Child and Youth Care Worker - Part time opportunity with great work-life balance!
Catholic Social Services
Edmonton, AB
19-027 Child and Youth Care Worker - Part time opportunity with great work-life balance!

Agape West Family Place Program

Are you looking for a fulfilling career that can make a difference in the life of a family and youth in need? Put your passion for working with youth towards a rewarding opportunity with Catholic Social Services as a Child and Youth Care Worker in Agape West Family Place!

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 1700 staff, and 2000 volunteers delivering 130+ programs throughout Central and Northern Alberta.

Program Overview:
Agape Family Place provides semi-residential family-centered support to families and children/youth with behavioral and developmental disabilities. Clients receive in-home and community supports to encourage, empower, learn, and develop healthy family/life skills with the overall goal of returning the child/youth full time to the family home.

About the Role:
This opportunity is a part time position at sixteen (16) hours per week. Shifts are on evenings 2-10pm, Monday and Friday.

As a Child and Youth Care Worker, you will be responsible for assessing the needs of the child/youth and parent/guardian, providing counselling and teaching basic life, community, and family living skills while ensuring basic needs are met (food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, safety). The Child and Youth Care Worker creates a safe, warm and positive environment where children/youth feel welcomed and loved. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:

As a Child and Youth Care Worker you will be responsible for:
Managing a caseload of 1-2 families
Developing and overseeing service plans for children, youth, and their parents
Supervising and supporting children and youth in a semi-residential setting
Assisting children and youth in overcoming barriers, and supporting them to develop positive and healthy relationships with their families and communities
Supporting children and youth through life skills teaching and in-the-moment learning, with a hands-on approach
Assisting children and youth in attending appointments and successfully participating in their educational placements and/or day programs
Supporting parents and guardians to enhance their parenting skills and family capacity through weekly family support sessions
Supporting families to access community resources and natural supports
Submitting required program documentation with established timeframes
Performing basic housekeeping and meal preparation duties
Other duties as required

Education and Qualifications:
A Diploma/Degree in Human Services (or equivalent)
A minimum of two (2) years of experience with youth programming, youth in care, residential care, and case management
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
Demonstrated ability to act with professionalism, confidentiality, and diplomacy
Excellent case management skills, excellent reporting and documentation skills
Intermediate competency with Microsoft Office and other Agency computer applications
Physically fit to meet job demands - must be capable of lifting 25-50 pounds on a regular basis
Valid Driver’s License and reliable vehicle are required
Police Information Check including vulnerable sector search, Intervention Record Check and/ or summary of driving record with no more than six (6) demerit points are conditions of employment and the financial responsibility of the candidate.

The salary for this position is $22.63 to $25.46 per hour based on qualifications and experience. We offer flexibility and supportive working environment.

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. 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.

Please apply online at www.cssalberta.ca/careers to competition number 19-027. We thank all applicants, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.