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CHILD AND YOUTH WORKER

Temporary part-time 6 months

Starting at $27.10 per hour


Are you looking for a rewarding and motivating opportunity to work with children and youth where you can express your positive energy and optimism and demonstrate your excellent people skills? If the answer is yes, then this role is for you!


Children’s Mental Health Services is a Lead Agency overseeing programs and services across Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties. At CMHS, we strive to offer seamless and meaningful mental health treatment services for children, youth and their families. Our staff are experienced in providing evidence based treatment to children, youth and families and we work with our clients and their family to set goals and achieve them together.


We are presently seeking a qualified Child and Youth Worker to join our Live-In Treatment team to fill a temporary part-time replacement of 12 months starting in April 2021 within our Residence located in Corbyville.


Duties and responsibilities


As a Residential Service Child and Youth Worker, you will be directly responsible for providing quality therapeutic residential services for children, youth and families to ensure a smooth transition back to community, family and school environments. More specifically, you will work with youth aged 12 to17 years who want to get control over their behaviours relating to self-harm, suicidal ideation, and/or suicide attempts and on making a life worth living. As part of a dedicated team of CYW applying the DBT treatment model, you will contribute to support and serve this child and youth population in a home-like environment.


Required qualifications, skills and knowledge


  • Advanced Diploma or Degree in Child and Youth Worker 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.

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

  • Ability to handle emergency, crisis, and hostile behaviour situations.

  • 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.

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

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Computer literacy skills and recreation skills.

  • Valid Ontario Drivers license·


Working conditions

  • Willingness to work all rotating shifts and be available for "order in" work in 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.

  • Work involves physical components related to housekeeping, taking part in sports and physical activities with youth and other related tasks.

  • Work involves food preparation and driving assignments.

  • Work involves supporting/managing clients with, at times, violent and aggressive behaviour. This may include engaging physically with the youth should there be a safety concern.


We offer:

  • Competitive wages

  • Included meals

  • Eligible to group insurance coverage including health care, vision and dental

  • Employee retirement plan

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Computer purchase program

  • Annual paid vacation and other paid leaves


To apply:


If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume to Chantal Raymond, Human Resources Manager at craymond@cmhs-hpe.on.ca


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.


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