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Teen Parent Support Worker

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Job Order #: 5752302

Employer Name:
Saskatoon Downtown Youth Centre EGADZ Inc.
Wage/Salary Info:
Commensurate with qualification and experience
Posted Date:
11-Aug-2020
Location:
SASKATOON
 
# of Positions:
1
Employment Terms:
Full Time
Length of Employment:
Permanent
Education:
Completed at least some post-secondary
Experience:
1-2 Years
Apply By:
15-Sep-2020
How to Apply?:
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Employer Name:
Saskatoon Downtown Youth Centre EGADZ Inc.

Contact Name:
Jolene Morris

Contact Phone:
306-931-6644

Contact Fax:
306.665.1344

Contact Email:
jolene@egadz.ca

Employer Website:
egadz.ca



Description

The Saskatoon Downtown Youth Centre Inc.  EGADZ has an exciting opportunity for a Permanent Full Time Teen Parent Support Worker interested in joining the team. EGADZ is an inter-agency, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide services for hard to serve youth in Saskatoon with the mission to encourage and support them to make choices that improve their quality of life.
The purpose of the Teen Parent Support Worker position is to follow the Mission of the Saskatoon Downtown Youth Centre Inc./EGADZ and CAPC contractual obligations while providing positive supports and advocacy for marginalized Teen Parents, who would not typically access traditional resources and supports due to their present circumstances.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Plan, organize and Facilitate groups sessions
Build and maintain relationships while providing informational counseling in support of Teen Parents
Advocates for Teen Parents, provide community support and resources for clients
Has basic knowledge on topics of birth control, labor/delivery and parenting
Communicates, understands and has knowledge on how to deal with marginalized teen parents in special circumstances (e.g. poverty, foster care, neglect)
Has an understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal history and current issues which effect the Aboriginal youth today. (Most of our youth are of Aboriginal ancestry)
Assist the parents in accessing appropriate services such as medical appointments, education, justice, social services, formal counseling, addictions services, emergency housing
Assist the parents to access the activities and interests by identifying barriers and finding ways to address them
Other duties as assigned  
Hours are Monday to Friday 1pm-9pm
Qualifications:
Post-secondary education in the human services field, equivalent experience or a combination of both;
Training in CPCR and ASIST is an asset
Must have a valid drivers and willing to provide a Criminal Records Check (Within 6 Months)

 

Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Reading text
 - Document use
 - Writing
 - Oral communication
 - Working with others
 - Decision making
 - Critical thinking
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Finding information
 - Computer use
Transportation/Travel Information
 - Valid driver's licence
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - First Aid Certificate
 - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Additional Skills
 - Administrative and office activities
 - Supervise staff, trainees or volunteers
Type of Community or Social Service
 - Education or training
 - Child welfare
Specific Skills
 - Obtain information and prepare reports or case histories
 - Implement life skills workshops
 - Appraise clients' needs or eligibility for specific services
 - Assess client's relevant skill strengths and development needs
 - Conduct follow-up assessments
 - Develop, coordinate and implement the delivery of specific services within the community
 - Provide suicide and crisis intervention
 - Resolve conflict situations
 - Supervise children's visits with parents to ensure their safety
 - Liaise with other social services agencies and health care providers involved with clients
 - Maintain program statistics for purposes of evaluation and research
Work Setting
 - Youth drop-in centre
Ability to Supervise
 - 1-2 people
 - 5-10 people
Work Location Information
 - Urban area
Security and Safety
 - Criminal record check (abstract)
 - Driver's validity licence check
 - Driving record check (abstract)
Target Groups or Clients
 - Adolescents
 - Male
 - Female
 - Families
 - Children
 - Aboriginal groups
 - Culturally diverse groups
 - Street population

 

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