Youth Worker II - Complex Needs
Four (4) permanent, full-time positions available, with the following weekly scheduling parameters:
Program 606, Spirit 6
Spirit of Our Youth supports First Nations, Metis or Inuit youth in home-based accommodations and Indigenous cultural programming.
For Indigenous youth, reconnecting to their indigenous culture to help heal past traumas while promoting a vision of a stronger, healthier future. Traditional teachings can empower youth to make strong connections with family and community. A cultural coordinator provides individual support and cultural opportunities including monthly sweats, weekly sharing circles, smudging, pipe ceremonies, feasts, dances, traditional healing ceremonies, languages and access to community Elders and Cultural Helpers.
Trauma-Informed Youth Workers connect with each youth where they are at. Together they create individualized programs, which include basic life skills, creating healthy relationships and focus on personal empowerment through a connection with their indigenous culture.
In Your Role You Will
*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 6 months of hiring date) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.
As An Ideal Candidate You Possess
What Spirit of Our Youth does
In 2013, Spirit of our Youth became part of WJS Canada, the largest privately-owned national social services company in Canada. While operating autonomously, Spirit has full access to the extensive WJS Canada resources. WJS serves many First Nation and Métis communities in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, emphasizing cultural competence and respect.
Spirit of Our Youth was started in 2000 out of a passion for helping Aboriginal youth. From one home in Central Edmonton we have grown to operate five Group Homes, a Supported Independent Living program, as well as a Drive and Supervised Visits program.
For more information on Spirit of Our Youth, services and career opportunities, visit www.spirityouth.ca or call 780-474-7140
Our Employees Enjoy
• Safe, respectful and caring team environment
• Training programs to ensure professional development and career development
• Flexible hours
• Generous benefit package
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