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Job Number:  38530
Youth Worker - Youth Housing Program
Job Posted: Friday, 29 September 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 20 October 2017
(55 days ago)
e4c
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: (not entered)

e4c’s Youth Housing Programs provides housing and support services to high risk youth during their transition to adulthood. The program is currently expanding to include a number of new opportunities that would provide additional support to the youth we serve.

 

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: 4 on 4 off, 12:00pm-9:00pm Monday through Friday, 1:00pm-9:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

 

Why Join Our Team      

  • Build relationships and connect people to the work we do.
  • Engage individuals with meaningful opportunities, which positively impact those we serve.
  • Be a part of a supportive team, dedicated to professional and personal growth.

In Your Role You Will

  • Build rapport with the youth, be an active and supportive listener.
  • Facilitate case assessments and case management sessions with youth.
  • Support youth in developing client-centered goals. Follow up on youth goals and progress.
  • Support youth in working towards day programming attainment (school, life skills, job, rehabilitation etc.).
  • Crisis intervention and one-on-one support.
  • Supporting youth with addictions, abuse, mental health, poverty and homelessness and PSECA concerns.
  • Facilitate group activities (recreation/education)

 Education/Experience/Certifications

  • Degree/diploma in Human Services
  • 2 years experience working with marginalized populations (youth experience is an asset).
  • Extensive background and experience working with youth struggling with addictions, poverty, mental health, and trauma.
  • Proficient and skilled with computer use and database entry.
  • Standard First Aid, Suicide Intervention Training, Medication Administration, De-escalation, High Risk Youth, Harm Reduction and Aboriginal Awareness Training or willingness to obtain.
  • 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

  • Strong interpersonal, non-judgmental, empathetic, flexible and ability to work with initiative
  • and independence.
  • Working knowledge and experience with harm reduction, resiliency, trauma-informed, solution focused practice, and a strength-based approach.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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.
Please forward Cover Letter and Resume to:
Contact Details:
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Website: www.e4calberta.org


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