Youth Engagement Coordinator
This project works with High Risk youths in Edmonton who are and/or have been involved within the justice system. These youth are either incarcerated in EYOC or have recently been released. The project will engage the youth over a one year period in life skills, employment skill enhancement, on the job training and career preparation.
- Establish relationship-based practice with participants and to build rapport with caseworkers, family members & other supports.
- Attend case conference meetings with family when requested.
- Provide support and resources to youth and families or caregivers in accessing community resources.
- Build Rapport with the youth’s family members & other 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.
- Human Services degree or diploma; with a minimum of 2 years of relevant related experience.
- Knowledge of Aboriginal peoples, new immigrants, ethno-cultural groups and vulnerable populations.
- Knowledge of the High Risk Youth Initiative philosophy, including harm reduction and relationship based practice.
- 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 and will be open until suitable candidate is found
How to Apply
You can send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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