Transitional Support Worker (Multiple Part-time Shifts)
Are you passionate about working with youth (ages 14-17) and being a part of their journey towards adulthood? Do you identify yourself as organized, takes initiative and a self-starter when relationship building? As a Transitional Support Worker (TSW), you will build relationships with youth through utilizing non-judgmental, harm reduction, trauma informed and solution focused approaches. You will create a safe, clean and supportive home environment with the youth to support their successful transitional to adulthood through relationship building, role modelling, supportive listening and life skills development.
YHP offers a 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.
Hours: When applying please indicate which part-time role you are applying for:
- Position 1: Temporary for 6 months – Saturday & Sunday from 7:00am to 11:30am
- Position 2: Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 11:30am
(Due to AHS recommendations, applicants who are working at multiple congregate living or healthcare sites may not be considered.)
Why Join Our Team
- Double staffing model to better walk alongside the youth we serve.
- In-house training opportunities to build knowledge, skills and tools relevant to your role.
- A culture of on-going feedback and recognition through supervision sessions, formal and informal feedback.
- Be part of a diverse team and collaborative work environment that works together towards personal and professional growth.
In Your Role You Will
- Build rapport, supervise and encourage youth through one-on-one supports.
- Assist youth to actively participate in their transition plan and monitor their progression.
- Encourage and support youth in developing/maintaining healthy routines and life skills development related to household shopping, meal planning and preparation, sleep routines, household maintenance, money management etc.).
- Develop and maintain household budget for food in the house.
- Communicate pertinent information and progress of youth to the House Leadership Team through daily case notes, documentation and log book tracking.
- Prepare and maintain a clean and orderly living environment in order to create a safe and supportive home environment for the youth.
- Complete Critical Incident Reports (CIR) as required.
- Comply and adhere to policies and procedures including: internal e4c policies, legislation, bylaws, licensing standards, CARF, Alberta Health, medication administration documentation/procedures etc.
- Re-inforce conflict resolution, positive communication, household respect through positive reinforcement, role modeling, supportive listening, etc.
- Attend youth house meetings, attend hospital visits and community outings with youth.
- Maintain positive relationships with neighbors, visitors and other community members.
Education and Certifications
- Degree/diploma in Child and Youth Care (CYC), Social Work, Human Services, or related field.
- Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Check.
- Child Intervention Check.
- Certifications: Standard First Aid, Suicide Intervention Training, Medication Administration, De-escalation, Harm Reduction, Indigenous Awareness Training, Protection of Sexually Exploited Children’s Act, WHMIS and Food Safety.
- Use of a reliable, registered vehicle, driver’s license, a recent driver’s abstract and valid insurance including two million dollar liability coverage.
- Participation in AHS Personal Protective Equipment and You E-Learning Course must be completed prior to employment.
- 2 years working with marginalized populations (youth experience is an asset).
- Strong interpersonal, non-judgmental, empathetic, flexible and ability to work with initiative
- and independence.
- Experience working with youth struggling with addictions, poverty, mental health, and trauma.
- Working knowledge and experience with harm reduction, resiliency, trauma -informed and solution focused practice.
- Proficient in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, database applications and computer orientation.
When applying, please submit a thoughtful Cover Letter and Resume outlining your interest and experience to:
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.
Thank you to all those apply. Only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview.