Position title
Youth Worker
Description

Do you have a passion for engaging with youth (ages 14-17) and want to actively be a part of their coming-of-age stories? e4c’s Youth Housing Program utilizes a double staffing model that focuses on building relationships with youth to encourage and develop their goals through a client-centered approach. e4c is hiring a Youth Worker who will build safe and supportive relationships with the youth that promote collaboration and innovation while ensuring their needs are met. You will facilitate recreational activities and self-care opportunities for youth that will support their process and ensuring their goals and programming outcomes align.

Youth Housing Programs (YHP) offers safe, supportive transitional housing for youth experiencing complex barriers such as substance use/misuse/addictions, legal, poverty, traumatic histories, mental health, poverty, and homelessness, LGBTQ2S+, and newcomers to Canada and/or refugees, and PSECA concerns. The Youth Worker position focuses on facilitating case management to ensure that youth goals and programming outcomes are achieved.

What you bring to the team
  • You bring 2+ years of working with marginalized populations (youth experience is an asset).
  • You possess a diploma in Child and Youth Care (CYC), Social Work, Human Services, or related fields.
  • You describe yourself as non-judgmental, empathetic, flexible, and able to work with initiative and independence.
  • You can connect and inspire trust with youth struggling with addictions, poverty, mental health, trauma, LGBTQ2S+, and Newcomers to Canada and/or refugees.
  • You describe yourself as someone who utilizes a harm reduction, trauma-informed, and person-centered approach.
  • You are confident utilizing different computer applications.
  • You have the ability to travel to different sites as required using a personal vehicle.

Important work you will do at e4c
  • Build rapport, supervise and encourage youth through one-on-one supports.
  • Plan, budget, and accompany youth on recreational activities.
  • Facilitate case assessments and case management sessions with youth.
  • Support and monitor progress of youth in developing client-centered goals which may include programming attainment (life skills, education, career, rehabilitation, community activities, etc.)
  • Provide referrals and follow-up support to external services (legal, medical, educational, children services, etc.)
  • Converse with legal guardians regarding the progress of youth, changes in behavior, and challenges that youth are experiencing.
  • Assist and support youth with meal preparation according to the Canada Food Guide.
  • Communicate pertinent information and progress of youth to the House Leadership Team through daily case notes, documentation, and log book tracking.
  • Reinforce conflict resolution, positive communication, household respect through positive reinforcement, role modeling, supportive listening, etc.
  • Comply and adhere to policies and procedures including internal e4c policies, legislation, bylaws, licensing standards, CARF, Alberta Health, medication administration documentation/procedures, etc.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with neighbors, visitors, and other community members.

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, e4c continues to take action to protect persons served and staff. Strategies related to e4c’s response to COVID-19 are driven by the guiding principle of taking all reasonable precautions and measures to protect the health and safety of both persons served and staff. In keeping with this intentional purpose, COVID-19 Full Vaccination is a condition of employment for all employees at e4c.  If an individual is unable to be vaccinated due to a protected ground as defined in the Alberta Human Rights Act, e4c will consider requests for a reasonable accommodation. Candidates seeking a reasonable accommodation on this basis will be required to provide relevant documentation in support of the request for a reasonable accommodation.

Employment Type
Full-time
Job Location
Edmonton
Working Hours
Friday to Sunday: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm and Monday: 2:30 to 11:30 pm
Certificates

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.

Salary and Benefits

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

Date posted
September 9, 2021
Closing Date
September 30, 2021
Background Check Process & Requirements

Prior to successful employment with e4c, applicants are required to submit a Police Information Check and Intervention Record Check. Applicants seeking a front line role are required to submit a Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check. 

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

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Position: Youth Worker

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.