Youth Community Safety Liaison (Community Developer)

Youth Liaison

Competition Number: 1611

Date Posted: June 12, 2023

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Application Deadline: Until Filled

Why work with us:

The Family Centre has a strong reputation for providing quality services basing our work on research and evidence-based practices. We pride ourselves on providing leading edge training and strong, reflective supervision. Our intention is to create a healthy organization that is intelligent in its response to community issues and intentional about our respectful treatment of each other. We have a strong focus on Trauma Informed Care for the communities we support, as well as our staff teams. The Family Centre strives to hire a diverse team of employees, reflecting the diverse communities we support. The Family Centre 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:

Through innovative practices, Youth Community Safety Liaisons (YCSLs) mobilize youth-serving agencies, stakeholders, youth, and communities to address crime and disorder. Through a community development lens, YCSLs empower active participants in creating unique, sustainable and positive community change. YCSLs strive to engage with youth and bring their voice to the table regarding community safety issues, with the intention that youth feel empowered to become active members of their communities and feel a sense of community connection.

YCSLs are part of the Neighborhood Empowerment Team (NET) which includes the City of Edmonton, Edmonton Police Service, and The United Way of Alberta. NET’s mission is to work together with communities to build collaborative solutions to address identified safety issues. NET engages with diverse individuals, communities, and professionals by utilizing community development principles, approaches, and practices.

This position reports to a Supervisor, Community Initiatives at The Family Centre.

  • Trauma-informed care approach to community engagement and development
  • Lead/support projects through research, surveying, engaging with youth and community agencies, collaborating with appropriate professionals, applying for grants, hosting events, and creating resources
  • Build capacity among community members, youth, and agencies
  • Engage with community members by attending events and sharing information about NET
  • Engage with youth in their communities to explore barriers in regard to community safety and engagement
  • Participate in collaborative tables
  • Documenting and tracking project updates and capacity building activities
  • Assess community safety issues by engaging with youth and community stakeholders, utilizing surveys, and aggregating internal and external data
  • Engage in a multidisciplinary team with Edmonton Police Service and the City of Edmonton partners
  • Engage in NET Youth Liaisons social media accounts to share resources
  • Schedule meetings and adapt to working in various environments

Working Conditions:

  • Flexible scheduled weekday shifts, including evening and weekend work
  • Work in hybrid format
  • Work within assigned spaces in Edmonton Police Service stations
  • Work as a formal multidisciplinary team that includes Edmonton Police Service and the City of Edmonton
  • Working with diverse communities that are impacted by intersectional ties and systemic barriers

What you will bring to the role:

  • Degree in Community Development, Criminology, Human Ecology (or)
  • Degree in Child & Youth Care or Social Work with experience in the field related to Community Development (or)
  • Diploma in Community Development, Correctional Services, Policing, Leadership with related experience
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary partnership with youth, community members and stakeholders
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with leading community-based projects
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Computer literacy
  • Experience and savvy in using social media platforms to engage and inspire community and partners

Background Check Process & Requirement:

  • Enhanced Security Clearance (renewed every 3 years)
  • Child Intervention Record Check (renewed every 3 years)
  • Our Children Are Sacred Youth Suicide Prevention Training or ASIST Suicide Intervention Training (renewed every 3 years)
  • Standard First Aid Level C CPR (renewed every 3 year)
  • Awareness of Indigenous worldviews
  • Reliable Vehicle, available for regular use and valid driver’s license
  • Brain Story Certification Training (must be completed within the first 1 year of employment)

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.

  • $49,112 - $63,892 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: Until filled

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Michelle Gibson, Manager Community Initiatives

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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