Youth Engagement Coordinator
The Working Warriors Project works directly with High Risk Youth in Edmonton who may or may not be involved within the criminal justice system. You will engage clients over a period of 1 year while assisting in navigating professional supports in areas such as but not limited to: Mental Health Support, Addictions, Homelessness, Life Skills and Employment Skill Development, Intensive Case Management and Outreach Support.
- Establish relationship-based practice with participants and to build rapport with caseworkers, family members & other supports.
- Attend case conference meetings with clients as needed.
- Provide support and resources to youth and families or caregivers in accessing community resources.
- Build rapport with clients, family members & other professional and natural supports.
- Provide crisis intervention and safety planning to the youth and their family.
- Advocate ensuring basic needs of participant are being met.
- Respect and meet the various cultural needs of the participant.
- Provide guidance and support and make referrals for participant on issues related to health, family, addictions, justice, education, employment, recreation and housing.
- Establish working relationships with other community service agencies within the field.
- Evening Work/Shift Work as required.
- Any other related tasks assigned by Supervisor/Team Lead.
- Human Services degree or diploma; with a minimum of 2 years of relevant related experience. A combination of related work experience would also be considered.
- Knowledge of indigenous peoples, new immigrants, ethno-cultural groups and vulnerable populations.
- Knowledge of addictions, gangs, sexual exploitation, homelessness, poverty, use and neglect.
- Knowledge of youth criminal justice system would be an asset
- Basic computer and report writing skills, including Microsoft Office and experience working with data base.
- Ability to model and teach appropriate behaviors such as communication, conflict management, problem solving, decision making and non-abuse behavior management.
- Strong interpersonal skills with good oral and written communication.
- Knowledge of the Indigenous culture and language is an asset.
- Must have own vehicle and be willing to transport clients.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and willing to obtain a drivers abstract
- Must have 2-million-dollar liability insurance coverage
- Must provide a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector and Intervention Record Check (within a 6-month period from date of completion).
Salary and Benefits
- Salary plus monthly auto allowance.
- Paid sick and wellness days after 3 months’ probation (pro-rated)
- Extended Health Benefit (50/50 cost sharing) after 6 months’ employment.
- Working approximately 34.5 hours per week
This position is a permanent position, with a starting date as soon as possible
How to Apply : You can send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: Posting will be open until suitable candidate is found
COVID-19 Notice: Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Employees who cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected legal ground (e.g. medical, religious) may request an exemption. Please note that this policy applies to all employees, including new hires, and volunteers. If your application is successful, you will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or request an exemption.