Careers with MYS

Part Time Senior Youth Care Practitioner – Youth Resource Centre

Application deadline: 25-03-2019


SUMMARY: Macdonald Youth Services requires an experienced Senior Youth Care Practitioner (SYCP) within the Youth Resource Centre (YRC). The SCYP is responsible for providing 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.  The SYCP is also responsible to oversee the team’s decisions and interactions on shift, and support and supervise the development of the YCPs in a strength-based manner.  The SYCP is expected to work together with other teams in the best interest of client’s and the overall mission and purpose of the program.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  of the SCYP include, but are not limited to:
Program Related:
• Assesses client cases and problems solves
• 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 and other SCYPs
Supervision Related:
• Oversees, provides direction, and manages client cases on their shifts and with their teams
• Fosters their line staff in making good client case decisions based on the program’s purposes statement
• Supervises and supports their line and relief staff
• Trains and supports their line and relief staff’s development in conjunction with the Training Supervisor
• Performs some administrative duties related to staff
• Other duties as assigned

• Certificate or Degree in applicable Human Services field  and 2 years’ experience working with at-risk youth (a combination education and experience may be considered)
• Minimum of 1 – 2 years supervisory experience/training
• Crisis counseling training/experience
• Current Emergency First Aid and CPR Level C is mandatory
• Willingness to obtain necessary training as per agency training policies
• 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
• ASIST Certificate (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) preferred
• NVCI Certificate (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training) preferred
• Knowledge of Indigenous languages and cultures would be considered an asset
• Knowledge of Strength-based theory and practical application

SALARY RANGE:  Depending on qualifications per annum.            

HOURS OF WORK:  1st week -Saturday and Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., night shifts – Friday night – 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., Saturday 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., and Sunday 7:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. rotation (48 hours bi-weekly) 

CLOSING DATE: 12:00 pm/noon – March 25, 2020


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: 204.475.5087

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. 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