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Company Name:
Calgary John Howard Society
Approximate Salary:
42000.00 - 44.00 Per Year
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Associate Degree

Ksisskstaki Ikamotaan 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 Ksisskstaki Ikamotaan Youth Outreach Program supports multi-barriered youth ages 12-24 who may have been involved with or are at risk of involvement with the criminal justice system. Ksisskstaki Ikamotaan programming offers client-centred, trauma-informed, one-to-one support, family mediation, crisis resolution, counselling, goal-setting, assistance securing housing, and assistance finding and maintaining employment.

The Position

The Outreach Worker will report to the Community Services Manager and work in an integrated and collaborative way with the Youth Services Team, wider CJHS Team and the community to ensure youth enhance their coping skills, are connected to appropriate resources and develop pro-social skills to engage positive change by offering one-to-one support, family mediation, crisis resolution and navigating systems including education, health and justice. The Outreach Worker also collaborates with external service providers to identify complementary services and resources and provide cultural awareness programming to support the work within the agency.

 Qualifications and Expertise:

  • Minimum of three years of experience working with Indigenous and marginalized youth
  • Solid case management and social work skills
  • Crisis prevention/intervention skills and sound decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of the youth and adult criminal justice systems
  • 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 a current Child Welfare Intervention Screen. This position is a full-time (37.5 hour per week) full benefit position.

 Applications will be accepted until July 5, 2019. Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Deborah Nowakowski, Community Services Manager: [email protected]

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