Job Posting 73302

House Parent/Cook
UP Community Services
Edmonton area
Stony Plain, AB
closed 9 days ago (Thu, 22 Jul)
full time  •  $40,000.00 - $52,000.00 annually (salary commensurate with experience)

Unlimited Potential Community Services empowers individuals and families to reach their full potential and enhance community well-being.

 

HOUSE PARENT/COOK (FULL TIME) – Stony Plain, AB

 

Unlimited Potential Community Services (UP) is a non-profit charitable society that has been providing quality support and treatment since 1987. Our goal is to restore stability and hope in the lives of children, youth, adults, and families so they can achieve personal independence and family unity. UP believes cultural tradition is an important part of mental wellness, so we incorporate the culture and traditions of our clients wherever possible. UP invites applicants who are passionate about providing quality support to our clients through a culturally sensitive approach and helping us to work together towards our goal to support each child and family to reach their full potential.

 

Program overview: At UP we provide ongoing group care wellness services and educational programs to children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and/or psychiatric difficulties and trauma (including FASD and mental health concerns). The children, who range from 6-12 years of age, live in a group care home with a therapeutic and culturally safe setting. We are looking for an individual who has a passion for nurturing children, providing them wholesome home cooked meals, being a caring role model and supporting the children in life skill development through various activities.

 

Position overview: Under the supervision of the House Manager, this individual provides nurturing, support, home cooked meals for the children, life skills teaching, traditional parenting, supervision of children while working with them in respect to the House Parent specific duties, household cleanliness, food purchasing and preparation within a therapeutic milieu.

 

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture, customs and beliefs;
  • Passion for working with children, youth and families;
  • Understanding of current and emerging issues of importance to Indigenous people and communities;
  • Good understanding of health issues affecting children, such as FASD, drug and alcohol addictions, intergenerational trauma, mental health, suicide and other mental and behavioural issues;
  • Good understanding of cultural differences and how they impact treatment approaches for children and youth;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with proven organizational and documentation skills;
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with the aptitude to handle stressful situations in a non-confrontational manner;

 

Qualifications/Experience: High school graduate; competences will be considered; ability to prepare wholesome meals for large groups of people, maintain cleanliness and organization of a large, busy home.  Previous experience working with children, youth and families would be a definite asset.

 

Other requirements: A current, clear Police Information Check (vulnerable sector included) and Child Intervention Record Check, both dated within the last 6 months. A valid AB driver’s licence (minimum class 5) and current driver's abstract (no more than 8 demerits).

 

Salary & Benefits: Salary Range is $40,000.00 - $52,000.00 annually (salary commensurate with experience). We provide full-time employees with a 100% employer paid health benefits package (which includes vision, dental and prescription drug coverage, massage therapy, etc.) and a 100% employer paid R.R.S.P. equaling 3% of annual salary. We also offer free courses and workshops in-house for all of our employees.

 

Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found.

 

Our values are integrity, respect, excellence, humility and relationships. If you meet the entrance criteria, hold similar values and are looking to join a dynamic team that works hard to empower and support children, youth and families, please submit your resume and cover letter to Human Resources at .

 

UP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all cultures and backgrounds; all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

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