Careers with MYS

Full-Time Team Leader - Healing Homes

Application deadline: 14-05-2021


POSITION: Full-Time Team Lead, Healing Homes  

SUMMARY: To assist the Healing Home Supervisor in both the daily operation and development of the home. To ensure all responsibilities to the youth are carried out Relational Child & Youth Care approach framework that promotes the cultivation and mobilization of youth strengths, potential and capacity for growth.  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  In addition to the youth care worker responsibilities of the program, the Team Leader also:
• Provides coverage for the Program Manager during scheduled absences fulfilling all responsibilities of the Healing Home Supervisor
• Provides on-call coverage as required
• Completes administrative duties, as assigned by the Healing Home Supervisor; these duties may include:
• Assisting with interviewing and hiring of Youth Care Workers
• Scheduling, coordinating and training casual youth care workers
• Orientation for new staff
• Coordinating the distribution of information to the team
• Scheduling meetings
• Scheduling home maintenance
• Performing financial and purchasing responsibilities, such as replenishing household supplies
• Managing Healing Home ‘petty cash”
• Participates in on-going professional development to increase knowledge in the field and increase skill level to continue meeting developing employment needs
• Supports the program to reflect the MYS treatment philosophy, agency and Human resource policies and program protocols;
• Represents the program and the agency in a professional manner
• Works a variety of day, evening and weekend shifts
• Follows the job description of the Youth Care Worker

The successful candidate should demonstrate the following competencies, which incorporate the Seven Sacred Teachings;
Bravery/Courage – Bear
• Continuously seek opportunities by taking initiative and championing new ideas that benefit youth
• Consistently persist in the face of obstacles, takes action to reach high personal goals and standards
• Monitor the progress of work to meet deadlines even under stress and pressure through planning and prioritizing
• Initiate creative planning and advocate for change
Respect – Buffalo
• Build relationships with youth, focusing on their needs, responding quickly and understanding roles and responsibilities of a nurturing support person
• Acknowledge and advocate other teachings and/or spiritual practices and beliefs and incorporate them into programming when necessary
Honesty – Saabe 
• Demonstrate effective communication by sharing information, asking questions and active listening
• Perform with good intention, take responsibility and follow through on commitments 
• Role model positive practices and ethics with an ability to represent the organization in a positive manner
Love – Eagle 
• Show an understanding of love in the form of appropriate and effective self-care strategies
• Recognize the gifts that all people bring and allow people to share those gifts, even if different from our own understanding
Wisdom – Beaver 
• Demonstrate a good understanding of the Child and Family Services and Community Living Disability systems, Employment and Income Assistance system, private and public market housing, and other youth serving organizations in Manitoba, particularly in the context of
• Indigenous communities and the impacts of inter-generational and historical trauma 
• Knowledge, awareness and respect of Indigenous cultures, languages, traditions, and practices 
Humility – Wolf
• Create or support an environment of collaboration while still contributing and sharing credit freely with various teams across MYS and service partners
• Ability to adapt to changing circumstances or conditions with flexibility and compassion   
• Ability to reflect or seek guidance to ensure support given is representative of the organization’s mission and values 
Truth – Turtle 
• Gather relevant information, recognize patterns and themes in the data, generate and consider multiple alternatives and make decisions in a timely manner
• Analytical and critical thinker; particularly in regard to engaging and planning with youth


• Child and Youth Care Worker diploma or certificate (or equivalent certificate or diploma) and  a minimum of 4 years’ experience in the youth care field 
• Valid driver’s license.
• Familiarity with computer programs – e.g., Word, Excel, etc.
• Degree in an applicable Human Services field (BSW preferred) and 2 or more years experience in the youth care field.
• Supervisory experience (including financial management).
• 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 (three) months

SALARY RANGE: Dependent on qualifications. MYS offers a competitive benefit package and pension plan.

HOURS OF WORK:  40 hours per week, varied schedule. Must be available to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays.

Please forward a cover letter and resume (in word or PDF format) quoting the competition number by May 14, 2021 to  

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