Careers with MYS

Youth Care Worker, Healing Homes, Winnipeg, Manitoba - Casual

Application deadline: 01-01-3000

COMPETITION # 908 (Winnipeg)

SUMMARY: Macdonald Youth Services is hiring experienced Casual Youth Care Workers (YCWs) to provide specialized care for youth in our level four and level five healing homes. YCWs ensure quality youth programming aligned with MYS policies and treatment philosophies  that  focus on strengths, relationships and trust to enhance youth resilience, potential and capacity for growth.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Include, but are not limited to:
• Provides 24-hour client supervision.
• Represents a healthy role model and ensures the needs of youth are the primary focus in the treatment process.
• Structures a therapeutic living space that responds to the physical and emotional needs of youth.
• Participates, and provides opportunities for youth to observe and participate, in a variety of community activities together.
• Performs house maintenance duties including, but not limited to, washing floors, cleaning bathrooms and kitchens; shoveling, mowing and
• Helps Clinicians and Therapists identify youth treatment needs.
• Helps the treatment team develop and evaluate treatment objectives.
• Identifies opportunities to achieve treatment objectives within the community, school and family.
• Transports youth when required (whether by agency vehicle or transit).
• Completes incident reports required by Licensing Standards.
• Ensures a holistic approach is consistently applied when addressing youth needs.
• Distributes medications as outlined by Licensing Standards.
• Documents youth activities, including visits to the doctor, dentist or therapy as required.
• Engages and involves appropriate family members and significant others where possible to help support youth.
• Provides the program manager with updates and feedback regarding youth progress. Reports inappropriate behaviour.

• Child & Youth Care certificate or diploma. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
• Two years’ experience working with vulnerable youth.
• Knowledge of trauma and resilience-informed care; strong counselling 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, a clear Child Abuse Registry check with acceptable Prior Contact checks, and a clear Adult Abuse Registry check, all completed within the last three months.
• ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) certificate, and NVCI (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training) certificate preferred.
• Mental Health First Aid & Safe Talk training will be an asset;
• Knowledge of Indigenous culture, ceremony and traditions will be an asset.

SALARY RANGE: Depending on qualifications per annum.

HOURS OF WORK: Successful applicants may be asked to work a variety of shifts including days, evenings, weekends and holidays.

Please forward a cover letter and resume (in word or PDF format) quoting the competition number 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