Youth Engagement Worker

Indigenous Youth Housing First is an intense home visitation and follow-up program designed to assist high risk youth experiencing chronic homelessness. We provide in-home follow-up support, with cultural and spiritual support and education.

Responsibilities

  • Provide one-to-one support using a harm reduction and strength-based approach.
  • Build supportive and professional relationships with youth.
  • Interview clients to assess their situation and determine the types of services required, and eligibility.
  • Provide counsel and therapy to help clients resolve social and personal problems.
  • Plan programs of assistance for clients.
  • Refer clients to relevant youth agencies and supports.
  • Serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team working in the Indigenous Youth Housing First Program
  • Act as an advocate for client groups in the community.
  • Perform administrative tasks and record activities, outcomes and registration in a database
  • Complete outreach with high risk youth to engage in community activities
  • Other duties as required by the team leader

Qualification Requirements

  • Degree or diploma in a Human Services preferred
  • 2-4 years work-related experience is preferred.
  • Experience working with Indigenous youth is an asset
  • Knowledge of addictions, gangs, sexual exploitation, homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect.
  • 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
  • Experience with Microsoft office and database such as Efforts to Outcome (ETO).
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • 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 via hr@bentarrow.ca