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CHILD AND YOUTH WORKER - Contract

Updated: Nov 7

Children’s Mental Health Services (CMHS) is located in the beautiful Bay of Quinte area.

As a Child and Youth Worker, you will be reporting to the Live-in Treatment (LIT) Services Supervisor, and will be responsible for the activation of quality therapeutic live-in treatment service plans through counselling and support for children, youth, and families to ensure a smooth transition back to community, family, and school environments.

CMHS is seeking qualified Child and Youth Workers to join our Live-In Treatment Team, with temporary part-time 6-month contract positions available at our Honeywell House location, located in Corbyville.

What we offer:

  • Competitive wages (starting at $27.51/hour for this position);

  • Included meals;

  • Five (5) days of paid leaves upon hiring;

  • Possibility of permanent job after six (6) months.

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Developing individualized treatment plans in consultation with families, clients, case managers, and community agencies based on the identified strengths, needs and objectives of the child, youth, and family;

  • Providing skill based assessment and counselling/behavioural intervention services with children, youth and families with the primary goal being the return to home and community of the child/youth;

  • Developing and providing intervention programming on an individual and group counselling level and recreational programming activities with children and youth and families congruent with individualized treatment plans;

  • Assisting in case planning, transitional and discharge planning, documentation and review of client progress;

  • Maintaining client files to all standards and complete monthly audits as required;

  • Assuming responsibility for the daily shift organization of the LIT program (once trained as the Shift Lead) to:

  • outline staff/client assignments;

  • medication monitoring and administration;

  • group Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), individual appointments, community programming;

  • management of any medical or staffing emergencies that may arise;

  • shift change reporting;

  • communication with Supervisor and on-call Manager.

  • Acting as a resource to the LIT Services Manager by preparing background information on topics related to children's mental health when requested, and by providing information on any service needs and/or initiatives related to the delivery of children's mental health services to ensure quality service;

  • Working co-operatively to support clients’ educational plans either through virtual schooling or in-person community-based school programming.

A successful candidate will have:

  • Advanced Diploma or Degree in Child and Youth Care, or, equivalent education, training, and experience in the field of Child and Youth Work;

  • A minimum of two years of experience in providing mental health services to children and youth, preferably in a live-in treatment/residential setting;

  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the field of residential and community based services;

  • Up-to-date immunization record including COVID-19 (minimum two doses), Tetanus, Booster, and Two Step T.B. Testing;

  • Demonstrated ability to form meaningful relationships with children, youth and parents/guardians;

  • Ability to handle emergency, crisis, and hostile behaviour situations in a professional manner;

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement behaviour management strategies and counselling groups/programs;

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to achieve program goals;

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;

  • Strong organizational and prioritizing skills;

  • Ability to complete accurate and timely documentation and paperwork;

  • Ability to proficiently use computers, programs, and software;

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to achieve service goals;

  • Resourcefulness and flexibility to meet the needs of clients/families within the service;

  • Valid Ontario driver’s license with full use of an automobile and proof of insurance;

  • Flexibility to work all rotating shifts and be available for "order-in" work in the event of emergencies. The shifts are 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Children’s Mental Health Services values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace and we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Any information obtained during the course of recruitment will be used for employment recruitment purposes only, and not for any other purpose.

COVID-19 considerations:

CMHS has put in extensive safety precautions to mitigate risk in our Live-in Treatment program as well as our community programs. These include physical distancing measures, enhanced cleaning and sanitizing, screening, and appropriate PPE.


To apply for this job please visit: https://www.fitzii.com/apply/72658


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