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Job Number:  34889
Weekend Transitional Support Worker - Youth Housing Program
Job Posted: Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 May 2017
(59 days ago)
E4C
Region: Edmonton area Type: Part time
Location: Edmonton Salary: (not entered)

E4C is a not-for-profit organization that works across Edmonton, helping people get what they need to tackle life’s challenges. At E4C, we are working to limit, alleviate and ultimately eliminate poverty in Edmonton. Everyone has a story . . . and we believe in a future where poverty isn’t part of it.

 

This program works with a diverse population of youth who face a number of barriers. We work with each
youth at their starting point, helping them achieve their goals and ambitions as they journey toward
independence. Our work is youth focused, based on the principles of harm reduction, resiliency, and trauma
–informed, solution focused practice, and a strength-based approach.

 

Hours:           37 Hours Bi-Weekly - Alternating Schedule: Week 1, Week 2, Week 1, etc.

Week 1: 22 Hours – Friday: 2:30pm to 11:30pm; Saturday and Sunday: 4:00pm to 10:30pm

Week 2: 15 Hours – Saturday and Sunday, 8:30am-4:00pm

 

Why Join Our Team          

  • Be a part of an innovative, passionate and committed team of individuals who genuinely care about the health and well-being of Edmonton’s youth
  • Support high risk youth in making strides towards successful transitions to adulthood
  • Have a supportive team, dedicated to professional and personal growth

 In Your Role You Will

  • Build rapport, supervise and support youth.
  • Encourage youth to participate in life skills development (household shopping, meal planning/ preparation, maintenance of household/landscape, money management etc.).
  • Help create a safe and supportive home environment for youth, including maintaining a clean living environment.
  • Assist youth to actively participate in their transition plan.
  • Support youth in establishing and maintaining healthy sleep routines and habits.

 Education/Experience/Certifications

  • Degree/Diploma in Human Services
  • 2 years working with marginalized populations (youth experience is an asset).
  • Strong interpersonal, non-judgmental, empathetic, flexible and ability to work with initiative and independence
  • Experience working with youth struggling with addictions, poverty, mental health, and trauma.
  • Working knowledge and experience with harm reduction, resiliency, trauma-informed and solution focused practice.
  • Aptitude and skill in computer use and database entry.
  • Standard First Aid, Suicide Intervention Training, Medication Administration, De-escalation, High Risk Youth, Harm Reduction and Aboriginal Awareness Training, WHIMIS and Food Safety.
  • Must provide Police Information Check (including vulnerable sector) and Child Intervention Check.
  • Reliable, registered vehicle, driver’s license, a recent driver’s abstract and valid insurance including two million dollar liability coverage.

 Competencies

  • Ability to address, de-escalate and problem solve with individuals under the influence, under extreme stress and/or struggling with mental health crisis.
  • Understanding and ability to respond to multiple, complex barriers faced by high risk youth
  • Works collaboratively together with others to achieve group goals and objectives; has positive working relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Communicates respectfully with others from diverse backgrounds while accommodating differences and upholding organizational values, policies and procedures.
  • Seeks ways to improve processes and contributes to finding efficiencies for enhanced service and community relations.
  • Responds to new and innovative ideas in an effort to effectively problem solve for resolution.
  • Continually strives to develop own professional knowledge and skill base and is committed to continuous self-improvement.
  • Takes personal accountability to deliver the best service by demonstrating best practice behaviors and conforming to organizational, policy and CARF standards.
  • Takes action to ensure the provision of equitable care/service and the consideration of individual needs.

 Apply

Thank you to all those apply. Only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
E-mail:
Website: www.e4calberta.org
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Website: www.e4calberta.org


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