The Most Northern Youth Care Centre in the World
Since 2014, and in collaboration with the Government of Nunavut, Atlantic Youth has been operating a 6 bed therapeutic centre for boys in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut called 4d North
4D North is a fresh approach to the traditional group home model. Working supportively and collaboratively with youth, we uniquely blend the evidence based model of Circle of Courage with the traditional wisdom of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit. At 4D North, youth are challenged to improve themselves through a wide variety of methods including outdoor education, experiential learning, therapeutic activities, nutritional programming as well as cultural programming. These challenges allow us to bring the Circle of Courage to life; fostering a sense of belonging, mastering essential skills, becoming independent and ultimately generous.
4D North incorporates sound trauma informed, relational child and youth care practice, progressive youth engagement theories, informed development strategies and cultural specific activities. Atlantic Youth has always been committed to improving the well bring and capacity of youth living in the north, and through 4D North we are providing a meaningful and innovative therapeutic option for youth in Nunavut for years to come.
We are seeking qualified people to fill the following jobs:
Available for people currently living in Cambridge Bay. Working with youth both in the community and on the land, Cultural Guides are caring individuals who are interested in connecting youth in the residence with traditional, outdoor and recreational pursuits both in the community and on the land. Working with two youth in a model similar to big brothers / big sisters, the community youth mentor works within a budget to plan and facilitate weekly excursions or activities that are beneficial to their key youth’s physical, spiritual, mental or cultural wellness.
Child and Youth Care Workers
Available for people currently living in Cambridge Bay. Child and Youth Care Workers work in the residence for a series of 8 hour shifts. They are responsible for building effective and therapeutically sound relationships with youth, leading appropriate programming and ensuring the residence operates in a fluid and positive manner. Duties include overnight supervision, facilitation of program activities and daily living routines, effectively implementing therapeutic programs, performing administrative tasks and ensuring safe, efficient operations of the residence.