JOB POSTING: Rainbow Youth Centre Support Worker – Summer Student

Job Posting Closes: May 9th 2018

Responsible to: Executive Director

Compensation: $13.46/hour / 40 hours per week

Hours: 12:00pm – 8:00pm (Flex), Monday – Friday (subject to change to include occasional weekends)

Job Summary

The Rainbow Youth Centre (RYC) Support Worker of the Rainbow Coalition is mainly responsible for supporting queer, trans and allied youth who access the Rainbow Youth Centre. The successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal record check and vulnerable sector check prior to employment.

This is a summer student position funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program. All applicants are required to have been enrolled in full-time schooling the year prior to employment, and confirmation that they will be returning to full-time schooling in the fall of 2018. This includes secondary, post-secondary and tradeschooling.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Upholds and maintains the sentiment of a youth organization, driven and governed by youth themselves
  • Writes daily reports on RYC use
  • Ensures the safety of the youth who access the Rainbow Youth Centre
  • Creates and facilitates programs, activities, events and discussion groups
  • Provides peer support to queer and trans identified young people, their allies and their families, when requested
  • To help create and find resources touching on LGBTQ2S+ identities and issues.

To apply for this position, please e-mail a resume and cover letter to


The Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife is an organization governed by mostly youth, and therefore are prioritizing hiring people who our organization recognizes as youth (people under 30).


  • Personal, lived understanding of LGBTQ+ identity is preferred but not required
  • Experience working in youth-centred spaces or organizations
  • Experience with facilitating discussion groups or workshops
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite
  • Possesses adequate interpersonal and communication skills

Knowledge in the following areas is considered an asset:

  • Knowledge of intersectionality and concepts of marginalization, oppression, power and privilege
  • Committed to ending or working to end heterosexism, cissexism, monosexism, homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia
  • Knowledge of another official language of the NWT is considered an asset

The Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife supports an affirmative action hiring process for people who have lived with marginalized identities. In your application, please include any information you wish to share about your own lived experience of any of the following:

  • Queer or trans identity
  • Indigenous: First Nations, Metis or Inuit
  • Disability
  • Mental Health Experiences
  • Poverty
  • Homelessness
  • Addiction
  • Racism
  • Womanhood, or femininity
  • Being a part of a religious minority
  • Fatphobia and sizeism
  • Domestic or intimate partner violence