Careers with MYS
Summer Student Youth Care Practitioner – Healing Homes
Application deadline: 13-06-2019
This position is a Summer Student position that is dependent upon funding.
In order to apply for this position you must meet all of the following criteria:
1. Is 30 years of age or younger at the time of job placement
2. Was registered as a fulltime student during the preceding academic year
3. Intends to return to school on a fulltime basis during the next academic year
4. Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the for the duration of employment
5. Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
This is a term position for up to 8 weeks/2 months of employment, dependent upon funding.
SUMMARY: Macdonald Youth Services requires an experienced Youth Care Practitioner (YCP) within the Healing Homes for a Government funded Summer Student position. YCPs are responsible to provide care and specialized treatment for the youth in Healing Homes programs in accordance with agency policies and the treatment philosophy of MYS.
PRIMARY 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
- Acts as an advocate on clients’ behalf
- 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
QUALIFICATIONS: (in addition to the above noted requirements)
- Current Emergency First Aid and CPR Level C
- Willingness to obtain training as per MYS policy
- Previous education and/or experience in an applicable Human Services field
- Knowledge and experience with groups and group dynamics
- A desire to work with youth
- Computer skills.
- Excellent working knowledge of community resources and experience in community partnerships
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Valid driver’s license and drivers abstract (subject to approval)
- Knowledge of Indigenous languages and cultures would be considered an asset
- Current (within 3 months) Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, and Child Abuse Registry Checks, or willingness to obtain prior to placement start date
SALARY RANGE: $13.00 per hour
HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week. 280 hours in total
COMPETITION NUMBER: 3269.05.19
CLOSING DATE: 12:00 pm/noon – June 13, 2019
HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants must demonstrate in their resume or cover letter how they meet the requirements of the position, quoting the competition number.
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. 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.