Wrap Ed Youth Worker - Full Time
Edmonton John Howard Society - Edmonton, AB

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Edmonton John Howard Society, in partnership with REACH Edmonton, the Africa Centre, the City of Edmonton, the Edmonton Catholic School Board, the Edmonton Police Service, the Edmonton Public School Board, Native Counselling Services of Alberta and YOUCAN Edmonton will work in a colaborative approach to preventing/reducing youth violence and risk of gang involvement in Edmonton. The youth will be between 12 and 17 years of age - specifically, aboriginal and refugee youth that present risk factors associated with criminological behaviours linked with gang activity. The project staff will have small case loads (approximately a 1:7 ratio), There are four over-arching key areas of activity that will take place and be measured, as reflected in the program Logic Model: Youth Case Management, Family Supports, Partner Agency Collaboration and Systems Collaboration

Required Experience and Knowledge:
1. Three to five years’ experience working with high-risk youth in the community
2. Understanding and experience engaging in Harm reduction, Strength based and Trauma informed approach
3. Strong knowledge of community resources for youth
4. Strong listening skills, relationship building, assessment and counseling skills
5. Able to engage and motivate youth and work with their self-identified needs in a non-judgmental manner
6. Provide support and to communicate effectively with stakeholders, and other professionals involved with youth including parents or guardians
7. Must be self-directed, flexible, team orientated and able to follow direction

1. Degree or Diploma in Human Services or related field
2. Criminal Record Check, and Intervention Services Check
3. First Aid, Crisis Intervention Training required within 6 months of hiring, and then must be maintained as required
4. Computer Skills; Microsoft Word, Excel, and Data Base
5. A safe and reliable vehicle with business insurance, and a willingness to transport youth
6. Must be self-directed, flexible, team orientated and able to follow direction

Conditions of Employment:
The Wrap Ed Program is part of Youth support Service within the Community Service Unit. The Youth Transition Advisor will have an office in the Transition Place Building.
This is an outreach position where the worker will be required to be in the community assisting the youth, meeting with community partners and other youth serving agencies.
There may be times where the Youth Advisor will have to work evenings and weekends to best meet the needs of the youth.

Adhere to the core values, beliefs, policies and guidelines of the Edmonton John Howard Society

Starting salary is $ 45,600.00 annually, with a competitive benefits package available upon successful completion of the probationary period.

Submit a cover letter and resume via email by Dec. 6, 2013

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