This program works with a diverse population of youth who face a number of barriers. We work with each youth at their starting point, helping them achieve their goals and ambitions as they journey toward independence. Our work is youth focused, based on the principles of harm reduction, resiliency, and trauma –informed, solution focused practice, and a strength-based approach.
Youth Housing Programs offer safe, supportive housing for youth experiencing addictions and homelessness. As the Transitional Support Worker (TSW), your primary responsibilities include building relationships with the youth and teaching them valuable life skills that support youths’ successful transition to adulthood. The TSW will complete all house related tasks (cleaning, upkeep) ensuring a safe, clean and supportive home environment for the youth.
Hours: Full-time: Friday to Sunday; 10:00pm to 9:00am
Why Join Our Team
• Build relationships and connect people to the work we do.
• Engage with individuals in meaningful opportunities, which positively impact those we serve.
• Be a part of a supportive team, dedicated to professional and personal growth.
In Your Role You Will
• Build rapport, supervise and support youth.
• Facilitate opportunities for youth to learn valuable life skills (household shopping, meal planning/ preparation, maintenance of household/landscape, money management etc.).
• Help create a safe and supportive home environment for youth, including maintaining a clean living environment.
• Assist youth to actively participate in their transition plan.
• Support youth in establishing and maintaining healthy sleep routines and habits.
Education and Certifications
• Degree/diploma in Human Services.
• Standard First Aid/CPR, Aboriginal Awareness, Medication Administration, De-escalation, Protection of Sexually Exploited Children’s Act, Suicide Intervention, Harm Reduction, Food Safety and WHMIS
• Must provide Police Information Check (including vulnerable sector) and Child Intervention Check.
• Reliable, registered vehicle, driver’s license, a recent driver’s abstract and valid insurance including two million dollar liability coverage.
• 2+ years working with marginalized populations (youth experience is an asset).
• Experience working with youth struggling with addictions, poverty, mental health, and trauma.
• Working knowledge and experience with harm reduction, resiliency, trauma-informed and solution focused practice.
• Demonstrated experience de-escalating crisis situations with individuals under the influence of drugs or alcohol, under extreme stress &/or struggling with acute/chronic mental health crises.
• Proficient in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, database applications and computer operation.
• Communication - Communicate respectfully with others from diverse backgrounds and from all levels while accommodating differences and upholding organizational values, policies and procedures.
• Relationship Building - Strong interpersonal skills, including: non-judgmental, empathic, and flexible approach.
• Teamwork - Work collaboratively together with others to achieve group goals and objectives; has positive working relationships with colleagues and partners.
• Creating and Leading Change - proactive and preventative; seeks ways to improve processes and efficiencies for enhanced service and community relations. Responds to new and innovative ideas in an effort to effectively problem solve for resolution.
• Service Orientation - Takes personal accountability to deliver the best service by demonstrating best practice behaviors following organizational policy and procedures, CARF standards, OH & S, and Government of Alberta Licensing protocols.
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all those apply. Only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview.