Alta Care Resources Child & Youth Care Worker Full Time in Edmonton, AB

Alta Care Resources

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Child & Youth Care Worker
Edmonton, AB

The Dragonfly Child and Youth Care Worker provide services in the areas of core-protection and enhancement within a community-based group care program….

The Dragonfly Child and Youth Care Worker maintains or increases the level of safety, well-being, permanency, and connection to supports available to their clients. The Dragonfly Child and Youth Care Worker provide services in the areas of core-protection and enhancement within a community-based group care program. The Dragonfly Child and Youth Care Worker will be expected to establish and maintain open and effective communication between children and youth, Child and Family Services, treatment team members, parents and other stakeholders to complete job duties. Additionally, this position will be required to develop the skills, shift perspectives and behaviours, develop care plans, and evaluate clients.

As a learning organization, we are searching for candidates, who may not possess all of the formal skills required for the role. We are however looking for the following capacities; self-directed, enjoys people, embraces team work and is a life-long learner. Alta Care Resources is willing to invest in your learning by providing the support and training in the areas required to build your competencies and capacities.

Alta Care Resources is focused on serving populations that are the hardest to serve and most vulnerable. Our actions are guided by our deep commitment to our mission:

To serve children, youth and families in a manner that builds from resiliencies, empowers changes and transforms adversity.

As a member of the Alta Care Resources team, you will be involved in a highly dynamic human services organization that serves at-risk children, youth and families within the Edmonton region. Alta Care Resources is a progressive and exciting organization with over twenty years of experience in helping children, youth and families. All programs are currently contracted by Region 6 Edmonton and Area Children and Youth Services.

We may be the right work place for you, if you are a practitioner who:

  • wants to work with families, youth and children in their greatest moment of need * learns and grow on an on-going basis * wants to have fun with your team and clients * is willing to leave your “comfort zone” and change * uses creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills to address client needs * wants to use data analysis and research to enhance and build quality services * uses their judgment and decision making to ensure ethical practice * is open to learning human services policy and procedure, legislation, laws and standards * wants to work in an open and diverse team * wants to have a positive impact on their community


  • Must be willing to learn and grow professionally and personally * Must love interacting with children and youth and having fun * Secondary School Diploma an asset * University degree or diploma in Human Services or related field preferred * Any experience in core-protection services an asset * Ability to interpret and effectively manage multiple and competing priorities and deadlines * Proven ability to organize, evaluate, communicate and present information, both verbally and written * Must be over 21 years old * Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality in all interactions * Demonstrated time management and project management skills * Must have a clear Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check * Have a cell-phone and well maintained vehicle * Have a class 5 non-GDL license

Work Conditions

  • Indoor and outdoor conditions * Intermittent physical activity including walking, running, standing, sitting, and lifting * Transporting clients in personal vehicle is required * Schedules requires work on evenings and weekends, reflective of client needs * Provide many different service streams * Must be able to conduct restraints in a manner that is safe for the worker and client(s) * Work with in client’s homes in the community * Work will be conducted in environments that may have hygiene concerns * Services will be provided to individuals with many different abilities, backgrounds, health statuses, and lifestyles


Degree or diploma in a human service field or certified as a Child and Youth Care Worker or a minimum of 2 years experience in group care services.

Additional Information

Final assessment of a candidates’ suitability will be based upon the following documents:

  • Professional references * Child Intervention Check * Criminal Record Check * Driver’s Abstracts * Verification of education

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume that indicate their capacity to address the needs of the clients we serve. If there is a match between the skills and experience and our agency needs, candidates will be contacted and asked to complete a written application which will be sent to them via email.

Based upon our review of the written application, those applicants who continue to describe their abilities and experiences in a manner that fulfills our agency needs will be asked to complete an assessment. The assessment will enable the candidate to determine if Alta Care Resources’ programs, services and philosophy align with individual career goals.

Final evaluation will be based on an in-person, written and interactive interview that will take place. This will be the final screening activity of the application stage.

Alta Care Resources offers competitive salary ($43,600.00- 47,000.00) and benefits packages: Group Insurance Benefits (Medical Benefits, Dental Benefits, Life Insurance Benefits), RRSP Benefits (2% to 4% Employer Contribution), Personal Spending Account , an engaging work environment and career advancement opportunities.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $43,600.00 /year

Job Location:

  • Edmonton, AB

Required education:

  • Diploma

Required experience:

  • Human Services: 2 years

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2017-02-12
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