Teen Parent Support Worker

Location : EGADZ

Rewarding Employment Opportunity

Teen Parent Support Worker

The Saskatoon Downtown Youth Centre Inc. EGADZ has an exciting opportunity for a Permanent Full Time Teen Parent Support Worker interested in joining the team. EGADZ is an inter-agency, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide services for hard to serve youth in Saskatoon with the mission to encourage and support them to make choices that improve their quality of life. This full time position is Monday-Friday 1pm-9pm.

EGADZ is an inter-agency, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide services for hard to serve youth in Saskatoon with the mission to encourage and support them to make choices that improve their quality of life.

The purpose of the Teen Parent Support Worker position is to follow the Mission of the Saskatoon Downtown Youth Centre Inc./EGADZ and CAPC contractual obligations while providing positive supports and advocacy for marginalized Teen Parents, who would not typically access traditional resources and supports due to their present circumstances.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Plan, organize and Facilitate groups sessions

Build and maintain relationships while providing informational counseling in support of Teen Parents

Advocates for Teen Parents, provide community support and resources for clients

Has basic knowledge on topics of birth control, labor/delivery and parenting

Communicates, understands and has knowledge on how to deal with marginalized teen parents in special circumstances (e.g. poverty, foster care, neglect)

Has an understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal history and current issues which effect the Aboriginal youth today. (Most of our youth are of Aboriginal ancestry)

Assist the parents in accessing appropriate services such as medical appointments, education, justice, social services, formal counseling, addictions services, emergency housing

Assist the parents to access the activities and interests by identifying barriers and finding ways to address them

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Post-secondary education in the human services field, equivalent experience or a combination of both;

Training in First Aid and ASIST is an asset

Must have a valid drivers and willing to provide a Criminal Records Check (Within 6 Months)

Salaries are based on EGADZ current salary grid. $18.00-$20.00 per hour.

Resumes labelled – Teen Parent Coordinator can be mailed/dropped off at EGADZ Youth Centre 485 – 1st Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1X5 or faxed to 306.665.1344 or emailed to jolene@egadz.ca

EGADZ appreciates everyone who does apply; however only those selected for an interview will be notified. Please no phone calls.

Closing Date : September 30, 2020

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