Job Posting 66536

Youth Worker
Boyle Street Community Services
Edmonton area, Northeast and Northwest Edmonton
closes in 3 days (Fri, 27 Nov)
full time  •  $20.63- $26.36 per hour

REPORTS TO: Team Leader/Supervisor /Manager

HOURS: Sunday-Thursday. Week #1: Sunday- Monday: 7am-3pm & Tuesday-Thursday: 1:30-9:30pm. Week #2: Sunday- Thursday 7am-3pm

JOB ID: 20-088BSCS

“Despite great challenges we believe unhealthy cycles can be broken, new opportunities created and, through healing, health restored.”

Would you like to be a part of an organization that works with some of Edmonton’s most vulnerable populations and counts on the professionalism, expertise, insight, and passion of its staff to develop programs and services for the clients they work with? Join us at Boyle Street Community Services.

“We stand with our clients, side by side, patiently and for as long as they want – a constant and consistent caring force”

Boyle Street Community Services (BSCS) is a values-driven organization that believes our clients are the experts in their own life. Your job will be to foster innovation with your team alongside our clients.  If your values are aligned with our values and beliefs listed at: http://boylestreet.org/who-we-are/mission-and-history/, please consider joining our team. 

These position comes with a comprehensive dental, health and drug benefits package, three weeks of annual vacation, and numerous professional development and training opportunities.

Job Purpose:

Youth Workers provide direct care, guidance, mentorship and support to children and youth who reside in a group living setting.  We work hand in hand with Children Services and our CSD partnership programs to find permanent placements/options that best match each individual child or youth needs. We are STRONG advocates who never settle for anything less than the best for the children and youth in our care. Our core foundation is built on principles as taught in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) training.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Maintain a supportive comfortable atmosphere, encourage residents in their individuality, while complying with the policies and procedures.
  • Attend and participate in shift exchange/ security and safety checks
  • Assist residents ages 2-24
  • Transport and support residents with their day programs, appointments, and recreational activities
  • Supervise residents in daily routines, in accordance with assigned shift
  • Utilize Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) strategies to diffuse potential behavior escalations
  • Work at any Group living program location if/as required
  • Evaluate resident’s behavior through daily contact and monthly goal progress notes
  • Ensure logs books, reports and documentation is completed timely
  • Attend staff meetings and any other meetings or training programs as directed by Management
  • Follow all Agency’s policies, and procedures, code of conduct, shift expectations, and job descriptions
  • Communicate with Management concerning issues with residents
  • Administer medications to residents as required
  • Assist with intake of new residents
  • Maintain a healthy environment by performing a variety of cleaning and housekeeping duties as required
  • Maintain an inventory of supplies, food, and personal hygiene products, and weekly shopping lists
  • Perform related duties as outlined in the job description

Qualifications

Education: Diploma or Degree in a related field. A combination of related education and experience will also be considered.

Skills, Abilities and Attitudes
  • Ability to work in a highly stressful and ever-changing environment
  • Must have excellent boundaries
  • Mental resiliency is key
  • Knowledge of standard policies and practices related to group care and the ability to effectively implement daily operations as per shift requirements.
  • Formal training in TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention), Suicide Intervention, Aboriginal Awareness and Cultural Diversity, Standard First Aid and Level C- CPR Note: the agency does provide for all training if needed except we do not provide/reimburse costs for initial First Aid training
  • Demonstrated conflict management skills

Experience and other requirements

  • Minimum 1-year direct experience working in a group home
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions
  • Proven ability to multitask
  • Strong de-escalation skills
  • Knowledge of the Child, Youth, and Family Enhancement Act
  • Knowledge of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate and their role
  • Experience in completing reports – both handwritten and electronic versions (Efforts to Outcomes- ETO) is required ETO training is provided by the agency.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced, ever changing and demanding work environment
  • Valid Class 5 (Non GDL) Driver’s license and provide a Drivers Abstract
  • Criminal Record and Child Intervention Checks within the last 6 months (results will be reviewed on a case by case basis)

Location of work: Based in Northeast and Northwest Edmonton.

Boyle Street Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of the communities we serve and are committed to engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Boyle Street Community Services welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2S communities.

Clients, staff and partners are vital members of the Boyle Street team, so we place emphasis on making sure that we address each other correctly. Pronouns are an important part of how we speak about people.

Pronouns might be:

She/Her/Hers

He/Him/His

They/Them/Theirs

And other pronouns that help individuals to express themselves

At Boyle Street, we use pronouns to properly address and refer to people in our face-to-face interactions, in verbal introductions, as well as in writing on name tags, email signatures, and ID badges. We invite you to let us know how to properly refer to you and your pronouns as you explore finding a professional home with us.

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