WJS Canada - Child and Youth Worker - Spirit of Our Youth Homes
WJS Canada - Child and Youth Worker - Spirit of Our Youth Homes - Job ID J0919-0106
Organization: WJS Canada
Job Title: Child and Youth Worker - Spirit of Our Youth Homes
Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: min. 32
Scheduled Days Each Week: Varies
Scheduled Hours: Shift work - mainly evenings and weekends. Also requires the ability to perform on-call duties 1 week of every 6-8 weeks (compensated)
Number of Positions: 1
Compensation: $18.0000 - $21.9300 /Hour
Closing Date: 23/09/2019
Spirit of Our Youth Homes offers trauma informed based services within a culturally enriched environment for First Nations, Metis and Inuit youth ages 3-24 years old. Our trained staff team work to optimize each youth’s potential and strengthen their connections with family and their indigenous community. We provide safe, clean, welcoming homes for the youth in our care.
Spirit of Our Youth Homes is recruiting Youth Workers for our supportive youth homes in Edmonton, who are responsible for implementing the day-to-day operations in a variety of programs and locations. Youth Workers are committed to promoting the personal development of youth in their care by providing and maintaining a safe, supportive home environment that is based on Aboriginal culture.
In Your Role You Will
Assist and support individuals with developing and achieving personal goals.
• Ensure individuals basic needs are met (personal care, life skills and social/occupational skills)
• Assist with day to day operation and maintenance of the residence/program facility (May include cleaning, laundry, dishwashing, changing lines or assisting the youth in care with the completion of these tasks, etc.)
• Teach youth independent living skills such as; communication, emotional well being, problem solving, cooking, cleaning, budgeting, being a positive role model, etc.
• Accompany and safely transport youth to and from school, on outings, and to medical appointments, as needed.
• Supervise and participate in programming and recreational activities in order to ensure safety and the provision of a positive role model for the youth.
• Encourage, promote and enable youth to make changes and develop age-appropriate life skills (coping, problem solving, etc.)
• Work in cooperation with others to plan, support and/or deliver culturally appropriate programs, services, workshops, and outings; encouraging them to learn and participate in their culture.
• Consult and collaborate with the youth, staff and other relevant individuals to identify the needs and goals of the youth
• Connect the youth to the community resources, assets and/or contacts that will further their independence.
• Review and complete communication, medication, daily logs, and other documentation as required while on shift and before leaving shift.
*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 3 months of hiring date) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.
As An Ideal Candidate You Possess
• Degree, Diploma or Certificate in the Human Services field or equivalent experience
• 2 years experience in group homes and/or supported independent living.
• Must provide a current (within past 6 months) criminal record check and Children’s Services Intervention check prior to confirmation of employment
• Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence (for at least 3 years) and clean driver’s abstract with personal car insurance (2 million in third party liability)
• Must be able to deal with any crisis situations, to ensure safety for youth in the program.
• First Aid/CPR Certificate
• Suicide Intervention, Self Harm, Crisis Intervention and Medication Administration training
• Aboriginal awareness and cultural diversity training
• Able to work and follow Spirit of Our Youth Homes Inc. policies and procedures and adhere to Alberta Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act.
• Knowledge of the Canadian Accreditation Council of Human Services
• Able to lift 50 lbs.
What WJS Canada does
In 2013, Spirit of our Youth became part of WJS Canada, the largest privately-owned national social services company in Canada. While operating autonomously, Spirit has full access to the extensive WJS Canada resources.
Spirit of Our Youth was started in 2000 out of a passion for helping indigenous youth. From one home in Central Edmonton we have grown to operate five Group Homes, a Supported Independent Living program, as well as a Drive and Supervised Visits program.
Our Employees Enjoy
At Spirit of Our Youth/WJS Canada, trust, strong connections, innovation and results are the pillars of our mandate. We manage by developing our core strength: our people. We give employees the tools to do the job, developing their competence and their confidence, by conducting training programs to ensure professional development and build skills, employee morale, employee safety, health, loyalty and satisfaction. Developing people includes respecting employees work-life balance through flexible hours, locations and duties. We support our staff with assistance and benefit packages, innovative wellness programs and compassion for the life challenges they face.
For more information on Spirit of Our Youth, services and career opportunities, visit www.spirityouth.ca or call 780-474-7140
For more information on WJS Canada visit our website: www.wjscanada.com
No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.
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