Job Posting 101031

Youth Worker
Edmonton area
closed 10 days ago (Sat, 18 May)
full time  •  45,000.00

Are you energetic, collaborative, creative and have a passion for working with youth? Do you have an understanding of challenges that prevent LGBTQ2S+ youth from seeking safe and inclusive spaces and want to become their best advocates in obtaining inclusive support?

As a Youth Worker you will support LGBTQ2S+ youth between the ages of 16-24 to obtain short term, community based accommodations with the intention of planning for transition to stable, permanent housing. You will develop and nurture relations with communities, landlords, stakeholders; foster positive community supports, facilitate group activities, and provide referrals for follow-up supports to external service.


What you bring to the team
  • You bring 2+ years’ experience working with marginalized populations (LGBTQ2S+, youth, and Indigenous populations is an asset).
  • You possess a diploma in Gender Studies, Child and Youth Care (CYC), Social Work, or a related field.
  • You bring working knowledge and understanding of LGBTQ2S+ experiences and can embed in your work the practices of harm reduction, person-centered, trauma-informed, and strength-based care.
  • You are calm, collected, and know what to do whether it is a crisis situation or an opportunity to provide one-on-one support.
  • You are able to understand and respond to multiple, complex barriers faced by high-risk youth.
  • You have the ability to travel to different sites as required using a personal vehicle.


Important work you will do at e4c

Facilitate case assessment and case management sessions with youth helping to create long term stability.

  • Support youth in developing the life skills and goals required for a successful transition into adulthood.
  • Provide crisis intervention and one-to-one support to youth in the community.
  • Work with youth, families, service teams, landlords, and community members to assist in developing positive relationships.
  • Attend meetings and activities with youth in the community including one-on-one work with youth in their apartments/suites.
  • Ensure youth have clean, safe, and healthy living environments.


Education and Certifications


  • Degree or Diploma in Child and Youth Care (CYC), Social Work, Human Services, or related field
  • Clear Police Check with Vulnerable Sector
  • Clear Intervention Record Check
  • Reliable, registered vehicle, driver’s license, a recent 5-year driver’s abstract and valid insurance including two-million-dollar liability coverage.
  • Standard First Aid
  • Indigenous Awareness
  • Medication Administration
  • De-Escalation
  • Protection of Sexually Exploited Children’s Act
  • Suicide Intervention
  • Harm Reduction
  • Food Safety



  • FOIP
  • Mental Health First Aid



  • 3 years’ experience working with marginalized populations (youth experience is an asset).
  • Strong interpersonal, non-judgmental, empathetic, flexible and ability to work with initiative.

and independence.

  • Extensive background and experience working with youth struggling with substance use/addictions, poverty, mental health, traumatic histories, LGBTQ2S+, and Newcomers to Canada and/or refugees. Understanding and ability to respond to multiple, complex barriers faced by youth.
  • Working knowledge and experience with harm reduction, resiliency, trauma-informed and solution focused practice.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Proficient in MS Outlook, WORD, Excel, database applications and computer operation.

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