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Department: Child & Family Services

Job Title: Youth Outreach Worker (2 positions)

Department: Tsuut’ina Child & Family Services

Reports To:  Tsuut’ina Nation Child & Family Services Prevention Supervisor

Youth Outreach Purpose: The Youth out Reach Workers will assist families in effectively addressing the emotional, physical, cultural, intellectual and spiritual needs of their children and their own wellbeing. Families access services through referral from Tsuut’ina Child and Family Services, Wrap around program, self-referrals and other community agencies. The over-arching purpose of these positions is to work with families collaboratively to enhance the safety of children and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect, and prevent children from coming into care by building capacity.

SCOPE

Reporting to the Prevention Supervisor, the In-Home support/youth workers will provide direct one-to-one support to parents and/or youth in their home or out in the community. Services Include assessing the needs of child/youth/families, providing support and education in basic life/living skills, connecting with relevant resources and advocating on their behalf is they require support. Ensuring all aspects are supported – physical, Intellectual, social and spiritual. The position will also provide other various duties to assist social workers in case management.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Provide encouragement, support and education to families in order to facilitate positive parent-child relationships stimulate child development and promote healthy lifestyles.

• Work collaboratively with parents to develop and implement a family development plan that supports youth in achieving goals;

• Establish a trusting relationship with at risk youth and families;

• Provide a liaison function and advocacy role for youth and families, helping them to access services that support healthy choices;

• Assist youth and families In strengthening personal skills and knowledge; developing an understanding of age-appropriate expectations; using effective coping strategies; appropriate discipline; using positive reinforcement in parenting and identifying and utilizing their strengths and their support network;

• Teach youth problem solving, anger management and coping skills using modeling as a primary teaching method;

• Gather and maintain information on progress, providing progress reports; and add case notes to case files in a timely manner;

• Assist youth in developing culturally appropriate strategies in collaboration with community agencies, in addressing problems that impact themselves and family; and provide workshops allowing youth to learn various skills that prepares them for independence and self reliance;

• Carry a client caseload, and participate in case management and regular team meetings;

• Work with Prevention Team Lead to provide assistance to youth in the development of life skills and assist youth in gaining access to community resources; (youth groups)

• Conduct ongoing assessments of youth strengths and weaknesses and progress towards case goals and maintains documentation on case progress;

• Provide critical Incident reports to the Prevention Team Lead, in a timely manner;

• Establish and maintain effective communication between youth, families, extended family, and support team;

• Respond immediately to crisis, during work hours.

• Provides assistance and support to help youth resolve personal issues;

• Promote an atmosphere that encourages youth to maintain responsibility and accountability for their decisions;

• Assist youth in making a transition to independence that reinforces their sense of self-responsibility for the choices they make and their consequences.

• Facilitate group training to youth, adults and elders is an asset.

• Provide opportunities to build capacity at all times – youth programs, youth life skills, community kitchens, sewing- budgeting- homemaking skills- minor repairs, movie nights, culture, youth groups, language, traditional crafts, finance literacy, any thing that assists with harm reduction, etc.

• Work with youth to stay in school by connecting them with resources they need to achieve success.

• Have community meetings to gather input and promote program.

• Other duties as directed by Prevention Team Lead.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to problem solve and mediate risks.

Ability to respond to crisis’s with the support of team

Ability to communicate in an effective manner to address concerns to have youth and families to take ownership of their goals and objectives.

Knowledge of Tsuut’ina Culture and traditions Knowledge of community supports and agencies

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum of grade 12 with good report writing skills Knowledge of the Child Youth and Family Enhancement Act

WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Demands – assisting with home improvements

Carrying small Items, awkward items, i.e. beds, dressers

Carrying and transporting young children and in some cases, where children are physically resistant to being carried – crisis intervention

Mental Demands

Exposure to stress as a result of being aware that one might be called upon to respond to crisis at any time, often without foreknowledge of the danger of the situation they may be walking into, Handling threats and verbal harassment from clients, members of the public, and in some cases other professionals. Exposure to youths in public places after hours, causing stress due to youths repeated demands

 

Competition Open: March 28, 2021

Competition Closes: April 9, 2021 at 4:00pm

Please email Resume and Cover Letter to: jobs@tsuutina.com