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Job Number:  39183
Youth Support Worker
Job Posted: Monday, 30 October 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 24 November 2017
(in 6 days)
Wyndham House
Region: Southern Ontario Type: Part time
Location: Guelph Salary: (not entered)

Wyndham House offers a wide range of programs and supports to at-risk and homeless youth, and is currently seeking both full and part time Youth Support Workers for the Youth Emergency Shelter and Transitional (Long Term) Programs. 

Please consult www.wyndhamhouse.org for more information on the agency's approach and specific programs.

 

Youth Support Workers provide a structured, cooperative, and safe environment for youth through respectful and supportive interactions.  The position includes supporting youth through basic daily living routines, promoting the acquisition of life skills, fostering healthy relationships, problem-solving and conflict resolution.   Shifts include evenings, weekends, holidays, and awake overnights.

JOB SUMMARY

  • Ensure the safety and security of all clients and property
  • Provide direct support and supervision to youth using strengths-based approach
  • Assist the youth with skills development to foster independence

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Youth Support Workers are responsible for:

  • maintaining a safe and cooperative environment
  • providing referrals to community supports as requested
  • providing direct supervision of clients in accordance with agency standards and best practices
  • supporting clients with routine chores, laundry and personal hygiene
  • maintenance of the residential facility including maintaining health and safety standards and routine cleaning
  • ensuring all fire safety checks and house security checks are completed regularly and documented
  • documenting relevant information according to agency requirements
  • attending staff and agency meetings as required
  • supporting team growth and development

QUALIFICATIONS

Youth Support Workers require:

  • some post secondary education in a social-services related-field
  • experience working with youth and/or in a residential setting
  • knowledge of the barriers faced by at-risk youth
  • personal resilience, compassion and commitment
  • P.R. and First Aid
  • Criminal Reference Check (C.P.E.C.)
  • Crisis Intervention and/or A.S.I.S.T. training would be an advantage.

 

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please email your resume and cover letter to:
Contact Details:
Kristen Cairney
Wyndham House
P.O. Box 1898
Stn Main
Guelph , ON,
N1H 7A1



E-mail:
www:   www.wyndhamhouse.org


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