Child and Youth Care Worker (Part Time) - #8998502

Catholic Social Services

Date: 2022-11-25
City: Bellevue, AB
Salary: $22.62 - $25.46 per hour
Contract type: Part time
Catholic Social Services

Catholic Social Services is currently seeking a part time, 16-24 hours per week, Child & Youth Care Worker in EDMONTON to join our team. Providing excellent client-centered care, you are confident, thoughtful, and motivated to achieve success when supporting others in your community

This is a contract position with a rotating schedule that includes 1 Saturday or Sunday shift per week, and one or two 8-hour shifts during the weekdays. Hours are between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM and will be negotiated by needs of the program.

Program Overview:

LaSalle program is a second-stage shelter for women with children who have experienced family violence. This program provides a safe place to women and children to help break the cycle of violence. During this time clients receive support and counselling as they access childcare, employment, outreach services, educational and training opportunities.

Job Summary:

As a Child and Youth Care Worker, you will be responsible for assessing the needs of the child/youth and parent/guardian, providing counselling and teaching basic life, community, and family living skills while ensuring basic needs are met (food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, safety). The Child and Youth Care Worker creates a safe, warm and positive environment where children/youth feel welcomed and loved. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing a caseload of 1-2 families
  • Developing and overseeing service plans for children, youth, and their parents
  • Supervising and supporting children and youth in a semi-residential setting
  • Assisting children and youth in overcoming barriers, and supporting them to develop positive and healthy relationships with their families and communities
  • Supporting children and youth through life skills teaching and in-the-moment learning, with a hands-on approach
  • Supporting families to access community resources and natural supports
  • Submitting required program documentation with established time-frames
  • Performing basic housekeeping and meal preparation duties
  • Other duties as required

Education & Qualifications:

  • A Diploma/Degree in Human Services (or equivalent)
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience counselling families, children/youth with behavioral and developmental disabilities is required.
  • Experience with children and family programming, residential setting, residential care, and case management is a requirement of this position.
  • Certification or training in Indigenous Awareness, Abuse Awareness, Standard First Aid, Trauma informed practices, and Violence/Crisis Intervention is a definite asset.

The ideal candidate will have an organized and compassionate approach to the work, strong teamwork skills, a commitment to developing positive supporting relationships, and experience supporting families. Other qualifications include:

  • Proven ability to provide effective communication, collaboration, crisis intervention, and conflict management with clients
  • Demonstrated assessment, problem solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Knowledge of community resources is an asset
  • Intermediate competency with Microsoft Office and other Agency computer applications
  • Demonstrated ability to act with professionalism, confidentiality, and diplomacy
  • Proven case documentation and effective information reporting practices
  • Police Information Check including vulnerable sector search, and Intervention Record Check current within six (6) months

Police Information Check including vulnerable sector search, and Intervention Record Check are conditions of employment and the financial responsibility of the candidate.

What We Offer:

  • The salary for this position is $22.62 - $ 25.46 per hour based on qualifications and experience. We offer flexibility and supportive working environment.
  • Work within a highly collaborative, team-oriented organization, where your ideas are heard, and you can see your impact daily.
  • Growth Opportunities: apply and grow your skills within a dynamic, innovative and expanding Agency that is taking a leadership role in our industry.

About Catholic Social Services:

You will be joining an established Agency that is guided by faith to care for and bring hope to people in need with humility, compassion and respect.

With more than 50 years of service delivery, Catholic Social Services is one of the largest multi-function social services agencies in Canada, with more than 1800 staff, and hundreds of volunteers delivering 130+ programs throughout Central Alberta and Edmonton.

Our values are at the core of everything we do!

  • Humility: We acknowledge with gratitude our human abilities and limitations. We demonstrate humility by doing the best that we can with the resources that we have.
  • Compassion: We respond to people in need with love. We demonstrate our compassion by caring for people without judgment and without condition.
  • Respect: We demonstrate our respect by being personally present, open and attentive to those we care for and by honouring their dignity and freedom.

How to Apply:

Please apply online, quoting the competition number 3205, at

We thank all applicants. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We embrace diversity and offer equal opportunities to all qualified applicants regardless of origin, culture, ethnicity, age, ability, gender identity, and people of faith or no faith.

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