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Awake Overnight Youth Worker- NOVA

Edmonton John Howard Society

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Job ID: 21-017EJHS

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”.

The Edmonton John Howard Society provides the following: 

  • Strong  focus  on  employee  wellness  and  work-life  balance 
  • Service  recognition  and  employee  awards 
  • Professional  Development  opportunities 
  • Staff teambuilding and  appreciation  days 
  • Competitive health, dental and RRSP  benefits

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.

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.


  • 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
  • Participate in an on-call rotation

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Degree or Diploma in a related human service field
  • Minimum 1 year 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)

Conditions of Employment:

  • This is an awake overnight position and requires the selected candidate to work the overnight hours between 11:00 pm – 7:00 am. (Sunday through Thursday)
  • This is a position that requires frequent standing, walking up and down stairs, and occasional lifting.


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

Interviews will be held on Tuesday July 27, 2021

Only those selected for interviews will be contacted

Safety and harmony in our community

Edmonton John Howard Society is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from people of Indigenous heritage, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds

How to Apply

To apply, submit a résumé and cover letter by July 18, 2021 to: hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include 21-017EJHS, Overnight Youth Worker in the Subject Line of the email. Please include how you heard about the position in the cover letter.