Careers with MYS
Full Time Youth Care Practitioner (Youth Resource Centre)
Application deadline: 18-01-2019
POSITION: Full Time Youth Care Practitioner – Youth Resource Centre
SUMMARY: Macdonald Youth Services requires an experienced Youth Care Practitioner (YCP) for a Full Time position within the Youth Resource Centre (YRC). The YCP is responsible to provide shelter, crisis intervention, client case decisions and planning as well as basic needs service provision to at-risk youth, in an emergency shelter setting, from a Strength-based clinical philosophy. YCPs are also responsible for working together with other teams in the best interest of client’s and the overall mission and purpose of the program.
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:
- Assesses client cases and problems solves
- Makes good client case decisions based on the program’s purposes statement
- Performs shelter intakes, assessments and registration duties
- Provides counselling and crisis intervention
- Performs various administrative duties related to client care
- Supervises, provides service and basic needs care to clients
- Performs general facility tasks, chores and routines
- Attends staff meeting and training as required
- Works in collaboration with other teams
- Occasionally) takes on an in-charge role, overseeing the shifts and providing direction when needed in the Senior Youth Care Practitioner’s absence
- Other duties as assigned
- Certificate or Degree in applicable Human Services field with 2 years’ experience working with at-risk youth. A combination of education and experience may be considered).
- Experience in Crisis counselling.
- Current Emergency First Aid and CPR Level C mandatory
- Current (within 3 month) Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, or willingness to obtain
- Current (within 3 months) Child Abuse Registry Check, or willingness to obtain
- Willingness to obtain necessary trainings as per agency training policy – i.e.; NVCI (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Skills Training), ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) or comparable, Colonization Awareness, Child Development, etc...
- Knowledge of Indigenous languages and cultures would be considered an asset
- Knowledge of Strength-based theory and practical application
- Experience in a leadership role
SALARY RANGE: $30,720 - $46,080 d.o.q. per annum. MYS offers a competitive benefit package and pension plan.
HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week – Sunday Nights (23:00 – 07:00) to Thursday Nights (23:00 – 0700)
HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants must demonstrate in their resume or cover letter how they meet the requirements of the position, quoting the competition number.
COMPETITION NUMBER: 3186.01.19
CLOSING DATE: interested candidates are requested to submit a resume by 12:00 noon January 18/19.
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 Ave
Winnipeg Manitoba R3L0A1
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 www.mys.ca.