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Company Name:
Calgary John Howard Society
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Some College Coursework

Youth Residential Services – Full-Time Youth Residential Worker – Windsor Park

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 Youth Residential Services of The Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS) offers an innovative housing first approach. We support youth at risk or involved in the justice system in moving from homelessness to a life of independence. Our 2 residences, Raido House and Windsor Park, collaborate with CJHS community caseworkers and community resources to support youth in transitioning to adulthood.


The Position

​Reporting to the Team Leader, the Youth Worker will be knowledgeable about the issues youth face in the cycle of homelessness. This position will work alongside the Youth Residential/Roofs for Youth team to: 

  • Provide guidance, support and supervision to residents 
  • Deal with routine and crisis situations 
  • Maintain a creative and sensitive approach in meeting the needs of the residents 
  • Role model healthy behaviour for residents 
  • Complete all documentation and write case notes 
  • Attend to cleaning and meal preparation 
  • Provide support to residents to developing independent living skills 
  • Attend staff meetings 
  • Knowledge of Housing First and Harm Reduction

The Youth Worker will have related post-secondary education or equivalent experience, an understanding of issues related to homelessness, criminal justice and local resources. The successful candidate will have experience working with marginalized youth, strong boundaries, communication and relationship skills, crisis prevention and problem-solving skills. This is a full time 40 hour per week, single shifted position.   

All successful candidates for the above position will have to successfully undertake a Calgary Police Information Check (CPIC) and a Child Welfare Information System [CWIS] check.