Alberta College of Social Workers

Youth Reunification Worker - Competition #1310

Edmonton   |      May 08, 2018 12:00

Category:     SW Dip
Closing Date:     06/08/2018
Employer:     The Family Centre
Title:     Youth Reunification Worker - Competition #1310
Address:      #20 9912 - 106 Street
City:     Edmonton
Date Posted:     05/08/2018
Salary:     $41,931 - $56,127 Annually

Join our dynamic team of human care service professionals who are committed to developing positive working relationships as an integrated team member. Within this team, you will be working collaboratively with other professionals to meet the needs of children, youth, families and communities that lead to successful outcomes. The Family Centre requires Youth Reunification workers for our Youth Reunification Service.

You will be part of a team working in our Youth Reunification homes that provide a family-oriented environment for youth aged 13 - 18 years. You will work within a relational, developmental model utilizing a harm reduction, attachment based approach.

You will be supporting youth to re-connect to family and community in meaningful ways and create long lasting, permanent relationships. You will encourage the development of healthy living skills. In order to ensure a stable and consistent environment for the youth, Youth Reunification homes are supported 24 hours a day by team members working 12 hour shifts (days and nights) on a consistent rotation.

Qualifications:     • Diploma or Degree in Child & Youth Care, Early Childhood Development or Human Services Field and equivalent experience
• Minimum 2 year experience (preferably residential)
• Experience working with youth and families from diverse cultures
• Knowledge, skills and abilities to work with people who have experienced trauma
• Current Certification in First Aid and Level C CPR
• Current ASIST Suicide Intervention Training
• Police Check and Child Intervention Record Check completed within the last 6 months
• Proficient oral and written communication skills
• Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and liability insurance

• Strong interpersonal skills to help establish good working relationships with clients
• Ability to establish clear boundaries and be sensitive to the individual needs of each family
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Ability to problem solve with a non-confrontational approach
• Reliable and flexible availability
• Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented
Description:     • Attending to the daily maintenance of the home
• Transport youth to appointments and school
• Teach and model appropriate household management skills
• Provide emotional support to youth
• Observes and documents youth interactions, focusing on strengths, concerns and areas of growth
• Expand the youth’s circle of support and reignite pre-existing relationships
• Assess on-going risk for youth and safety plan accordingly within a comprehensive team
• Reinforce teaching from other professionals working with the youth
• Maintaining a focus on general wellbeing, with a focus on trauma and attachment
• Completing administrative responsibilities, as required
• Attends staff meetings, service team meetings, trainings and supervision meetings, as required
Please forward your resume to:     Please send your resume to:
Jennifer Hayes, Manager Reunification Services

The Family Centre thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Family Centre is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, as well as work environment. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.