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Ubuntu Allies For Youth Worker

Boyle Street Community Services

This is a Full-time position in Edmonton posted June 12, 2019.

REPORTS TO: Ubuntu Manager

SALARY RANGE: $46 995 – $55 282/year plus travel expenses

HOURS: 37. 5 hours per week, 8:30-5:00, with flexibility to work a varying schedule including evenings and weekends

JOB ID: 19-029BSCS

JOB BACKGROUND:

Connecting children and families through shared humanity.

The Ubuntu CSD (Collaborative Service Delivery) Program, is an innovative approach to child and family support which leverages a network of partner agencies and Children’s Services to create customized support for children, youth, and families in North East Edmonton.

Ubuntu offers a continuum of culturally aligned, community-based, family and child centered services. Collectively, with Boyle Street as the lead agency, Ubuntu is one point of access to a streamlined set of services that leverages the expertise of five networks to meet the needs of our families, children, and youth. Entitled the C5 (Collaborative Five) – Ubuntu works collaboratively with Boyle Street Community Services, Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society, Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre, and Terra Centre for Teen Parents.

Job Purpose:

Working closely with Northeast/Clareview Child and Family Services, the program provides a continuum of services to improve the outcomes for ‘at risk’ youth in Northeast Edmonton. The Ubuntu Allies For Youth Worker will assist youth in stabilizing their lives, decreasing barriers, and increasing opportunities for success.

This position will work in collaboration with Northeast/Clareview Children’s Services Region 6 Caseworkers, as well as Boyle Street Community Centre’s Allies For Youth Program. The Ubuntu Allies For Youth Worker will be co-located in both downtown and Northeast Edmonton Boyle Street Community Services offices.

This is a maternity leave cover position that we anticipate will be 12-18 months in length.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate with the Service Team, along with the youth’s natural supports, on intervention strategies to help youth pursue safer and healthier lives.
  • Establish genuine and engaging relationships with youth
  • Assist in creating a safe, secure and supportive environment which respects the youth and his/her right to participate in all decisions affecting them.
  • Provide crisis intervention and safety planning.
  • Provide appropriate referrals to community services.
  • Advocate of behalf of the youth and community building and network building
  • Maintain an organized physical file for each youth, including the “One Plan” or Transition Plan to Independence, financial expenditures, critical incident reports, etc.
  • Respect and meet the various basic and cultural needs of the youth
  • Provide guidance and support for youth on issues related to health, family, addictions, justice, education, employment, recreation and housing.
  • Establish collaborative working relationships with Boyle Street Community Services; in particular, the Ubuntu CSD program and the Allies For Youth Program, Children’s Services caseworkers, & other supports.

Qualifications:

Education:

Diploma or Degree in Human Services; minimum of two years of relevant related experience.  Must have knowledge and experience working with high risk youth and families.

Skills, Abilities and Attitudes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of philosophies and approaches related to working with youth, including harm reduction, trauma-informed practices and relationship-based practices.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of addictions, gangs, sexual exploitation, homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous Culture, historical trauma, and anti-oppressive practice
  • Exhibit an exceptional ability in connecting with youth and understanding barriers encountered by youth.
  • Knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act.
  • Demonstrate effective time management skills, strong professional boundaries and quick and efficient problem-solving skills.
  • Basic computer and report writing skills, including Microsoft Office and experience working with a data base e.g. (ETO- Efforts To Outcomes).
  • Strong ability to collaborate with multi-disciplinary service teams, and varied perspectives.
  • Extensive travel and transportation of clients is a necessity: must have a reliable vehicle.

Experience:

  • Minimum of two years of relevant related experience.  Must have knowledge and experience working with high risk youth and families.
  • Supporting people of Indigenous decent, newcomers, ethno-cultural groups, LGBTQ and vulnerable/marginalized populations.
  • Criminal Record, Child Intervention Checks, and Driver’s Abstract (results will be reviewed on a case by case basis)

Closing Date: Until Suitable Candidate is Found

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.

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to: hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include 19-029BSCS, Ubuntu Allies For Youth Worker in the Subject Line of the email. In the cover letter please state how you heard about this position.