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

Relief Youth Worker- Roofs For Youth

The Agency

The Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS) is a charity that reduces crime and makes Calgary communities safer by helping youth and adults make positive changes and move away from criminal behaviour. We do this by addressing the root causes of crime through housing, education, employment programs and support so that individuals have alternatives to breaking the law. CJHS is committed to restorative justice and 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 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 two 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:

o Provide guidance, support and supervision to residents

o Deal with routine and crisis situations

o Maintain a creative and sensitive approach in meeting the needs of the residents

o Role model healthy behaviour for residents

o Complete all documentation and write case notes

o Attend to cleaning and meal preparation

o Provide support to residents to developing independent living skills

o Attend staff meetings

o Knowledge of Housing First and Harm Reduction

The Relief Youth Worker will have related post-secondary education or equivalent experience and 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. Successful candidates for this position are required to be available to work weekend and overnight shifts.

Applications will be accepted until Suitable Candidates Found Please submit your cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

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