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Youth Support Worker, Mamowe Opikihawasowin Tribal Chief Child and Family Services West Society (Goodfish Lake, AB) - Expires May 28, 2018

Competition Number: 23042018-YSW0004 
Position: Youth Support Worker
Department: Mamowe Opikihawasowin Tribal Chief Child and Family Services West Society
Deadline: May 25, 2018

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Supervisor, the individual will work with youth 18-24 years of age.  The youth worker will support, advocate, offer practical and emotional support and help the youth develop skills to maintain a positive lifestyle.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist the youth and their families in achieving goals and tasks as identified on the Transition to Independence Plan.
  • Establish and maintain a working relationship with the youth and their family.
  • Assist the youth to make positive choices about present and future options regarding education career, health and life skills support.
  • Liaison and advocate for the youth with formal and informal supports.
  • Assist the youth with writing resumes, budgeting and essential life skills to assist in independent living.

Other Duties:

  • Attend and participate in professional development courses, training and meetings as required,
  • Perform on call duties as per rotation schedule.
  • Perform other duties, as required.

The Person must have all of the following: 

  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree, or a Social Work Diploma and or minimum 2-year experience in Child & Youth Services Equivalencies maybe considered. Priority will be given to individuals with delegation.
  • Excellent interviewing, assessment and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills as well as computer knowledge – (a must)
  • Own transportation, as travel is required and a valid driver’s license.
  • Undergo the following mandatory requirements: a recent Criminal Record Check, and an Intervention Record Check.
  • Knowledge of the Cree Culture and the ability to speak Cree an asset.

Please forward resume and reference to:
Mamowe Opikihawasowin Tribal Chief Child and Family Services West Society
Box 275 Goodfish Lake, Alberta T0A 1R0
Phone (780) 645-6634 Fax: (780) 645-6647
Attention: Teresa Steinhauer

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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