Child and Youth Workers

Connor Homes - Thunder Bay, ON (27 days ago)

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Job Description

Child/Youth Care Workers Wanted

We require Child/Youth Care Workers for our foster homes in Thunder Bay ON and it's surrounding areas. Qualifications should include experience working one on one in school, life skills training and relief. Certified Child & Youth Worker/OR related field preferred. Serious qualified individuals only. Connor Homes will support you with a network of professionals and services.

CYW REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Experience dealing with children who have special needs and behaviour difficulties ages 6-18 years is preferred as well as the ability to assess, interpret and record behaviour in a meaningful way.
  • The ability to build trusting relationships with children and participate in a professional treatment team approach is required.
  • Candidates must possess effective social skills to be a positive role model for the youth and have a strong level of familiarity with Child & Youth residential programming and assessment skills along with verbal and written communication skills, particularly with recordings and reports.
  • We recognize the importance of having our staff culturally reflective of the clients we serve and providing equity within services. Therefore we are requesting candidates to be able to demonstrate concepts of power, privilege, and social location to the specific forms of oppression (such as LGBTTIQQ2SA, disability, race/culture, gender, religion and socio-economic status).
  • Must have the ability to relate to First Nations youth and have an understanding of the various issues that impact this population.

Chosen applicants will be required to submit valid up to date vulnerable sectors/police check and CAS background check as part of the hiring process. New hires will also be required to take a full Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training Certification with our own Certified Connor Homes Instructors.

What are our employees saying:

"Great place to work

Child and Youth Worker (Current Employee) – Huntsville, ON

_I’ve had a great experience working with Connor Homes. They give high risk youth an amazing opportunity to grow up in a home-like atmosphere. There is nothing more rewarding then watching these youth grow and succeed and knowing that you were apart of this success.

Pros:
Co-workers are excellent
Great management in my area
Very rewarding job
Great kids"_

Education and Background

Completed or working towards one of the following:

Child and Youth Worker, CYW, Developmental Service Worker, DSW, Social Service Worker, SSW, Police Foundations, Law and Security, Community Justice Worker, Youth Outreach Worker, Addictions Worker, Addictions Councillor, Residential treatment, Mental Health, Corrections, MSW, Masters of Social Work, CYC, Child youth councillor, PSW, Personal support Worker, Children Services, ABS, Autism Behavioural Science, BSW, Bachelor of Social Work, EA, Educational Assistant, Behavioural Specialist, Recreation and Leisure, Special Needs Support, ECE, Early Childhood Educator, Child Therapist, Child Welfare Worker, Outreach Worker, Psychology, Indigenous Community and Social Development.

If you are interested in joining our team of professionals please forward your resume to: Sarah Connor-Peeling

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Experience:

  • CYW or related: 1 year (Required)

Education:

  • DCS / DEC (Required)

Licence:

  • Driver's Licence (Required)