Positions: Child Care Staff- Relief - 4 positions available
Child Care Staff are responsible for the direct supervision and care for residents at the DPGH as well as the implementation of daily programs; develop and institute daily routines (including activities and meals) at the DPGH in accordance with applicable regulations and DPGH policies and procedures; assist residents in their day-to-day routines and encourage residents to participate in programs; and ensuring the residence is kept safe and clean. Complete resident progress notes and other required documentation; escort residents to appointments and events as necessary; perform upkeep of the DPGH residence and environment; provide a positive, safe, and creative environment that is conducive for healing; promote a home-like environment that teaches residents independent living skills; identify resident needs and collaborate with DPGH staff members to connect residents to needed services; and work with residents in an empathetic, nonjudgmental, client-centered, and trauma-informed manner.
1. Supervision, protection, and care of residents individually and in groups at all times.
2. Assistance to each resident in working with a group and in handling individual problems.
3. Administration of appropriate discipline and setting of limits for behaviour.
4. Notation of the resident’s progress; identification of the possible need for additional professional services; and communication of such findings to professional staff.
5. Assistance with the provision of or access to core services and supports, daily activities, and emotional and social supports, as necessary.
6. Reporting to the Program Director and making recommendations to address identified problems.
7. Reviewing complaints issued by staff and/or clients.
8. Any other duties that may be necessary to ensure the health, safety and well-being of residents in the residence.
- Degree or Diploma from an accredited College or University, experience providing direct services to youth in an agency serving children
- Experience working with CSEC and at-risk youth
- Experience delivering services from a trauma informed lens
- Experience working from an Anti-oppression framework
- Clear written and verbal communication skills
- Familiar with software applications including but not limited to: Word, Excel and ShareVision
- Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work effectively both with a team and independently
- Experience providing quality care/ holistic perspective in working with clients (mind, body and spirit)
- Analytical thinking/ able to initiate work and follow through
- Demonstrate skills related to be a creative thinker and problem-solver
- Demonstrated ability to work calmly under pressure
- Strong conflict resolution skills both with service users and co-workers
- Ability to maintain boundaries - firm but fair practices
- Demonstrated ability to implement a self-care strategy
- Experience working with a multidisciplinary team, commitment to collaborative practices
- Demonstrated ability to receive constructive feedback and act on it
- Valid G2 or G Ontario driver’s license with a clean driver abstract
- Valid Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Check
- Must be able to lift 50 lbs
*PLEASE SUBMIT COVER LETTER AND RESUME
Job Types: Part-time, Casual, Permanent
Salary: $22.00 to $25.00 /hour