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Position Purpose Summary: The MacMillan Centre is an Open Custody / Open Detention residential facility for male youth between the ages of 12 -17, who are involved in the criminal justice system. Residential Workers’ primary job is to provide supervision and maintain the safety and security of the facility and everyone living in it.
Reporting to the Assistant Director, the residential worker ensures efficient, safe and secure operation of an open custody / open detention facility through a high level of resident supervision and staff team support.
- Ensure security through a high level of resident supervision
- Maintain accurate logs and records
- Support The Salvation Army Correctional Justice Services’ Mission statement in a practical manner
- Accept delegated responsibility for residence including residents, keys, vehicles and other shift when so designated
- Comply with policy and procedures as outlined in The Youth Criminal Justice Act, The Salvation Army Correctional Justice Service’s Policy and Procedure manual, The Ministry of Children & Youth Services, Child & Family Services Act. Along with internal policies respecting daily operations at The MacMillan Centre
- You may be required to provide medication delivery to residents
- You may be required to travel to meetings, escort clients to and from meetings/court/recreational outings among other outings as per approved schedule
- You will be, on occasions, required to prepare meals with/for youth staying at MacMillan Centre
- You will be required to complete other duties as required
- A degree or diploma in Social Sciences, Child Care, Correction or Social Services and related experiences. Candidates in the process of obtaining a degree or diploma will also be considered
- Two years’ experience working within the Youth Justice system considered an asset
- Knowledge of Correctional practices
- Valid CPR and First Aid certificates
- Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English, a second language considered an asset
- A valid driver’s license
- Able to work in a fast paced environment
- Able to keep calm in stressful situation
- Able to maintain confidentiality
- Passion and demonstrated ability to work with clients who have complex needs
- Ability to build rapport
- Ability to function within a team or in the community
- Strong problem solving skills and well organized
Successful candidate will be required to provide upon hiring:
- A clear vulnerable sector screening
- A clean drivers abstract
- Participate in non-violent crisis prevention training
- Participate in our online Armatus Abuse Training and Health and Safety training required upon hiring, as well as updated annually
HOURS: As per schedule. Please note that The MacMillan Centre is a 24/7 operation and will need staff days/afternoons/nights including weekends and holidays. Shifts are 8 and 12 hours
SALARY: As per Collective Agreement
Interested applicants are asked to contact Juan Stancovich by December 5, 2020
The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation. If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.
We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.
Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.
Application deadline: 2020-12-05
Job Types: Full-time, Casual
- working with Youth Justice: 2 years (Preferred)