Youth Liaison

Youth Liaison

Competition Number: 1522

Date Posted: September 23, 2021

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Application Deadline: Until Filled

Youth Liaisons help to transform the ecology surrounding youth to increase the probability of positive change within their lives and the lives of their families. A positive environment surrounding youth prevents involvement with the criminal justice system, which is manifested in safe and crime-free communities and neighborhoods for not only youth, but other community members as well. This is achieved by mobilizing youth and youth serving agencies to be active agents in sustainable, positive community change. The position reports to the Manager of Community Initiatives. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in Human Services
  • Community development experience is an asset
  • Experience working with high risk youth
  • Ability to create and manage community-based projects/initiatives
  • Eligibility for membership in a professional organization
  • Effective communication skills with a wide range of individuals
  • Ability to work in an integrated service team
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Computer Literacy

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Police Criminal Record Check and Child and Youth Information Systems Check (must have to start employment and renewed every 3 years)
  • Enhanced Police Intervention Check approved through Edmonton Police Services
  • Standard First Aide-16 Hours and ASIST Suicide Intervention Training-14 Hours (must have within 3 months of employment and refreshed every 3 years)
  • Indigenous Practice Training (8 hours within the first twelve months of employment and every year thereafter)
  • 2 million Vehicle Liability Insurance and Driver’s Abstract

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Youth Liaisons advocate for youth by:
    • consulting with youth and youth-serving agencies regularly to be informed of current crime and safety issues faced by youth
  • Youth Liaisons mobilize youth by:
    • Bringing youth together to be part of the solution to neighborhood crime and safety
    • Seeking out and building relationships with all youth-serving organizations in order to be well-informed of the youth-based capacity in the community
  • Youth Liaisons respond to crime and safety issues with innovation and creativity by:
    • Researching local, provincial, national and international responses that can inform practice within Edmonton
    • Collaborating with various stakeholders, including youth and youth-serving agencies, in order to develop strength-based, diverse, best-practice informed responses
  • Youth Liaisons collaborate to address crime and safety issues and build positive ecology around youth by:
    • Continually researching community organizations, resources and stakeholders to create opportunities to familiarize ourselves with contacts within those organizations; employing those contacts when useful in order to meet particular needs within our work
    • Bridging community partners, residents, families, schools, youth-serving organizations, and municipal and provincial decision-makers to ensure that youth in the targeted areas(s) are being supported effectively and perceived positively
  • Youth Liaisons evaluate and understand crime and safety issues, and their root causes by:
    • Evaluating the youth perspective on the issue; addressing apathy, ignorance, and disconnect from the issue at stake and maximizing the strengths and capacities at hand
    • Understanding how the youth perspective and the perspective of other stakeholders may differ and help to broker conversations between the two entities
  • Youth Liaisons analyze crime and safety issues, root causes and solutions by:
    • Using research-based analysis in addition to both the community and youth perspective to understand and define the issue
    • Collecting the opinions and knowledge of the youth population on targeted issues; evaluating how prevalent the youth voice is on the issue and strategizing with young leaders as to getting the youth population more involved

COVID-19 CONSIDERATION:

Our vision is healthy families in healthy communities. Accordingly, it is our responsibility to promote the health and safety of all employees, contractors, interns, practicum students, volunteers, visitors and those we serve by reducing the risks of COVID-19 through vaccination as per AHS guidance.

All employees, contractors, interns, practicum students and volunteers hired by The Family Centre after October 15, 2021, will be required to be fully immunized, as per AHS standards, against COVID-19. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please indicate in your application.

COMPENSATION:

The Family Centre is committed to employee wellbeing and development. The comprehensive compensation package offered to employees reflects those values and is competitive within the marketplace.

  • $44,537 to $57,396 annually
  • Manulife Health Benefit Plan
  • Wellness Program
  • 3 weeks’ vacation
  • RRSP matching
  • Ongoing paid training

Please send your resume to: 

tfcresumes@familycentre.org

The Family Centre thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, candidates will have the option to participate via video call. The Family Centre is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

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