Youth Worker, Group Homes
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary - Calgary, AB

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Youth Worker
1 Full-Time, 40 hours/week
Opportunity # GH-IN-02/2013

Make a difference in the life of a child

Come join an energetic and fun team that is committed to providing deserving children and youth with hope for the future. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary provide a supportive environment in which to share your experience, develop your skills, and take on new challenges.

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary is the place for you!

GROUP HOMES

Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary’s Group Homes provide staff with the opportunity to develop and diversify their youth work skills by working in a residential program. Group Homes provide stable community residency for at-risk youth who cannot live at home.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Youth Worker will ensure that the program and services provided are relevant to the needs of the residents and that all residential components are effectively integrated with other BGCC programs and are consistent with the mission, values, vision, and business plan of the Agency. Delivery of high quality programming is fundamental in this role. This posting has varying hours through the week and the weekend (includes evening and awake overnight shifts). Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provides a safe and supportive environment for youth and their families
  • Ensuring that the youth’s basic needs have been met with a focus on fostering personal growth and development
  • Supports the youth in culturally appropriate formal and informal supports within their community
  • Encourages and assists youth to further develop life and living skills associated with self sufficiency and successful community living
  • Supports continuous community research on best practices to ensure paramount outcomes for youth and families
  • Implements routines and activities to provide a safe and secure milieu which fosters family reunification and development opportunities
  • Assists youth in developing and practicing problem solving, conflict resolution and communication skills
  • Through the Life Skills Program fosters individual living skills, social skills and group interactions with the youth
  • Supports youth in employment and education and will also help youth maintain or improve their grade level
  • Ensures that all documentation regarding the youth is completed on their present shift so the information regarding the youth is conveyed to the entire team
  • In conjunction with the staff team, organizes celebrations for youth including but not limited to birthdays, religious holidays and graduations

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A degree or diploma in Human Services field (Child & Youth Care, Social Work, Justice Studies, etc) or currently enrolled, or have experience working with at-risk youth.
  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR certification
  • Class 4 driver’s licence with acceptable driver’s abstract
  • Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector search and a Child Welfare Intervention Check
  • Must have availability to work weekday, weekend, and awake overnight shifts

We offer the opportunity to be part of a creative and positive work environment, a competitive salary, supports for professional development, opportunity for advancement and the chance to be part of a national organization dedicated to supporting youth to develop skills for life. We are a committed equity employer.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume by quoting the above opportunity number for consideration. No phone calls please, only qualified candidates will be contacted.


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