Community Support Worker

Community Support Worker

The RallyForward program at Choices for Youth is looking for one Community Support Worker, to fulfill a full time position with evenings and weekends.

Outreach Support Worker - Momma Moments

Outreach Support Worker - Momma Moments

Choices for Youth is a dynamic, progressive organization that empowers homeless and at-risk youth with innovative options and tools to move from street-life to more stable, healthy living situations. We are seeking an Outreach Support Worker for the Momma Moments program. Reporting to the Program Coordinator, this position will calibrate with the Program Facilitators to work together to ensure effective program delivery.

Financial Analyst (Full-Time)

Financial Analyst (Full-Time)

Choices for Youth is a dynamic, progressive organization that empowers homeless and at-risk youth with innovative options and tools to move from street-life to more stable, healthy living situations. We work hard with boundless ambition and strive for excellence in our cultural commitments. Currently, Choices for Youth is looking for a highly motivated Financial Controller to become part our Finance team.

Community Youth Outreach Worker, Outreach and Youth Engagement program (full-time)

Community Youth Outreach Worker, Outreach and Youth Engagement program (full-time)

Community Youth Outreach Worker, Outreach and Youth Engagement program (Full-Time)

Choices for Youth Inc. (“Choices”) is a dynamic, progressive organization that empowers homeless and at-risk youth with innovative options and tools to move from street-life to more stable, healthy living situations.

We are seeking a Community Youth Outreach Worker to provide support within the Outreach and Youth Engagement program. These individuals will report to the Program Coordinator and together, will work to ensure effective program delivery.

  • Provide outreach support, engagement opportunities and drop-in services to youth

  • Create space for positive relationships, predictable structures and clear expectations for youth

  • Provide advocacy, accompaniment, and referral services to youth

  • Intervene effectively and appropriately to crisis and conflict through the use of supportive counselling, problem solving and clear communication

  • Ensure that services provided reflects the needs of youth

  • Ensure documentation of relevant information and that documentation is in accordance with CFY’s policy on the security and maintenance of youth information

  • Nurture and contribute to the unique culture of the organization

  • Commit to helping CFY achieve the goals of its strategic plan

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Social Work or related field

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working with youth

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of issues pertaining to homeless, street involved, and at risk youth

  • Advanced understanding of the systems affecting youth

  • Ability to work independently and within a team while supporting and achieving the overall goals of the program

  • Thorough knowledge of community resources and supports for youth

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential

  • Demonstrated experience in using trauma-informed practice would be an asset

  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Work Hours

The position will work 35 hours per week and flexibility in work hours will be required including evening and weekend work to accommodate youth and program needs and to accommodate higher work volumes and organizational requirements.

Compensation

The starting salary for this position is $38,656.  Choices for Youth offers a competitive compensation package, including: a health and dental program, employer-matched RRSP and four weeks’ vacation to qualifying employees.

How to Apply:

Email your resume and cover letter with OYE-08-2018 in the subject line to:

employment@choicesforyouth.ca

Or fax:

709-726-3125

This competition will remain opened until filled.

Equity in employment is essential to a just society. Choices for Youth enthusiastically welcomes applications from all qualified people, including racialized people, people of all sexual orientations, women and trans* people, Aboriginal and First People, those with disabilities, mental illness, and from all social strata.

To view all current job postings, please visit http://www.choicesforyouth.ca/join-cfy.

Relief Workers (Call-In)

Relief Workers (Call-In)

Choices for Youth is a dynamic, progressive organization that empowers homeless and at-risk youth with innovative options and tools to move from street-life to more stable, healthy living situations. Currently, The Choice’s Shelter and the Lilly Program are looking for Relief Workers. This is a call in, as needed, position. Relief workers will be trained to work at both programs and will require shift work including weekends, overnights, evenings, and holidays.  

The Lilly is a non-traditional safe and affordable housing program with in-house supports for homeless and at risk youth. Youth who live at the Lilly develop and engage in an individual support plan to identify employment and/or educational goals and actively engage in programming. As a relief worker at the Lilly, you will work as part of a team to ensure these goals are being met.  

Choices for Youth Shelter provides emergency, short-term housing for male and non-gender conforming youth between 16 and 29 years of age. As a relief counselor you will work as part of a staff team to ensure quality service to the youth that use the shelter services. This will include intake/assessments, providing supportive and crisis counseling, community liaising, advocacy and referrals to programs and services as required. Relief workers are also responsible for daily shelter operations including cleaning, meal preparation and other general duties. 

Qualifications and Experience: 
•    Post-Secondary education in Social Work, Social Sciences or related accredited program
•    Experience working with homeless and at risk youth
•    A sound knowledge of the issues facing homeless and marginalized youth
•    Experience in supportive counselling
•    Experience working with diverse populations
•    Demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of a team
•    Strong documentation and administrative skills
•    Demonstrated conflict resolution and de-escalation skills
•    First Aid and CPR, ASSIST, and a clear Certificate of Conduct

The following Skills are considered an asset: 
•    Knowledge or experience with substance misuse and mental health
•    Life skills and Employment counselling
•    Knowledge of community services and programs
•    Knowledge in DBT  

Rate of pay: $20.49 per hour + 4% vacation pay

Please submit resumes by Friday July 13th, 2018 to:
       Email: employment@choicesforyouth.ca
 

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