Position Summary:
The Youth Navigator will promote and facilitate a coordinated and integrated system of community supports for youth, young adults and their families. This position will be pivotal in establishing processes for a collaborative, coordinated and integrated system of supports and services for this population.
 
Outcomes:

  • Referral process will be established for clinicians and allied health care providers
  • Decrease barriers in accessing services for youth
  • Increased communication and collaboration among service providers
Key Responsibilities:
  • Work with Early Years Navigator and community partners to develop enhanced collaboration, coordination, and, integration of services.
  • Respond to referrals from professionals (doctors, therapists, teachers, etc.) and ensure two-way communication.
  • Provide assistance to youth and their families to navigate and access community supports and services.
  • Develop systems and management of data collection
  • Identify needs/gaps/successes and report back to the FCWN Youth Branch
 
Core Competencies:
  • Strong facilitation and networking skills with youth (11 to 24 years) are essential assets
  • Strong knowledge of local and regional resources, supports and services for youth and families
  • Broad understanding of mental health promotion with emphasis on strengthening community capacity
  • Broad knowledge of group process and experience in community engagement
  • Applied program planning, implementation, and evaluation skills
  • Excellent communication skills; both oral and written
  • Computer skills/knowledge of Microsoft Office and virtual deliveries
  • Ability to prioritize workload and to work independently
Qualifications:
Education/Certification:
  • Bachelor degree with related work experience required; e.g. Social Work
  • Diploma in Social Work (or comparable diploma) may be considered with relevant experience (minimum 3-5 years with at least two years serving vulnerable youth)
Experience:
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience with at least two years serving vulnerable youth or comparable experience in related field 
  • Experience working with committees and collaborative service delivery models is an asset
 
Working Conditions:
  • Works within office setting, during typical day time hours
  • Some flexibility in hours of work may be required
  • Travel may be required; valid driver’s license & access to reliable vehicle are required

  • Reporting Structure:
    Direct - Director, Clinical Innovation; Indirect - Executive Director
     
    About the Calgary Rural Primary Care Network (CRPCN):
    The Calgary Rural PCN works together with communities, family doctors and other health team members to do whatever we can help you be as healthy as possible. We are working together to change the delivery of health care in our communities from reactive to preventative by providing services to patients that fit their needs through supports we have in our member clinics, such as nurses, dietitians and other health care professionals. We collaborate to provide the tools and education to empower patients to work on their everyday health needs.
     
    Apply:
    Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to careers@crpcn.ca.  
     
    Please note that only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all other candidates for their interest.