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Part Time Youth Worker

Edmonton John Howard Society

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Edmonton John Howard Society (EJHS) is a CARF accredited, community based not for profit crime prevention agency 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”.

We are a values-driven organization that supports clients from a strength based approach.  If your values are aligned with our core values listed at: https://johnhoward.org/about-us/core-values, please consider joining our team.

The LOFT provides short term supportive housing (approximately 6 months) for 6 males between the ages of 16-24 who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of being homeless. Part Time Youth Workers provide on-going day to day support to the youth residing at The LOFT.  Through the use of positive role modeling and effective communication skills, Part Time Workers assist The LOFT youth in increasing their skills towards independence.

This position requires the successful candidate to work flexible hours, primarily working weekend shifts, and overnight awake shifts.  The starting salary is $17.00 per hour plus differential for overnight hours.

Responsibilities:

  • Completion of accurate written daily documentation
  • Delivery of services in a client centered, strength based approach
  • Build collaborative relationships with youth and support youth to achieve their individual goal plans
  • Role model and assist youth with self-advocacy, life skills, social skills, communication and conflict resolution
  • Encourage youth to engage in healthy lifestyle alternatives
  • Transparently address current challenges with youth
  • Maintain a safe, secure, and clean environment
  • Build positive relationships with related community agencies / partners
  • Contribute to a positive culture by assisting and supporting colleagues
  • Practice agency mission, vision, values and guiding principles
  • Participate in unit staff meetings

Qualifications:

  • Working towards a diploma or degree in a related Human Services field
  • 6 months experience working with youth
  • Knowledge of harm reduction, addictions and strength based philosophy
  • Strong communication and pro-social relationship building skills
  • Able to work independently and effectively deal with crisis situations
  • Able to work shift work including weekends, holidays and awake overnights
  • General computer knowledge (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Valid First Aid and CPR certification
  • Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Record Check

Safety and harmony in our community

How to Apply

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter by September 20, 2018 to KHendra@johnhoward.org.  Please include The LOFT Youth Worker in the Subject Line of the email. Please include how you heard about the position in the cover letter.