Services for Educational Achievement Worker

As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for 50 years Terra is recognized for its leadership, innovation and collaboration.  Annually more than 1,000 young parents and their children benefit from a comprehensive range of services. Through the compassionate work of the staff, we help parents and children to develop and reach their full potential by recognizing and responding to their unique and individual needs. Terra staff are guided by the Code of Honour which supports, respects, and celebrates our families and staff (https://terracentre.ca/what-is-terra/careers/). If you share our values and support our mission and vision, please consider joining our team.

 

Job Overview:

The Services for Educational Achievement (SEA) Worker is responsible for the direct service delivery to pregnant and parenting families attending Braemar School with a focus on strengthening the parent/child relationship; supporting the achievement of education and employment goals; and building the family’s natural and community resources.  SEA Workers also play a key role in the Strengthening Hope Program as they assist, monitor and support participants who are receiving financial assistance through the program.  Reporting to the Program Supervisor, Services for Education & Employment, SEA workers work closely with staff at Braemar School, other Terra programs and external agencies.

 

Job Conditions:

This is a permanent position working 35.0 hours/week, Monday through Friday.  Hours of work are primarily between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. but some flexibility is required to meet the needs of the program and participants.  The position is based out of the Braemar School office located at 9359 67A Street NW.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing support to the young families through onsite visits, psycho-social educational groups, telephone and electronic contact, home visits, as well as other support strategies
  • Assist families in connecting with agency programs, community resources and arranging case conferences when required
  • Support self-advocacy practices and advocate for families in crisis and assist with skill development in the areas of problem-solving, communication, decision-making and goal planning to increase their confidence in meeting the needs of their family.
  • Identify community resources and develop strong community relationships to continually enhance programming to meet both the needs of the families and the outcomes of the program
  • Work collaboratively with participants, Terra program staff and funding partners to process Strengthening Hope Program (SHP) applications, adhering to the SHP policies and eligibility requirements.
  • Complete and process required paperwork to track personal information changes, student terminations and changes to funding requests.
  • Regularly monitor, communicate requirements and create action plans with participants to ensure that they are meeting the requirements of the funding program as needed.
  • Adhere to all safety protocols established by the agency for on-site group and community meetings/interactions.
  • Complete assessments and maintain filing, documentation and reporting according to program policies and procedures.
  • Record and monitor the progress on participants’ goals.
  • Compile monthly statistical information as required and collect outcome measures data and complete evaluation activities as required.

 

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in Human Services, Education, or Special Education
  • Experience working in partnership with different Government Systems
  • Experience providing life skills coaching and training
  • Experience working with low income and marginalized participants, including people facing multiple barriers

Knowledge and Abilities: 

  • Ability to work with families from diverse cultural backgrounds and develop positive, effective, professional rapport and relationships with youth
  • Knowledge of issues associated with people impacted by mental illness and substance abuse
  • Knowledge of referral services and supports within the Edmonton community and/or the ability to research and connect with community resources
  • Understanding and knowledge of the issues pregnant and parenting young people face

 

Other requirements:

  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle with 2 million liability insurance
  • Current clear Drivers Abstract
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Current First Aid certificate
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check that are dated within 90 Days of the start date

 

Core Behavioral Competencies

Terra values are core to the organization. We strive to hire individuals who possess these behavioral competencies at all levels of the organization.

 

  • Personal Leadership:Practices inclusion, communicates openly and effectively, demonstrates self-awareness
  • Productive Relationships: Develops networks, collaborates, develops self and others
  • Results Focus: Applies outcomes-based problem solving and systems thinking, demonstrates evidence-informed decision making
  • Service Excellence: Practices innovation, facilitates a culture of learning, demonstrates continuous improvement
  • Program Planning; design, plan, coordinate, facilitation of groups
  • Finance; manage allocated financial resources for program delivery
  • Communication skills; excellent both written and oral; evidenced in grant writing and reporting to funders
  • Community Relations; well-developed engagement skills, strong networking

 

Intention Statement

Terra recognizes that it operates within a society and systems shaped by white supremacy and colonization and institutionalized discrimination and the exclusion, exploitation, and marginalization of Indigenous, Black, and people of color.

 

Terra strives to understand and be accountable for how white supremacy continues to impact its work at an organizational and systemic level and to address harm; implicit and explicit biases

 

Our intention is:

To build a foundation of awareness, knowledge, and skills to be an anti-racist organization. To respond to systemic racism that creates barriers and inequality in the workplace and in society. To be an organization that embeds the principles of equity and anti-oppression to everything it undertakes.

 

Our goal is to actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion through an antiracism lens through policies processes and practices.

 

Vaccine Policy

As a condition of employment, all Terra employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 or regularly undergo COVID 19 testing before entering the workplace.  Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of their COVID 19 vaccination prior to commencement.  If you are the successful applicant and cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected ground under human rights legislation you may request an accommodation that will be reviewed by Terra

 

Salary: The salary range for the position is $44 850 – $48 750/year.

To apply for this opportunity, please email your résumé and cover letter to: Human Resources, hr@careersforcommunity.ca.  Please include the “22-TERRA Services for Educational Achievement Worker” in the Subject Line of the email.

Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate has been found.