Careers with MYS

Youth Care Practitioners - Adolescent Resources in Community Homes (St. Pierre, MB)

Application deadline: 14-12-2018

SUMMARY: Macdonald Youth Services requires an experienced Youth Care Practitioner (YCP) within the Adolescent Resources in Community Homes (ARCH) service area. YCPs are responsible to provide care and specialized treatment for the youth in ARCH programs in accordance with agency policies and the treatment philosophy of MYS.

YCPs duties and responsibilities are carried out within a trauma and resiliency informed framework that promotes MYS’ Therapeutic Model of Care, including the agency Mission, Guiding Principles and the Circle of Courage® values.  Duties are performed within a team environment that focuses on establishing collaborative and trusting relationships with one another and with agency clients.  Providing culturally competent services and ensuring client safety, choice and control are priorities at MYS. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  of the YCP include, but are not limited to:
• Helps to provide a safe, therapeutic environment for clients
• Provides care and assists clients in their daily routines
• Follows all agency and program policies and procedures
• Functions as a team member, and serves as a role model for clients
• Supervises and participates in activities with clients
• Provides ongoing counseling and crisis intervention
• Participates in the development and implementation of realistic goals and objectives
• Observes, records and evaluates daily events to assist with Assessment/Treatment planning
• Provides clients with information on various subjects such as: health, personal hygiene, sex education, fitness/diet, life skills, career development, job/employment preparation and skills
• Encourages family involvement when appropriate/possible
• Acts as an advocate on clients’ behalf
• Completes incident reports and prepares quarterly progress or assessment reports
• Handles program funds as directed by the Program Manager
• Participates in staff meetings, workshops and training opportunities
• Accesses and utilizes community resources for clients and their families
• Attends to housekeeping, cooking and general duties related to home upkeep
• Other duties as assigned

• Grade 12 (or equivalent)
• Current First Aid and CPR Level C (or willingness to obtain)
• NVCI (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Skills Training); Suicide Intervention (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, or comparable) and Child Development as per MYS policy (or willingness to obtain)
• Willingness to obtain training as per MYS policy

• Child and Youth Care Worker diploma or certificate, or a degree in an applicable human services field (preferably B.S.W.) and at least one year of experience in the youth care field. A combination of education and experience may be considered.
• Knowledge and experience with groups and group dynamics
• A desire to work with youth
• Valid driver’s license and driver’s abstract (subject to approval)
• Working knowledge of community resources and experience in community partnership
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Computer skills
• Knowledge of Indigenous languages and cultures would be considered an asset

Casual Positions: $13.00 per hour
 Salaried Positions  $30,720 - $46,080 d.o.q. per annum (pro-rated to part-time or term hours).
MYS offers a competitive benefit package and pension plan (for salaried/permanent positions).

HOURS OF WORK:  will depend on the specific position applicants are hired into, with the possibility of moving from casual hours to part-time or full-time.


Applicants must demonstrate in their resume or cover letter how they meet the requirements of the position. Please indicate in the title of your email your full name and competition number.


CLOSING DATE: interested candidates are requested to submit a resume by 12:00 noon December 14/18.

Please forward a cover letter and resume (in word or PDF format) prior to the closing date, to:
Macdonald Youth Services – Human Resources
175 Mayfair Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3L 0A1
Fax: 204.475.5087

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.  All job offers are conditional upon providing the following satisfactory, and current (within 3 months) background checks: Child/Adult Abuse Registry Check; Prior Contact Check; and Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search. 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