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Manager, Zone 2
Office of the Child and Youth Advocate - Edmonton Office
The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) provides individual and systemic advocacy for children and youth receiving services under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act, as well as youth involved with the youth criminal justice system. The OCYA also provides legal representation for young people in matters related to the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act; investigates systemic issues arising from serious injury to or death of a child and delivers public education.
Advocacy Services - North, has an opportunity available for an individual who is passionate about representing the rights, interests and viewpoints of vulnerable young people. Reporting to the Manager Advocacy Services - North, this position will be responsible for providing individual advocacy services.
Major responsibilities of this position include:
- Providing individual advocacy services to young people receiving either child intervention
services or involved in the youth justice system, within assigned Child and Family Services
Regions, Delegated First Nations Agencies and geographical areas in Edmonton and
- Ensuring that young people's rights are protected, interests are attended to and viewpoints
considered when decisions are made about them.
- Providing expert advice in creating or redesigning services for young people.
- Ensuring practice adheres to established advocacy service standards.
- Developing positive working relationships with stakeholders aimed at improving services
for young people.
- Contributing to the identification of regional and provincial systemic issues, developing
strategies to address those issues, and participating in research and analysis to effect
change in the service delivery systems.
- Providing advocacy expertise through education, support, mentorship and training.
This position requires extensive knowledge of relevant legislation including but not limited to: Child and Youth Advocate Act; Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act, Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Mental Health Act and the Indian Act.
This position is based in Edmonton. However the position may need to travel extensively as the successful candidate may be required to provide advocacy for young people living in rural and remote locations. A valid Class 5 Driver's License is required. The Advocate will be required to use either a fleet / rental or their own automobile for travel in accordance with policy.
University degree in Social Work, Law or other related discipline. Demonstrated experience advocating for young people is preferred. Equivalencies will be considered.
$2,936.39 - $3,951.53 Biweeky ($76,639- $103,134 annually)
Final candidates will be required to undergo security screening, including a vulnerable sector check. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies.
How to Apply
You must include in your application; your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the role and how you exemplify the core values and principles of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate which will make you an ideal candidate for the position. Please submit your cover letter and resume to: Bonnie Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit to Bonnie Russell at 805 Peace Hills Trust Tower, 10011 - 109 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8. Phone (780) 422-2966 or Fax (780) 638-3718.
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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