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Youth Empowerment & Support Services

Part-Time Residential Youth Worker

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

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. We are recruiting for one individual to provide part-time evening support to our team, who must be available to work shifts of 5:00pm-10:00pm.


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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