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Residential Youth Worker

Programs – Edmonton, Alberta
Department Programs
Employment Type Part-Time 30+
Minimum Experience Mid-level

We are currently seeking an experienced individual to provide support in one of our residential programs. The successful candidate must be available to work 30 hours per week, with shifts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Job Summary:

The Residential Youth Worker will be responsible for and providing a safe environment for youth living in the Graham’s Place program, and directly supervising them during their shifts. This individual will act as a role model for the youth, build meaningful relationships, and have a hands-on role with developing the youths’ basic life skills and self-confidence. 


Supervision of Youth in the Residential Program

  • Maintain a consistent family/home environment for the youth.
  • Role model calm assertiveness, consistency and relationship building.
  • Work with individual youth on safety and crisis planning and teach basic life skills such as cooking and cleaning.
  • Plan weekly activities for youth.
  • Adhere to YESS policies and procedures around intake, discharge, completion of contact notes and uploading to ETO.
  • Coordinate with kitchen staff and team mates to provide daily means for youth.
  • Ensure residence is maintained to YESS and Provincial standards of cleanliness.

Ensure Safety of Youth, Staff and Agency Facilities

  • Conduct regular bed and building checks, in accordance with Agency policies and procedures.
  • Where client safety and security are compromised, manage situations by demonstrating an ability to prioritize, delegate and assume authority, while keeping with Agency policies and procedures.
  • Promptly inform supervisor of any issues or concerns that may occur while on shift.

Develop Personal and Professional Competencies

  • Provide a professional level of service to donors.
  • Promote the Agency in a positive manner to the outside community.
  • Identify new personal development opportunities and maintain an involvement in ongoing professional development.
  • Participate in mandatory staff training, team meetings, staff meetings and annual staff retreat.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Certificate, Diploma or Degree in any related field.
  • Minimum 2-years’ experience working in a similar role.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Previous experience working with ETO is considered an asset.
  • Prior not-for-profit work experience is considered an asset.

Other Requirements: 

  • Valid Alberta driver’s license and current driver’s abstract.
  •  Must show proof of vehicle insurance (at least $1 million third party liability)
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  • Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
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