New job Child & Youth Development Specialist in Alberta

Child & Youth Development Specialist

Company : Alberta Health Services
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Your Opportunity:

Now is the time to begin crafting a niche for yourself in the field of Child and Youth Development as you will be providing services to infants and children from the ages of birth to 6 years of age in community settings. As our Child and Youth Development Specialist, you will be providing services to the communities of Mayerthorpe, Whitecourt and Fox Creek. If you’re looking for the chance to work to your full scope of practice all the while having work-life balance, the position of Child and Youth Development Specialist based in Whitecourt may be just what you are looking for! Whitecourt, a bustling town of approximately 11,000, is situated 90 minutes northwest of Edmonton and a little over two hours northeast of Jasper National Park, offering big city advantages and amenities but the friendly, down-to-earth lifestyle accustomed to rural Alberta. Life in Whitecourt will keep you active with multiple recreation facilities, four rivers, and an outdoor trail system, earning them the title of the Snowmobile Capital of Alberta. The Town of Mayerthorpe prides itself on their friendliness and desire to help. Mayerthorpe is located 123 km northwest of Edmonton on a major route to the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Alaska. Mayerthorpe offers many community groups, recreation facilities, schools, and programs to keep residents active. Alberta Health Services offers a work environment that provides support and opportunities for personal achievement and career growth. We support on-going professional development through funding, internal and external educational opportunities.


As a Child & Youth Development Specialist (CYDS), you will provide assessment, treatment and follow-up to children and youth in the community, educational system, and/or hospital setting who are at risk of or have a disability, and/or have a significant developmental delay. Using a family-centered care approach, you will create, implement and update family service plans specific to child/youth needs, adapting interventions/activities as appropriate. As a CYDS, you will observe, identify and report child developmental or behaviour difficulties and make recommendations to the appropriate interdisciplinary team. You will liaise with and provide referrals to other disciplines and external agencies as appropriate. You will provide information and education regarding child/youth development to parents, education providers, other interprofessionals and the community. You will support family funding and education/services placement applications and maintain printed resources and equipment for child and adolescent programs.

  • Classification: Child & Youth Development Spec
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: ECIP Support Workers
  • Primary Location: Whitecourt Healthcare Centre
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.50
  • Posting End Date: 20-SEP-2021
  • Employee Class: Regular Part Time
  • Date Available: 30-SEP-2021
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 5
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $35.81
  • Maximum Salary: $47.67
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Provided
Required Qualifications:

Completion of bachelor's degree in Child & Youth Care or a related field or equivalent education and experience.

Additional Required Qualifications:

5 years’ experience working with children and families.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficient computer skills including virtual communication media. Case management experience, screening & assessment training. Group facilitation skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team setting. Intimate knowledge of available community resources and government agencies. Knowledge and experience in working with vulnerable populations, assisting families to navigate and access services. Strong advocacy skills.

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