Youth Engagement Worker

The Family Resource Network offers a wide range of cultural programming for children and their families, aligning with both the principle-based practices and the Well-being and Resiliency Framework (2019). Bent Arrow’s Centre or Hub will provide prevention and early intervention support to youth in Edmonton, Alberta. 

Responsibilities 

  • Provide one-to-one support using a harm reduction and strength-based approach for youth who may request it. 
  • Build supportive and professional relationships with youth. 
  • Interview participants to assess their situation and determine the types of services required, and eligibility. 
  • Provide supports and referrals to help participants resolve social and personal problems. 
  • Plan programs of assistance for participants. 
  • Refer participants to relevant youth agencies and supports. 
  • Serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team working in the Family Resource Network Hub. 
  • Act as an advocate for participant groups in the community. 
  • Perform administrative tasks and record activities, outcomes and registration in a database 
  • Complete outreach with community youth to engage with Hub activities 
  • Develop and facilitate programming for youth in the Hub and community 
  • Build positive relationships with other community partners to best support participants 

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 
  • 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  

Closing date: Posting will be open until suitable candidate is found 

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