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Job Number:  35042
Youth Worker, Bowness Group Home
Job Posted: Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Closing Date: Monday, 5 June 2017
(46 days ago)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary
Region: Calgary area Type: Part time
Location: Calgary Salary: (not entered)
PT Youth Worker, Bowness Group Home
1 Part Time, Varying Hours
Make a difference in the life of a child
 
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary is a leading provider of quality programs to children and youth, with a $20 million dollar operating budget, that supports the healthy physical, educational and social development of more than 38,000 young people and their families each year.
 
Come join an energetic and fun team that is committed to providing deserving children and youth with hope for the future. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary provide a supportive environment in which to share your experience, develop your skills, and take on new challenges.
 
If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary is the place for you!
 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
 
The Part time/ relief Youth Worker is responsible for providing a positive and safe living environment for the youth during their journey towards transition.  The Youth Workers primary role is to provide support with home routine and the weekly life and living skills programming to encourage self-sufficiency and successful community living.   Delivery of high quality programming is fundamental in this role.  As well, their position is key in role modeling positive healthy relationships and encourages and provides time for youth and families to interact while in the program.  They will support the youth and families in activities such as game nights, dinners and recreational activities.  They will work with the entire program team to ensure that the youths’ and families goals are being achieved. This position has varying hours and will include awake overnight shifts and stat holidays; ability to work during the week and weekends is essential. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • The primary goal is youth safety with a strong focus on family reunification whenever possible and improving the outcomes for youth and their families.  
  • Ensuring that the youth’s basic needs have been met with a focus on fostering personal growth and development. 
  • Recognizes the importance of family and other youth identified supports and strengthening those relationships through supervised activities.
  • Supports the youth in culturally appropriate formal and informal supports within their community.
  • Must be creative and flexible when meeting the needs of the youth and families served.
  • Encourages and assists youth to further develop life and living skills associated with self-sufficiency and successful community living.
  • Will support continuous community research on best practices to ensure paramount outcomes for youth and families. 
  • Implements routines and activities to provide a safe and secure milieu which fosters family reunification and development opportunities.
  • Assists children/youth in developing and practicing problem solving, conflict resolution and communication skills. 
  • Supports youth in employment and education.  Will also help youth maintain or improve their grade level. 
  • Ensures that all documentation regarding the youth is completed on their present shift so the information regarding the youth is conveyed to the entire team.
  • Manages crisis situations effectively using problem solving and de-escalation skills. 
  • Expected to participate in weekly arts and recreational activities with the youth.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all pertinent program and youth documentation is completed on shift.
  • In conjunction with the program team, all staff will ensure that youth’s basic needs are being met, the home is safe and welcoming and assist the youth in life and living skills.  
  • Recognize culturally appropriate community supports the youth and family will benefit from.  
QUALIFICATIONS
  • A degree or diploma in Human Services field (Child & Youth Care, Social Work, Justice Studies, etc) or currently enrolled, or have experience working with at-risk youth
  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR certification 
  • A Criminal Check with Vulnerable Sector Search and Intervention Record Check
  • Must have availability to work weekday, weekend, and awake overnight shifts
Please Note: Successful candidates will complete criminal record check and child intervention record check at the time of new hire paperwork.  A criminal record check and child intervention record check dated within 6 months of the interview date will also be accepted.
 
We offer the opportunity to be part of a creative and positive work environment, a competitive salary, supports for professional development, opportunity for advancement and the chance to be part of a national organization dedicated to supporting youth.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to our website for consideration. No phone calls please, only qualified candidates will be contacted. If this posting is not listed on our website then this position is no longer available.
Contact Details:
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary
731 13 AVE NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 1C8
www:   www.boysandgirlsclubsofcalgary.ca/careers/


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