Job Posting 75497

Residential Child and Youth Care Practitioner- Nights
Lynwood Charlton Centre
Hamilton area
closes in 2 days (Tue, 28 Sep)
full time  •  $18.83 per hour

Position Working Title(s): Residential Child and Youth Care Practitioner- Nights 


Job Classification(s): Night Staff 


Home Location:  Upper Paradise Residential


Probation:  6 Months probationary period 


Reports to: Manager of Residential Program 


Standard Hours: 40 hours per week, (11:00 pm-7:00 am)


Function: to assume responsibility for the provision of day-to-day care and utilizing best practices when following individual treatment plans with children/youth in a residential environment.  The Residential Child and Youth Care Practitioner- nights will develop effective relationships with the Child/youth, caregivers/guardians, and collaterals in the community. 


Work Environments: Awake shifts in residential treatment home, Community settings 


Driving Requirements: N/A 


Job Duties and Responsibilities 


As a Staff Person Working Within the Residential Milieu, Responsibilities Will Include: 

  • Providing a safe, predictable, and therapeutic environment for the children and youth in the residential program 
  • Ensuring the basic needs of the children and youth in the residential program are met
  • Maintain clinical records, reports, and bed-check checklists according to agency and program policy and procedures
  • Handle, dispense and administer medication according to agency and program policy and procedures
  • Will provide leadership while in the role of Shift Coordinator, Acting Building Supervisor in the absence of more senior personnel
  • Provide telephone crisis support to caregivers as per individual plans
  • Attend to facility safety and security, cleanliness as per relevant policy and procedures and checklists
  • Adhere to all expectations as outlined in the Ministry of Children and Youth services (MCYS) children residence licensing requirements and agency policy and procedure
  • When necessary, contact with caregivers/guardians to share pertinent information and treatment updates


As a Member of the Inter-disciplinary Team, Responsibilities Will Include:  

  • Contribute to the overall case planning as generated by the child/youth, family, school board collaterals and the interdisciplinary team
  • Contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of the residential program. 
  • Contribute to effective team development and processes to promote team cohesion and communication


Other Duties Will Include:  

  • Perform duties as assigned.


Training and Professional Development 

  • Participate in all mandatory agency and relevant program training and in-service processes.
  • Assume responsibility for their own professional development, including keeping up to date with new developments in the field and acquiring new skills to best serve the children/youth and families within the Program.


Skills Required 


Clinical Skills: 

  • Assess client strengths, needs and resources through effective interviewing and counselling skills
  • Read and integrate information from referral information, reports and assessments and case histories
  • Follow treatment plans developed by the interdisciplinary team and provide feedback on the effectiveness
  • Employ, model, and teach appropriate child/youth behaviour management strategies

Enhanced Crisis Management Skills: 

  • Ability to implement all strategies as outlined in the Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior (PMAB) program including use of physical intervention.
  • Utilize effective crisis management strategies in various formats including telephone calls, in person, and debriefing situations


Enhanced Interpersonal Skills: 

  • Develop rapport and relationships with children/ youth and families
  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with internal and external parties
  • Utilize effective conflict management strategies in navigating contentious issues.


Problem Solving and Decision-Making Skills:  

  • Identify risks and problems, seek, and consider alternative solutions
  • Separate non-essential from critical data
  • Make decisions within the scope of practice and consistent with the program guidelines, ethical framework, policies, and procedures of the agency 


Job Task Planning and Organization Skills:  

  • Prioritize duties and tasks and utilize computer software to record work/appointments
  • Meet deadlines and accomplish assigned volume of work within allocated work time 


Written Skills:  

  • Utilize computer databases, forms and templates to document client service interactions and service reporting
  • Complete all documentation in an organized, logical, easily understood, concise manner, that is suitable to the audience


Professionalism Skills: 

  • Demonstrate personal and professional boundaries and maintain the privacy and confidentiality of client information 
  • Employ an ethical framework as prescribed by policy and procedures
  • Represent the program and agency both internally and externally reflecting agency values and core principles 


Oral Communication Skills: 

  • Present information to various internal and external audiences in an organized, logical, easily understood, concise manner, that is suitable to the format and audience


Experience Required 

  • Experience working with children and youth 


Knowledge Required 

  • Knowledge of child and youth mental health 


Education and Training Qualification(s) 

  • Diploma in CYC completed or in progress with commitment for completion, and/or educational equivalent from recognized community college or a BA in a related field 
  • Certification in PMAB
  • First Aid 



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