 km north of Fort McMurray. Fort McKay offers the best of both worlds: remote northern life for the nature lover and proximity to a large city of about 70,000 people with all the amenities you need.


You can also check us out on social media -> Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & Instagram

Closing Date: October 31, 2023
Please ensure you indicate the Competition # 043-2023

**Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry in any hiring decision, please declare your Indigenous  status in your application.


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