Youth Worker

Employer: Regina Open Door Society

Location: Regina

Number of positions: 1

Type of positions: Youth Worker

Wage/Salary: $38,008.60 (annual probationary)

Regina Open Door Society
Position Title: Youth Worker 
Closing date:  February 15, 2019

The Regina Open Door Society (RODS) is a non-profit organization that provides settlement and integration services to refugees and immigrants in Regina. RODS is committed to meeting the needs of newcomers by offering programs and services that enable them to achieve their goals and participate fully in the larger community.

The Regina Open Door Society Inc. is seeking a qualified individual to staff the term  position of Youth Worker (March 1,2019 to March 31, 2019) . The start date for this position is March 1, 2019 The Youth Program assists newcomer youth to become familiar with their community and establish supportive social networks. The aim of the program is to help newcomer youth become thriving members of their community.

Desired qualifications/education
• 2 to 3 Year experience working with  at risk youth 
• Post-secondary education preferably degree or diploma in area of Social Sciences  or Youth Development , Community Development , however previous work experience will be considered
• Strong commitment to providing quality services working in an intercultural environment
• Event planning and organizing  skills
• Facilitation skills required : development and delivery of information , orientation and workshops 
• Ability to prioritize duties , ability to perform a variety of diverse task
• Ability to document and compile reports in an accurate manner
• Proficiency in both official languages is an asset ,
• Fluency in languages other than English and French is an asset
• Experience with outlook , Word , Excel, Power Point  and internet usage
• Extensive evening and weekend work required    

Other Requirements
• Reliable vehicle
• Class 5 Novice 2  Saskatchewan Driver’s license
• Clean Drivers abstract
• Child Abuse Registry
• First aid/CPR

Detailed job description
• Build relationship with existing immigrant /refugee youth and their community
• Provide workshops or work with other agencies to provide workshops on racism , bullying , conflict resolution , leadership , public speaking and others
• Provide information and orientation to newcomer youth 
• Creatively plan , organize and evaluate activities
• Learn about RODS and other programs ,  services and resources for youth and families for referral 
• Provide referral to programs and services in the community
• Match newcomer youth with mentors
•  Work in collaboration with community organizations to provide programs and services for newcomer youth

• Excellent interpersonal, skills
• The ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural and team environment.
• Work experience in a client-orientated position or related field targeting immigrant and refugee youth and families
• Knowledge of settlement related issues facing immigrants and refugee youth, children and families
•  Broad knowledge of local community resources that can assist newcomer youth , children and families  with their settlement needs 
• Solid para professional counseling and group facilitation skills. Familiar in casework process, including intake procedures, needs assessment, goal planning, referrals, case management, documentation and follow-ups.
• Understanding of Canada and Saskatchewan Privacy Policies and education system
• Strong time-management and organizational skills are essential
• Good verbal, written and presentation skills.
Regular Monday to Friday from 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM. This position will be required work evenings and weekends to facilitate program activities. All position at RODS require a clean criminal check. The annual salary for this position is $ 38008.60

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.  Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please be able to provide three work related references at the time of your interview. No phone calls please.  Please respond in confidence by mail, fax or email to:

Wendy L Brooks
Human Resources Manager  
Regina Open Door Society
1855 Smith Street, Regina, Saskatchewan
Fax: 306-757-8166