Our Team

We are currently looking for outstanding individuals to join our team. You can view the most current full-time employment opportunities here. We also have listings for ongoing hourly or casual

Please know that whenever possible we hire to our permanent or contract positions from staff already working within the agency. Therefore, we recommend that anyone who is interested in working at Chimo apply to both fulltime and relief/hourly positions.


  • Degree or diploma in Child and Youth Care or related human services.
  • Prior experience working with youth.
  • Ability to work well both independently and within a staff team.
  • Able to integrate knowledge of social work practices and principle into your work with youth.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Basic computing and word processing skills.
  • Clear and current (newer than 6 months old) Criminal Records Check and Child Intervention Check.
  • Valid Driver’s Licence.
  • Proof of full immunization against COVID-19 with a Health Canada approved vaccine.

To Apply

Some job postings have specific application instructions noted within. For all other job applications, please submit a cover letter and résumé to the attention of:

Candace Waldron

Email Candace

Please indicate which position(s) you are applying for.



Current Full-Time Employment Opportunities


There are no current full-time employment opportunities.



Part-Time Employment Opportunities


Regardless of whether or not there are any current full-time job postings/openings, we always accept resumes from exceptional people who are willing and able to work for Chimo on an hourly or casual basis in the following positions:


Where What You Do Matters for a Lifetime!

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?


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
    • Participate in ongoing meetings with the various members to assess progress and next steps.
    • Where required, transport youth to and from school, appointments, activities, and workshops.
    • 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
  • Crisis Intervention Certificate

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

Where What You Do Matters for a Lifetime!

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?


The Chimo Youth Retreat Centre is a non-profit organization that has served youth and families in the Edmonton region for 50 years.
We are currently seeking qualified Relief (wage) Child and Youth Care Workers for our TSIL Program. Relief staff choose shifts that are available using an online booking system.

TSIL Program:

Chimo Youth Retreat Centre operates 5 TSIL homes in Edmonton. Two homes are for pregnant and/or parenting youth and three homes are co-ed for youth between the ages of 13 and 18. All of our TSIL homes offer safe and supportive environments to youth while assisting them to return home or transition into independent or semi-independent living settings.


Applicants must have a college diploma or university degree in human services. Experience working with youth in a residential setting is a definite asset. Experience with babies and young children is also an asset for the parenting home. Applicants must have good written and verbal communication skills.


Clear, current (within 6 months) Criminal Records Check and Children’s Services Intervention Check. A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance is a requirement of the position. Availability to cover a variety of shifts including evening, overnight, and weekend shifts is an asset. Relief staff must commit to working a minimum of 3 shifts per month to remain on the relief list and can work up to 44 hours per week depending on availability staff and shift availability.

Salary, Benefits, Holidays:

The wage for the Relief position is $22.05 per hour for daytime and evening (awake) shifts and $15.00 per hour for overnight (sleep) shifts. Holiday pay is included in the above wages. Relief staff do not qualify for employee benefits.

Where What You Do Matters for a Lifetime!

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?


The Chimo 5 Transition Home is a group living program that aims to support young people learn the skills to live full and complete lives in our community. The young people living at Chimo 5 Transition Home have status with the Alberta government - either Children’s Services or Family Supports for Children with Disabilities (FSCD). The Chimo 5 program prepares young people to return to living with their families or to transition to adult living situations and adult services (i.e. Persons with Developmental Disabilities).

Hours / Shifts:

The Chimo 5 Transition Home program is currently Relief Staff (wage staff): Relief staff choose from available shifts through an online booking system. Relief staff must work a minimum of 3 shifts per month and can work up to 44 hours per week. Availability for Sunday shifts is an asset.


The wage for the relief position is $22.05/hour for awake daytime and evening shifts and $15.00/hour for overnight sleep shifts.


This position requires a diploma or degree in Child and Youth Care or a related field. Requirements of the positions include but are not limited to: day to day operations of the home, implementation of the residents’ in-home programming, daily documentation/reporting, teamwork and advocacy.

Successful candidates:
  • will demonstrate care and compassion for young people
  • possess a strong understanding of working with young people and adults who live with challenges in a variety of areas, including developmental disabilities, mental health, attachment, addictions and barriers to accessing community resources.
  • have strong teamwork and communication skills.
  • have proficiency with computers and writing reports/logs.
  • submit police or RCMP criminal record check and Alberta Child Intervention Record Check
Information coming soon...




Student Placement Practicum


Chimo offers student placements in all program areas. It is our intention to promote and integrate learning into our work. In a welcoming environment, Chimo will help meet the needs of each student achieve their educational goals while building on their potential and promoting professional standards in the work-place.

After reviewing the program descriptions on our website, please email Joan Brophy if you are interested in learning more about our student placement options and/or the application process.


Staff Feedback - Working at Chimo


We asked our staff what it is like to be a part of the Chimo team and here is what they had to say:

Meet Sean...
"The reason I came to work at Chimo was because of Chimo’s great reputation within the community. Once here the reasons I continue to love working at Chimo is because of the high respect that is given to all of the employees and the youth we serve, the great opportunities we provide the youth we serve like going on a ski holiday to Jasper or camping trips to YoWoChAs. The people we work with(starting up in management, full time and relief staff) are so unbelievable and caring. The atmosphere within all Chimo programs is fun and supportive and Chimo really appreciates their staff and shows that appreciation in various ways throughout the year. I love working with youth and being able to assist them in achieving their goals and moving forward to independence."
Meet Christy...
"I like to work at Chimo because you can tell that everyone here likes their jobs. The bosses are laid back, friendly, and approachable, and if your own boss is not available to help you, another will always step in and take care of any of your concerns. My particular job in Chimo is a flex time job, which enables me to work whenever it fits best with my client’s schedules and needs. I also enjoy the people I work with in the office. They take the time to talk to you when you need to talk, remember your birthday, go for lunch, ask you about your weekend. Because everyone enjoys their jobs, they also enjoy each other."

Chimo Youth Retreat Centre

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Our Best!




Contact Us

To contact staff in individual programs, see Our Team

Main Office

Main Administration, T-SIL, LMT, SWS

Evergreen Court
#103, 10585 111 Street
Edmonton, AB T5H 3E8


Email: Administration | T-SIL | LMT | SWS
Ph: (780) 420-0324
Fax: (780) 426-0393

Transitions Office


11715 G 108 Ave NW
Edmonton AB T5H 1B8

Email: SOLO
Ph: (780) 408-4890
Fax: (780) 420-0410

Family Wellness & Kinship Care - CSD

#103, 2016 Sherwood Drive
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 3X3


Email Us
Ph: (780) 229-3367
Fax: (780) 426-0393


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Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway / Saulteaux / Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community.


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The Chimo Youth Retreat Centre has an Indigenous Cultural team who works with our children, youth and families in sharing knowledge, engaging in traditional practices or teachings and promote understanding, awareness, appreciation and preservation of Indigenous culture and traditions.


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