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Youth Worker-Group Living Program

JOB TITLE: Youth Worker

REPORTS TO: Team Leader/Supervisor/Manager/Director

HOURLY RANGE: $20.94-$26.75

HOURS: Full Time


Position 1: Weekends. Saturday & Sunday- 9am-9pm, Friday & Monday- 1:30-9:30pm.


Position 2: Weekdays. Monday- Friday 2:30-10:30pm


Position 3: Weekdays, Tuesday-Saturday (rotating schedule)

Week 1: Tues-Sat 7am-3pm

Week 2: Tues-Thurs: 1:30pm-9:30pm. Fri & Sat: 7am-3pm


Position 4: Awake Overnights, (rotating schedule).

Week 1: Sunday-Tuesday: 10pm-9am

Week 2: Sunday- Wednesday: 10pm-9am


Position 5: Awake Overnights, (rotating schedule).

Week 1: Wednesday-Saturday: 10pm-9am

Week 2: Thursday-Saturday: 10pm-9am


Relief/Casual-


Sites are operational 24/7 - hours and shifts will vary. Staff provide support and shift coverage at any GLP site location.



“Despite great challenges we believe unhealthy cycles can be broken, new opportunities created, and, through healing, health restored.”


Would you like to be a part of an organization that works with some of Edmonton’s most vulnerable populations and counts on the professionalism, expertise, insight, and passion of its staff to develop programs and services for the clients they work with? Join us at Boyle Street Community Services.


“We stand with our clients, side by side, patiently and for as long as they want – a constant and consistent caring force”


Boyle Street Community Services (BSCS) is a values-driven organization that believes our clients are the experts in their own life. Your job will be to foster innovation with your team alongside our clients. If your values are aligned with our values and beliefs listed at: https://www.boylestreet.org/mission-history, please consider joining our team.


This position comes with a comprehensive dental, health and drug benefits package, three weeks of annual vacation, and numerous professional development and training opportunities.


Job Purpose:


Youth Workers provide direct care, guidance, mentorship and support to residents 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.


KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:


· Maintain a supportive comfortable atmosphere and encourage residents in their individuality, while complying with agency policies and procedures and best practices.

· Attend and participate in shift exchange/ security and safety checks

· Provide individualized care and support for residents ages 2-22.

· Transport and provide support for residents to attend their day programs, appointments, and recreational activities

· Supervise residents in daily routines, in accordance with assigned shift

· Utilize Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) strategies to manage and prevent crisis.

· As required, work and provide staffing support at any GLP site.

· Evaluate resident’s behavior through daily contact and monthly goal progress notes

· Ensure log books, reports and documentation is completed timely

· Follow all Agency’s policies, and procedures, code of conduct, shift expectations, and job descriptions.

· Communicate with management any concerns impacting a resident’s safety and well-being.

· Administer medications to residents as required.

· Assist with intake & welcoming the resident into GLP.

· Maintain a healthy and safe 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


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE


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


Minimum 1-year direct experience working in a group home with children or youth


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES


· Ability to work in a highly stressful and ever-changing environment and understands the importance of boundaries and resiliency.

· 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/Self Harm, Indigenous Awareness, Cultural Diversity, Medication Administration, Trauma Informed, and 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 Alberta Class 5 Driver’s license and be able to provide a clear drivers abstract (3 years history).

· Must provide a current Vulnerable Sector Police check and Intervention Record check

· Willingness to work collaboratively in a team environment

· Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions

· Proven ability to multitask

· Strong de-escalation skills

· Knowledge of legislations, regulations and acts related to Group Care Sector

· Experience with completing reports – both handwritten and electronic versions (SharePoint) are required SharePoint training is provided by the agency

· Proven ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced, ever changing, and demanding work environment


Closing Date: Until positions are filled.


To Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to: careers@boylestreet.org

Please include POSITION in the subject line of the email. In the cover letter please state how you heard about this position and why you are suitable for the position.


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 LGBTQ2S communities.

Clients, staff and partners are vital members of the Boyle Street team, so we place emphasis on making sure that we address each other correctly. Pronouns are an important part of how we speak about people.

Pronouns might be:

She/Her/Hers

He/Him/His

They/Them/Theirs

And other pronouns that help individuals to express themselves

At Boyle Street, we use pronouns to properly address and refer to people in our face-to-face interactions, in verbal introductions, as well as in writing on name tags, email signatures, and ID badges. We invite you to let us know how to properly refer to you and your pronouns as you explore finding a professional home with us.


The health and safety of our staff and community members is very important to us. Boyle Street Community Services strongly encourages all staff who are able to obtain full COVID-19 vaccination status, as defined by Alberta Health Services. Employees who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 may be subject to regular testing requirements at personal expense. Full vaccination may be a requirement for certain positions due to role, site or partnership requirements.