Transition Advisor
Edmonton John Howard Society - Edmonton, AB

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Transition Advisor
REE*START

REE*START is a unique program where youth participate voluntarily to plan their own goals based on their self-identified needs. Transition Advisors assist youth individually to meet their specific goals, and assist with the transition from custody/high risk behaviour to responsible community living. Transition Advisors work closely with other youth serving agencies to provide programming that best meets the needs of the youth.

Responsibilities/Tasks:

 Support a caseload of approximately 25 - 30 youth to integrate successfully back into their family, peer environments, society and thereby reduce chances of relapse into criminal behaviour.
 Offer service to youth in transition from the Edmonton Young Offender Centre, Open Custody group homes, and those who are deemed high risk for living in the community.
 Assist with the development of goals and needs identified by the youth and to advocate on behalf of the youth in the REE*START program.
 Support youth to gain knowledge about and gain access to appropriate programs in the community.
 Liaise with parents, family members, probation officers, teachers, social workers and other professionals to offer consistent support, choices and opportunities for the youth.
 Document all interactions with youth and collateral information regarding the youth in their case notes.
 Maintain the information in the agency database and participate in program evaluation and statistical information as required by supervisor.
 Participate in internal committees, and appropriate community committees.

Qualifications:

 Degree or Diploma in Human Services or related field.
 Minimum 2 years experience working with high-risk youth in the community.
 Resume writing and Computer skills.
 Strong knowledge of community resources for youth.
 Strong listening skills, relationship building, mediation and counseling skills.
 Ability to engage and motivate youth and work with their self-identified needs in a non-judgmental manner.
 Provide support and to communicate effectively with parents or guardians.
 Must be self-directed, flexible, team orientated and able to follow direction.
 Able to follow the agency’s philosophy and core values.
 A safe and reliable vehicle with business insurance, and a willingness to transport youth.
 A clear Criminal Record Check and Child Welfare Record Check is required.

The annual salary for this position is $42,000.00.

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