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Job Number:  41693
Housing Support Worker - Youth Housing First Program
Job Posted: Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Closing Date: Tuesday, 20 February 2018
(89 days ago)
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: (not entered)

Housing support is a process that involves meeting the youth where they live, in their community and in their homes. As a Housing Support Worker (HSW) for the Youth Housing First initiative you are responsible for supporting the participants in a caring, nonjudgmental, and effective way as they establish stability.


Your primary role as a Housing Support Worker is to support participants with their tenancy and any issues related to household and tenancy management.  HSW’s will utilize a critical time intervention (CTI) approach to empower the youth to realize their self-determined goals.  The HSW will broker services and supports to community referrals and will practice a harm reduction and trauma informed approach.


Hours: Full-time position: 40 hours per week: typically 8:30am to 4:30pm; must be willing to work flexible hours.


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

  • Advocate for youth housing sustainability, health, basic and other needs.
  • Coordinate and refer services accessed by youths.
  • Provide on-going support to youths once they have transitioned into the community through home visitation using best practices.
  • Build relationships with the youth and their supports to ensure that their needs are being met.
  • Explore with youths their hidden talents and interests and support them in the development of those talents and interests.
  • Secure funding for youth housing and living expenses through Alberta Works, AISH, Child and Family Services etc.
  • Develop and maintain case assessments, data entry and data collection.
  • Maintain client efforts through the use of ETO database.

Education and Certifications


  • Bachelor level degree and/or Diploma in Social Work, Child and Youth Care, in a human service field or equivalent
  • Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Child Intervention Check
  • Required: Standard First Aid, Suicide Intervention Training, De-escalation, Harm Reduction and Aboriginal Awareness Training.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Proof of Vehicle Insurance, Registration (with proof of 2 million dollar liability coverage) and 3 year Drivers Abstract.


  • Mental Health First Aid, De-escalation Certificate, Harm Reduction Training and Cultural Awareness


  • One (1) to three (3) years of related direct service work experience.
  • Experience working with youth is an asset.
  • Working knowledge and experience with harm reduction, person-centered, trauma-informed, collaborative, and/or solution focused practice.


  • Empathetic Outlook: The ability to perceive and understand the feelings and attitudes of others; the ability to place oneself “in the shoes” of another and to view a situation from their perspective.
  • 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.  Fosters respect and reciprocity with participants/tenants, 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, as well as others’ actions)
  • Detail Oriented-Able to manage scheduling, completing multiple assessments and data entry. Focusses on the details that matter, checks work, ensures that tasks are completed as asked


Thank you to all those apply. Only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview.

How to Apply:
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Contact Details:
Website: www.e4calberta.org

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