Office of the Child and Youth Advocate. Closes May 4th

Manager Zone 2
Office of the Child & Youth Advocate – Edmonton Office
Job ID: 1029425
Closing Date: May 4, 2015
About Us:
The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) is an Office of the Legislature. Our
Office provides individual advocacy for children and youth receiving services under the
Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and the Protection of Sexually Exploited
Children Act, and youth involved with the youth justice system. The OCYA is also
responsible for providing legal representation for young people in matters related to the
Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and the Protection of Sexually Exploited
Children Act. The OCYA conducts investigations and reports on systemic issues arising
from the serious injury to or death of a child. The OCYA engages stakeholders in
understanding the importance of respecting young people’s rights, interests and
viewpoints, as well as delivers public education.
Are you looking to join a dynamic team of committed professionals at the Office of the
Child and Youth Advocate? Advocacy Services – North has an opportunity available for
an individual who is passionate about representing the rights, interests and viewpoints of
young people. Reporting to the Manager Advocacy Services - North, this position will be
responsible for providing individual advocacy services.
Major responsibilities of this position include:
Providing individual advocacy services to young people receiving child intervention
services or who are involved in the youth justice system, within assigned Human
Services’ delivery regions, Delegated First Nations Agencies and geographical areas
in Edmonton and Northern Alberta.
Ensuring that young people’s rights are protected, interests are attended to, and
viewpoints considered when decisions are made about them.
Providing expert advice in creating or redesigning Advocacy services to improve the
services provided to young people.
Ensuring practice meets established Advocacy Service Standards, legislation and
Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with stakeholders,
including Aboriginal and Multi-Cultural communities.
Contributing to the identification of regional and provincial systemic issues,
developing strategies to address those issues, and participating in research and
analysis to effect change in the service delivery systems.
Providing advocacy expertise through education, support, mentorship and training.
Collaborating with staff from all areas of the OCYA on various matters related to
young people and organizational matters.
This position requires extensive knowledge of relevant legislation, including but not
limited to the Child and Youth Advocate Act; Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act;
Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act; Youth Criminal Justice Act; Mental Health
Act; and the Indian Act.
University degree in Social Work, Native and Indigenous Studies, Law or other related
discipline. Demonstrated experience advocating for young people is preferred.
Experience working with Aboriginal young people and communities is an asset.
Equivalencies will be considered.
This position is based in Edmonton. However, the position may require extensive travel
as the successful candidate may be required to provide advocacy for young people living
in rural and remote locations in all areas of Alberta. The successful candidate can also
expect that overnight travel will occur from time to time to fulfil all related duties. A valid
Class 5 driver’s license is required.
This is a permanent position. Final candidate will be required to undergo security
screening. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies.
$2,995.12 to $4,030.56 bi-weekly ($78,173 to $105,198 annually)
How to Apply:
Online applications are preferred. To apply online, please visit Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your
cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. If you
are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume,
quoting the Job ID to Bonnie Russell, Office of the Child and Youth Advocate, Suite 600,
9925 – 109 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 2J8 or by fax to (780) 638-3718. Applicants who
apply online will be able to track the status of their application.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Bonnie Russell,
Director Strategic Support at [email protected].
Closing Statement:
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine
which candidates’ education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only
individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.