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Services for Educational Achievement Worker

Terra Centre

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Mission            Empowering Teen Parents to Succeed

Vision              Teen Parent Families Thrive and Enrich our Community

As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for over 45 years Terra is recognized for its leadership, innovation and collaboration.  Annually more than 1,000 young parents and their children benefit from a comprehensive range of services. Through the compassionate work of the staff, we help parents and children to develop and reach their full potential by recognizing and responding to their unique and individual needs.   Terra Centre staff are guided by the Code of Honour which supports, respects, and celebrates our families and staff (https://terracentre.ca/what-is-terra/careers/).  If you share our values and support our mission and vision please consider joining our team.

The Services for Educational Achievement (SEA) Worker is responsible for the direct service delivery to pregnant and parenting families attending Braemar School with a focus on strengthening the parent/child relationship; supporting the achievement of education and employment goals; and building the family’s natural and community resources.  SEA Workers also play a key role in the Strengthening Hope Program as they assist, monitor and support participants who are receiving financial assistance through the program.  Reporting the Program Supervisor, Services for Educational Achievement, SEA workers work closely with staff at Braemar School, other Terra programs and external agencies.

This is a permanent position working 37.5 hours/week.  Hours of work are primarily 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. but some flexibility is required to meet the needs’ of the program and participants.  The position is based out of the Braemar School office located at 9359 67A Street NW.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing support to the young families through onsite visits, home visits, psycho-social educational groups, telephone and electronic contact as well as other support strategies
  • Assist families in connecting with agency programs, community resources and arranging case conferences when required
  • Support self-advocacy practices and advocate for families in crisis, assisting with problem solving, communication skills, decision-making skills and goal planning to increase their confidence in meeting the needs of their family
  • Identify community resources and develop strong community relationships to continually enhance programming to meet both the needs of the families and the outcomes of the program
  • Work collaboratively with participants, Terra program staff and funding partners to process Strengthening Hope Program applications adhering to the SHP policies and eligibility requirements.
  • Complete and process required paperwork to track personal information changes, student terminations and changes to funding requests.
  • Monitor participants on an ongoing basis to ensure that they are meeting the requirements of the funding program, communicate requirements and create action plans with participants to help them meet requirements as needed.
  • Adhere to all safety protocols established by the agency for on-site group and community meetings/interactions
  • Complete assessments, file maintenance, documentation and reporting according to program policies and procedures
  • Record and monitor the progress on participants’ goals
  • Compile monthly statistical information as required and collect outcome measures data and complete evaluation activities as required

Qualifications

  • Diploma or Degree in Child and Youth Care, Social Work or related Human Service program. Registered with an applicable regulatory or licensing body
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working directly with adolescents in a community based service delivery model that utilizes assessment, case planning, and a range of intervention techniques.
  • Familiar with funding options available to youth (Alberta Works, Advancing Futures, CFS)

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and in a team-based environment
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrate an awareness of cultural sensitivity in the planning and delivery of services
  • Ability to engage in respectful, professional dialogue when faced with conflicting perspectives
  • Registered with an applicable regulatory or licensing body

Other Requirements

  • Suicide Prevention Training and/or Mental Health First Aid Certificate.
  • Current Standard First Aid Certificate dated within 6 months.
  • Police Security Clearance (CRIM) dated within 6 months.
  • Child Intervention Check (CWIS) dated within 6 months.
  • Valid Driver’s License, Insurance Coverage (with 2 Million Liability), own vehicle and a clear Drivers Abstract dated within 6 months.

Salary: The salary range for the position is $41 500 to $46 500/year.  Upon completion of a probationary period, we offer a comprehensive, competitive, extended health benefits package including RRSP contribution.

Closing Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

How to Apply

To apply for this opportunity, please email your résumé and cover letter to: Human Resources, hr@careersforcommunity.ca.  Please include the Services for Educational Achievement Worker in the Subject Line of the email and state in your cover letter how you heard about the position.