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Youth Engagement Worker

  • Posted:Sep 11, 2019
  • Apply by:Sep 25, 2019
  • Job Type
  • Other
  • Job Level
  • Experienced (non manager)
  • Location
  • Whitehorse, YT
  • Impact Area
  • Government
  • Impact Category
  • Nonprofit
  • Company Type
  • Nonprofit

About this position

Government of Yukon -> Health & Social Services – F&CS Residential Services, Residential Youth Treatment
Location: Whitehorse, YT
Requisition: #17972
Salary: $64,740 - $74,540 per annum
Closing date: September 24, 2019

This competition is to fill nine (9) full-time term positions for a period of 24 months, working 75 hours bi-weekly, anticipatory permanent. Temporary assignments may be considered for current Yukon government employees who have permission from their supervisor to apply.

This competition is preferenced to qualified candidates of Aboriginal ancestry.

We are currently seeking Youth Engagement Workers to collaborate as part of a team providing support, supervision, and life and social skills mentoring for up to 10 youth residing within our new youth transitional support program. The duties will include (but are not be limited to) engaging with youth and supporting them to reach their goals, assisting with day-to-day routines within the home, supervising and teaching youth about basic household tasks, and completing administrative duties such as daily logs and incident reports, etc.

Services have been designed to assist and empower youth as they transition to adulthood with supports. Your ability to offer trauma-specific interventions when required and to manage crisis situations will help ensure the safety and wellbeing of all residents, staff and others within the home. Successful applicants will be required to work a rotating schedule, including days, evenings and weekends on 8-hour shifts.

If you are an effective communicator who is flexible, attuned to the needs of youth and comfortable engaging youth and “doing with, not for” as you provide services, we would be pleased to receive your resume.

For more information about this position, please contact Simone Fournel, Senior Policy and Project Strategist, Family & Children’s Services, at (867) 393-6994 or simone.fournel@gov.yk.ca.

For inquiries regarding the recruitment process, please contact Kyla Piper, HR Consultant, at (867) 332-1881 or kyla.piper@gov.yk.ca.

For more information on how to apply, go to https://yukon.ca/en/employment.    

Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume, clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications, specifically, how your work experiences and related duties align with the essential qualifications shown below (ensure a month/year format is used for each work experience):

  • Completion of post-secondary education in social work, child and youth care, or other related social services field.
  • Experience working with youth, young adults and their families, and implementing individualized plans with clients.
  • Knowledge of best practices in youth engagement and positive youth development.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous personal and professional learning and development.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

  • An understanding of child maltreatment, trauma and the effects on child and youth development.
  • Trauma-informed practice, crisis and conflict intervention skills.
  • Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Commitment to professional ethical practice.

Conditions of Employment

Conditions of pre-employment:

  • Criminal record check with Vulnerable Sector Screening;
  • Valid Yukon class 5 driver’s licence or equivalent;
  • Current valid first aid and CPR level C;
  • Negative result on TB screening.

Conditions within the first 3 months of hire:

  • Must complete on-the-job training within 3 months of hire, including, but not limited to: CPI Non-violent crisis intervention, Seven Grandfathers Teachings, trauma-informed care training, Health Information Privacy and Management Act (HIPMA), First Nations 101.

Job Requirements:

  • Working in a 24/7 environment;
  • 8-hour shifts, working during the week and on weekends (6 days on, 3 days off);
  • Overtime may be requested periodically;
  • Working with at-risk clients with potential for physical, emotional or aggressive behaviour;
  • Being exposed to household cleaning and maintenance products;
  • Travelling within Whitehorse and/or transporting clients within Whitehorse.

Learn more about us!

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We are the Yukon public service. Every day, we come together to serve the people who live here, and to make a difference in so many ways—from simple to extraordinary and everything in between. Here, you will find the diverse opportunities you desire to develop your career while enjoying a warm sense of community and vibrant artistic, cultural and recreational amenities, all set in a spectacular natural environment.

How to Apply

To apply for the position of Youth Engagement Worker, and for full details on the requirements of the role, please visit: http://employment.gov.yk.ca.

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