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Child and Youth Liaison Worker

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date April 3, 2024
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Treaty 8 Urban CFS Office
Location Edmonton, AB
Category Child and Youth
Client Treaty 8 Urban Child and Family Services
Contact Information

Child and Youth Liaison Worker

Reporting to the Child and Youth Liaison Lead, The Treaty 8 Child and Youth Liaison Worker will provide leadership and mentorship with children and youth by providing direct services in meeting the goals of Jordon’s Principle to prevent children from falling through gaps and services. The Child and Youth Liaison worker provides support to ensure Treaty 8 children have access to culturally appropriate services, without limitation or discrimination equivalent to other Albertans. The Child and Youth Liaison will implement the Treaty 8 Urban Child and Family Services curriculum, culturally appropriate programs, and engagement sessions delivered throughout Treaty 8. The Child and Youth Liaison Worker will also provide community support that is coordinated for each child or youths’ needs that are tailored for the communities’ needs. As the engagement sessions will be provided in the Treaty 8 communities, the Treaty 8 Child and Youth Liaison must have in depth knowledge about the communities they serve, an ability to develop and maintain solid relationships within the community, and a willingness to travel.

This is a full-time position with a flexible schedule of 37>5 hours per week including evenings, weekends, and statutory holidays:

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain internal and external relationships and support the Nations of Treaty 8 programs and services designed to achieve the organization’s strategic goals.
  • Identify opportunities for partnership and promote internal and external communications and messaging regarding purpose, background, access, and applicability of services provided.
  • Empower Treaty 8 families with children and special needs or high medical needs to achieve quality of life balance.
  • Engage with children and youth affiliated with Treaty 8, regardless of residency both on and off-Reserve.
  • Contribute to the development of Treaty 8 Urban Child and Family Services Curriculum, as required, and incorporate land-based content to customize the engagement session materials for the community in which the engagement sessions are being facilitated.
  • Work collaboratively with the Treaty 8 Urban Child and Family Services curriculum team, the Nations of Treaty 8 and community partners to deliver programs and services to Treaty 8 children, youth, and families.
  • Identify and build relationships with Elders in the communities to support the effective delivery of the Treaty 8 Urban Child and Family Services cultural curriculum.
  • Identify and ensure the appropriate Support People from the community are in place for all engagement sessions and refer engagement session participants to the Support Person or appropriate community resources, upon disclosure or if a participant is experiencing any difficulty with the engagement session material.
  • Contribute to the ongoing evaluation and review of the Treaty 8 Urban Child and Family Services’ engagement sessions to ensure its effectiveness and program enhancement.
  • Prepare all materials and equipment necessary for each engagement session and complete all relevant paperwork and documentation required for each engagement session conducted, in accordance with the Treaty 8 Urban Child and Family Services Curriculum guidelines.
  • Contribute to the effective administration, recording and monitoring of the engagement sessions, in accordance with funders’ requirements and the policies and procedures of the Treaty 8 Urban Child and Family Services.
  • Work with the Treaty 8 Urban Child and Family Services team to promote the engagement sessions to on reserve and off reserve schools and other agencies, to enable the curriculum to be delivered across a range of organizations.
  • Ensure delivery methods cater to the needs of the children and youth of the community’s request.
  • Ensure that reporting and data collection methods are secure and maintained for each community’s individualized needs.
  • Maintain a safe and organized environment for children and youth participation, track, and document program sessions with accurate records.
  • Organize children and youth programs and manage expenditures against a monthly budget.
  • Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing related results as needed.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Certificate, Diploma Child and Youth Care Program or certificate, diploma in a related field
  • Minimum two years of related community experience working with children, youth, and families with diverse and complex needs.
  • Minimum two years of experience in data collection, data entry and report writing.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check including vulnerable sector and Child Intervention (Welfare) Record Check (must be dated less than 3 months upon hiring).
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license, reliable transportation with $2 million liability insurance
  • Clean Driver’s Abstract
  • Knowledge & understanding of Treaty 8 First Nations community, culture and language will be an asset.

Closing Date:  Until suitable candidate is found
Interested applicants can submit cover letter and resume to:
Phone Number:780 784-3663
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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