Child Youth Care Counsellor
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Child & Youth Care Worker 1
Do you want to help teens in a way that lasts a lifetime?
Northwestern Alberta's residential center for youth is seeking a child and youth care counsellor. This exciting position is an important stepping stone in your human services career: you will work frontline with vulnerable youth in a supportive, professional environment. You'll also benefit from significant financial incentives such as relocation coverage. Your combination of life experiences, training, and willingness to foster relationships would make you the ideal candidate. You should be energetic, motivated and committed to working with behaviourally troubled children and adolescents, including those with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and addictions.
You should also live in the area or be excited to relocate to High Prairie, a bustling rural community of approx. 2,600. It's on the shores of the beautiful Lesser Slave Lake and a couple hours' drive from Edmonton.
In a friendly, fun environment that includes games, art, music and ample recreation, the YAC staff support residents' personal growth and one another. A child and youth care worker's primary challenge is to support residents to achieve short-term goals during their time at the YAC. If you are an ethical individual who is willing to accept the challenge of maintaining rules and standards of good order and conduct within established policies and procedures, you won't regret your decision to apply with us.
In this position, you will have a positive influence on residents through appropriate role-modeling and leadership. By nature of this position and your strength of character, you will maintain trust and honesty with residents, colleagues and the Region. Although you are required to work days/evenings shift you will receive an additional $2.25 per hour for shift differential and weekend premiums.
We are looking for change agents who have a diploma or degree in Child and Youth Care. Related degrees and diplomas in human services fields (such as but not limited to Education, Psychology, Sociology or Corrections) will also be considered. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower level.
Experience working in a residential setting or working with Aboriginal children would be an asset. Preference may be given to those applicants who have experience working with Aboriginal communities. Knowledge of Aboriginal language and culture is considered an asset.
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
$2,012.59 - $2,579.68 Bi-Weekly
Shift and weekend work are required.
Regular travel is a requirement of this position therefore; the successful candidate must hold a valid Alberta driver's license and have access to a reliable vehicle. Final candidate for this position will be asked to undergo an academic and Intervention Record Check. The successful applicant for this position will be asked to provide a suitable security check. In order to expedite this process please be prepared to present a Criminal Records Check that includes a Vulnerable Sector screening check at the time of the interview.
The successful applicant may be eligible for a retention bonus. For details, please visit:
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An eligibility list may be established for similar vacancies either temporary or permanent within this and other communities of Northwest Alberta CFSA Region 8.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume including references, quoting the Job ID, to: Celine MacFarlane, Human Resource Services, Box 326, McLennan, Alberta, T0H 2L0 or Fax to: 780-324-3240. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter; resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. For more information, please contact Celine MacFarlane at 780-324-3213.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
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