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Youth Support Worker

Home Base
Published
March 29, 2022
Location
Yellowknife,
Category
Job Type
Base Salary
26/hour (24.53/hour + VTA 1.47/hour)

Description

Reporting to the Associate Director of Programs and Operations, the Youth Support Worker (YSW) is responsible for assisting young people ages 12-24 transitioning into adulthood and independence. The YSW works out of the Home Base Youth Dorms (formerly called Hope’s Haven) and supports youth to have increased independence, allows youth to reconnect with important people in their lives, and to function more successfully in the community, all while residing in a safe and supportive housing environment. Home Base YK is looking for an organized, enthusiastic youth worker to join the team!

Please email your resume to traci@homebaseyk.com

Duties

  • Work with all youth in the Youth Dorms by connecting with educational, employment, housing, life skills, addictions, mental health and other resources in the communities
  • Actively support the practice guidelines, program goals and expectations of Youth Dorms set out by the Key Navigators
  • Support the development of the service and transition plan 
  • Work with the youth to identify social, recreational, and educational services in the community that will meet their needs
  • Provide direct daily contact with each youth in the program
  • Participate in any contact with service supports (guardian, YHSSA, Justice, School, Employers, etc), other professionals and supports involved with the youth as appropriate
  • Ensure the youth is involved in the development and ongoing review of their service and transition plans with an emphasis on developing skills (i.e. life skills, communication, problem solving, budgeting, and behavior management) in natural teaching situations
  • Participate in  Case Conferences according to program expectations (30 days after intake and monthly ongoing)
  • Ensure a safe space for all including 2SLGBTQQIPAA+ individuals
  • Connect with the youth in community settings 
  • Attend and participate in weekly/as needed meetings with supervisor
  • Adhere to the Child and Family Services Caregiver Discipline Agreement
  • Ensure the cultural and spiritual beliefs of all youth are supported
  • ensure the cleaning is completed as per the cleaning schedule at the building
  • Cook meals for the youth and provide snacks during snack time
  • other duties as requested by supervisor

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