Job Posting 86654

Child and Youth Care Worker
Catholic Social Services
Edmonton area
closes in 31 days (Sat, 31 Dec)
full time  •  $22.62 - $25.46

Child and Youth Care Worker

Are you looking for a fulfilling career that can make a difference in the life of youth in need? Put your passion for working with families and youth towards a rewarding opportunity with Catholic Social Services as a Child and Youth Care Worker!

You will be joining 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. 

We are looking for full time or part time Child and Youth Care Worker to join our dynamic and talented team! Hours include part time (20 hours per week) and full time (40 hours per week).

About the Role:

As a Child and Youth Care Worker, you will be responsible for assessing the needs of the child/youth and parent/guardian, providing counselling and teaching basic life, community, and family living skills while ensuring basic needs are met (food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, safety). The Child and Youth Care Worker creates a safe, warm and positive environment where children/youth feel welcomed and loved. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Managing a caseload of 1-2 families 
  • Developing and overseeing service plans for children, youth, and their parents
  • Supervising and supporting children and youth in a semi-residential setting
  • Assisting children and youth in overcoming barriers, and supporting them to develop positive and healthy relationships with their families and communities
  • Supporting children and youth through life skills teaching and in-the-moment learning, with a hands-on approach
  • Assisting children and youth in attending appointments and successfully participating in their educational placements and/or day programs
  • Supporting parents and guardians to enhance their parenting skills and family capacity through weekly family support sessions
  • Supporting families to access community resources and natural supports
  • Submitting required program documentation with established time-frames
  • Performing basic housekeeping and meal preparation duties
  • Other duties as required

Education and Qualifications:

  • A Diploma/Degree in Human Services (or equivalent)
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience counselling families, children/youth with behavioral and developmental disabilities is required.
  • Experience with children and family programming, youth in care, residential care, and case management is a requirement of this position.
  • Certification or training in Aboriginal Awareness, Abuse Awareness, Standard First Aid, Medication Administration, and Violence/Crisis Intervention is a definite asset.

The ideal candidate will have an organized and compassionate approach to the work, strong teamwork skills, a commitment to developing positive supporting relationships, and experience supporting families. Other qualifications include:

  • Proven ability to provide effective communication, collaboration, crisis intervention, and conflict management with clients
  • Demonstrated assessment, problem solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Knowledge of community resources is an asset
  • Intermediate competency with Microsoft Office and other Agency computer applications
  • Demonstrated ability to act with professionalism, confidentiality, and diplomacy
  • Proven case documentation and effective information reporting practices
  • Valid Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration and Third Party Liability Insurance (amount of two million)

Police Information Check including vulnerable sector search, Intervention Record Check and Drivers Abstract with no more than six (6) demerit points are conditions of employment and the financial responsibility of the candidate and need to be issued in the last 6 months. 

What we offer:

  • The salary for this position is $22.62 - $ 25.46 per hour based on qualifications and experience. We offer flexibility and supportive working environment. 
  • 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.

As a Catholic social services agency we are guided by faith to care for and bring hope to people in need with humility, compassion and respect. 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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