Job Posting 102016

Youth Worker – Youth Housing First
Edmonton John Howard Society
Edmonton area
closing today (Wed, 17 Jul)
full time

Full-Time Employment Opportunity

Job ID 24-032EJHS

Company Overview:

For over 70 years, EJHS has been rooted in community safety and this will continue to be our focus. We offer individuals and families a chance to heal and reintegrate into the community from justice and related systems. Our new strategic direction is about building on our rich history in the community safety space, including building our community services; building our team; and building our story.

Edmonton John Howard Society strives to provide a meaningful work environment through the following: 

  • Strong focus on employee wellness and work-life balance
  • Service recognition and employee awards
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Staff team building and appreciation days
  • Competitive health, dental and RRSP benefits

We are a values-driven organization that supports clients from a strength-based approach.  If your values are aligned with our core values listed at: https://johnhoward.org/about-us/core-values, please consider joining our team

Position Summary:

Youth Housing First is part of the Housing division of EJHS and follows the Critical Time Intervention model to work with youth who are experiencing homelessness between the ages of 16-24 years to find safe, secure, and sustainable permanent housing. Youth Housing Support Workers operate in partnership with a Team Lead from EJHS to secure appropriate housing placements and provide follow-up support over a 9-month period.

The Youth Housing Support Workers are mobile to best offer their services to youth within the community. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist youth in finding appropriate and affordable housing by collaborating with landlords and attending viewings with the youth.
  • Assisting youth in the move-in process by setting up insurance, utilities, receiving furnishings, and completing a start-up shop, etc.
  • Assist youth in developing and revising individual goal plans using SMART goals.
  • Role model and support youth with life skills, social skills, communications skills, etc.
  • Assist youth in completing referrals to additional services and promoting self-advocacy.
  • Transport youth in the personal vehicle as directed and approved.
  • Deliver services in a client-centered, strength-based approach consistent with unit philosophy.
  • Build collaborative relationships with youth and adapt services to meet the needs of diverse populations.
  • Liaise with guardians, program partners, and other professionals.
  • Maintain positive relationships with community members (neighbors, visitors, landlords, etc.) and  report significant challenges/incidents to the supervisor immediately.
  • Maintain accurate and timely data collection, data entry, and completion of any program assessments and surveys as directed.
  • Deliver services in accordance with unit and agency policies and procedures.
  • Participate in core agency and additional ongoing training opportunities as directed and approved

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Diploma or degree in human services or a related field, degree preferred
  • 2 to 3 years of experience working with youth
  • Understanding and experience engaging in Harm Reduction, Strength Based, and Trauma-Informed Approaches
  • Strong knowledge of community resources for youth
  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills
  • Able to work within a team and effectively deal with crisis situations
  • General computer knowledge (Microsoft Word, Outlook)
  • Experience entering information into a database preferred
  • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR
  • Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Record Check; a criminal record will not disqualify you from employment with us; we evaluate each application individually
  • Certification in Suicide Intervention and Crisis Prevention Intervention preferred
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License, Clean Driver’s Abstract, Reliable vehicle, and $2 million liability coverage

Conditions of Employment:

  • This position has an immediate start date.
  • The hours of work are Monday to Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (40 hours per week) with hours being flexible when required.
  • This position works out of multiple locations within Edmonton John Howard Society sites and may include remote work.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License, Clean Driver’s Abstract, Reliable vehicle, and $2 million liability coverage

Salary:

The salary for this position is $51,000 annually.  

Safety and harmony in our community

Edmonton John Howard Society is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from people of Indigenous heritage, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds

 

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