Hours of Work Per Week: 32+
Scheduled Hours: Overnight awake shift.
Position #1: Tuesday to Saturday 11p-8a
Position #2: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 11p-8a
Number of Positions: 2
603 Cardinal Cottage
Spirit of Our Youth provides 24 hr supports to First Nations, Metis or Inuit youth in home-based accommodations and Indigenous cultural programming.
As an Overnight Awake Youth Worker during weekends, you are part of a trauma informed team who provide a safe and supportive home with culturally based programming (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit). Your integrity and compassionate care contribute to the personal development of our youth. You will be responsible for providing support, supervising children & youth, household cleaning duties, completing log notes/reports, as well as handling any crisis situations that may occur.
In Your Role You Will
• Be a positive role model for the children & youth.
• Ensure individuals basic needs are met (personal care, life skills and social/occupational skills)
• Ensure the safety of the children & youth and present appropriate response to youth behaviour.
• Frequent bed checks and waking youth up in the morning.
• Assist with day to day operation and maintenance of the residence/program facility (May include cleaning, laundry, dishwashing, vacuuming or assisting the youth in care with the completion of these tasks, etc.)
• Teach youth independent living skills such as; communication, emotional well being, problem solving, cooking, cleaning, budgeting, being a positive role model, etc.
• Accompany and safely transport youth to and from school, on outings, and to medical appointments, as needed.
• Cooperate with other team members to plan, support and/or deliver culturally appropriate programs, services, workshops, and outings.
• Complete documentation -log book, contact notes, medication, Critical Incident reports etc.
COVID-19: Please be aware that governments and/or funders within our service sectors are mandating services be provided by employees that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
*** 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
• Degree, Diploma or Certificate in the Human Services field or equivalent experience
• 2 years experience in group homes and/or supported independent living.
• Class 5 Driver’s Licence for at least 3 years (will accept 3 years with a GDL License), clean driver’s abstract with 2 million car insurance
• Must be able to deal with any crisis situations, to ensure safety for youth in the program.
• First Aid/CPR Certificate
• Suicide Intervention, Self Harm, Crisis Intervention and Medication Administration training
• Indigenous Awareness and cultural diversity training
• Able to work and follow Spirit of Our Youth Homes Inc. policies and procedures and adhere to Alberta Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act.
• Able to lift 50 lbs.
What WJS Canada 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
• A fair and equitable wage.
• Excellent Health and Dental benefit plans
• Programming that meets current best practices.
• Innovation that sets and defines new standards of care.
• An empowering balance of independence and supervision.
• World-class staff training and personal development.
We recognize that equity diversity and inclusion (EDI) is an important element in our work and in our day to day lives.
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