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Full Time Awake Overnight Youth Worker

Edmonton John Howard Society

This is a Full-time position in Edmonton posted September 2, 2018.

Edmonton John Howard Society (EJHS) is a CARF accredited community based crime prevention organization that has been operating in Edmonton since 1949.  Our mission is “through our programs and services we work to prevent crime and to help people affected by crime”.

NOVA provides youth experiencing homelessness between the ages of 16-24, with a safe, affordable and supportive living environment.  Operating primarily from a Harm Reduction philosophy, the program provides 20 beds as a low-barrier housing solution to those who are faced with multiple challenges.

This is an awake overnight position and requires the selected candidate to work the overnight hours between 11:00pm – 7:00am, Monday through Friday.  This is a temporary up to 1 year position.


  • Build collaborative relationships with youth
  • Role model life skills, social skills, communication skills and conflict resolution
  • Encourage youth to engage in healthy lifestyle alternatives
  • Support youth to achieve goals as defined on their individual goal plans
  • Completion of accurate written daily documentation, including referrals and intakes
  • Maintain accurate and timely data collection, data entry and completion of any program assessments and surveys as directed
  • Maintain a safe, secure environment
  • Ensure maintenance and cleanliness of unit and property
  • Liaise with guardians, program partners and other professionals
  • Maintain positive, professional working relationships with colleagues
  • Participate in core agency and additional ongoing training opportunities as directed and approved


  • Degree or Diploma in a related human service field
  • Minimum 1 years experience working with youth
  • Knowledge of harm reduction, addictions and strength based philosophy
  • Able to work within a team and effectively deal with crisis situations
  • Able to work consistent awake overnights
  • Valid First Aid and CPR certification
  • Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check
  • General computer knowledge (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook)


The starting annual salary for this position is $43 000, with additional compensation between the hours of midnight and 6:00 am.

Closing Date: Until Suitable Candidate is Found

Safety and harmony in our community


How to Apply

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter electronically to jdavis@johnhoward.org.  Please include Overnight Youth Worker in the Subject Line of the email.  Please state how you heard about the position in the cover letter.