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Weekend Transitional Support Worker – Youth Housing Program

Do you want to make the difference in the weekend lives of youth (ages 14-17)? Are you looking for a non-traditional schedule with less interruptions and distractions that you might typically experience during the weekdays? Do you have creative ideas on how to spend quality time with youth outside of daytime programming? e4c is hiring two Weekend Transitional Support Workers that will support youth in exploring their interests, discovering weekend activities or finding new ways to unwind from weekday stressors!

You will find creative pathways in developing relationships with youth through strength based and person centered practices! With your non-judgmental, harm reduction and trauma informed based knowledge, you will support youth and their journeys towards adulthood through role modelling, supportive listening and life skills development. 

The Youth Housing Program 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.

Why Join Our Team

  • Double staffing model to better walk alongside the youth we support.
  • 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.
  • Weekend schedule for increased flexibility towards a better work/life balance.

Multiple Opportunities:  When applying, please indicate your preference in position:

  • Position 1 – Saturday and Sunday from 7:00am to 11:30am
  • Position 2 – Saturday and Sunday from 2:30pm to 11:30pm (requires use of personal vehicle, valid driving documentation including driver’s license, abstract, registration and two million dollar liability insurance.)
  • Position 3 – Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to 4:00pm

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 manage 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

Required

  • 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.

Recommended

  • Certifications: FOIP, Mental Health First Aid

 Experience

  • 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.

Competencies

  • Detail Oriented –Focuses on the details that matter, checks work for accuracy and ensures that tasks are completed as requested.
  • Communication – Communicate respectfully with others from diverse backgrounds and from all levels while accommodating differences while using a non-judgmental, empathic, and flexible approach
  • Collaboration – Work collaboratively with others to achieve group goals and objectives; has positive working relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Accountability – Able to define expectations for self and others and to act to fulfill these expectations.
  • Integrity and Ethical Behavior– a clear understanding of ethical and business practices, and commitment to upholding organizational values, policies and procedures
  • Service Orientation– an understanding of community members’ needs and strives to meet or exceed community members’ expectations. Seeks ways to improve processes and efficiencies for enhanced service and community relations.

Apply

When applying, please submit a thoughtful Cover Letter and Resume outlining your interest and experience to:

  • Email: careers@e4calberta.org
  • Website: e4calberta.org

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.