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Youth Development Worker (Relief)

(Youth Portfolio)

Relief/Casual 

“Aspen partners with you to unlock potential and transform lives” 

Are you a registered Social Worker? Do you work part-time and are looking for a second opportunity to fulfill your passion of partnering with youth to unlock their potential? Then look no further than our opportunity below! 

OUR OPPORTUNITY

With a vision of “Together, we will lead the way as agents for action and sustainable change” Aspen Family and Community Network Society has an exciting and challenging opportunity within our Youth Portfolio.  This role works within Aspen’s Group Care programs to provide support, care, and guidance to the youth in our group homes. It involves shift work including days, evenings and weekends.  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The key responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Engage and model respectful and appropriate relationships and professional boundaries with youth and staff team

  • Follow program expectations and youths’ individual treatment plans

  • Make intentional efforts towards the creation of a stable and consistent home-like environment (i.e. -  modelling meal preparation or general housework)

  • Implement and adhere to industry standards and best practices including working from a trauma informed care, grief and loss and attachment lens

  • Daily documentation

  • Support relationships with connections in youths’ lives

  • Work closely with or in collaboration with the Staff Team 

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

This dynamic role requires our ideal candidate to possess at a minimum the following:

  • Previous experience working with children, youth, and families

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written along with computer literacy

  • Strong relationship building skills and a good understanding of working with vulnerable youth with challenging behaviours

  • Able to work a variety of shifts include awake overnights

  • Organized, self-motivated, confident, and able to work with a team and independently

  • Valid driver’s license and current Driver’s Abstract

  • First Aid/CPR and Suicide Intervention (a requirement prior to commencement)

  • Successful candidate must clear Police Check including Vulnerable Sector Check, Child Intervention Record Check 

Closing Date:         This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. 

Hourly Rate:           $16.50 day/evening , $17.50 overnight 

To Apply:                Interested and qualified applicants are asked to email a resume and letter of interest to careers@aspenfamily.org

We thank those applicants who are interested in this position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.