Child and Youth Worker (CYW)/Psychiatric Crisis Worker (PCW)

YOUTHDALE TREATMENT CENTRES - Toronto, ON (10 months ago)

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Youthdale is seeking a Full-Time permanent Child and Youth Worker (Psychiatric Crisis Worker) to join its inpatient unit team. Psychiatric Crisis Worker works on the inpatient units and is an integral part of Youthdale’s interdisciplinary team. Youthdale’s inpatient units operate on a 24/7 basis and thus shift work, including nights and weekends is required.

The focus is to ensure a safe and therapeutic environment for clients, while adhering to Youthdale’s policies and procedures and guidelines established by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) and the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (MOH)

Department: Crisis, Inpatient Units

Status: Full-Time Permanent (10 positions available)


This position reports directly to: Charge Person, Unit Manager

Supervised by: Charge Person, Unit Manager

Supervises: Child and Youth work student or fellow PCW

Works closely with the following:

  • Internal contacts: Patients/Clients (Children, Youth), Charge Person, Unit Managers
  • External contacts: Patient’s Family

Areas of Responsibilities

  • Involved in all aspects of the client’s treatment, including the development and implementation of programming to address clinical needs.
  • Ensures all forms of documentation are accurate and complete.
  • Teaches basic life, coping, and social skills.
  • Sets routines and limits- maintains a safe and predictable environment.
  • Facilitates therapeutic family meetings.
  • Assists the TDSB teachers during education periods in section 23 classroom
  • Co-facilitates peer therapy group and other programming that gears expectations to the client’s abilities.
  • Using Safe Management Crisis Intervention, maintain the safety of clients, staff and the environment.
  • Is knowledgeable of and adheres to Youthdale’s policies and procedures.
  • May be asked to take on a charge role/responsibility.

Other duties as assigned.


  • A degree or diploma in Child and Youth Work, Social Work, Psychology or relevant field is required.
  • Experience working with children or youth in a mental health setting is preferred.
  • Experience working with diverse communities.
  • Skills in Mental Health Assessment and Crisis Intervention.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), listening and interpersonal skills.


Youthdale (**) provides comprehensive, integrated mental health services to children and their families, connecting them with the right programs and services, both at Youthdale and in their communities. We meet the complex needs of children and youth with a team of highly skilled and dedicated psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists and neuropsychologists, social workers, nurses, and child and youth workers.


At Youthdale, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve. Youthdale is committed to providing accommodation in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Please send your cover letter, together with an updated resume, by January 2, 2020 through Indeed. Please insert Child and Youth Worker (CYW)/Psychiatric Crisis Worker (PCW) in the subject line.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $40,000.00 to $47,000.00 /year


  • working with children or youth in a mental health setting: 1 year (Required)