Position title
Overnight Lead - Youth Housing

Do you identify yourself as being collaborative, flexible, and goal-oriented – Are you ready to gain leadership experience? The Overnight Lead role could be your next step! The Overnight Lead focuses on helping youth grow their life skills allowing for a successful transition into adulthood. You will play a key role in helping youth identify the life skills that they need to develop and ensuring that the youth home is a safe, well-maintained place of refuge.

This role is a junior leadership opportunity requiring mentorship and supervision of front-line staff. Join a team of individuals who are making a difference! Walk alongside the youth as they develop the life skills required to be confident.

What you bring to the team
  • You bring 3+ years of experience working with vulnerable populations (youth experience is an asset).
  • You understand what it takes to motivate and support a team prior supervisory experience is an asset.
  • You possess a two-year diploma in Child and Youth Care (CYC), Social Work, or related fields.
  • You got what it takes to help make a group home safe, clean, and a place of comfort.
  • You are able to connect and inspire trust with youth struggling with addictions, poverty, mental health, and trauma.
  • You describe yourself as someone who utilizes a harm reduction, trauma-informed, and person-centered approach.
  • You are confident utilizing different computer applications.
  • You can travel to different sites as required using a personal vehicle.
Important work you will do at e4c
  • You are great at seeing the potential in youth and understanding what it takes to motivate youth to believe in themselves.
  • You believe in youth and understand the impact of the work you do when you help them develop essential life skills.
  • Work in a collaborative partnership setting – making sure that all stakeholders are aware of the progress and challenges faced by the youth in the program.
  • You are a pro at staying organized whether that be reviewing youth files, staff documentation, approving schedules, or expenses. You stay on top of the nitty-gritty.
  • Build your leadership skills as you mentor and oversee front-line staff. Helping the team grow and develop!
  • You are calm, collected, and know what to do whether it is a crisis situation or an opportunity to provide one-on-one support.

Education and Certifications


  • Diploma in Child and Youth Care (CYC), Social Work, Human Services, or related field
  • Police Check with Vulnerable Sector
  • Intervention Record Check
  • Standard First Aid
  • Indigenous Awareness
  • Medication Administration
  • De-Escalation
  • Protection of Sexually Exploited Children’s Act
  • Suicide Intervention
  • Harm Reduction
  • Food Safety



  • FOIP
  • Mental Health First Aid



  • 3+ years’ experience working with marginalized populations (youth experience an asset).
  • 1+ years’ experience supervision, including management of employees, quality improvement and training.
  • Working knowledge and experience with harm reduction, resiliency, trauma-informed and solution focused practice.
  • Strong crisis intervention/de-escalation training/skills. Ability to remain calm in crisis situations. Ability to work in high pressure and stress situations on a regular basis.
  • Demonstrated experience de-escalating crisis and potentially violent situations with individuals under the influence of drugs or alcohol, under extreme stress &/or struggling with acute/chronic mental health crises.
  • Extensive background and experience working with youth struggling with substance use/addictions, poverty, mental health, traumatic histories, LGBTQ2S+, and Newcomers to Canada and/or refugees. Understanding and ability to respond to multiple, complex barriers faced by youth.
  • Proficient in MS Outlook, WORD, Excel, database applications and computer operation.
Full Job Description

At e4c diversity is our strength. We embrace diversity and offer equal opportunities to all qualified applicants. We welcome your application regardless of origin, culture, ethnicity, age, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or faith.

Employment Type
Job Location
Working Hours
Schedule 4 on 2 off, 11:30pm- 8:00am • Full time position, 40 hours per week; some evening and weekends. • Participation in on call coverage rotation. • Due to nature of the work, requires a flexible schedule, occasional weekend work and last minute notification to attend meetings depending on emergencies or agency demands. • This position is considered supervisory in nature, therefore, it is not entitled to overtime. You are expected to manage your schedule as necessary to fulfil your employment responsibilities.
Salary and Benefits

Competitive Salary
Benefits Package
RRSP Matching
4 Weeks Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Time
Professional Development Opportunities
Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP)


The below certificates are assets.

Standard First Aid, Suicide Intervention Training, Medication Administration, De-escalation, Harm Reduction, Indigenous Awareness Training, Protection of Sexually Exploited Children’s Act, WHIMIS, and Food Safety.

Closing Date
March 23, 2024
Background Check Process & Requirements

Prior to successful employment with e4c, applicants are required to submit a Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Check and Intervention Record Check (IRC).

Please apply for your Police Intervention Check with Vulnerable Sector Search via your local RCMP detachment or Edmonton Police Service.

You are encouraged to apply for your Intervention Record Check immediately.  There is no cost to apply for an IRC. To access the IRC application form click below.  Forward your completed form and a copy of two (2) pieces of government issued ID (one must be a photo ID) to CS.IRCEdmonton@gov.ab.ca

IRC Intervention Check Form_



Please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to careers@e4calberta.org.

Please include the position(s) title you are applying for in the subject line.

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Thank you for submitting your application and for your interest in e4c. Due to the volume of applications we receive, only individuals who have been shortlisted will be contacted.