CFCS - Sebastian House - Child Youth Care Support Worker CFCS

Edmonton, AB, Canada Req #346
Friday, May 17, 2024

Catholic Social Services is currently seeking a Part-time, 24 hours per week, Child & Youth Care Support Worker in EDMONTON to join our Sebastian House. 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: Friday and Saturday overnights 10pm-10am


Program Overview:                                                                                                        

The Sebastian House program is a long term residential group program for high risk youth ages 13 to 18 that have been exposed to substance, physical and mental abuse, sexual exploitation, physical/mental trauma, etc. This program supports youth to reduce their involvement in high risk behaviours using harm reduction principles and practices including circle of courage philosophy, strength based and resiliency focused assessments, which promote empowerment and stabilization. With counselling and support, clients work on developing skills to manage the high risk activities while working on personal goals to be able to transition to a Semi-independent Living (SIL) program.


Job Summary:

As a Child and Youth Care Support Worker, you will be responsible for assisting in the implementation and progression of the Client Service Plan program created for each client. This position will assist in the supervision and support of the client while located at the program facility ensuring basic needs are met (food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, safety). The Child and Youth Care Support Worker will maintain a safe, warm and positive environment where children/youth feel welcomed and loved.

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring, supervising, and providing on-site support to children and youth located at the program facility
  • Maintaining and adhering to established client service plans for children and youth
  • Supporting children and youth through life skills teaching and in-the-moment learning, with a hands-on approach
  • Performing routine and scheduled cleaning tasks throughout the facility in accordance with established standards and infection control practices such as, general cleaning and disinfecting, collection of waste and recycling materials, laundry, making beds, dusting, vacuuming, etc. Heavy duty cleaning of walls, ceilings, windows, doors and light fixtures, floors, etc.
  • Complying with Health & Safety (OH&S) and Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHIMS) and other safety procedures, regulations, and policies.
  • Completing scheduled client bed checks and program security checks to ensure client safety responding to concerns in a timely manner.
  • Purchasing grocery supplies and preparing meals according to the menu plan.
  • Administering medication as required, while monitoring, recognizing, and responding to medical concerns
  • Completing and filing required program documentation with established time-frames
  • Other duties as required

What this job requires:

  • A High School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • A minimum one (1) to two (2) years’ experience working with high risk youth exposed to physical/mental trauma and substance abuse is required
  • 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 team work skills, and a commitment to developing positive supporting relationships.

Other qualifications include: 

  • Proven ability to provide effective communication, collaboration, crisis intervention, and conflict management with clients
  • Demonstrated assessment, problem solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Knowledge of community resources is an asset
  • Experience in industrial cleaning, housekeeping, and meal preparation activities
  • Intermediate competency with Microsoft Office and other Agency computer applications
  • Demonstrated ability to act with professionalism, confidentiality, and diplomatic
  • Physically fit to meet job demands - must be capable of lifting 25-50 pounds on a regular basis
  • 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
  • Police Information Check including vulnerable sector search, and Intervention Record Check current within six (6) months

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 are conditions of employment and the financial responsibility of the candidate.

What We Offer:

  • The salary for this position is $19.36- $21.77 per hour based on qualifications and experience.
  • We offer flexibility and supportive working environment.
  • Flexible benefit options when eligible.
  • 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. 

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
Location on Google Maps
  • Edmonton, AB, Canada