Careers with MYS

Full-Time Housing Support Worker – Transition Services

Application deadline: 19-09-2019

SUMMARY: Macdonald Youth Services requires an experienced Support Worker within the Housing First Program. The Support Worker provides support to the Housing First Case Manager and to the participants of the Transition Services Housing First program in accordance with agency policies and the treatment philosophy of MYS. 
The Housing First Support Workers 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. 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  of the Support Worker include, but are not limited to:
• Assists with record keeping and database entry as needed
• Handles program funds as directed by HF Case manager
• Attend weekly Doorways meeting and monthly HPS resource meetings and Winnipeg Rental Network meetings as needed
• Attends and participates in program meetings
• Attend pertinent trainings offered by Doorways
• Implements and adheres to all agency and program policies and procedures
Client Related:
• Supports the implementation of realistic goals and objectives through regular community and home visits
• Assistance with activities to support independence and housing (i.e. daily structure, grocery shopping, household tasks)
• Serves as a role model for clients
• Acts as an advocate on clients’ behalf
• Accesses and utilizes community resources for clients (i.e. Furniture acquisition, Household supplies, Food banks, etc…)
• Other duties as assigned

• Child and Youth Care Worker diploma or certificate, or a degree in an applicable human services field (preferably B.S.W.) and at least two years’ of experience in the youth care field
• Equivalent combination of education and experience
• Current First Aid and CPR Level C
• NVCI, Suicide Intervention as per MYS policy
• Willingness to obtain training as per MYS policies
• The ability to work independently in the community
• Understanding of a trauma-informed model
• Excellent computer skills
• Excellent working knowledge of community resources/experience in community partnerships
• Valid driver’s license and drivers abstract (subject to approval)
• Reliable vehicle with all-purpose insurance & 2 million third party liability
• Satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, a clear Child Abuse Registry check with acceptable Prior Contact checks and a clear Adult Abuse Registry check, all done within the last 3 months
• Knowledge of Indigenous customs, traditions, and beliefs will be considered an asset

SALARY RANGE:  (Depending on qualifications) per annum. MYS offers a competitive benefit package and pension plan.

HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week. Monday-Friday

COMPETITION NUMBER: 3331.09.19      

CLOSING DATE: 12:00 pm/noon – September 19, 2019


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
Fax: 204.284.4431

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