CYC Team Lead

Posting Date: May 21, 2024

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information
Job Title: CYC Team Lead 
Job Requisition ID: 58116
Ministry: Children and Family Services
Location: Edmonton
Full or Part-Time:  Multiple Positions
Hours of Work: 38.75 hours per week
Permanent/Temporary: Permanent
Scope: Open

Closing Date: Open Until Suitable Candidates Found
Classification: Child & Youth Care Worker 2
Salary: $2,416.77 to $3,119.23  bi-weekly ($63,077 to $81,411 / year)


The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:

Within the Ministry of Children and Family Services there are four “Provincial Campus Based Care” (PCBC) that provide 24-7 campus-based care to adolescents with significant trauma-related issues. Programs include both Intensive Treatment and Secure Services in the following facilities:

  • Yellowhead Youth Center - “Provincial Campus Based Care” (PCBC)

Role Responsibilities

Do you have a vision of building strong communities where children and youth are valued, nurtured, and cared for?

As a Team Lead your responsibilities includes: 

  • Be responsible for the overall implementation, coordination, and supervision of treatment plans to ensure that the treatment, counselling and life skills development of the adolescents in care at the Yellowhead Youth Centre are being met.
  • Directly supervise 2-3 Child & Youth Care Worker 1's and be able to lead them in a collaborative environment to deliver effective interventions in a therapeutic milieu designed to meet safety and security requirements.  
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of policies, procedures and practices related to intensive campus-based treatment and the ability to effectively implement daily operations that maintain the Centre’s accreditation status.

To be successful in this position, you must demonstrate strong leadership and critical thinking skills. You will have related theoretical knowledge of child care practice; assessment, treatment and behavioral management, as well you will draw upon your exceptional written and verbal communication skills to be effective relationships with others.

This position requires a candidate who is available to work on shift schedule of three evening shifts, three day shifts and three days off, which includes weekends.    

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies: model.pdf.

You will need the following competencies to be successful in this role:

  • Agility – Demonstrated ability to manage and adapt to change. Ability to manage human, financial and physical resources within an operating environment.
  • Drive for Results – Leadership skills, including demonstrated ability and comfort with decision making responsibilities, coaching and teaching, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others.
  • Develop Self and Others – Proven ability to foster partnerships and to achieve organizational goals within an organization.
  • Build Collaborative Environments – Strong track record in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop Networks – Ability to foster a climate of cooperation amongst, and build solid relationships with public agencies, government, committees and other partners.
  • Systems Thinking – Effective leadership abilities combined with a strong commitment to operating within a team environment and the ability to motivate and inspire other to achieve common goals.
  • Creative Problem Solving – Excellent analytical and decision-making skills



  • Degree or Diploma in Child and Youth Care is preferred. Other related Human Services degrees or diplomas may be considered.
  • A minimum of three years progressively responsible experience in a campus based treatment setting is required. 
  • Current first aid certificate, suicide intervention training and/or experience working with Indigenous youth and families are also considered assets.

Edmonton Region, Children and Family Services is committed to delivering culturally appropriate services to Indigenous populations and we encourage applications from Indigenous candidates.


  • A high cultural competency in Indigenous experience
  • Child and Youth Care Degree or Diploma
  • Related experience in therapeutic campus-based care setting, working with indigenous populations, working in youth homes, teacher, educational assistant, crisis intervention, family counselling, youth counselling, youth correction work, childcare program development (Teacher, Educational Assistant, Psychologist) and behavioral therapy.
  • Current Certification in First Aid with CPR and Suicide Intervention

Candidates who possess the assets listed above, or are interested in our High Prairie location, will be screened in first for interview. Minimum recruitment standards outline the minimum education and experience required for appointment to a job classification. Refer to


A cover letter is not required with your application, as such it is important that your resume is detailed and accurate, listing your experience, as well as the months, years, your title, and duties you performed.

There are multiple positions available including Temporary, Permanent and On Call Wage opportunities. This competition will be used to establish a pool of qualified candidates to fill current and future vacancies at our treatment centers.

Permanent/Temporary Employee Hours of Work:

This position works 38.75 hours per week and works shift schedule of 3 evening shifts (2:45-11pm), 3 day shifts (7am-3:15 pm) and 3 regular days off.

  • Final candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment checks including medical checks, Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector security screening, an Intervention Services Record check, and academic credentials check.
  • Class 5 driver’s license is required.


  • Edmonton , Alberta

Pre-Employment Requirements:

As part of the application process, you are required to complete and satisfactorily qualify on:

  • Virtual multi-panel interview
  • Academic credential check
  • Professional and/or academic reference checks
  • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector
  • Intervention Record Check
  • Alberta College of Social Workers Registration (if applicable)
  • Provide a Current 5 Year Commercial Driver Abstract

Out-of-province applicants can obtain the required documents/checks from the province they currently reside in.

Candidates who incur a cost to complete any of the above listed pre-employment checks will be eligible for reimbursement if they are hired into a position in the Province Based Treatment Centers. Please ensure that you keep your receipt or proof of purchase to complete the expense process once hired.

Candidate screening and interviews will be taking place periodically throughout the job posting. Interviews will be taking place virtually, and accommodation may be made if requested.

Successful candidates will be placed into a talent pool, at which point their pre-employment checks will be conducted and their suitability will be assessed. Those who are matched to a vacancy will be contacted; those who are not will have up to 6 months to be considered while their certification is still valid.

Links and information on what the GoA has to offer to prospective employees:

How To Apply
Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience, and relevant examples of required competencies.

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit for more information. Please visit Recruitment Principles, for more information.

It is recommended applicants who have completed post-secondary studies from outside of Canada obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)( or from a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information (
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Dana Polutnik at