Careers with MYS
Full Time Youth Care Practitioner
Application deadline: 26-03-2019
SUMMARY: Macdonald Youth Services requires experienced Youth Care Practitioners (YCPs) within the Specialized Individual Placement (SIP) Service Area. YCPs are responsible to provide care and specialized treatment for the youth in the SIP program. YCPs ensure that programming is provided for the youth within the policies and treatment philosophy of MYS and SIP. All responsibilities regarding our youth are carried out within a youth-centered, relationship-based strengths framework that promotes the cultivation and mobilization of youth strengths, potentials and capacity for growth.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: of the YCP include, but are not limited to:
- Provides 24-hour supervision of clients
- Acts as a healthy role model and ensures that the needs of the youth are the primary focus in the treatment process
- Maintains an awareness of the needs of the youth and structures a therapeutic living unit that attends to the physical and emotional needs of the youth
- Provides the opportunity for the youth to observe and participate in a variety of community activities, with the YCP engaged in the activity as well
- Performs house maintenance duties including but not limited to washing floors, cleaning bathrooms, kitchen, shoveling snow, mowing the lawn, pulling of weeds etc.
- Assists the Clinician/Therapist in identifying treatment needs of youth
- Assists the treatment team in formulating and evaluating treatment objectives involving family members and significant others whenever possible
- Participates in the development of Treatment Plan Objectives and identifies opportunities for treatment objectives to be achieved within the community school and family
- Transports youth when necessary whether that is in an agency vehicle or transit
- Completes incident reporting as outlined by Licensing Standards
- Reports inappropriate behaviors to the Program Manager and / or Coordinator
- Ensures a holistic approach is consistently applied regarding the youth’s needs
- Distributes medications as outlined by Licensing Standards
- Compiles all documentation of youth’s activities, doctor, dentist, therapy as required
- Prepares reports as required and / or assigned
- Provides appropriate family / significant other involvement with the youth
- Provides feedback to the Program Manager regarding youth’s progress
- Attends staff meetings as well as team building and case conferences when required
- Liaises with community agencies and services as required
- Actively develops positive relations with neighbors, landlords, employers, schools and others
- Represents the organization both formally and informally in a professional manner
- Engages in regular supervisor and formal evaluation meetings with the Program Manager
- Actively pursues the educational requirements for YCPs, as directed by MYS policy
- Cooperates with other related disciplines in the delivery of service
- Other duties as assigned
- 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
- Ability to actively contribute to and work effectively as part of a team
- Strong counseling skills and experience in behavior management
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Valid driver’s license and acceptable driver’s abstract (subject to approval)
- Emergency First Aid and CPR Level C
- Satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search
- Clear Child Abuse Registry check and acceptable Prior Contact checks
- Clear Adult Abuse Registry check
- ASIST Certificate (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) preferred
- NVCI Certificate (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training) preferred
- Mental Health First Aid & Safe Talk will be considered an asset
- Knowledge of Indigenous customs, traditions, and beliefs will be considered an asset
SALARY RANGE: To be determined.
MYS offers a competitive benefit package and pension plan for salaried/permanent positions.
HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week, shifts are 7am - 3pm and 3pm - 11pm and includes weekends.
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: 3222.03.19
CLOSING DATE: 12:00/noon March 26, 2019
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, Aboriginal persons, 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.