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Job Number:  39810
Indigenous Housing Support Worker, Home Fire
Job Posted: Thursday, 16 November 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 15 December 2017
(67 days ago)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary
Region: Calgary area Type: Full time
Location: Calgary Salary: (not entered)
Indigenous Housing Support Worker, Home Fire
1 FT, 40 hours/week
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!
The Home Fire, Housing Support Worker (HSW) will support Aboriginal youth (16-24) experiencing homelessness to find culture, community and home.  In this case management position, building relationships with each youth is essential as HSW are responsible to identify the appropriate amount of support each youth needs to remain housed and reach the other goals the youth has set. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Advocates for youth and assists them in self-advocacy.
  • Works effectively with other members of the team to meet the individual needs of all youth in the program
  • Ensures that youth know and have access to the tools needed to explore their own culture if desired by the youth
  • Recognizes the importance of family in each youth’s life and therefore ensures the inclusion of appropriate family members in goal planning
  • Encourage and assist youth to develop skills needed to attain self-sufficiency by helping them to set and achieve their goals. 
  • The Housing Support Worker is responsible to ensure that goals are monitored on a monthly basis in a one-to-one format
  • Provides a safe environment for youth to be able to discuss their goals and concerns openly. Assists youth in finding and accessing counseling and support in the community when needed
  • Supports youth to access community resources and assist with system navigation as needed
  • Assists youth in developing problem solving, conflict resolution and communication skills
  • Supports youth in reducing barriers to employment and education
  • Support the youth as they move into housing by modeling organizational skills and being available to facilitate moving.
  • Responsible for the case management of youth, ensuring all basic needs and programming expectations are being fulfilled while fostering personal; growth and development.
  • Ensures that all documentation is kept current, complete and professional.  Conveys pertinent information regarding youth to the team.
  • Assists youth with meal planning, shopping and meal preparation.  Ensures the youth develop and maintain healthy eating habits.
  • Assist youth in learning household management skills, such as cleaning, laundry, cooking, shopping, budgeting and yard work when applicable
  • Completes all case management reports and outcome measures for each youth on case load
  • Acts as a liaison between families, social service agencies, school representatives, doctors and other professionals involved with the youth
  • Diploma or Bachelors degree in a related human services or social services field
  • Two years’ experience working with youth or homeless populations
  • Current certification for First Aid and CPR 
  • Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector search and Intervention Record Check
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 to develop skills for life. We are a committed equity employer.
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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