Job Posting 70842

Youth Counsellor
YWCA Saskatoon
Saskatoon area
closed yesterday (Fri, 7 May)
full time - term / contract  •  $20.63/hour



As part of a dynamic team for the Crisis Shelter and Residence, the Youth Counselors provide critical supports and services focusing mainly on the youth, ages 16 to 21, who reside at YWCA Saskatoon in a home-based setting.  The goal is to aid the youth to develop the skills necessary to move successfully into the broader community, once they have reached maturity




The YWCA Youth program uses an approach based on the Youth Centered Policies, Standards, and Procedure Manual.  The Youth Centered Model uses a harm reduction, strength-based approach that teaches the youth that they have the power to better their lives and to make decisions that will impact them in the most positive way for their future.


POSITION REPORTING:  Reports to the Director of Residential Programs


HOURS OF WORK:  This position requires shift-work with evening and weekend work.




Working as part of a collaborative team:


  • Plan and deliver programs and services to assist the youth in the development of life skills, socialization and other identified needs using formal and informal techniques;
  • Assist the youth in achieving their educational and employment goals;
  • Plan, coordinate and facilitate all recreational and educational components both in a group and one to one;
  • Supervise youth and provide coaching and support in daily living activities as required;
  • Provide support using a harm reduction and strength-based approach;
  • Build supportive and professional relationships with the youth;
  • Provide directive on running the youth home and making positive changes by modelling and coaching;
  • Collaborate with community resources to provide outside programming when appropriate;
  • Liaise with other community resources, linking youth to these services;
  • Work closely with your team and the Ministry of Social Services, Family Service Workers, in delivery of coordinated case plans and supports for youth;
  • Provide support to Crisis Shelter staff as requested;
  • Maintain accurate and timely reporting as required.


  • Youth Care Worker Diploma, Bachelor of Social Work – an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered;
  • Experience working with youth and families in crisis;
  • Program development/community development experience: understands and utilizes outcome-based approach to develop and initiate programs that meet the needs of the youth, utilizing and involving resources from the internal and external communities as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills, with the ability to plan, set priorities and meet timelines consistently
  • A broad knowledge and experience in working with Aboriginal communities;
  • A reliable vehicle and valid and clean driver’s license
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector clearance



$20.63 per hour (Step 1 – Youth Counselor classification wage grid)


Please see the complete position description at


This is a full time term position beginning May 16, 2021 until Sept 30, 2021. Please submit a resume and cover letter by May 7, 2021 and forward to:


Kim Fisher

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