Youth Engagement Worker
Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society
Edmonton area, Edmonton, AB
closes in 10 days (Thu, 22 Apr) full time
Indigenous Youth Housing First is an intense home visitation and follow-up program designed to assist high risk youth experiencing chronic homelessness. We provide in-home follow-up support, with cultural and spiritual support and education.
Provide one-to-one support using a harm reduction and strength-based approach.
Build supportive and professional relationships with youth.
Interview clients to assess their situation and determine the types of services required, and eligibility.
Provide counsel and therapy to help clients resolve social and personal problems.
Plan programs of assistance for clients.
Refer clients to relevant youth agencies and supports.
Serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team working in the Indigenous Youth Housing First Program
Act as an advocate for client groups in the community.
Perform administrative tasks and record activities, outcomes and registration in a database
Complete outreach with high risk youth to engage in community activities
Other duties as required by the team leader
Degree or diploma in a Human Services preferred
2-4 years work-related experience is preferred.
Experience working with Indigenous youth is an asset
Knowledge of addictions, gangs, sexual exploitation, homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect.
Must have own vehicle and be willing to transport clients.
Must have a valid driver’s license and willing to obtain a drivers abstract
Must have 2-million-dollar liability insurance coverage
Experience with Microsoft office and database such as Efforts to Outcome (ETO).
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Must provide a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector and Intervention Record Check (within a 6-month period from date of completion).
Salary and Benefits
Salary plus monthly auto allowance.
Paid sick and wellness days after 3 months’ probation (pro-rated)
Extended Health Benefit (50/50 cost sharing) after 6 months’ employment.
Working approximately 34.5 hours per week
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Contact Details June Abahuje , Human Resources Manager
Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society , 11648 85 st, Edmonton , AB 780-481-3451
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