JOB TITLE OVERNIGHT YOUTH CARE WORKER
COMPETITION # 3521
NATIONAL OCCUPATION CODE 4212
NUMBER OF POSITIONS 1
POSITION TYPE PERMANENT, FULL-TIME
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.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: 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