Alberta College of Social Workers

House Parent

Edmonton   |      October 02, 2017 12:00

Category:     SW Dip, BSW, MSW, RSW
Closing Date:     11/02/2017
Employer:     Youth Empowerment & Support Services
Title:     House Parent
Address:      9310 82 Avenue
City:     Edmonton
Date Posted:     10/02/2017
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.
Start Date: ASAP
Deadline for applications: Open until suitable candidate is hired

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

YESS is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and safe work environment for people of all backgrounds. YESS is also a pet-friendly workplace.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.