Careers with MYS

Covid Response Worker, Healing Homes

Application deadline: 26-11-2020

SUMMARY: Covid-19 Response Workers in the Healing Home Programs operated by MYS report to the Manager of Healing Homes and are responsible for maintaining the functioning of programs that have been impacted by Covid-19. The CRW is expected to provide emergency, culturally sensitive care while adhering to organizational policies and procedures and Shared Health guidance. A major focus of their work with young people is to ensure their program’s continuity, safety, and support systems remain in place. CRW’s work from a needs-based, trauma informed, relational child and youth care approach as per the agency expectations and standards.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: of the CRW include, but are not limited to:
• Be aware of the whereabouts of all youth at all times as per program and Shared Health dictates and policies
• Interact with young people in a manner designed to help them feel supported during possible isolation and Covid-19 restrictions
• Facilitate wake-up, bed-time, and other daily life routines 
• Develop, manage, facilitate, and direct all daily program activities 
• Transport youth to appointments (medical & other) 
• Provide direction, support, and participation in daily chores with the young person
• Distribute and tracks medications as outlined by Licensing Standards
• Provide first aid interventions as required
• Observes and records daily life events according to the program recording procedures
• Engage youth in relevant recreational activities as defined by the limitations of isolation and restrictions
• Assist in implementing plans for special occasions such as birthdays and holidays as needed during the time in the program
• Meal preparation - cooking and baking with young people
• Adhere to and encourage the following of household routines for food prep, clean up and safe food handling techniques 
• Work with youth to ensure a clean and healthy physical environment on a daily basis
• Work with youth to keep their rooms clean and healthy on a daily basis
• Ensure a clean environment as directed by MYS Covid-19 policies and protocols
• Assist with all procedures and routines related to health and safety of staff and youth  
• Ensure proper PPE use and disposal for staff and youth within the program
• Be knowledgeable of all provincial program and licensing standards and assist with their maintenance in the program 
• Display an attitude that promotes positive teamwork and exhibits a high degree of positive role-modeling for young people. 

The successful candidate should demonstrate the following competencies, which incorporate the Seven Sacred Teachings;

Bravery/Courage – Bear

• Initiate creative planning and problem solving         
• Demonstrate the ability to adapt to changing circumstances or conditions with flexibility and compassion.

Respect – Buffalo

• Build positive and caring relationships with youth, focusing on meeting their needs in all four directions of the medicine wheel.
• Build positive and caring relationships with other staff members, based on mutual respect.

Honesty – Saabe 

• Perform with good intention, take responsibility, and follow through on commitments.
• Demonstrate effective communication by sharing information, asking questions, and active listening.

Love – Eagle 

• Role model healthy, caring, and respectful relationships. 
• Show an understanding of love in the form of appropriate and effective self-care strategies

Wisdom – Beaver 

• Demonstrate a good understanding of the impacts of inter-generational and historical trauma, colonization and the impacts of residential schools.
• Demonstrate respect, knowledge, and awareness of Indigenous cultures, languages, traditions, and ways of being and knowing

Humility – Wolf

• Understand that the youth come to us with complex histories, stories and needs. 
• Demonstrate clear understanding of personal triggers and biases in order to not take the youth’s behaviours personally.

Truth – Turtle 

• Gather relevant information and make decisions in a timely manner.      

• Completion of high school or equivalent program.  Certificate or Diploma in Child & Youth Care (other combination of education and experience may be considered) 
• Two years’ experience working with at risk youth
• Knowledge of trauma and resilience informed care
• Strong counseling skills and experience in Relational Care, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Valid driver’s license and acceptable driver’s abstract (subject to approval)
• Emergency First Aid and CPR Level C (Mandatory), NVCI and ASIST (Preferred)
• Commit To Kids, Mental Health First Aid & Safe Talk (Preferred or willing to obtain)
• Certification in either DLE (The Purposeful Use of Daily Life Events) or TCS ( Therapeutic Crisis Solutions) 
• Satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, a clear Child Abuse Registry Check with acceptable Prior Contact Check outcomes and a clear Adult Abuse Registry check; all completed 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 comprehensive benefit and pension plan

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 by November 26, 2020 to


MYS is committed to providing a safe environment for children. All applicants will be thoroughly screened using background checks and a review process. MYS is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing and retaining a diverse workforce including Indigenous people, women, visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 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