Child and Youth Care Worker - Exciting full time opportunity with great benefits!
Catholic Social Services
Edmonton, AB
19-133 Child and Youth Care Worker - Exciting full time opportunity with great benefits!

Agape Family Place

Are you looking for a fulfilling career that can make a difference in the life of youth in need? Put your passion for working with families and youth towards a rewarding opportunity with Catholic Social Services as a Child and Youth Care Worker with Agape 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:
We are looking for three (3) full time permanent forty (40) hours a week Child and Youth Care Worker to join our dynamic and talented team!

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:

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 counselling families, children/youth with behavioural and developmental disabilities is required.
Experience with children and family programming, youth in care, residential care, and case management is a requirement of this position.
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 teamwork skills, a commitment to developing positive supporting relationships, and experience supporting families. 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
Intermediate competency with Microsoft Office and other Agency computer applications
Demonstrated ability to act with professionalism, confidentiality, and diplomacy
Proven case documentation and effective information reporting practices
Valid Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration and Third Party Liability Insurance (amount of two million)
Police Information Check including vulnerable sector search, Intervention Record Check and Drivers Abstract 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 a comprehensive benefits package, 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 19-133. We thank all applicants. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.