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Job Number:  38611
Youth Worker - Kids in the Hall Program
Job Posted: Monday, 2 October 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 27 October 2017
(in 5 days)
e4c
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full 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.

 

As a Youth Worker, your primary responsibility is to provide support and case planning to the youth participating in the Kids in the Hall Program. This is a unique opportunity for qualified candidates who want to be part of Kids in the Hall transformation.

 

Hours: Full-time: Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm     

 

Why Join Our Team       

  • Build relationships and connect people to the work we do.
  • Engage with individuals in 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 youth and be an active and supportive listener.
  • Support youth with addictions, mental health, poverty, homelessness and PSECA concerns.
  • Lead and facilitate multi-disciplinary meetings to discuss youth goals and growth.
  • Support youth in developing client centered goals and following up on set goals and progress.
  • Assist youth in determining the appropriate program streams in relation to their goals (outreach, education, employment readiness)
  • Crisis intervention and one-on-one support to youth in partnership with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Conduct workshops with youth including: life skills, stress management, food service training and various models in the Employment Training program.
  • Complete and submit other documentation as necessary.

Education and Certifications

Required

  • Degree/Diploma in Child and Youth Care (CYC), Social Work, Human Services, or related field.
  • Clear Police Check with Vulnerable Sector
  • Clear Intervention Record Check
  • Food Safety Training
  • Medication Awareness Training
  • Class 5 Driver’s License, reliable, registered vehicle, a recent driver’s abstract and valid insurance including two million dollar liability coverage.

Recommended

  • Certifications: Standard First Aid, Aboriginal Awareness, De-escalation, Protection of Sexually Exploited Children’s Act, Suicide Intervention, Harm Reduction, Food Safety, WHMIS

Experience

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with marginalized, high risk and vulnerable youth populations.
  • Experience working in hospitality or food service an asset
  • Experience working with youth facing addictions, poverty, mental health and trauma related issues.
  • Experience facilitating workshops.
  • Working knowledge and experience with harm reduction, resiliency, trauma-informed and solution-focused practice.
  • Understanding and the ability to respond to multiple, complex barriers faced by high-risk youth.
  • Demonstrated experience de-escalating crisis and potentially violent situations with individuals under the influence of drugs or alcohol, under extreme stress &/or struggling with acute/chronic mental health crises.

Competencies

  • Communication - Communicate respectfully with others from diverse backgrounds and from all levels while accommodating differences and upholding organizational values, policies and procedures.
  • Relationship Building - Strong interpersonal skills, including: non-judgmental, empathic, and flexible approach.
  • Teamwork - Work collaboratively together with others to achieve group goals and objectives; has positive working relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Creating and Leading Change - proactive and preventative; seeks ways to improve processes and efficiencies for enhanced service and community relations. Responds to new and innovative ideas in an effort to effectively problem solve for resolution.
  • Service Orientation - Takes personal accountability to deliver the best service by demonstrating best practice behaviors following organizational policy and procedures, CARF standards, OH & S, and Government of Alberta Licensing protocols.

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:
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Website: www.e4calberta.org


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