JOB POSTING File #1061
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February 6, 2019
Relief Residential Counsellor & Shelter Youth WorkerCasualNon-Bargaining Unit Position
YouthLink Residence – East ScarboroughYouthLink Youth Transitional Housing Shelter – 747 Warden Ave.
Senior Manager, Residence & Co-operative HousingSenior Manager, Youth Transitional Housing Shelter Program
Relief Shelter Youth Worker:
The Youth Worker is responsible for providing direct, quality care and supervision to residents of the Youth Transitional Housing and Shelter Program (YTHSP) as well as the day to day operations. Youth workers will be expected to model a collaborative, cooperative approach focused on the personal, social, cultural and educational development of the residents. Staff will be expected to practice within a framework that is a strengths-based relationship-based philosophy of care and a belief in the resilience of youth.
• Ensure warm welcome of residents, conduct intake interview of potential residents, orient new residents and redirect admissions, when appropriate. Assess and address the immediate needs of the resident, orientation to housing program rules and expectations. Ensure that all administrative duties are completed and entered into the database at
• Ensure the safety and well-being of
• Maintain the cleanliness of the program area. Assist and maintain the general cleanliness of the shelter including keeping
• Documents according to professional standards any significant interaction with residents,
• Participates in individual supervision meetings. Actively contributes to the Agency’s Strategic Plan by participating in initiatives and committees to support the overall Plan. Participate in all mandatory professional training provided by the Agency.
Relief Residential Counsellor:
This position is responsible for the daily care and therapeutic treatment of 9 adolescent young women with varying degrees of mental health disorders. This position also provides direct care as well as administrative and household functions of the residence.
• Provides daily and household functioning routines, such as hygiene, attendance at school, work, medical, therapy appointments, shopping, menu planning and preparation, daily chores and settling in routines. • Manages specialized treatment plans for twelve residents to develop self-esteem. Provides individualized routines to address resident health care, promotes individual beliefs and values and provides on-going support to residents.
• Maintains therapeutic milieu by providing a
• Provides job and volunteer placement support for residents, including writing resumes and letters,
• Communicates with service providers, including doctors and therapists, recreational workers, teachers and
• Takes all reasonable and necessary precautions to protect his or her own health and safety and that of co-workers by complying and demonstrating knowledge of the policies, procedures and safe practices established by YouthLink.
• Social Service Degree / Diploma in Child and Youth Worker or a combination of directly related education and experience
EXPERIENCE: • Minimum experience must include at least one field practicum placement as a front-line worker, preferably in a residential, housing, or shelter setting • Experience working with at-risk adolescents from a strength-based approach.
• Ability to perform tasks involving physical activity, including lifting, bending and prolonged standing as well as the ability to be trained in CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute)/SMG techniques. • Sensitivity to and ability to work with a diverse client and staff group. • Ability to work within a staff team that provides for young women’s diverse needs and experience, including knowledge of diversity issues. • Demonstrated ability to write clear and concise reports and required program paperwork. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Excellent organizational and administrative skills. Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities. • Effective interpersonal skills. • Proven ability to access appropriate community resources for the resident and provide educational support. Sound knowledge of the issues facing homeless and street-involved youth. Sound knowledge of the City of Toronto Hostel Standards and all other applicable legislation (CFSA, YCJA, Mental Health Act, etc.) • Strong professional network and knowledge of relevant community resources • Ability to exercise professionalism and sound judgment in conflictual and stressful situations • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team • Ability to resolve issues with supervisors and co-workers in a manner that is respectful and cooperative in accordance with the agency culture and philosophy
- Must be able to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check.
- Must be able to obtain appropriate medical clearances including up to date vaccinations and tuberculosis testing
. Proficiency in French is an asset . Ability to work in pet-friendly shelter (Shelter only; Residence is pet-free).
$19 per hour
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March 6, 2019
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