Group Care Team Lead Ref.# SOYH-700-TL

Job Information
Author abwjscanada
Date March 3, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Spirit of our Youth
Salary $23.63-$27.00 - Per Hour
Location Edmonton, Alberta
Category Social Services
Contact Information
Closing Date: March 10, 2017 Competition #: SOYH-700-TL (please quote on cover letter or resume)   Please submit a cover letter & resume to Barb Lessard – Program Director Email: Online:  Fax: (855) 465-5502

Group Care Team Lead Ref.# SOYH-700-TL

Edmonton, AB

Full time, 40 hrs/wk Mon – Fri (some evenings & weekends)

Regular rate: $23.63-$27.00/hr



Spirit of Our Youth is dedicated to providing culturally based programming, support and accommodations to Aboriginal youth.


We believe that children are a gift from the Creator and as such, should be treated with respect, honesty, and compassion.


Join us as we empower youth and strengthen their connections with family and community!


What’s in it for you!

  • Inspiring, challenging and rewarding work where you will make a difference each and every day that you work.
  • A variety of shifts.
  • Appreciative teams, Appreciative clients, Organizational Recognition and Rewards.
  • Ability to ignite your career, increase your knowledge and skills through Training and Development programs.
  • Comprehensive benefit plans including a wellness program with unique opportunities.


What does Spirit of our Youth do?  We believe that in today’s society all youth have an inherent right to succeed in all challenges now and in the future. Spirit of Our Youth was started in 2000 out of this passion for helping Aboriginal youth. From one home in Central Edmonton we have grown to operate five Group Homes, a Supported Independent Living program as well as, Drive and Supervised Visit programs.


Our Program: Spirit Group Care programs provide a network of staff and resources for children and youth who for various reasons cannot remain in their family homes. We strengthen individuals and their ties to family and community while keeping them connected to and empowered by their culture.


Our programs focus on assessment and stabilization and building skills for successful transition to independent living. Supports include collaborations in daily living, community inclusion, therapeutic interventions, family preservation as well as care plan implementation, education and transition planning. Everything we do is based on a platform of Trauma Informed Care.


Our employees encourage and support an understanding in our youth about aboriginal teachings.


Your Role and Position: As Team Leader you are responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations in one of the Spirit homes. The Team Leader provides and maintains a safe, supportive and culturally open environment in order to support the development of the clients and staff.


You are experienced, knowledgeable and highly capable of the following:

Direct Service Delivery:

  • Ensure that all youths’ basic needs are met.
  • Implement service plans under the supervision of the Program Manager
  • Prepare bi-weekly menus and monthly recreation plans that fit within budget
  • Maintain regular contact with Case Managers, family, and/or others on the professional team, advocating on behalf of the youth as required.
  • Accompany and safely transport youth to and from school, on outings, and to medical appointments, as needed.
  • Manage the homes budget/petty cash.
  • Work in cooperation with others to plan, support and/or deliver culturally appropriate programs, services, workshops, and outings
  • Ensure home and equipment are clean, safe and orderly
  • On call duties as required.
  • Other related responsibilities, as assigned, to support the group home program/company.

Personnel Management:

  • Ensure daily duties are assigned and completed.
  • Prepare and maintain staff schedules including holiday requests, leaves of absence or sick leaves.
  • Review and authorize staff timesheets on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Orientation of new staff.
  • Meet with staff for case consultation, and client file review, providing direction as needed
  • Facilitate staff meetings.
  • Oversee employee and team performance through ongoing feedback, staff supervisions, probation and performance reviews.
  • Help employees with conflict resolution and address disciplinary matters, and/or concerns as required.

Administration and Canadian Accreditation Council Compliance:

  • Maintain documentation of assigned staff and client files.
  • Ensure log book is reviewed and maintained daily.
  • Ensure self and employees are in compliance with Spirit of Our Youth Homes Inc. policies and procedures.
  • Ensures timely completion of monthly reports including but not limited to, occupancy, vehicle inspection, and site inspection reports.


**All applicants must provide a current (within 6 months) Criminal Record Check and Children’s Services Intervention Check prior to confirmation of employment.


As our ideal candidate you possess:

  • Degree, Diploma or Certificate in the Human Services field.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in the Human Services field working with youth.
  • A current (within past 6 months) criminal record check and Children’s Services Intervention check prior to confirmation of employment
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence and clean driver’s abstract with personal car insurance (2 million in third party liability)
  • First Aid/CPR Certificate
  • Suicide Intervention, Self Harm, Crisis Intervention and Medication Administration training
  • Aboriginal awareness and cultural diversity training and awareness and understanding of Alberta Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act.
  • Able to lift 50 lbs
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