Youth Reunification Worker

Competition Number: YRW07.18.23

Date Posted: July 18, 2023

Job Type: Full-Time

Why work with us:

The Family Centre is looking for family support workers who enjoy and are good at building working relationships with families and other parties and who have excellent problem-solving, organizational, and collaboration skills. We are focused on Trauma-Informed Care for both our communities and staff teams, and provide services based on research and evidence-based practices. We encourage employees to bring their authentic self to work in our diverse and inclusive environment. The organization is committed to Indigenous ceremony and practice and welcomes knowledge of ceremony and lived experience. Our culture is focused on providing a safe and supportive workplace including paid training, excellent benefits, a wellness program, and much more. 

What you will be doing:


As a Youth Reunification Worker, you will be working collaboratively as part of a team with other professionals to meet the needs of youth, their families, and communities that lead to successful outcomes. Within the Youth Reunification homes, you will help to foster a family-oriented environment for youth aged 13 - 18 years by working within a relational, developmental model and utilizing a harm reduction, attachment-based approach. Your role will be to support youth to re-connect to family and community in meaningful ways, creating long lasting, permanent relationships. You will also encourage and support the development of healthy living skills. In order to ensure a safe, stable and consistent environment for the youth, Youth Reunification homes are supported 24 hours a day by team members working 12-hour shifts (days and nights) on a consistent rotation.

  • Attending to the daily maintenance of the home, while teaching and modelling household management skills
  • Monitor and support child development and parenting focusing on general well-being, trauma and attachment.
  • Observes and documents family interactions, focusing on strengths, concerns and areas of growth, while ensuring transparency with the family and service team. Ensure proper administrative documentation
  • Monitor the ongoing success or challenges inherent in the reunification experience, continue to identify emerging or enhanced strengths, and develop new strategies for additional assets
  • Provide support & shift coverage in both the Family & Youth Reunification Homes, as required

What you will bring to the role:

  • Diploma in Child & Youth Care or Social Work with related experience (or)
  • Certificate in Human Services Sector with extensive experience with Indigenous culture and communities in a residential setting.
  • Experience working with families from diverse cultures
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities to work with people affected by trauma


Background Check Process & Requirement:

  • As a part of the selection process, The Family Centre will conduct reference checks with your most recent employers. 
  • Police Information Check- Vulnerable Sector (completed within the last 6 months)
  • Child Intervention Records Check (completed within the last 6 months)
  • $2 million Vehicle Liability Insurance
  • Reliable Vehicle, available for regular use  and valid driver’s license
  • 5-years Driver Abstract
  • Our Children Are Sacred Youth Suicide Prevention Training or ASIST Suicide Intervention Training within 3 months of start date
  • Standard First Aid Level C CPR with 3 months of start date.

What you can expect:

Training – comprehensive onboarding/orientation process which includes service specific, leading-edge training, and agency-wide core training

Feedback – a strong reflective supervision model that provides regular formal and informal opportunities for feedback 

Performance Coaching – formal and informal coaching regarding the development of personal and professional growth and development

Reasonable Accommodation The Family Centre will provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualifies applicant or employee

Compensation - Our comprehensive compensation package offered to employees reflects a strong commitment to employee wellbeing and is competitive within the marketplace.

  • $43,621 - $58,390 Annually
  • Fully paid Group Benefit Plan
  • Wellness Program
  • 3 weeks’ vacation
  • RRSP matching
  • Ongoing paid training
  • Mileage compensation
  • Paid sick time
  • Agency-wide social events
  • First People’s Circle and People of Color Employee Support Groups

Closing Date: July 25, 2023

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Jennifer Hayes

Manager - Reunification

The Family Centre thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  

The Family Centre acknowledges that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

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