Job Number: 89083
Job: Health Professional/Assistant
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: McMaster University Medical Centre
Organization: MCH-Eating Disorders
Status: Temporary Full-time
Hours per week: 37.5
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: Non Union Employees
Minimum Salary: 27.8300 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 35.6800
Post Date: Jun 17, 2021, 11:00:00 PM
Close Date (Period for Applying) - External: Jun 24, 2021, 10:59:00 PM
The McMaster Children’s Hospital Eating Disorder Program is a clinical service for children and adolescents with an eating disorder. The focus of this service is on children and adolescents with a diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and related eating disorders. The program provides outpatient, day treatment and inpatient care. The inpatient unit provides 6-8 inpatient beds and 4 day treatment places. Care is provided through a multidisciplinary team consisting of nurses, physicians, dietitian, social workers, psychologists, and child life specialists. The philosophy of care is applied in a family-centered care environment.
The Child and Youth Workers role primarily supports the inpatient program and unit group supports. As a member of the multidisciplinary team the CYW works with the inpatient child/adolescent and their family to provide a range of resources. These include observation, assessments, education, strategies for coping, support, therapeutic interactions, and activities which offer emotional support, developmentally appropriate education related to the patient's diagnosis, and activities which augments the team's treatment plan.
The Child Youth Worker enables children, adolescents and their families to maintain optimum development, realize normal living patterns, minimize psychological trauma and maximize adjustment as they adapt to changes in health, hospitalization and life situations. Through preparation, education, therapeutic activities, and other intervention strategies, the eating disorder patient population is provided with the opportunities for gaining a sense of mastery for learning, communication, self-expression, family involvement and peer interaction.
Schedule Work Hours
Temporary Full-time; Monday to Friday days and evenings; weekends as required.
This position is temporary until February 2022.
1. Diploma in Child and Youth Counseling or Degree in Child and Youth Care
2. Current Full – Professional Certified Membership with the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counselors
3. Minimum of 2 recent years experience, as a Child Youth Worker in an acute, tertiary care pediatric setting primarily with children and adolescents with an eating disorder and /or mental health issue(s).
4. Demonstrates clinical expertise in assessing, planning and implementing interventions for children and adolescents and their families with an eating disorder and /or mental health issue(s).
5. Understands the role of community supports for the child/adolescent and family
6. Demonstrates organization, problem-solving and conflict management skills
7. Certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) preferred
8. Participates in ongoing professional development
9. Able to work in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team, and changing environment
10. Demonstrated skill in effective crisis management
Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.
To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.
Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.
This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment
Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset
If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:
Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement
Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement
Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement
Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement
Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement