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Job Number:  45993
Weekend Transitional Support Worker - Youth Housing Program
Job Posted: Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Closing Date: Tuesday, 14 August 2018
(38 days ago)
Region: Edmonton area Type: Part 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.


Youth Housing Programs offers safe, supportive housing for youth experiencing addictions and homelessness. As a Transitional Support Worker (TSW), you will build relationships with the youth and teach them valuable life skills that support youths’ successful transition to adulthood.


Hours: 37 Hours Bi-weekly based on an alternating schedule: Week 1, Week 2, Week 1 etc.  

Week 1: Saturday and Sunday: 8:30am to 4:00pm;

Week 2: Friday: 2:30pm to 11:30pm, Saturday and Sunday: 4:00pm to 10:30pm  


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-house collaborative training opportunities to build knowledge, skills and tools relevant to your role.

In Your Role You Will

  • Build rapport, supervise and support youth.
  • Assist youth to actively participate in their transition plan and monitor their progression.
  • Encourage youth to participate in life skills development (household shopping, meal planning/ preparation, maintenance of household/landscape, money management etc.).
  • Support youth in establishing and maintaining healthy sleep routines and habits.
  • Maintain a clean living environment in order to create a safe and supportive home environment for the youth.

Education and Certifications


  • Degree/diploma in Human Services
  • Certifications: Standard First Aid, Suicide Intervention Training, Medication Administration, De-escalation, High Risk Youth, Harm Reduction and Aboriginal Awareness Training, WHIMIS and Food Safety.
  • Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Child Intervention Check.


  • 2 years working with marginalized populations (youth experience is an asset).
  • Strong interpersonal, non-judgmental, empathetic, flexible and ability to work with initiative
  • and independence
  • Experience working with youth struggling with addictions, poverty, mental health, and trauma.
  • Working knowledge and experience with harm reduction, resiliency, trauma -informed and solution focused practice.
  • Aptitude and skill in computer use and database entry.


  • Ability to address, de-escalate and problem solve with individuals under the influence, under extreme stress and/or struggling with mental health crisis.
  • Understanding and ability to respond to multiple, complex barriers faced by high risk youth
  • Works collaboratively together with others to achieve group goals and objectives; has positive working relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Communicates respectfully with others from diverse backgrounds while accommodating differences and upholding organizational values, policies and procedures.
  • Seeks ways to improve processes and contributes to finding efficiencies for enhanced service and community relations.
  • Responds to new and innovative ideas in an effort to effectively problem solve for resolution.
  • Continually strives to develop own professional knowledge and skill base and is committed to continuous self-improvement.
  • Takes personal accountability to deliver the best service by demonstrating best practice behaviors and conforming to organizational, policy and CARF standards.
  • Takes action to ensure the provision of equitable care/service and the consideration of individual needs.
  • Ability to promote responsible and healthy decision making amongst service users


At e4c diversity is our strength. We embrace diversity and offer equal opportunities to all qualified applicants. We welcome your application regardless of origin, culture, ethnicity, age, ability, gender identity or faith.


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:
Contact Details:
Website: www.e4calberta.org

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