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Youth Worker (Overnight Awake Shift)

Job Information
Author abwjscanada
Date November 7, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Spirit of Our Youth Homes
Salary : $18.00 - $23.00 - Per Hour
Location Edmonton, AB
Category Social Services
Contact Information
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Youth Worker (Overnight Awake Shift)

Job Number:J1018-1165

Job Type:Permanent, Full-Time

City:Edmonton, Alberta

Hours of Work Per Week:32 hrs/wk (Min.)

Scheduled Hours:Approximately 10pm to 8am (scheduled times may vary)

Number Of Positions:2

Closing Date:November 12, 2018

Hiring Manager:Barb Lessard – Program Director

Compensation:$18.00 – $23.00/Hour

The Program

Spirit of Our Youth Homes offers trauma informed based services within a culturally enriched environment for First Nations, Metis and Inuit youth ages 3-24 years old. Our trained staff team work to optimize each youth’s potential and strengthen their connections with family and their indigenous community. We provide safe, clean, welcoming homes for the youth in our care.

The Position

Spirit of Our Youth Homes is recruiting Overnight Awake Youth Workers. Although you work alone on your overnight shift you are part of a trauma informed team who provide a safe and supportive home within culturally based programming. Your integrity and compassionate care contribute to the personal development of our youth. You will be responsible for providing support, supervising youth, cleaning and handling any crisis situations that may occur.

In Your Role You Will

  • Ensure safety and be a positive role model for our youth.
    • Ensure frequent bed checks, as directed by Supervisor/Manager.
    • Ensure youth are receiving regular wake up calls as required.
    • Work in cooperation with others to plan, support and/or deliver culturally appropriate programs, services, workshops, and outings.
    • Perform housekeeping duties such as laundry, cleaning, vacuuming, etc.and any extra cleaning duties as requested by the Program Supervisor/Manager.
    • Complete documentation -log book, contact notes, medication, Critical Incident reports etc.
    • Present appropriate response to youth behaviour.

*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 3 months of hiring date) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.

As An Ideal Candidate You Possess

  • Degree, Diploma or Certificate in the Human Services field or equivalent experience
    • 2 years experience in group homes and/or supported independent living.
    • Must provide 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)
    • Must be able to deal with any crisis situations, to ensure safety for youth in the program.
    • First Aid/CPR Certificate
    • Suicide Intervention, Self Harm, Crisis Intervention and Medication Administration training
    • Aboriginal awareness and cultural diversity training
    • Able to work and follow Spirit of Our Youth Homes Inc. policies and procedures and adhere to Alberta Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act.
    • Knowledge of the Canadian Accreditation Council of Human Services
    • Able to lift 50 lbs.

What WJS Canada does

In 2013, Spirit of our Youth became part of WJS Canada, the largest privately-owned national social services company in Canada. While operating autonomously, Spirit has full access to the extensive WJS Canada resources. Each day 600 dedicated WJS employees provide a wide range of proven and innovative services to more than 1300 people in three provinces. WJS serves many First Nation and Métis communities in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, emphasizing cultural diversity and respect.

Spirit of Our Youth was started in 2000 out of a 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 a Drive and Supervised Visits program.

Our Employees Enjoy

At Spirit of Our Youth/WJS Canada, trust, strong connections, innovation and results are the pillars of our mandate. We manage by developing our core strength: our people. We give employees the tools to do the job, developing their competence and their confidence, by conducting training programs to ensure professional development and build skills, employee morale, employee safety, health, loyalty and satisfaction. Developing people includes respecting employees work-life balance through flexible hours, locations and duties. We support our staff with assistance and benefit packages, innovative wellness programs and compassion for the life challenges they face.

For more information on Spirit of Our Youth, services and career opportunities, visit or call 780-474-7140

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