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Job Number:  38619
House Parent
Job Posted: Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Closing Date: Thursday, 2 November 2017
(76 days ago)
Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS)
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: Based on education and experience

Who we are:        Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS) is a not-for-profit agency working with youth facing difficult realities.


Currently, we have a vacancy for a House Parent in one of our residential programs. The ideal candidate will be friendly, have strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail, and strong relationship building skills.


Job Description:  Reporting to the Residential Programs Supervisor, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Nurturing and providing direct supervision to youth in the Residential Program.
  • Modeling appropriate behavior - calm assertiveness – consistency – relationship building.
  • Facilitating a positive family – like environment that encourages healthy and fun behaviours and activities.
  • Coordinating meal preparation and other housekeeping duties.
  • Intake tours for clients.
  • Completing internal and external documentation during each shift.


Diploma or degree in Child and Youth Care or other related Human Services.

-Two years human services experience; preference for those working with youth facing difficult realities.

-CYCAA certification or other related certification will be considered an asset.
Other requirements:

-Criminal Record check and child intervention record obtained less than six months ago

-Valid driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract

-Knowledgeable and respectful of values, beliefs and practices of Aboriginal and other cultural/diversity groups.

-Basic computer skills, First Aid Training, Suicide Intervention Training.  Medication administration will be an asset.

-Ability to lift up to forty (40) pounds.                                     .


The shift rotation for this position is 48 hours on site with 4 days off.  The 24-hour schedule includes 8 hr sleep shifts.



Salary range:  Based on education and experience. Agency paid health benefits after six months of employment

Start Date: ASAP

Deadline for applications: Open until suitable candidate is hired


YESS is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and safe work environment for people of all backgrounds. YESS is also a pet-friendly workplace.




We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.


How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please forward your application outlining experience and expected salary in confidence to . Check out our website! www.yess.org
Contact Details:
Human Resources
Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS)
9310 82 Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T6C 0Z6

Tel: 780-468-7070
Fax: 780-466-1374
www:   www.yess.org

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