Company Name:
Calgary John Howard Society
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Social Services
Position type:
Contract
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Some College Coursework
http://www.calgaryjohnhoward.org/Careers/index.html
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5886
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Youth Residential Services (Raido House) Term Certain Nov 1, 2017- April 30, 2018 Part Time 30hrs per week

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 Program

The Youth Residential Services of the Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS) offer an innovative approach to support youth facing multiple risks and barriers to move from their life on the street to a life of independence.  Our 2 residences, Raido House and Windsor Park, provide a continuum of care with services of youth homelessness prevention, transitional housing and supports, life skills enhancement, supported semi-independent living, and access to community resources.

 

The Position

Reporting to the Team Leader, the Youth Worker will need to be knowledgeable about the issues and multiple barriers at-risk youth face as well as the cycle of homelessness. This position will work alongside the Youth Residential team to:

  • Providing guidance, support and supervision to residents
  • Dealing with routine and crisis situations
  • Maintaining a creative and sensitive approach in meeting the needs of the residents
  • Providing a positive role model for the residents
  • Attending regular staff meetings
  • Completion of all documentation and case notes
  • Attend to cleaning and meal preparation

 

The Youth Worker will have a good understanding of issues relating to youth homelessness, youth criminal justice and youth focused resources in Calgary. The successful candidate will also have experience working with marginalized youth, strong sense of boundaries, excellent communications and relationship skills, crisis prevention and intervention skills and sound decision-making and problem solving skills.

 

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.

 

This Job Posting will remain active until the suitable candidates are found.

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Tina MacMartin Team Leader

E-mail : [email protected]

 

The Calgary John Howard Society thanks all applicants.

Unfortunately, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.