|JOB TITLE:||Residential Youth Care Worker (Relief position)|
|REPORTS TO:||Program Managers and Director of Residential Services|
|SALARY:||$19.64-$25.09 per hour|
|HOURS:||Shift work- shifts are between 8-12 hours in length|
Youth workers are responsible to provide care, guidance and support to children and youth who reside in a group home setting.
Youth Workers work from a strength based model that is designed to meet the individualized needs and goals for each child and youth within our care.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Maintain a supportive comfortable atmosphere, encouraging residents in their individuality, while complying with the policies and procedures.
- Attend and participate in shift exchange
- Assist residents (2 -24 years) in securing a full-time day program, which suits their needs.
- Transport residents to their day programs, appointments, and recreational activities
- Supervise residents in daily routines, in accordance with assigned shift
- Able to work at any Residential program location if/as required
- Evaluate resident’s behavior through daily contact and monthly goal progress notes
- Ensure logs books, reports and documentation is completed timely
- Attend staff meetings and any other meetings or training programs as directed by Management.
- Follow all of the Agency’s policies, and procedures, and behalf accordingly to the code of conduct, shift expectations, and job descriptions
- Communicate with Management concerning issues with residents.
- Administer medications to residents as required.
- Assist with intake of new residents
- Maintain a healthy environment by performing a variety of cleaning and housekeeping duties as required
- Maintain an inventory of supplies, food, and personal hygiene products, and weekly shopping lists.
- Perform related duties as outlined in the job description
- Diploma or Degree in a related field, such as: Child and Youth care, Social Work, Degree in Psychology/ Education etc. Students are also encouraged to apply.
Skills, Abilities and Attitudes:
- Knowledge of standard policies and practices related to group care and the ability to effectively implement daily operations as per shift requirements.
- Formal training in TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention), Suicide Intervention, Aboriginal Awareness and Cultural Diversity, Standard First Aid and Level C- CPR Note: the agency does provide for this training if needed, except initial First Aid
- Flexible and adaptable to change.
- Demonstrated conflict management skills
- Must possess a valid Class 5 Drivers license.
- Must provide a current Criminal Record (Vulnerable sector included) and Child Welfare Check.
- Minimum 1 year of direct group care experience is required
- Experience working in a team environment
- Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions
- Proven ability to multitask
- Strong de-escalation skills
- Knowledge of the Child, Youth, and Family Enhancement Act
- Knowledge of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate and their role
- Experience in completing reports – both handwritten and electronic versions is required
- Proven ability to meet deadlines
Boyle Street Community Services values diversity and welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, racialized, differently abled and LGBTTQIA communities.
Please email your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com.
Please include Residential Youth Care Worker (relief) in the Subject Line of the email. In the cover letter please state how you heard about this position.
Closing Date: December 1, 2017