The Intensive Youth Support Worker engages with and supports youth ages 12 to 19. In collaboration with the youth and their guardian, the Intensive Youth Support Worker (IYSW) assists in achieving agreed upon, time-sensitive goals that range from immediate to long term. We will engage the youth in helpful, supportive relations by connecting them with cultural resources within the community, assistance with finding shelter, accessing basic needs or developing independent living skills through appropriate means.
We arrange for mentorship, guidance and short term intervention for both low and high risk youth, including critical incidents where required. Independence and self-sufficiency is an expected outcome of our program and with the help of relatives, friends, peer groups and/or community resources, we will give our best to help the youth realize success.