Youth Worker - Safe Spaces Project
|Category:||SW Dip, BSW, MSW, RSW, Other|
|Title:||Youth Worker - Safe Spaces Project|
|Address:||9321 Jasper Avenue|
e4c is a not-for-profit organization that works across Edmonton, helping people get what they need to tackle life’s challenges. At e4c, we are working to limit, alleviate and ultimately eliminate poverty in Edmonton. Everyone has a story . . . and we believe in a future where poverty isn’t part of it.
The Safe Spaces project is a one year pilot project supporting LGBTQ2S+ youth between the ages of 13-24 to obtain short term, community based accommodations with the intention of planning for transition to stable, permanent housing. Project staff will develop and nurture relations with communities, landlords, stakeholders; foster positive community supports for the youth participating in the project, facilitate group activities (recreational/educational) with youth, and provide referrals and follow-up support to external services (LGBTQ2S+ service providers, legal, medical, educational, Children’s Services, etc.).
Hours: Full-time: Temporary: March 2018 to November 2018; Rotating Schedule: 4 shifts on 4 shifts off; 3:00pm to 11:00pm
Why Join Our Team
• Degree/diploma in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Child and Youth Care (CYC), Social Work, Human Services, or related field.
• Police Information Check with Vulnerable sector.
• Intervention Record Check.
• Reliable, registered vehicle, driver’s license, a recent driver’s abstract and valid insurance including $2 million dollar liability coverage.
• Certificates: Standard First Aid, Aboriginal Awareness, Medication Administration, De-Escalation, Protection of Sexually Exploited Children’s Act, Suicide Intervention, Harm Reduction, Serving
• 2+ years’ experience working with marginalized populations (LGBTQ2S+ and youth experience is an asset).
• Working knowledge and understanding of LGBTQ2S experiences, harm reduction, resiliency, trauma-informed and solution focused practice.
• Demonstrated experience de-escalating crisis and potentially violent situations with individuals under the influence of drugs or alcohol, under extreme stress &/or struggling with acute/chronic mental
• Extensive background and experience working with youth struggling with addictions, poverty, mental health, and traumatic histories. Understanding and ability to respond to multiple, complex barriers
faced by high-risk youth.
• Communication – Comfortable communicating formally, informally, in groups and one-on-one. Able to obtain and share information, ideas, and problems. Able to ask for advice, support and accept
• Relationship Building – Able to build formal and informal professional relationships. Model and foster respect and reciprocity with people served in the program, team members, other e4c personnel,
external service providers and community members
• Accountability – Able to define expectations for self and others and to act to fulfill these expectations. Able to self-reflect, monitor and correct one’s own actions. Takes accountability to deliver the best
service by demonstrating best practice behaviors following organizational policy and procedures, CARF standards, OH & S, and Government of Alberta Licensing protocols.
• Create and Lead Change – proactive and preventative; innovation and creative; pathfinding; inspirational. Seeks ways to improve processes and efficiencies for enhanced service and community
relations. Responds to new and innovative ideas in an effort to effectively problem solve for resolution.
|Description:||In Your Role You Will
• Facilitate case assessment and case management sessions with youth.
• Support youth in developing client-centered goals and following up on progress in working towards day-programming attainment (school, life skills, job, rehabilitation etc.)
• Build rapport with youth through utilizing active and supportive listening.
• Provide crisis intervention and one-to-one support of project youth in the community.
• Work with project youth, families, service teams, landlords and community members to assist in developing positive relationships.
• Attend meetings and activities with youth in the community that includes one-on-one work with youth in their apartments/suites.
• Ensure youth have clean, safe and healthy living environments.
• Compile and maintain physical and electronic files with supporting documentation as necessary (communication books, critical incident reports (CIR), program and youth outcomes, etc.).
|Please forward your resume to:||Please forward Cover Letter and Resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org|