Alberta College of Social Workers

House Parent

Edmonton   |      July 14, 2017 12:00

Category:     SW Dip, BSW, MSW, RSW, Other
Closing Date:     07/21/2017
Employer:     Youth Empowerment & Support Services
Title:     House Parent
Address:      9310 82 Avenue
City:     Edmonton
Date Posted:     07/14/2017
Salary:     To be determined

Who we are:        Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS) is a not-for-profit agency working with youth facing difficult realities.


Currently, we have a vacancy for a House Parent in one of our residential programs. The ideal candidate will be friendly, have strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail, and strong relationship building skills.

Qualifications:     -Diploma or degree in Child and Youth Care or other related Human Services.
-Two years human services experience; preference for those working with youth facing difficult realities.
-CYCAA certification or other related certification will be considered an asset.
Other requirements:
-Criminal Record check and child intervention record obtained less than six months ago
-Valid driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract
-Knowledgeable and respectful of values, beliefs and practices of Aboriginal and other cultural/diversity groups.
-Basic computer skills, First Aid Training, Suicide Intervention Training. Medication administration will be an asset.
-Ability to lift up to forty (40) pounds. .
Description:     Reporting to the Residential Programs Supervisor, your main responsibilities will be:
• Nurturing and providing direct supervision to youth in the Residential Program.
• Modeling appropriate behavior - calm assertiveness – consistency – relationship building.
• Facilitating a positive family – like environment that encourages healthy and fun behaviours and activities.
• Coordinating meal preparation and other housekeeping duties.
• Intake tours for clients.
• Completing internal and external documentation during each shift.

The shift rotation for this position is 48 hours on site with 4 days off. The 24-hour schedule includes 8 hr sleep shifts.

Salary range: Based on education and experience. Agency paid health benefits after six months of employment
Start Date: ASAP

Please forward your resume to:     Please forward your application outlining experience and expected salary in confidence to Check out our website!