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Company Name:
Calgary John Howard Society
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Immigrant Youth Outreach Worker

The Agency

The Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS) is a community-based charitable organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of crime and increasing community safety through preventative and restorative justice practices. To accomplish these ends, we provide direct services to individuals at risk, advocacy for effective responses to crime with the individuals involved and education for youth and adults in the community. The Calgary John Howard Society is committed to an organizational environment that recognizes the dignity and worth of each person. CJHS values diversity and inclusion and welcomes qualified applicants from all walks of life.

The Program

The Immigrant Youth Advocacy and Support program offers community based one to one support utilizing a mentorship model to support immigrant youth in navigating the challenges of transitioning to Canadian culture. The program provides advocacy, support and mentorship for youth 12 to 24 years old who are struggling with a variety of social and emotional issues by addressing issues including strained family relationships, negative peer relationships, school challenges, and unhealthy risk-taking.  Youth are provided with the necessary support to develop pro-social reactions to conflict, to address day to day challenges, and to make appropriate choices which allow for positive contributions to family, school, and community.  

The Position

The Immigrant Youth Advocate will work in an integrated and collaborative way with the Youth Advocacy and Support Services Team, wider CJHS Team and the community to ensure that clients enhance their coping skills, are connected to appropriate resources in the community and develop pro-social skills to engage positive change. This includes: advocating for clients with community services such as education, employment, justice and leisure supporting youth in healthy family and peer engagement; and assisting with short and long-term goal planning.  

Qualifications and Expertise

  • Experience working with Immigrant and marginalized youth
  • Solid case management and social work skills
  • Crisis prevention/intervention skills
  • Sound decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • A good understanding of challenges facing the population
  • Knowledge of the Youth and Adult Criminal Justice System
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills 

The successful Outreach Worker will have a post-secondary education in a relevant discipline (i.e. human services, child and youth care, etc.) and will have a minimum of 3 years of experience working with the target population.

This position is a full time (37.5 hrs/wk) full benefit position.

Applications will be accepted until May 23, 2018

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Deborah Nowakowski, Youth Services Manager, [email protected]

The Calgary John Howard Society thanks all applicants; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.