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Residential Youth Care Worker (Relief position)

Boyle Street Community Services

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Job Purpose:

Youth workers are responsible to provide care, guidance and support to children and youth who reside in a group home setting.

Youth Workers work from a strength based model that is designed to meet the individualized needs and goals for each child and youth within our care.

This position requires shift work and shifts are between 8-12 hours in length


  • Maintain a supportive comfortable atmosphere, encouraging residents in their individuality, while complying with the policies and procedures.
  • Attend and participate in shift exchange
  • Assist residents (2 -24 years) in securing a full-time day program, which suits their needs.
  • Transport residents to their day programs, appointments, and recreational activities
  • Supervise residents in daily routines, in accordance with assigned shift
  • Able to work at any Residential program location if/as required
  • Evaluate resident’s behavior through daily contact and monthly goal progress notes
  • Ensure logs books, reports and documentation is completed timely
  • Attend staff meetings and any other meetings or training programs as directed by Management.
  • Follow all of the Agency’s policies, and procedures, and behalf accordingly to the code of conduct, shift expectations, and job descriptions
  • Communicate with Management concerning issues with residents.
  • Administer medications to residents as required.
  • Assist with intake of new residents
  • Maintain a healthy environment by performing a variety of cleaning and housekeeping duties as required
  • Maintain an inventory of supplies, food, and personal hygiene products, and weekly shopping lists.
  • Perform related duties as outlined in the job description


  • Diploma or Degree in a related field, such as: Child and Youth care, Social Work, Degree in Psychology/ Education etc.  Students are also encouraged to apply.

Skills, Abilities and Attitudes:

  • Knowledge of standard policies and practices related to group care and the ability to effectively implement daily operations as per shift requirements.
  • Formal training in TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention), Suicide Intervention, Aboriginal Awareness and Cultural Diversity, Standard First Aid and Level C- CPR Note: the agency does provide for this training if needed, except initial First Aid
  • Flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Demonstrated conflict management skills
  • Must possess a valid Class 5 Drivers license.
  • Must provide a current Criminal Record (Vulnerable sector included) and Child Welfare Check.


  • Minimum 1 year of direct group care experience is required
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions
  • Proven ability to multitask
  • Strong de-escalation skills
  • Knowledge of the Child, Youth, and Family Enhancement Act
  • Knowledge of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate and their role
  • Experience in completing reports – both handwritten and electronic versions is required
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines

Boyle Street Community Services values diversity and welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, racialized, differently abled and LGBTTQIA communities.

Hourly Wage Range: $19.64-$25.09 per hour

Closing Date: December 1, 2017

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to: hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include Residential Youth Care Worker (relief) in the Subject Line of the email.  In the cover letter please state how you heard about this position.