611 Youth Living Program
$26.74 - $30.69 per hour (Grid 11 as per collective agreement)
HOURS of WORK:
16 hrs/wk, Sun-Wed, 3:30 - 7:30 PM
ABOUT THE JOB:
The Child and Youth Care Worker works with a young individual in a highly structured and personalized program within a home environment. They develop and maintain a safe learning environment based on the strengths, abilities, and needs of the youth to enhance her level of independence and quality of life. The Care Worker builds strong relationships with the youth to support her in personal development and responds effectively to a variety of challenging situations and behaviors with appropriate interventions.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE:
- Providing opportunities for the youth to acquire and maintain life skills necessary for independent living
- Providing guidance in behavior management and educating on adapting behavior and coping techniques
- De-escalating crisis situations using appropriate interventions
- Attending case management meetings
- Providing communication and support to family members, community professionals, and the care team
- Meal planning and preparation
- Maintaining the home including housekeeping, laundry, yard work, etc.
- Completing documentation and reporting
- Participating in client-focused recreational and other activities
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, and ABILITIES:Demonstrated knowledge and strong abilities to:
- Diploma in Human or Social Service or other related field
- Experience working with a care team to support youth with diverse needs.
- Or a combination of education, training, and experience.
- Be physically active and involved in supporting the child/youth in various client-focused activities, such as biking, swimming, walking, hiking, etc.
- Build healthy, trusting relationships with all involved parties, including the youth, colleagues, supervisors, community professionals, care teams, and family members
- Support and interact effectively with the children/youth who have experienced trauma
- Respond appropriately to challenging behaviours, crisis situations, and aggression
- Apply attachment theory and cognitive behavioural therapy guidelines and principles
- Provide life skills support and development, interventions, and guidance to youth
- Develop and implement client-focused schedules, plans, and goal-setting methods
- Work effectively independently and as a strong contributing member of a team
- Follow directions and implement strong critical and analytical thinking in the work applying appropriate policies and procedures
- Take initiative, notice what needs to be done in the program, and follow through
- Manage conflict effectively
- Provide clear and accurate written documentation
- Run and maintain a home, including shopping, cleaning, yard work, cooking, budgeting, and meal planning.
- Cook healthy, nutritional meals
- Assess the personal safety of staff and client(s) and respond appropriately to crisis situations
- Provide medication administration as per ICS policy and procedures
- Valid Class 5 Driver’s license and safe driving record
- Access to reliable transportation to report to the scheduled shifts on time. Access to a vehicle is an asset.
- Following training are required and provided to the successful candidate free of charge. Existing certification is an asset: Emergency First Aid with CPR-C, Mandt, SafeTalk, Safe Food Handling, Medication Management, MCFD Privacy, Anti-Bullying and Harassment.
- Complete set of Covid-19 vaccinations (minimum two doses)
- Physical abilities to provide individuals with recreational activities indoors and outdoors.
- This job requires union membership.
- 6% vacation accrual
- 5% statutory holiday accrual
- 1 day/month sick time accrual
- Program vehicle available to use during work hours
- ¢61 /km mileage reimbursement for job-required travel using a personal vehicle during work hours
- Up to $200 /year insurance premium reimbursement in case of a Business Insurance switch
- Fully paid training and professional development opportunities
- Community involvement and wellbeing activities
- Priority as an internal candidate for future job vacancies
- Ability to pick up additional shifts up to full-time hours
If you need any accommodations at any stage of the hiring process, contact us at [email protected]
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ICS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, visible or invisible diverse abilities, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or, citizenship or immigration status. Where bona fide occupational requirements limit the applicant selection, the burden of proof rests with the Employer.