Macdonald Youth Services

Overnight Youth Care Worker (BB-2263C)

Found in: Neuvoo Bulk CA







SUMMARY : Youth Care Worker(s) in each Healing Home Program operated by MYS report to their immediate Healing Home Supervisor and are responsible for implementing all aspects of the day-to-day functioning of the program. The YCW is expected to provide ongoing, culturally sensitive care while adhering to organizational policies and procedures. A major focus of their work with young people is to be a positive role model at all times and to intervene purposefully into the young people’s daily life events in a manner that will help the young person reach the agreed-upon goals of their placement. Youth Care Workers work from a needs-based, trauma-informed, relational child and youth care approach as per the agency expectations and standards.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES : of the YCW include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, manage, facilitate, and direct all daily program activities as well as implement household routines.
  • Interact with young people in a manner designed to help them achieve their goals.
  • Work as part of the team to ensure consistency in the youth’s experiences and intervention plans as based on the placement goals.
  • Intervene into daily life experiences to help the young person achieve their goals and connect to their experiences in a healthy manner designed to help them achieve their goals.
  • Participate with the team in making informed culturally responsive decisions regarding therapeutic methods based on observations and interactions with the young people and their knowledge of the young person’s culture.
  • Active involvement with youth in developmentally appropriate activities within the facility, in the community and with their families with a view towards their growth and development and reaching the goals of their placement.
  • Encourage young people to develop engagement with relevant community activities.
  • Teach the youth about nutrition and healthy eating habits, planning for meals and grocery shopping, and meal preparation while engaging the youth in the process.
  • Assist with all procedures and routines related to the health and safety of staff and youth and the importance of a safe environment. Assist with maintenance and cleanliness of physical property, building, and yard.
  • Involvement in learning opportunities and development of an attitude that promotes relevance for learning in young people.
  • Display an attitude that promotes positive teamwork and exhibits a high degree of positive role modelling for young people.
  • Participate in the assignment of any other job-related tasks as requested by the Supervisor, Manager of Operations and/or CEO.

    The successful candidate should demonstrate the following competencies, which incorporate the Seven Sacred Teachings:

    Bravery/Courage – Bear

  • Continuously seek opportunities that benefit our young adults by taking initiative and championing new ideas.
  • Initiate creative planning and problem solving: be an advocate for positive change.
  • Actively advocate for youth, both within the healing home and throughout the various systems that have an impact on the lives of our youth.
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt to changing circumstances or conditions with flexibility and compassion.
  • Respect – Buffalo

  • Build positive and caring relationships with youth, focusing on meeting their needs in all four directions of the medicine wheel.
  • Build positive and caring relationships with other staff members, based on mutual respect.
  • Acknowledge and advocate for teachings and/or spiritual practices and beliefs, and incorporate them into daily living whenever possible.
  • Honesty – Saabe

  • Perform with good intention, take responsibility, and follow through on commitments.
  • Demonstrate effective communication by sharing information, asking questions, and active listening.
  • Role model positive practices and ethics with an ability to represent the organization in a positive manner.
  • Love – Eagle

  • Role model healthy, caring, and respectful relationships.
  • Recognize the gifts that all people bring and allow people to share those gifts, even if different from our own understanding.
  • Show an understanding of love in the form of appropriate and effective self-care strategies.
  • Wisdom – Beaver

  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the impacts of inter-generational and historical trauma, colonization, and the impacts of residential schools.
  • Demonstrate respect, knowledge, and awareness of Indigenous cultures, languages, traditions, and ways of being and knowing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the impacts of the Child and Family Services and Community Living Disability systems, particularly in the context of Indigenous communities.
  • Humility – Wolf

  • Understand that the young adults come to us with complex histories, stories and needs. Demonstrate a clear understanding of personal triggers and biases in order to not take the youth’s behaviours personally.
  • Demonstrate critical self-reflection, an ongoing willingness to learn, and an understanding of power and privilege (race, ability, sexuality, gender, as staff members, etc.) and how our positionality impacts our work with the youth.
  • Truth – Turtle

  • Gather relevant information, recognize patterns and themes in the data, generate and consider multiple alternatives and make decisions in a timely manner.
  • Analytical and critical thinker, particularly in regard to engaging and planning with the youth.

  • Completion of high school or equivalent program. Certificate or Diploma in Child & Youth Care (other combination of education and experience may be considered)
  • Two years’ experience working with at-risk youth
  • Knowledge of trauma and resilience informed care
  • Strong counselling skills and experience in Relational Care, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driver’s abstract (subject to approval)
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR Level C (Mandatory), NVCI and ASIST (Preferred)
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, a clear Child Abuse Registry Check with acceptable Prior Contact Check outcomes and a clear Adult Abuse Registry check; all completed within the last 3 months
  • Knowledge of Indigenous customs, traditions, and beliefs will be considered an asset.
  • HOURS OF WORK : Must be available to work overnights.

    Week 1 - Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 11 pm-7 am,

    Week 2 – Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 11 pm-7 am

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