Youth Worker (Relief)

Programs · Edmonton, Alberta
Department Programs
Employment Type Casual
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation 24.24

We are currently looking for Youth Workers (Relief) to join our team at YESS!

Who we are: Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS) is a not-for-profit agency working with youth facing difficult realities. We provide overnight, residential and day programming to youth who access our services. We are currently seeking a qualified individual to provide support for our Armoury Resource Centre daytime support program, which provides resources to youth regarding medical needs, housing supports, family connections, harm reduction, counselling, employment, recreation and other supports as needed. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, highly detail-oriented, friendly, and possess the ability to build good relationships. 

This position is for Casual / Relief positions. You would have the ability to pick up shifts throughout the week as available (up to 80 hours per pay period). However, you must be available to work a minimum of 2 shifts from Monday to Sunday 8am to 6pm.

Responsibilities include:


  • Direct supervision of youth accessing the Armoury Resource Centre
  • Individual assessments and referral to appropriate supports and services
  • Completing documentation in a timely, accurate, and professional documentation (i.e., Contact Notes, Incident Reports, etc.)
  • Assisting youth with basic needs
  • Involve clients in goal planning, help motivate youth, and find ways around barriers
  • Ensuring Program and agency spaces are cleaned to agency standards
  • Other housekeeping duties as required



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

Other requirements:


  • Clear police clearance (CRIM) and a Child and Youth Intervention (CYIM) checks, both obtained within the last six months.
  • Valid driver’s license and driver’s abstract. 
  • Must also be knowledgeable and respectful of the values, beliefs and practices of indigenous people and other cultural groups. 
  • Basic computer skills
  • Experience working with ETO is preferred
  • Training in First Aid, and/or Non-Violent Crisis Intervention will be considered an asset.


  • All employees, regardless of their work location will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved accommodation.
  • Everyone coming to YESS facilities, including students, staff, contractors and visitors, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Rapid testing will not be accepted as an alternative to vaccination, except individuals who cannot be vaccinated based on medical or other protected grounds outlined in the Alberta Human Rights Act.

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

This posting will remain open until all positions are filled.

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