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.
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.
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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