Job Posting 86320

Child and Youth Care Worker
Catholic Social Services
Central Alberta
Red Deer
closes in 31 days (Sat, 31 Dec)
negotiable / flexible  •  $20.84-$22.26

Catholic Social Services is currently seeking casual, part time, and full time Child and Youth Care Workers in Red Deer to join our Children's Residential Services team. Providing excellent client-centered care, you are confident, thoughtful, and motivated to achieve success when supporting others in your community!

Job Summary:

Child and Youth Care Workers provide support within residences for young people that have exceptional, unique and challenging needs and require longer term stabilization, permanency planning and placement, or a transitional placement to further life skill support and development. 

The successful applicant will work as part of a team to support: 

  • A safe environment and exposure to nurturing healthy relationships that promote positive attachment; 
  • A physical environment and materials that support the child’s or youth’s development; 
  • Nutritious meals and snacks; 
  • Age-appropriate boundaries and supervision, including but not limited to creative engagement that follows the service plans in place
  • An orderly daily schedule that promotes positive participation in age-appropriate educational, social, recreational, and community activities; 
  • Basic personal needs. 

Opportunities are provided for the child or youth to develop an awareness of and participate in social, cultural and recreational activities. Children and youth will be encouraged to develop socially acceptable, responsible and self-directing decision making skills and abilities. 

Education and Qualifications:

  • A Diploma/Degree in Disability Services, Social Work or Human Services (or equivalent) is required
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with children and/or youth with complex needs, challenging behaviours and developmental disabilities
  • Knowledge of community events considered an asset
  • Valid Emergency First Aid/CPR
  • Vulnerable Sector Check from local RCMP or city police detachment
  • Child Intervention Record Check
  • Clear and Current Drivers Abstract
  • A vehicle and valid class 5 driver's license – requirement to transport clients in your personal vehicle
  • Proof of Vehicle Insurance showing $2 million liability coverage

What We Offer:

  • The compensation for this position is $20.84 to $22.26 per hour based on qualifications and experience.
  • Flexible benefit options when eligible.
  • Work within a highly collaborative, team-oriented organization, where your ideas are heard, and you can see your impact daily.
  • Growth Opportunities: apply and grow your skills within a dynamic, innovative and expanding Agency that is taking a leadership role in our industry.

About Catholic Social Services:

CSS is an established Agency that is guided by faith to care for and bring hope to people in need with humility, compassion and respect. With more than 50 years of service delivery, Catholic Social Services is one of the largest multi-function social services agencies in Canada, with more than 1800 staff, and hundreds of volunteers delivering 130+ programs throughout Central Alberta and Edmonton.

We welcome and celebrate the diversity of our employees and volunteers who choose to work with our Agency in support of our mission, values, and principles. We employ and serve people of all faiths, or no faith, while respecting all backgrounds and experiences.

Our values are at the core of everything we do!

  • Humility: We acknowledge with gratitude our human abilities and limitations. We demonstrate humility by doing the best that we can with the resources that we have.
  • Compassion: We respond to people in need with love. We demonstrate our compassion by caring for people without judgment and without condition.
  • Respect: We demonstrate our respect by being personally present, open and attentive to those we care for and by honouring their dignity and freedom.

How to Apply:

Please apply online, quoting the competition number 2870 to

We thank all applicants. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We embrace diversity and offer equal opportunities to all qualified applicants regardless of origin, culture, ethnicity, age, ability, gender identity, and people of faith or no faith.

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