Child and Youth Care Support Worker - Awake overnight position with excellent benefits!

Catholic Social Services - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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19-326 Child and Youth Care Support Worker - Awake overnight position with excellent benefits!

Safe House - High Risk Program

Are you looking for a career that can make a difference in the life of a child or family in need? Put your passion for working with children and youth towards a rewarding opportunity with Catholic Social Services as a Child and Youth Care Support Worker with Safe House!

Catholic Social Services is currently recruiting for one (1) full-time permanent forty (40) hours a week Child and Youth Care Support Worker position. The shift is Sunday to Thursday from 10pm to 7am.

You will be joining an established Agency that is guided by faith to care for and bring hope to people in need with humility, compassion and respect. With more than 50 years of service delivery, Catholic Social Services is one of the largest multi-function social services agencies in Canada, with more than 1800 staff, and hundreds of volunteers delivering 130+ programs throughout Central Alberta.

“As a Catholic social services agency, we are guided by faith to care for and bring hope to people in need with humility, compassion and respect.”

Program Overview:
The Safe House program is a short term residential group program for high risk youth that have been exposed to substance, physical and mental abuse, sexual exploitation, physical/mental trauma, etc. This program supports youth to reduce their involvement in high risk behaviours using harm reduction principles and practices including circle of courage philosophy, strength based and resiliency focused assessments, which promote empowerment and stabilization. With counselling and support, clients work on developing skills to manage the high risk activities while working on personal goals to be able to transition to a long term residential program.

About the Role:
As a Child and Youth Care Support Worker, you will responsible for assisting in the implementation and progression of the Client Service Plan program created for each client. This position will assist in the supervision and support of the client while located at the program facility ensuring basic needs are met (food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, safety). The Child and Youth Care Support Worker will maintain a safe, warm and positive environment where children/youth feel welcomed and loved.

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Monitoring, supervising, and providing on-site support to children and youth located at the program facility
Maintaining and adhering to established client service plans for children and youth
Supporting children and youth through life skills teaching and in-the-moment learning, with a hands-on approach
Performing routine and scheduled cleaning tasks throughout the facility in accordance with established standards and infection control practices such as, general cleaning and disinfecting, collection of waste and recycling materials, laundry, making beds, dusting, vacuuming, etc. Heavy duty cleaning of walls, ceilings, windows, doors and light fixtures, floors, etc.
Complying with Health & Safety (OH&S) and Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHIMS) and other safety procedures, regulations, and policies.
Completing scheduled client bed checks and program security checks to ensure client safety responding to concerns in a timely manner.
Purchasing grocery supplies and preparing meals according to the menu plan.
Administering medication as required, while monitoring, recognizing, and responding to medical concerns
Completing and filing required program documentation with established timeframes
Performing outreach duties may be required
Other duties as required

Education and Qualifications:
A High School Diploma (or equivalent)
A minimum of 1 to 2 years experience working with children, youth and/or youth who are pregnant and plan to parent their children or already have children and require supports to parent
Experience with high risk youth that have been exposed to physical/mental trauma and substance abuse is required. Certification or training in Aboriginal Awareness, Abuse Awareness, Standard First Aid, Medication Administration, and Violence/Crisis Intervention is a definite asset
The ideal candidate will have an organized and compassionate approach to the work, strong team work skills, and a commitment to developing positive supporting relationships. Other qualifications include:

Proven ability to provide effective communication, collaboration, crisis intervention, and conflict management with clients
Demonstrated assessment, problem solving, and critical thinking skills
Knowledge of community resources is an asset
Experience in industrial cleaning, housekeeping, and meal preparation activities
Intermediate competency with Microsoft Office and other Agency computer applications
Demonstrated ability to act with professionalism, confidentiality, and diplomacy
Physically fit to meet job demands - must be capable of lifting 25-50 pounds on a regular basis
A Valid class 5 Driver’s License
Driver's Abstract with less than six (6) demerit points current within one (1) year
Police Information Check including vulnerable sector search and Children's Service Intervention Record Check must be current within six (6) months

The salary range for this position is $18.09 to $20.35 per hour based on qualifications and experience.

Please apply online at to competition number 19-326.

We thank all applicants. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
We offer flexibility, a comprehensive benefits package and a supportive working environment.
We embrace diversity and offer equal opportunities to all qualified applicants regardless of origin, culture, ethnicity, age, ability, gender identity and people of faith or no faith