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Youth Empowerment & Support Services

Youth Support Worker - Overnight Awake

Programs – Edmonton, Alberta
Department Programs
Employment Type Full-Time

Who we are: YESS is a not-for-profit Agency working with youth facing difficult realities. We provide residential, overnight and day programs for youth between the ages of 15 to 25 who access our services.

Currently, we have one vacancy to fill an overnight-awake Youth Support Worker position in our Graham’s Place program. 

Shift Schedule: Shifts will be a combination of 9pm – 9am, and 9pm – 8am with alternate weekends off.

Working as part of a team, some responsibilities for this position will be:

  • Supervision of the youth
  • Completing required documentation such as contact notes/reports, conducting building checks
  • Maintaining the YESS standards of cleanliness, safety, food services & other housekeeping duties
  • Modelling appropriate behavior – calm assertiveness – consistency – relationship building


  • Diploma or degree in Child and Youth Care or other related Human Services is mandatory.
  • CYCAA certification or related certification will be considered an asset.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in the human services field, working with youth facing difficult realities.

Other requirements: 

  • Clear Police Clearance (CRIM) and Child and Youth Intervention (CYIM) checks, obtained less than six months ago.
  • Valid driver’s license and driver’s abstract.
  • Must also be knowledgeable and respectful of the values, beliefs and practices of Aboriginal and other cultural groups.
  • Basic computer skills and experience with ETO (Efforts to Outcomes).
  • Training in First Aid, Suicide intervention, and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention will be considered an asset.

Salary: Based on education and experience. Agency paid health benefits after six months of employment. YESS offers ongoing professional development opportunities for all our staff.

YESS is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and safe work environment for people of all backgrounds.

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