Child Youth Care Worker (CF) - St Nicholas House FSCD

Edmonton, AB, Canada Req #345
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Catholic Social Services is currently seeking a Contract full time, 40 per week, Child & Youth Care Worker in EDMONTON to join our St Nicholas team. Providing excellent client-centered care, you are confident, thoughtful, and motivated to achieve success when supporting others in your community.

This position has a weekly schedule of: Month-to-month contract with no benefits. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays evenings. Sundays 10-10 pm and Wednesdays 7-2 pm

Program Overview

The St. Nicholas House Program is looking for energetic individuals to work with clients with complex and special needs within an FSCD Program. Experience working with children and teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Looking for individuals with creative problem solving skills, time management skills, and is a team player in a highly structured environment. Qualified individuals must have experience collaborating with  families and  outside supports to develop goals and treatment plans for the clients.  The qualified individual will be confident and skilled in CPI training when dealing with potentially aggressive clients. 

Job Summary:

As a Child and Youth Care Worker, you will be responsible for assessing the needs of the child/youth and parent/guardian, providing counselling and teaching basic life, community, and family living skills while ensuring basic needs are met (food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, safety). The Child and Youth Care Worker creates a safe, warm and positive environment where children/youth feel welcomed and loved. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing a caseload of 1-2 families
  • Developing and overseeing service plans for children, youth, and their parents
  • Supervising and supporting children and youth in a semi-residential setting
  • Assisting children and youth in overcoming barriers, and supporting them to develop positive and healthy relationships with their families and communities
  • Supporting children and youth through life skills teaching and in-the-moment learning, with a hands-on approach
  • Assisting children and youth in attending appointments and successfully participating in their educational placements and/or day programs
  • Supporting parents and guardians to enhance their parenting skills and family capacity through weekly family support sessions
  • Supporting families to access community resources and natural supports
  • Submitting required program documentation with established time-frames
  • Performing basic housekeeping and meal preparation duties
  • Other duties as required

Education & Qualifications:

  • A Diploma/Degree in Human Services (or equivalent)
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience counselling families, children/youth with behavioral and developmental disabilities is required.
  • Experience with children and family programming, youth in care, residential care, and case management is a requirement of this position.
  • Certification or training in Aboriginal Awareness, Abuse Awareness, Standard First Aid, Medication Administration, and Violence/Crisis Intervention is a definite asset.

The ideal candidate will have an organized and compassionate approach to the work, strong teamwork skills, a commitment to developing positive supporting relationships, and experience supporting families. Other qualifications include:

  • Proven ability to provide effective communication, collaboration, crisis intervention, and conflict management with clients
  • Experience with or willingness to be trained on physical holds on the individuals that we serve.
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training (NVCI) must be completed upon hire
  • Demonstrated assessment, problem solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Knowledge of community resources is an asset
  • Intermediate competency with Microsoft Office and other Agency computer applications
  • Demonstrated ability to act with professionalism, confidentiality, and diplomacy
  • Proven case documentation and effective information reporting practices
  • Police Information Check including vulnerable sector search, and Intervention Record Check current within six (6) months
  • Summary of driving record with no more than six (6) demerit points current within one (1) year.

You can apply online for Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector Search and Intervention Record Check.

For Police Information Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, please visit the City of Edmonton's police service website.

For Intervention Record Check, please visit the informalberta.ca 

Police Information Check including vulnerable sector search, Intervention Record Check and/ or summary of driving record are conditions of employment and the financial responsibility of the candidate.

What We Offer:

  • The salary for this position is $24.21 - $ 27.24 per hour based on qualifications and experience. We offer flexibility and supportive working environment.
  • Work within a highly collaborative, team-oriented organization, where your ideas are heard, and you can see your impact daily.
  • Growth Opportunities: apply and grow your skills within a dynamic, innovative and expanding Agency that is taking a leadership role in our industry.

About Catholic Social Services:

You will be joining an established Agency that is guided by faith to care for and bring hope to people in need with humility, compassion and respect. With more than 60 years of service delivery, Catholic Social Services is one of the largest multi-function social services agencies in Canada, with more than 1900 staff, and hundreds of volunteers delivering 130+ programs throughout Central Alberta and Edmonton.

We welcome and celebrate the diversity of our employees and volunteers who choose to work with our Agency in support of our mission, values, and principles. We employ and serve people of all faiths, or no faith, while respecting all backgrounds and experiences.

“As a Catholic social services agency, we are guided by faith to care for and bring hope to people in need with humility, compassion and respect.”

Our values are at the core of everything we do!

  • Humility: We acknowledge with gratitude our human abilities and limitations. We demonstrate humility by doing the best that we can with the resources that we have.
  • Compassion: We respond to people in need with love. We demonstrate our compassion by caring for people without judgment and without condition.
  • Respect: We demonstrate our respect by being personally present, open and attentive to those we care for and by honouring their dignity and freedom.

We thank all applicants. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We embrace diversity and offer equal opportunities to all qualified applicants regardless of origin, culture, ethnicity, age, ability, gender identity, and people of faith or no faith.


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Edmonton, AB, Canada