Job Posting 96632

Youth Worker, NOVA
Edmonton John Howard Society
Edmonton area
closed 3 days ago (Fri, 29 Sep)
part time

Part-Time Contract Employment Opportunity

Job ID 23-034EJHS

Company Overview:

It is an exciting time to join the team at the Edmonton John Howard Society as we embark on a renewed strategic direction. For over 70 years, EJHS has been rooted in community safety and this will continue to be our focus. We offer individuals and families a chance to heal and reintegrate into the community from justice and related systems. Our new strategic direction is about building on our rich history in the community safety space, including building our community services; building our team; and building our story.

Edmonton John Howard Society strives to provide a meaningful work environment through the following: 

  • Strong focus on employee wellness and work-life balance
  • Service recognition and employee awards
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Staff team building and appreciation days
  • Part Time Health Spending Account (based on the minimum number of hours)

We are a values-driven organization that supports clients from a strength-based approach.  If your values are aligned with our core values listed at:, please consider joining our team.

Position Summary:

NOVA provides young people between the ages of 16 – 24, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless with a safe, affordable, and supportive living environment. Operating primarily from a Harm Reduction philosophy, the program provides 20 beds as a low-barrier housing solution to those who are faced with multiple challenges. Part-Time Youth Workers provide ongoing day-to-day support to the youth residing at NOVA. Through the use of positive role modeling and effective communication skills, the Part-Time Youth Workers assist NOVA youth in increasing their skills toward independence.


  • Build positive relationships/rapport with youth to encourage healthy lifestyle alternatives (through active, supportive listening).
  • Completion of accurate written daily documentation (logbook entries, contact notes, incident reports, medication book entries).
  • Adapt services to meet the needs of diverse populations as per unit policy.
  • Support youth to achieve goals as defined in their individual goal plans.
  • Deliver services in accordance with unit and agency policies and procedures.
  • Ensure youth are aware of and understand House rules and respond accordingly and maintain a safe, secure environment.
  • Ensure residents are provided with adequate food in accordance with the Canada Food Guide. 
  • Assist in maintaining a clean environment for residents and staff.
  • Liaise with guardians, program partners and other professionals.
  • Participate in unit staff meetings.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Completed, or working towards a diploma in a related human services field.
  • 6 months of experience working with youth.
  • Knowledge of harm reduction, addictions, and strength-based philosophy.
  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Able to work within a team and effectively deal with crisis situations.
  • Able to work shift work including weekends, holidays, and awake
  • Valid First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check.
  • General computer knowledge (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook).

Conditions of Employment:

  • This is a 1-year contract opportunity, with the possibility of renewal. 
  • The successful candidate must be able to work shift work (including holidays, weekends, evenings, and awake overnight shifts) and be available for a minimum of 4 shifts per month.  
  • The hours of work are 7:00 am – 3:00 pm, 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm, and 11:00 pm – 7:00 am shifts. 
  • The position requires frequent standing, walking up and down stairs, and occasional lifting. 
  • This position is to start as soon as possible. 


The starting wage is $19 per hour. Shift differential will be paid for hours worked between midnight (12:00 am) and 6:00 am

Edmonton John Howard Society is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from people of Indigenous heritage, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds

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