Youth Engagement Coordinator

Working Warriors 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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualification Requirements

  • 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.

How to Apply

You can send your cover letter and resume to hr@bentarrow.ca