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Job Number:  40182
Youth Worker - Safe Spaces Project
Job Posted: Friday, 1 December 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 15 December 2017
(in 2 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.

 

The Safe Spaces project is a one year pilot project supporting  LGBTQ2S+ youth between the ages of 13-24 to obtain short term, community based accommodations with the intention of planning for transition to stable, permanent housing. Project staff will develop and nurture relations with communities, landlords, stakeholders; foster positive community supports for the youth participating in the project, facilitate group activities (recreational/educational) with youth, and provide referrals and follow-up support to external services (LGBTQ2S+ service providers, legal, medical, educational, Children’s Services, etc.).

 

Hours: Rotating Schedule: 4 shifts on 4 shifts off; 3:00pm to 11:00pm

 

 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

  • Facilitate case assessment and case management sessions with youth.
  • Support youth in developing client-centered goals and following up on progress in working towards day-programming attainment (school, life skills, job, rehabilitation etc.)
  • Build rapport with youth through utilizing active and supportive listening.
  • Provide crisis intervention and one-to-one support of project youth in the community.
  • Work with project youth, families, service teams, landlords and community members to assist in developing positive relationships.
  • Attend meetings and activities with youth in the community that includes one-on-one work with youth in their apartments/suites.
  • Ensure youth have clean, safe and healthy living environments.
  • Compile and maintain physical and electronic files with supporting documentation as necessary (communication books, critical incident reports (CIR), program and youth outcomes, etc.).

Education and Certifications

Required:

  • Degree/diploma in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Child and Youth Care (CYC), Social Work, Human Services, or related field.
  • Police Information Check with Vulnerable sector.
  • Intervention Record Check.
  • Reliable, registered vehicle, driver’s license, a recent driver’s abstract and valid insurance including $2 million dollar liability coverage.
  • Certificates:
    • Standard First Aid.
    • Aboriginal Awareness.
    • Medication Administration.
    • De-Escalation.
    • Protection of Sexually Exploited Children’s Act.
    • Suicide Intervention.
    • Harm Reduction.
    • Serving LGBTQ2S Participants.

 Experience

  • 2+ years’ experience working with marginalized populations (LGBTQ2S+ and youth experience is an asset).
  • Working knowledge and understanding of LGBTQ2S experiences, harm reduction, resiliency, trauma-informed and solution focused practice.
  • 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.
  • Extensive background and experience working with youth struggling with addictions, poverty, mental health, and traumatic histories. Understanding and ability to respond to multiple, complex barriers faced by high-risk youth.

 Competencies

  • Communication – Comfortable communicating formally, informally, in groups and one-on-one.  Able to obtain and share information, ideas, and problems.  Able to ask for advice, support and accept feedback
  • Relationship Building – Able to build formal and informal professional relationships.  Model and foster respect and reciprocity with people served in the program, team members, other e4c personnel, external service providers and community members
  • Accountability – Able to define expectations for self and others and to act to fulfill these expectations.  Able to self-reflect, monitor and correct one’s own actions. Takes 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.
  • Create and Lead Change – proactive and preventative; innovation and creative; pathfinding; inspirational. 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.

 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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