Alberta College of Social Workers

Youth Care Worker

Edmonton   |      March 07, 2018 12:00

Category:     SW Dip, BSW, Student
Closing Date:     03/23/2018
Employer:     Boyle Street Community Services
Title:     Youth Care Worker
Address:      Northeast Edmonton
City:     Edmonton
Date Posted:     03/07/2018
Salary:     $19.64- $25.09 per hour


Would you like to be a part of an organization that Never gives up even if the challenge is tough, seemingly impossible? We know that our work is ongoing and that is ok.

We work hard, and we stand with our children and youth, side by side patiently and for as long as they want- a constant and consistent force.

Do you believe that life is too serious to be taken seriously? We do! The sound of laughter echoes through our halls.

If these statements resonate with you and your values are aligned with our values and beliefs listed at:, please consider joining our team.

Boyle Street Community Services offers a competitive and attractive benefits package after successful completion of probationary period.

Job Purpose:

Youth workers provide direct care, guidance, mentorship and support to children and youth who reside in a group living setting.  We work hand in hand with Children Services and our CSD partnership programs to find permanent placements/options that best match each individual child or youth needs. We are STRONG advocates who never settle for anything less than the best for the children and youth in our care. Our core foundation is built on principles as taught in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) training.

There are multiple Full-Time positions to fill.  These positions are based in Northeast Edmonton.

Qualifications:     Education

Diploma or Degree in a related field. A combination of related education and experience will also be considered.

Skills, Abilities and Attitudes:

Knowledge of standard policies and practices related to group care and the ability to effectively implement daily operations as per shift requirements.
Formal training in TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention), Suicide Intervention, Aboriginal Awareness and Cultural Diversity, Standard First Aid and Level C- CPR Note: the agency does provide for all training if needed. Exception: Agency does not provide/reimburse costs for initial First Aid training
Flexible and adaptable to change.
Demonstrated conflict management skills
Must possess a valid Class 5 Drivers license and provide a Drivers Abstract
Must provide a current Criminal Record (Vulnerable sector included) and Child Welfare Check.

Experience and Knowledge:

Minimum 1 year direct experience working in a group home
Experience working in a team environment
Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions
Proven ability to multitask
Strong de-escalation skills
Knowledge of the Child, Youth, and Family Enhancement Act
Knowledge of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate and their role
Experience in completing reports – both handwritten and electronic versions (Efforts to Outcomes- ETO) is required ETO training is provided by the agency.
Proven ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced, ever changing and demanding work environment
Description:     Full Time Rotations:

2 Weekend positions: Friday- Monday. Hours: 8 per shift. Rotation: Friday- Monday -Alternates working Evenings/Days.

2 Weekday positions: Tuesday- Saturday. Hours: 8 per shift. Rotation: Tuesday- Saturday-Alternates working Evenings/Days.

1 Weekday position: Sunday- Thursday. Hours: 8 per shift. Rotation: Sunday- Thursday – Alternates working Evenings/Days.

2 Weekday positions: Monday- Friday. Hours: 8 per shift. Rotation: Monday- Friday – Evenings.

Staff also attend one mandatory 3 HOUR house meeting each month.

Please indicate in your cover letter which position and rotation you are applying for.

Key Areas Of Reponsibilites:

Maintain a supportive comfortable atmosphere, encourage residents in their individuality, while complying with the policies and procedures.
Attend and participate in shift exchange/ security and safety checks
Assist residents (2 -24 years) in securing a full-time day program, which suits their needs.
Transport and support residents with their day programs, appointments, and recreational activities
Supervise residents in daily routines, in accordance with assigned shift
Utilize Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) strategies to diffuse potential behavior escalations
Work at any Group living program location if/as required
Evaluate resident’s behavior through daily contact and monthly goal progress notes
Ensure logs books, reports and documentation is completed timely
Attend staff meetings and any other meetings or training programs as directed by Management.
Follow all Agency’s policies, and procedures, code of conduct, shift expectations, and job descriptions
Communicate with Management concerning issues with residents.
Administer medications to residents as required.
Assist with intake of new residents
Maintain a healthy environment by performing a variety of cleaning and housekeeping duties as required
Maintain an inventory of supplies, food, and personal hygiene products, and weekly shopping lists.
Perform related duties as outlined in the job description
Please forward your resume to:     Please email your resume and cover letter to: Please include Youth Care Worker in the Subject Line on the email. Please state in your cover letter how you heard about the position.

Closing Date: This posting will remain open until suitable candidates are found.

Boyle Street Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of the communities we serve, and are committed to engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Boyle Street Community Services welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2Scommunities.