Youth Worker
WJS Canada - Peace River, AB

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Job Summary

The youth worker facilitates opportunities for youth involved in at risk behaviours to overcome barriers to independence through personal growth and positive change in attitudes. The youth worker works directly with youth to provide training, education development opportunities and support toward healthy lifestyle choices. The youth worker reports to the program manager.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with partners in the community to develop and deliver projects to address youth needs
  • Connect with youth to develop relationships, re-unite youth with family, and facilitate access to resources for purposes of being able to address individual needs and decrease at risk behaviour
  • Empower youth by working to increase their knowledge and understanding toward healthy decision making as it relates to relationships with peers, drugs, alcohol and sexuality
  • Maintain and/or develop and update program files and documentation
  • Abide by WJS program philosophy, policies, and procedures.
  • Represent WJS in a professional manner with Child and Family Services Authority and in the community
  • Contribute toward identification of personal staff developmental needs
  • Assist in the evaluation of service deliverables and contribute information and recommendations toward improvements to the program

The Successful applicant must possess:

  • Degree or diploma in human services
  • Minimum of 2 years experience working with children and youth and related experience and competency in child development.
  • Positive discipline techniques
  • Knowledge of the Child and Family enhancement Act
  • Clear criminal record check and Child Welfare Intervention check
  • First Aid.CPR Certificate
  • Valid Alberta Driver’s Licence, reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance, and clean driver’s abstract
  • Training in suicide intervention and crisis assessment and response.

About this company
W. J. Stelmaschuk and Associates Ltd. -- also known as WJS Canada or just WJS -- contracts with governments across Canada to provide...