Child and Youth Worker - Child & Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health

Scarborough Health Network - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Company Biography:
Across our three hospitals and eight satellite sites, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is shaping the future of care. Our many programs and services are designed around the needs of one of Canada’s most vibrant and diverse communities. We are home to North America’s largest nephrology program, as well as the designated cardiac care and spine centre for Scarborough and surrounding communities to the east. We are proud to be a community-affiliated teaching site for the University of Toronto and partner with a number of other universities and colleges, helping to train the next generation of health care professionals. Learn more at

Position Overview:
Reporting to Manager of Inpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for assessing, planning, implementation and evaluating patient care and practice activities in a multidisciplinary patient/family centered care environment. The Child Youth Worker will be responsible for implementing strategies for youth experiencing severe mental illness including crisis assessments, planned daily activities, coordinated treatment interventions, organized recreational and social activities, develop and maintain individual and group treatment programs and assist and support teachers in classroom settings.

Company Vacancy/Request for Transfer:
The completion of this online form serves as your application and will be used to determine if you meet the requirements of this position. Please ensure that you have provided all pertinent information necessary to be considered for this vacancy by the close date.

  • Child Youth Worker Diploma from a recognized community college
  • Minimum 5 years experience in the child and adolescent mental health field
  • Sound clinical knowledge of psychiatric diagnosis
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and applications of group therapy in clinical situations
  • Previous experience in assessment, crisis intervention, and the planning and development of therapeutic programming in an acute care inpatient unit or day hospital/transitional unit setting
  • Provide crisis assessments in the emergency department on night shift
  • Proven excellent communication (English oral and written), and interpersonal skills dealing effectively with clients and family, team members and the community
  • Excellent knowledge of community resources, participating in liaison and referral
  • Demonstrated ability to function as an effective member of the multidisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act and relevant legislation
  • Exposure to Lean principles, an understanding of methodologies and tools and a commitment to the use of these in support of providing the best healthcare experience possible to our patients
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to SHN's comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff safety, patient safety, environmental safety and participates in regular in-service education in this area.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to customer service when dealing with patients, colleagues, volunteers and other members of the community and public.
  • Demonstrated pattern of good attendance
Accommodation Statement:
Scarborough Health Network (SHN) embraces and celebrates our community’s unique multicultural heritage and diversity. SHN is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a culture of inclusiveness and diversity reflecting our diverse patients, staff and community alike. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.