Job Posting 62412

Transitional Support Worker - Youth Housing Program
e4c
Edmonton area
closed 11 days ago (Sun, 24 May)
part time

Are you passionate about working with youth (ages 14-17) and being a part of their journey towards adulthood? Do you identify yourself as organized, takes initiative and a self-starter when relationship building? As a Transitional Support Worker (TSW), you will build relationships with youth through utilizing non-judgmental, harm reduction, trauma informed and solution focused approaches. You will create a safe, clean and supportive home environment with the youth to support their successful transitional to adulthood through relationship building, role modelling, supportive listening and life skills development.

YHP offers a safe, supportive transitional housing for youth experiencing complex barriers such as substance use/misuse/addictions, legal, poverty, traumatic histories, mental health, poverty and homelessness, LGBTQ2S+, and newcomers to Canada and/or refugees, and PSECA concerns.  

Hours: Multiple positions, when applying please indicate which position you’re applying for:

  • Position 1: Friday and Saturday from 10:30pm to 8:30am
  • Position 2: Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Position 3: Saturday and Sunday from 2:30pm to 11:30pm
  • Position 4: Saturday and Sunday from 7:00am to 11:30am 

Why Join Our Team

  • Double staffing model to better walk alongside the youth we serve.
  • In-house training opportunities to build knowledge, skills and tools relevant to your role.
  • A culture of on-going feedback and recognition through supervision sessions, formal and informal feedback.
  • Be part of a diverse team and collaborative work environment that works together towards personal and professional growth.   

In Your Role You Will

  • Build rapport, supervise and encourage youth through one-on-one supports.
  • Assist youth to actively participate in their transition plan and monitor their progression.
  • Encourage and support youth in developing/maintaining healthy routines and life skills development related to household shopping, meal planning and preparation, sleep routines, household maintenance, money management etc.).
  • Develop and maintain household budget for food in the house.
  • Communicate pertinent information and progress of youth to the House Leadership Team through daily case notes, documentation and log book tracking.
  • Prepare and maintain a clean and orderly living environment in order to create a safe and supportive home environment for the youth.
  • Complete Critical Incident Reports (CIR) as required.
  • Comply and adhere to policies and procedures including: internal e4c policies, legislation, bylaws, licensing standards, CARF, Alberta Health, medication administration documentation/procedures etc.
  • Re-inforce conflict resolution, positive communication, household respect through positive reinforcement, role modeling, supportive listening, etc.
  • Attend youth house meetings, attend hospital visits and community outings with youth.
  • Maintain positive relationships with neighbors, visitors and other community members.

Education and Certifications

Required

  • Degree/diploma in Child and Youth Care (CYC), Social Work, Human Services, or related field.
  • Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Child Intervention Check.
  • Certifications: Standard First Aid, Suicide Intervention Training, Medication Administration, De-escalation, Harm Reduction, Indigenous Awareness Training, Protection of Sexually Exploited Children’s Act, WHMIS and Food Safety.
  • Use of a reliable, registered vehicle, driver’s license, a recent driver’s abstract and valid insurance including two million dollar liability coverage.

Recommended

  • Certifications: FOIP, Mental Health First Aid

Experience

  • 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.
  • Proficient in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, database applications and computer orientation.

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