Careers with MYS

Youth Care Worker, Kisewatisiwin - Thompson, Manitoba (multiple positions available)

Application deadline: 01-01-3000

More than one position may be hired from this posting.

SUMMARY: Youth Care Worker(s) within the Kisewatisiwin (KISE) service area in Thompson, MB, operated by MYS, report to their immediate Healing Home Supervisor and are responsible for implementing all aspects of the day-to-day functioning of the program. The YCW is expected to provide ongoing, culturally sensitive care while adhering to organizational policies and procedures. A major focus of their work with young people is to be a positive role model at all times and to intervene purposefully into the young people’s daily life events in a manner, which will help the young person, reach the agreed-upon goals of their placement. Youth Care Workers work from a needs-based, trauma informed, relational child and youth care approach as per the agency expectations and standards.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: of the YCW include, but are not limited to:
• Develop, manage, facilitate, and direct all daily program activities as well as implement household routines.
• Interact with young people in a manner designed to help them achieve their goals.
• Work as part of the team to ensure consistency in the youth’s experiences and intervention plans as based on the placement goals.
• Intervene into daily life experiences to help the young person achieve their goals and connect to their experiences in a healthy manner designed to help them achieve their goals.
• Participate with the team in making informed culturally responsive decisions regarding therapeutic methods based on observations and interactions with the young people and their knowledge of the young person’s culture.
• Active involvement with youth in developmentally appropriate activities within the facility, in the community and with their families with a view towards their growth and development and reaching the goals of their placement.
• Encourage young people to develop engagement with relevant community activities.
• Teach the youth about nutrition and healthy eating habits, planning for meals and grocery shopping and meal preparation while engaging the youth in process.
• Assist with all procedures and routines related to health and safety of staff and youth and the importance of a safe environment. Assist with maintenance and cleanliness of physical property, building and yard.
• Involvement in learning opportunities and development of an attitude that promotes a relevance for learning in young people.
• Display an attitude that promotes positive teamwork and exhibits a high degree of positive role modeling for young people.
• Participate in the assignment of any other job-related tasks as requested by the Supervisor, Manager of Operations and/or CEO.

• Completion of high school or equivalent program. Certificate or Diploma in Child & Youth Care (other combination of education and experience may be considered)
• Two years’ experience working with at risk youth
• Knowledge of trauma and resilience informed care
• Strong counseling skills and experience in Relational Care, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Valid driver’s license and acceptable driver’s abstract (subject to approval)
• Emergency First Aid and CPR Level C (Mandatory), NVCI and ASIST (Preferred)
• Satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, a clear Child Abuse Registry Check with acceptable Prior Contact Check outcomes and a clear Adult Abuse Registry check; all completed within the last 3 months
• Knowledge of Indigenous customs, traditions, and beliefs will be considered an asset.

SALARY RANGE: Depending on qualifications per annum. This position is also entitled to a Northern allowance equal to an additional five percent (5%) of the salary.

HOURS OF WORK:  This position is required to work a variety of shifts including days, evenings, weekends and holidays

Please forward a cover letter and resume (in Word or PDF format) quoting the competition number to

Fax: 204.778.7778

MYS is an equal opportunity employer, Indigenous people, women, visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. MYS is committed to developing and retaining a diverse workforce. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For further information about our other employment and volunteer opportunities please visit our website