JOB TITLE: Youth Worker -Full time and Relief
REPORTS TO: Manager
HOURLY WAGE: $20.02- $25.97 per hour
HOURS: Full time: Weekday and Weekend rotation available

Relief: Shiftwork. Hours will vary.

 

OVERVIEW:

Would you like to be a part of an organization that Never gives up even if the challenge is tough, seemingly impossible? We know that our work is ongoing and that is ok.

We work hard, and we stand with our children and youth, side by side patiently and for as long as they want- a constant and consistent force.

Do you believe that life is too serious to be taken seriously? We do! The sound of laughter echoes through our halls.

If these statements resonate with you and your values are aligned with our values and beliefs listed at: http://boylestreet.org/who-we-are/mission-and-history/, please consider joining our team

Boyle Street Community Services offers a competitive and attractive benefits package after successful completion of probationary period.

Job Purpose:

Youth Workers provide direct care, guidance, mentorship and support to children and youth who reside in a group living setting. We work hand in hand with Children Services and our CSD partnership programs to find permanent placements/options that best match each individual child or youth needs. We are STRONG advocates who never settle for anything less than the best for the children and youth in our care. Our core foundation is built on principles as taught in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) training.

There is 1 Full time position and multiple relief positions to fill. These positions are based in Northeast Edmonton.

FULL TIME Positions:

1 Weekend position: Rotation: Friday- Monday. Hours: 8 per shift.

1 Weekday position: Rotation: Sunday- Thursday. Hours: 8 per shift.

Relief Positions:

Hours will vary and will include working evenings and on weekends.

Please indicate in your cover letter which position and rotation you are applying for.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain a supportive comfortable atmosphere, encourage residents in their individuality, while complying with the policies and procedures.
  • Attend and participate in shift exchange/ security and safety checks
  • Assist residents (2 -24 years) in securing a full-time day program, which suits their needs.
  • Transport and support residents with their day programs, appointments, and recreational activities
  • Supervise residents in daily routines, in accordance with assigned shift
  • Utilize Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) strategies to diffuse potential behavior escalations
  • Work at any Group living program location if/as required
  • Evaluate resident’s behavior through daily contact and monthly goal progress notes
  • Ensure logs books, reports and documentation is completed timely
  • Attend staff meetings and any other meetings or training programs as directed by Management.
  • Follow all Agency’s policies, and procedures, code of conduct, shift expectations, and job descriptions
  • Communicate with Management concerning issues with residents.
  • Administer medications to residents as required.
  • Assist with intake of new residents
  • Maintain a healthy environment by performing a variety of cleaning and housekeeping duties as required
  • Maintain an inventory of supplies, food, and personal hygiene products, and weekly shopping lists.
  • Perform related duties as outlined in the job description

Qualifications

Education

  • Diploma or Degree in a related field. A combination of related education and experience will also be considered.

Skills, Abilities and Attitudes

  • Knowledge of standard policies and practices related to group care and the ability to effectively implement daily operations as per shift requirements.
  • Formal training in TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention), Suicide Intervention, Aboriginal Awareness and Cultural Diversity, Standard First Aid and Level C- CPR Note: the agency does provide for all training if needed. Exception: Agency does not provide/reimburse costs for initial First Aid training
  • Flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Demonstrated conflict management skills
  • Must possess a valid Alberta Class 5 Drivers license and provide a Drivers Abstract
  • Must provide a current Criminal Record (Vulnerable sector included) and Child Welfare Check.

Experience and Knowledge

  • Minimum 1 years’ direct experience working in a group home
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions
  • Proven ability to multitask
  • Strong de-escalation skills
  • Knowledge of the Child, Youth, and Family Enhancement Act
  • Knowledge of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate and their role
  • Experience in completing reports – both handwritten and electronic versions (Efforts to Outcomes- ETO) is required ETO training is provided by the agency.

 

  • Proven ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced, ever changing and demanding work environment

Boyle Street Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of the communities we serve and are committed to engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Boyle Street Community Services welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2S communities.

To Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to: sbreitkreutz@boylestreet.org. Please include Youth Worker and indicate which position that you are applying for in the Subject Line on the email.

Closing Date: This posting will remain open until suitable candidates are found.