Careers with MYS

Residence Worker - The Pas, MB

Application deadline: 01-01-3000

POSITION: Residence Worker – The Pas, Manitoba
Casual, Kisewatisiwin 

Macdonald Youth Services is hiring! Come grow with Us, help Manitoba youth grow strong & resilient while enhancing your own personal & professional growth. We are seeking candidates with strong character & a clear vision for a brighter future; people of action who can help youth soar to new heights in resilience & potential. Guided by the principles of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility & truth, you are a mentor, a role model & a caregiver.    

SUMMARY: Macdonald Youth Services is looking for experienced Residence Workers within the Kisewatisiwin (KISE) service area in The Pas, MB. Residence Workers are responsible to perform all the duties and responsibilities that are consistent with Macdonald Youth Services' policies and philosophy, the Vulnerable Person's living with a Mental Disabilities Act and the Department of Family Services' Service Purchase Agreement with the Agency. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  of the Residence Worker include, but are not limited to: 

• Support residents with the preparation, implementation and follow through of the Person-Centered Plan in conjunction with the support network;
• Introduce and implement training plans and activities;
• Teach residents self-management skills to encourage as much independence as possible;
• Identify and implement strategies and problem-solving techniques;
• Utilize different communication styles and skills as necessary;
• Maintain positive and effective communication with residents, families, supervisors, agencies, co­ workers and community at large;
• Ensure residents property and equipment is maintained in a clean and safe working order; support and assist the residents to ensure home is clean and sanitary on a regular basis;
• Ensure compliance with fire safety regulations; participate in monthly fire drills, practice fire safety procedures and standards as outlined in facility binder;
• Ensure that hazardous waste and materials are properly stored and disposed of; collect and dispose of garbage and hazardous waste, ensure home is clean and sanitary, ensure proper and safe storage of hazardous materials;
• Ensure safe storage of medications and first-aid supplies as outlined in Residential Care Licensing Manual, be familiar with in house drugs and side effects as listed in safety binder;
• Ensure adequate supervision and assess areas of risk for residents;
• Attend to resident's physical, emotional and medical care: monitor and provide basic health and medical care, provide medical, dental and optical care as necessary, report and record medical information as required
• Administer medications accurately following guidelines of Residential Care Licensing manual, and documenting on Medication Administration Record (MAR) sheets;
• Provide nutritious meals and snacks in accordance with the Canada's Food Guide;
• Recognize and respond to concerns of abuse and neglect; follow reporting process for concerns of abuse and neglect as outline in the Vulnerable Person's Act;
• Follow procedures for infection control; safe handling of body fluids and blood. 


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

 Bravery/Courage – Bear 
• Continuously seek opportunities that benefit youth by taking initiative and championing new ideas. 
• Initiate creative planning and problem solving: be an advocate for positive change. 
• Actively advocate for youth, both within the shelter and throughout the various systems that have an impact on the lives of our youth. 
• 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. 
• Acknowledge and advocate for teachings and/or spiritual practices and beliefs, and incorporate them into daily living whenever possible. 

 Honesty – Saabe 
• Perform with good intention, take responsibility, and follow through on commitments. 
• Demonstrate effective communication by sharing information, asking questions, and active listening. 
• Role model positive practices and ethics with an ability to represent the organization in a positive manner. 

 Love – Eagle 
• Role model healthy, caring, and respectful relationships. 
• Recognize the gifts that all people bring and allow people to share those gifts, even if different from our own understanding. 
• 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 
• Demonstrate knowledge of the impacts of the Child and Family Services and Community Living Disability systems, particularly in the context of Indigenous communities 

Humility – Wolf 
• Understand that youth come to us with complex histories, stories and needs. Demonstrate clear understanding of personal triggers and biases in order to not take youths behaviours personally.
• Demonstrate critical self-reflection, an ongoing willingness to learn, and an understanding of power and privilege (race, ability, sexuality, gender, as staff members, etc.) and how our positionality impacts our work with youth. 

 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 youth 


• Grade 12 education, or equivalent;
• Experience supporting adults with disabilities;
• Ability to work as a team member in a team environment;
• Valid driver’s license and acceptable driver’s abstract (subject to approval);
• Emergency First Aid and CPR Level C, or willingness to obtain;
• 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. This position is also entitled to a Northern allowance equal to an additional five percent (5%) of the salary. 

HOURS OF WORK:  This position is required to work a variety of shifts including days, evenings, weekends and holidays. 
Please forward a cover letter and resume (in word or PDF format) 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