Position: Youth Worker, Complex Cases
Reports to: Coordinator, Complex Cases
Program: Enhanced Settlement Workers in Schools (ESWIS)
Department: Families and Wellbeing
Working at EMCN
We see a future where many citizens walk with newcomers to bridge their transition into the community. To achieve this vision, we will serve as a key catalyst and leading collaborator in positively shaping the attitudes, behaviours and practices of organizations and individuals to value the diversity that newcomers bring to the community.
EMCN has been supporting newcomers of all ages and families, including refugees, skilled immigrants, refugee claimants, and citizens since 1981. Each year, we serve newcomers from more than 100 countries of origin, and offer services in over 30 languages.
At EMCN, our goal is to create a society which is based on the dignity of every human being through projecting our values of Social Justice, Diversity, Compassion and Responsibility. EMCN strives to offer strengths-based, team-based and client-centered holistic practices as we collaborate with newcomers to achieve their goals, and to enhance quality of life for newcomers and all Canadians.
This is a new position that is part of the Families and Wellbeing team which uses a diverse toolbox of supports to serve newcomers facing complex challenges. This includes therapeutic counselling, emotional supports, systems navigation, multicultural brokering, social work, complex settlement, individual, family and group-based programming.
The Youth Worker, Complex Cases position supports the 5% of newcomer children, youth and families who are considered vulnerable, at risk, or high risk due to extreme poverty, social isolation, poor mental health or family instability which severely puts their integration goals in jeopardy. Through individual or family consultations in settings convenient to the clients, the youth worker engages the newcomer and their team of support develop a plan that may include accessing practical supports, family counselling, immediate crisis support, group-based supports, in-school support for children and skill building.
This position works collaboratively with school staff, other settlement agencies, and community-based organizations to identify and develop support plans for newcomers who are struggling to integrate. Because participants benefit from having a trusted, positive role model and connections to places of safety, service delivery is flexible to reduce access barriers (in schools, virtually, in office, or in community). Most services take place during or right after school hours, but some evening and weekend work is required.
Education and Experience:
Skills and Competencies:
EMCN is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to increasing diversity in our workforce and inclusion in our organizational practices. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds and experiences to apply. We have a zero tolerance approach to discrimination on all protected grounds.
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary Range: $57,036 - $62,325/year
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Long Term Disability, AD&D, RRSP match up to 3% after 3 months of employment
Locations: EMCN Central (10170-112 Street) and sites throughout Edmonton
Application submission details:
In your cover letter, list the two or three most necessary skills for developing a trusting working relationship with a family in a cross-cultural situation, and explain how and why these are the mores important skills.
Please submit your complete resume and cover letter as one document to:
Edmonton Mennonite Center for Newcomers (EMCN), Human Resources: . Please include Youth Worker, Complex Cases (ESWIS) in the subject line of the email.
Deadline for submission is June 13, 2021 at 4:30 P.M. MDT
We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Resume without a cover letter will be deemed as an incomplete application and will not be accepted.
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