6 Month Contract
Reporting to the Operational Supervisor, Residential and Day Treatment, the Residential Child and Youth Worker (CYW) works as part of an interdisciplinary team delivering direct services to clients with mental health needs. The Residential CYW is responsible for providing a safe and therapeutic environment in which individual client goals are actualized. All Kinark employees share the responsibility of workplace health and safety and the prevention of workplace hazards. Every employee must protect their own health and safety by working in compliance with the law and with safe work practices and procedures.
In addition, it is important that the Residential CYW develops and maintains therapeutic relationships with clients, families and guardians and is adept at modeling positive social and problem-solving skills, and skilled at behaviour management.
This position is covered by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 2860. The position will be scheduled to meet program needs as per the Collective Agreement.
Child and Youth Worker diploma plus at least one-year related experience
Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal and administrative skills
Current valid Standard First Aid/CPR Level C certificate
Training in Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behaviour, is an asset.
Understanding group dynamics and strong skills in group and individual counseling
Candidates must also possess good report writing skills
Must have a valid Ontario driver’s license
Satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including a Vulnerable Sector Screening) and Pre-Employment Medical
Successful candidate will be required to work flexible hours including evenings, nights, and weekends
Candidates Bilingual in English and French will be given special consideration.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and support the health and safety of staff and clients, the successful candidate will be required to abide by Kinark’s one-site directive limiting staff to work in only one single direct service site.