Part Time Direct Care Worker

Chimo Youth and Family Services, Inc. - Kinmount, ON (12 months ago)

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Job Summary

Part Time Direct Care Worker – Residential Programs

Reporting to:

Residential Supervisor


Under the leadership of a Residential Program Supervisor, supervise a group of up to eight youth with identified mental health issues and behavioral difficulties in a residential treatment setting, ensuring their physical, emotional and mental well-being by maintaining a safe environment, developing supportive professional relationships, building on client strengths, promoting growth though teaching and modeling new and/or more effective adaptive skills.


Adaptability - adapts and responds to changing conditions, priorities, technologies and requirements including intense and stressful situations

Client focused - provides superior service to clients including youth and their caregivers

Communication - expresses and transmits information verbally and in writing with consistency and clarity dealing pleasantly and effectively with a wide range of people of different ages, ethnicities and cultures in potentially emotionally charged situations

Cultural Sensitivity - promotes an inclusive environment

Problem Solving - able to analyze situations, identify key issues, develop and implement practical solutions in complex situations and mitigate safety concerns using the available tools and information to support decisions and solutions

Professionalism - demonstrates professional standards of conduct

Results Oriented - able to focus on desired outcomes and the means by which they are achieved

Teamwork - works cooperatively and effectively with others and participates actively in group activities fostering a team environment

Flexibility -- able to respond appropriately to changing working conditions and scheduling

Job Duties:

Create and maintain a normalized living environment that is safe and secure

Provide consistent structure with reasonable expectations

Respect and protect the rights of clients, including privacy, dignity, independence, autonomy and self-determination and the choice and practice of individual values, beliefs, religion, and cultural practices

Maintain appropriate personal boundaries

Maintain professional appearance, demeanor, and attitude at all times

Model and encourage the development of adaptive skills including anger management, conflict resolution and problem solving

Encourage open communication, listen, encourage, nurture and validate feelings

Support the implementation of service plans and report progress

Implement safety plans and de-escalate and contain serious maladaptive behavior to ensure all clients and staff are safe and to limit destruction of property using Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behavior techniques

Act as an advocate for youth as necessary

Dispense medications following proper procedure and reporting requirements

Support clients and their teacher in the residentially based classroom

Participate in recreation, craft and social activities which may involve transporting clients

Record information using logs books, write reports, track petty cash expenditures

Maintain professional appearance, demeanour, and attitude at all times

Report any known or suspected incidents of abuse to the proper authorities

Work cooperatively with collateral agencies

Perform household duties including grocery shopping, cooking, laundry, minor repairs, decorating with and for clients

Job Requirements:

Diploma in a Child and Youth Care, Social Service or Human Services Worker program from a provincially recognized college or an equivalent as determined by the agency using the OCSWSSW Registered Social Service Worker equivalents

Related experience and ability to work with children, youth and their families/caregivers

Clear police check and vulnerable sector screening

Valid Class G driver's license with a clear driving abstract

Valid UMAB, CPR and First Aid Certification

Working Conditions:

Work hours and schedules set by the Supervisor and as described in the Collective Agreement including days, afternoons, nights, weekends, and statutory holidays

Perform work in various program settings including the residential setting, agency vehicle, classroom, or in the community

Use an agency credit card retaining and submitting receipts

Drive agency vehicle as necessary

Maintain certifications in UMAB and Standard First Aid/CPR

Attend and participate in team meetings, in-service trainings, and professional development opportunities

Participate in supervision as well as annual performance reviews

Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting, lifting, and supporting clients

The above job description reflects the major aspects of the job and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements inherent in the job. All positions may be assigned other job related duties as required from time to time.

Job Types: Part-time, Casual