Child and Youth Worker

Generation Youth Specialized Foster Services - Fort Erie, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Summary

Child and Youth Worker's main function is to see that Foster Homes meet the Ministry requirements set out in ministry guidelines. They are to visit the Foster Homes and see to the well-being of foster parents and the children in their homes.

- Provide one - on - one support to youth residing in foster homes throughout the Niagara, Hamilton and Haldimand Regions

- Responsible for helping to resolve any problems arising in the Foster Home

- Liason between Foster Parents and Senior Management

- Visit foster homes weekly for scheduled one to one hours

- Attend and participate in staff meetings

- Fill out relevant forms including case notes, incidents reports and serious occurrences

- Responsible for helping maintain children's files as per ministry regulations and standards

- Responsible to document Children's discharge reports and exit interviews

- To meet with children privately on a monthly basis

- Help run programming in the home, and transport children to appointments

- Responsible to time share After Hours line

- Provide own transportation

Job Type / Category

- Part Time, evenings and weekends

- Ability to make your own schedule

Required Education, Skills and Qualifications

- A degree/diploma in the related field. (Child and Youth Worker, Social Service Worker, Developmental Service Worker)

- Able to work independently with Foster Parents and Foster Children

- Satisfactory Police Clearance

- Satisfactory CAS records check

- Valid Driver's licence and vehicle

- Current First Aid/CPR

- CPI Training is an asset

- A high level of judgement, leadership, and commitment to the goals of Generation Youth

Specifically the Child and Youth Worker must have:

- Experience in child development

- Ability in crisis intervention

- Ability to problem solve

- Familiarity with relevant regulations and legislation

- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

- Ability to establish and maintain rapport with widely varied ethnicities, occupations, and social groups

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

- Ability to keep excellent documentation

Company Profile

Generation Youth is a Foster Care Agency with headquarters in Fort Erie, ON. We currently have 15 foster homes throughout the Niagara, Hamilton, and Haldimand Regions.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $15.00 /hour