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Family Wellness Coach
Posted October 9, 2019

Position: The Chimo Family Wellness Program is seeking to hire full time Family Wellness Coaches.
Family Wellness Coaches support the efforts of families to accomplish goals regarding family safety and wellness. The Coach supports the work of the Family Wellness Coordinators as part of the Chimo CSD Family Wellness Team and will engage in the following tasks:

  • In vivo family/parent support
  • Second-line family stabilization, intervention, preservation
  • Drive services and supported access
  • Therapeutic youth work
  • Low ratio crisis intervention services
  • All other duties as required to support a family to thrive and achieve healthy lifestyles

Qualifications: Applicants must have a relevant college diploma or university degree and a minimum of 2 years of experience working with children, youth and families.
Annual Salary: $48,200 to $49,4000
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible. To be negotiated.
Closing Date: Open until suitable candidates are found.
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Mel Young) indicating which position you are applying for.

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Family Wellness Coordinators (FWC)
Posted October 9, 2019

Context: We are currently seeking full time Family Wellness Coordinators (FWC) in Chimo’s Family Wellness Program. The role of the FWC is to work with families under the Collaborative Service Delivery (CSD) mandate for the duration of their involvement with Chimo and Child and Family Services. The FWC will work in conjunction with Child and Family Service (CFS)

Responsibilities: Caseworkers to be responsible for providing the following services:

  • Case management
  • Front-line, in home family intervention, stabilization and preservation work
  • Family reunification/unity
  • Transitioning youth to independence
  • Coordination of additional services to support great outcomes for families
  • Advocacy for the child, youth and family services that ultimately support the reunification, unity or permanency of the family
  • On-call supports to families, colleagues and the CFS After Hours Unit (back up on call one weekend every 3 to 4 months).

The successful candidate will be skilled at:

  • Critical thinking and creative problem solving as a means to provide high-quality services
  • Working with contemporary practices, including but not limited to; Signs of Safety, Appreciative Inquiry, Neuroscience and Trauma Informed Practice
  • Contributing to the successful development of the Chimo Family Wellness Program

Qualifications: Applicants must have a relevant college diploma or university degree and a minimum of 2 years of experience working with children, youth and families.
Salary, Holidays, Benefits: The annual salary range for this position is $52,035 to $53,235. Staff accrue 1.25 holidays per month (15 days per year) and are eligible for health benefits after 3 months of full time employment.
To Apply: If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to Mel Young
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible but negotiable
Application Closing Date: Open until suitable candidates are found

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Full Time Lead Therapeutic Youth Worker
Solo With Supports Program
Posted October 2, 2019

Context: The Solo with Supports (SWS) program is a community-based program that assesses and teaches living skills to teens requiring extra support in determining their ability to live independently. The youth in the program live in a Mentor Support Home or in the Chimo 5 Transition Home and receive hands-on 24-hour supervision and support.
Position: We are looking for a full time Lead Therapeutic Youth Worker within the SOLO with Supports program. This is a unique position where you will be working closely with an individual youth who requires increased supports while making the transition from youth detention to community living. You will work as a member of a multi-disciplinary group of professionals, to provide 'wrap-around services' to this young person.
Duties: Within the therapeutic milieu, duties will include:

  • Maintaining daily routine for the youth, in-home support services, transportation to and from day-programming and community appointments and meal preparation.
  • Life skills development in healthy relationships, healthy lifestyles, personal safety, time management, recreation, self-advocacy, education and vocational exploration.
  • Administrative paperwork, report writing, appointment scheduling, maintaining effective communication within service team.

The successful candidate will work relationally with the youth and maintain a safe, positive and therapeutic environment. Knowledge of trauma-informed care, harm reduction, person-centered planning, community integration, mental health first aid, and de-escalation techniques are imperative.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a relevant college diploma or university degree and a minimum of two years’ experience in Human Services or Community Rehabilitation. A clear Police Information Check (including vulnerable sector) and Child Welfare Check are required upon hiring.
Salary, Schedule: The salary for this position is $25.00/hour. There will be a variable weekly work schedule that ranges from 37.5 to 44 hours of work per week.
To Apply: If you meet the above qualifications and have a passion for working with youth, please send your resume and cover letter to Mel Young. Please include your availability to work in your cover letter.

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Therapeutic Youth Workers
Solo With Supports Program
Posted September 19, 2019

Position: We are currently seeking qualified casual Therapeutic Youth Workers for the SWS Program.
Terms: These are fee-for-service positions, where the hours of work per week are dependent on the client caseload and availability of shifts (up to a maximum of 44 hours per week).
Salary: The hourly salary for the FFS Youth Worker is $22.05 which includes holiday pay.
Context: The Solo with Supports (SWS) program is a community-based program that assesses and teaches living skills to teens requiring extra support in determining their ability to live independently. The youth in the program live in a Mentor Support Home or in the Chimo 5 Transition Home and receive hands-on 24-hour supervision and support. Youth are also assigned an SWS Coordinator who is responsible for case management using a comprehensive client centered approach. Therapeutic Youth Workers are a part of this dynamic team to assist the youth in navigating the larger community (any space out of the home). Mentoring will be required in the community to build the young person's capacity to access and maintain community related resources, and support their self-development goals.
Successful candidates for these positions will have a keen desire for working with youth and young adults with varied developmental abilities and be able to work independently as well as in a team context. Past experience with program development initiatives will be considered an asset for this position.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a relevant college diploma or university degree and some experience related to Human Services or Community Rehabilitation.
To Apply: If you meet the above qualifications and have a passion for working with youth, please email your resume and cover letter to Mel Young. Please include your availability to work in your cover letter.

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Fulltime Child and Youth Care Counselor
in Pregnant and Parenting TSIL HOME
Posted August 19, 2019

Context: The TSIL parenting program provides a broad range of services for pregnant and parenting youth aged 13-18 years and their children. The TSIL home provides a safe and secure environment to help assist young women prepare for childbirth and motherhood. The staff team help build their connections to resources in the community, reconnect to family and have better access to programs outside of Chimo. Together with our community partners, we assist these young moms on their road to successful parenthood and help prepare them to transition into an independent or semi-independent living setting.
Position: We are currently seeking a qualified full-time Child & Youth Care Counselor at the Chimo 2 Parenting Home. Transition Parenting Homes: The Chimo Youth Retreat Centre operates two homes for pregnant and parenting youth. The home can have three to four young women and their children. The staff team consists of one fulltime supervisor and three frontline staff.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a college diploma or a University degree in Human Services. Experience working with youth in a residential setting is a definite asset. Applicant must have good written and verbal communication skills and a strong desire to work with babies and young children.
Requirements: A clear and current (within 6 months) Criminal Records Check and a Children Services Intervention Check. A valid driver’s license and appropriate insurance of $2,000,000 liability is also required. First Aid and Suicide Intervention training are required for this position. This is a shift-work position, which does include evenings, sleep over shifts and weekends.
Benefits and Holidays: Staff qualify for the employee benefit package after three months of fulltime employment. Staff in this program accrue 2.5 holidays per month, which is equivalent to 30 days per year.
Salary: The three month probationary salary is $49,050.00 and increases to $50,250.00 once probation is completed.
To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Mel Young by August 23, 2019.

 

Full-Time Child and Youth Care Workers
Transition Home (TSIL) Program
Posted August 3, 2019

Context: The Chimo Youth Retreat Centre is a non-profit organization that has served youth and families in the Edmonton region for over 45 years. Our great staff team provide a broad range of programs and services to youth between the ages of 13-24 that include securing housing, training in personal living skills, relationship skills, parenting support, education, and supports for independence! Together with our community partners we assist young people on their road to successful independence.
About: We are currently seeking qualified full-time Child and Youth Care Workers for our Transition Home (TSIL) Program. The Chimo Youth Retreat Centre operates 4 co-ed Group Care (TSIL) Homes. The Transition Homes provide a safe and supportive environment to assist youth preparing to return home or transition into an independent or semi-independent living setting.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a college diploma or university degree in human services. Experience working with youth in a residential setting is a definite asset. Applicant must have good written and verbal communication skills.
Requirements: Clear, current (within 6 months) Criminal Records Check and Children’s Services Intervention Check. A valid driver’s license and vehicle with appropriate insurance is also required. This is a shift-work position which includes some evenings, asleep overnights, and weekends.
Salary, Benefits, Holidays: The salary range is $49, 050.00 to $50, 250.00 annually. Staff qualify for the employee benefit package after 3 months of full time employment. Staff in this program accrue 2.5 holidays per month which is equivalent to 30 holidays per year.
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible, but negotiable
To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to Joan Brophy by August 9,

 

Roommate Mentors
Where What You Do Really Matters for a Lifetime!
Posted March 30, 2017

DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR LIVING AND WORKING WITH YOUTH?
ARE YOU CARING, COMPASSIONATE AND ABLE TO BUILD STRONG RELATIONSHIPS?
DO YOU WANT TO “WORK” WITH YOUTH IN A TRULY COMPREHENSIVE WAY?

About: In the Solo With Supports (SWS) Program, youth entering the program are matched to live with Roommate Mentors. Mentors provide the experience of living in a shared space as well as in-home supports to young people who are developing identity, relationships, boundaries, personal expectations, dreams, hobbies, practical skills, community awareness, ambition, vocation, emotional wellness, etc. The intention is to best support them while they transition into adulthood.

Transitioning to adulthood can be particularly challenging for youth who have experienced atypical family structures, hurdles in emotional wellness, lack of nurturing experiences and some developmental roadblocks to name a few. In Solo With Supports, we begin this transition with building trust and relationships, closely followed by empowerment so that youth are open to learning other life skills and living skills. Roommate Mentors are an important part of the team as the living environment provides the nurturance for the journey ahead. Mentors are trained and supported to co-create with the youth, a new physical and relational environment.

During the time that the youth resides in your home, Roommate Mentors will be open to mentoring the youth as well as learning from the youth. Living skills are not always taught directly but often learned indirectly through experience and practice. Providing opportunities to learn and practice these skills in a nurturing environment is of great benefit to our youth.

Our program works with youth up to 24 years of age and their families. We are looking for mentors to provide long-term, short-term and respite placements for our youth. Placements can be a year or longer and respite is provided by Roommate Mentors on short-term basis.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Supervisor to develop an understanding of:
    • The various systems that intersect the lives of the young people in our program
    • The developmental, experiential, emotional and trauma based challenges common to young people we serve
  • Participate in trainings provided and actively self-educate in areas pertinent to your work
  • Critically engage with your team to identify what your mentoring style is, your strengths and youth you are best suited for
  • Upon being matched with a youth:
    • Create a welcoming, nurturing and collaborative environment with the youth in your home
    • Liaise and consult with relevant team members, the youth’s families and community agencies.
    • Co-develop next steps with the youth and the rest of the team
    • Mindfully navigate relationship building to create an open atmosphere for teaching life skills and living skills
    • Be informed of the challenges and strengths that are being presented in the home
    • Provide supervision where required
      o Participate in ongoing meetings with the various members to assess progress and next steps.
      o Where required, transport youth to and from school, appointments, activities, and workshops.
      o Submit monthly documentation relevant to the youth in your home as prescribed by the SWS Program

Qualification and Education Requirements: Applicants are preferred to have a relevant college diploma or university degree in Social Work or Child and Youth Care and a minimum of 2 years of experience working with children, youth and families.
Successful completion of all the steps in our Screening and Home Assessment process, as well as reference checks is required.

Preferred Skill Set:

  • Being able to work with a team.
  • Offer effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with developmental and mental health related hurdles.
  • Being patient.
  • Being able to deal with unexpected problems.
  • Being confident.
  • A non-judgmental attitude.
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel (or some basic training will be provided)

Documentation and Training Requirements:

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Child Intervention Record Check
  • Clear driver’s License and Abstract
  • Auto and Home Insurance
  • First AID/CPR Certificate
  • Medication Administration Certificate
  • Suicide Intervention Certificate
  • Aboriginal Awareness Certificate
  • Non-Abusive Restraint De-escalation Certificate

Renumeration: This is a contracted position.
To Apply: Please email your Resume accompanied with a Cover letter to:
Chimo Youth Retreat Centre
Solo with Supports
Attn: Julian Wigg

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