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FT CYCW - Ponoka, AB (1)
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FULL-TIME CHILD/YOUTH CARE WORKER – Ponoka, AB Unlimited Potential Community Services (UP) is a non-profit charitable society that has been providing quality support and treatment since 1987. Our goal is to restore stability and hope in the lives of children, youth, adults, and families so they can achieve personal independence and family unity. UP believes cultural tradition is an important part of mental wellness, so we incorporate the culture and traditions of our clients wherever possible. UP invites applicants who are passionate about providing quality support to our clients through a culturally sensitive approach and helping us to work together towards our goal to support each child and family to reach their full potential. Program overview: At UP we provide ongoing group care treatment services and educational programs to children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and/or psychiatric difficulties (including FASD and mental health concerns). Our clients, who range from 13-17 years of age, live in a group home, therapeutic setting. We are looking for an individual who has a passion for working with these vulnerable youth, becoming their role model and teaching them life skills through various activities. Position overview: This position ensures that the therapeutic and social environment is safe and secure so that individual service plans are developed, followed and meet the individual needs of the youth and their families. As a primary care provider, the position is relied on to continuously evaluate individual service plans, monitor and record behaviors, oversee and arrange for daily activities and provide input to the service team based on observations and direct interaction with the youth. The ideal candidate will possess:  Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture, customs and beliefs;  Passion for working with children, youth and families;  Understanding of current and emerging issues of importance to Indigenous people and communities;  Good understanding of health issues affecting youth and adults, such as FASD, drug and alcohol addictions, intergenerational trauma, mental health, suicide and other mental and behavioural challenges;  Good understanding of cultural differences and how they impact treatment approaches for children and youth;  Good verbal and written communication skills with proven organizational and documentation skills;  Able to work well in a team environment with the ability to handle stressful situations in a non-confrontational, problem solving manner is required. Qualifications/Experience: Must have a diploma/degree in Child Youth Care, Social Work (if education is in Social Work, must be registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers) education or related field. Previous experience working with children, youth and families would be a definite asset. Other requirements: A current, clear Police Information Check (vulnerable sector included) and Child Intervention Record Check, both dated within the last 6 months. A valid AB driver’s licence (minimum class 5) and current driver's abstract (no more than 8 demerits). Must be willing to work shifts, sometimes alone and weekends. Salary & Benefits: Salary Range with relevant education is $52,966.00 - $65,751.00 annually (salary commensurate with education and experience). 3-weeks’ vacation accrual to start with an additional week added after 2 years. We provide full-time employees with a 100% employer-paid health benefits package (which includes vision, dental and prescription drug coverage, massage therapy, etc.) and a 100% employer-paid RRSP equaling 3% of annual salary. We also offer free courses and workshops in-house for all of our employees. Starting Date: Must be Available to start on April 25, 2024. Our values are integrity, respect, excellence, humility and relationships. If you meet the entrance criteria, hold similar values and are looking to join a dynamic team that works hard to empower and support children, youth and families, please submit your Resume and Cover Letter to Human Resources at opportunities@upcs.org. UP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all cultures and backgrounds; all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


FT NIGHT STAND-UP CYCW (AWAKE) - Wetaskiwin, AB (1)
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FULL-TIME NIGHT STAND-UP CHILD/YOUTH CARE WORKER (AWAKE) Wetaskiwin, AB Unlimited Potential Community Services (UP) is a non-profit charitable society that has been providing quality support and treatment since 1987. Our goal is to restore stability and hope in the lives of children, youth, adults, and families so they can achieve personal independence and family unity. UP believes cultural tradition is an important part of mental wellness, so we incorporate the culture and traditions of our clients wherever possible. UP invites applicants who are passionate about providing quality support to our clients through a culturally sensitive approach and helping us to work together towards our goal to support each child and family to reach their full potential. Program overview: At UP we provide ongoing group care treatment services and educational programs to children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and/or psychiatric difficulties (including FASD and mental health). Our clients, who range from 13-17 years of age, live in a group home, therapeutic setting. We are looking for an individual who has a passion for working with these vulnerable youth, becoming their role model and teaching them life skills through various activities. Position overview: This position ensures that the therapeutic and social environment is safe and secure so that individual service plans are developed, followed and meet the individual needs of the youth and their families. As a primary care provider, the position is relied on to continuously evaluate individual service plans, monitor and record behaviors, and provide input to the service team based on observations and direct interaction with the children/youth. The ideal candidate will possess:  Passion for working with children, youth and families;  Good understanding of health issues affecting youth and adults, such as FASD, drug and alcohol addictions, intergenerational trauma, mental health, suicide and other mental and behavioural challenges;  Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture, customs and beliefs;  Understanding of current and emerging issues of importance to Indigenous people and communities;  Good understanding of cultural differences and how they impact treatment approaches for children and youth;  Good verbal and written communication skills with proven organizational and documentation skills;  Able to work well in a team environment with the ability to handle stressful situations in a non-confrontational, problem solving manner is required. Qualifications/Experience: Must have a diploma/degree in Child Youth Care, Social Work (if education is in Social Work, must be registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers) education or related field. Previous experience working with children, youth and families would be a definite asset. Other requirements: A current, clear Police Information Check (vulnerable sector included) and Child Intervention Record Check, both dated within the last 6 months. A valid AB driver’s licence (minimum class 5) and current driver's abstract (no more than 8 demerits). Must be willing to work overnight (awake) shifts, alone and weekends. Salary & Benefits: Salary Range with relevant education is $48,723.00 - $61,508.00 annually (salary commensurate with education and experience). 3-weeks’ vacation accrual to start with an additional week added after 2 years. We provide fulltime employees with a 100% employer-paid benefits package (which includes vision, dental, prescription drug coverage, massage therapy, etc.) and a 100% employer-paid R.R.S.P. equaling 3% of annual salary. We also offer free courses and workshops in-house for all of our employees. Starting Date: Must be Available to start on April 25, 2024. Our values are integrity, respect, excellence, humility and relationships. If you meet the entrance criteria, hold similar values and are looking to join a dynamic team that works hard to empower and support children, youth and families, please submit your Resume and Cover Letter to Human Resources at opportunities@upcs.org. UP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all cultures and backgrounds; all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply


FT NIGHT STAND-UP CYCW (AWAKE) - Ponoka, AB
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FULL-TIME NIGHT STAND-UP CHILD/YOUTH CARE WORKER (AWAKE) Ponoka, AB Unlimited Potential Community Services (UP) is a non-profit charitable society that has been providing quality support and treatment since 1987. Our goal is to restore stability and hope in the lives of children, youth, adults, and families so they can achieve personal independence and family unity. UP believes cultural tradition is an important part of mental wellness, so we incorporate the culture and traditions of our clients wherever possible. UP invites applicants who are passionate about providing quality support to our clients through a culturally sensitive approach and helping us to work together towards our goal to support each child and family to reach their full potential. Program Overview: At UP we provide ongoing group care treatment services and educational programs to children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and/or psychiatric difficulties (including FASD and mental health). Our clients, who range from 15-19 years of age, live in a group home, therapeutic setting. We are looking for an individual who has a passion for working with these vulnerable youth, becoming their role model and teaching them life skills through various activities. Position Overview: This position ensures that the therapeutic and social environment is safe and secure so that individual service plans are developed, followed and meet the individual needs of the youth and their families. As a primary care provider, the position is relied on to continuously evaluate individual service plans, monitor and record behaviors, and provide input to the service team based on observations and direct interaction with the children/youth. The ideal candidate will possess:  Passion for working with children, youth and families;  Good understanding of health issues affecting youth and adults, such as FASD, drug and alcohol addictions, intergenerational trauma, mental health, suicide and other mental and behavioural challenges;  Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture, customs and beliefs;  Understanding of current and emerging issues of importance to Indigenous people and communities;  Good understanding of cultural differences and how they impact treatment approaches for children and youth;  Good verbal and written communication skills with proven organizational and documentation skills;  Able to work well in a team environment with the ability to handle stressful situations in a non-confrontational, problem solving manner is required. Qualifications/Experience: Must have a diploma/degree in Child Youth Care, Social Work (if education is in Social Work, must be registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers) education or related field. Previous experience working with children, youth and families would be a definite asset. Other Requirements: A current, clear Police Information Check (vulnerable sector included) and Child Intervention Record Check, both dated within the last 6 months. A valid AB driver’s licence (minimum class 5) and current driver's abstract (no more than 8 demerits). Must be willing to work overnight (awake) shifts, alone and weekends. Salary & Benefits: Salary Range with relevant education is $48,723.00 - $61,508.00 annually (salary commensurate with education and experience). 3-weeks’ vacation accrual to start with an additional week added after 2 years. We provide fulltime employees with a 100% employer-paid benefits package (which includes vision, dental, prescription drug coverage, massage therapy, etc.) and a 100% employer-paid R.R.S.P. equaling 3% of annual salary. We also offer free courses and workshops in-house for all of our employees. Starting Date: Must be Available to start on April 25, 2024. Our values are integrity, respect, excellence, humility and relationships. If you meet the entrance criteria, hold similar values and are looking to join a dynamic team that works hard to empower and support children, youth and families, please submit your Resume and Cover Letter to Human Resources at opportunities@upcs.org. UP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all cultures and backgrounds; all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply


FUS- Central, AB
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FULL-TIME FAMILY UNIFICATION SPECIALIST - Central, AB Unlimited Potential Community Services (UP) is a non-profit charitable society that has been providing quality support and treatment since 1987. Our goal is to restore stability and hope in the lives of children, youth, adults, and families so they can achieve personal independence and family unity. UP believes cultural tradition is an important part of mental wellness, so we incorporate the culture and traditions of our clients wherever possible. UP invites applicants who are passionate about providing quality support to our clients through a culturally sensitive approach and helping us to work together towards our goal to support each child and family to reach their full potential. Program/Position overview: Under the direction and supervision of the Manager of Group Care Services, the Family Unification Specialist is responsible for supporting the youth and their family in unification, transfer of successful program strategies to the youth’s next placement, and reporting. The Family Unification Specialist will provide services and supports to empower youth and their families in their goals of safety and well-being while working towards unification. The ideal candidate will possess:  Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture, customs and beliefs;  Passion for working with children, youth and families;  Strong understanding of family systems, child development, and different cultural and community supports and services;  Understanding of current and emerging issues of importance to Indigenous people and communities;  Good understanding and comfort level in working and supporting traumatized youth and children;  Good understanding of health issues affecting youth and adults, such as FASD, drug and alcohol addictions, intergenerational trauma, mental health, suicide and other behavioural issues;  Good understanding of cultural differences and how they impact treatment approaches for children and youth;  Good verbal and written communication skills with proven organizational and documentation skills;  The ability to work well in a team environment and handle stressful situations in a non-confrontational, problem-solving manner;  The ability to be comfortable driving in rural and urban settings. Qualifications/Experience: The successful candidate must have a diploma/degree in social sciences or equivalent education in a related field (if education is in Social Work, the candidate must be a registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers) and a minimum of 1-3 years of work experience with youth and families within the scope of family reunification or family support is desirable. Other requirements: A current, clear Police Information Check (vulnerable sector included) and Child Intervention Record Check, both dated within the last 6 months. A valid AB driver’s licence (minimum class 5), current driver's abstract (no more than 8 demerits) and a reliable vehicle with $2 million dollars insurance. Must be willing to work flexible hours that meet the needs of the children/families including evenings and weekends. Salary & Benefits: Salary range is $50,001.00 - $62,786.00 annually (salary commensurate with experience). 3-weeks’ vacation accrual to start with an additional week added after 2 years We provide full-time employees with a 100% employerpaid health benefits package (which includes vision, dental and prescription drug coverage, massage therapy, etc.) and a 100% employer-paid R.R.S.P. equaling 3% of annual salary. We also offer free courses and workshops in-house for all of our employees. Starting Date: Must be Available to start on April 25, 2024. Our values are integrity, respect, excellence, humility, and relationships. If you meet the entrance criteria, hold similar values and are looking to join a dynamic team that works hard to empower and support children, youth and families, please submit your Resume and Cover Letter to Human Resources at opportunities@upcs.org UP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all cultures and backgrounds; all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.




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