Website Caithkin Treatment Foster Homes

Providing Children The Opportunity To Be The Best They Can Be

Job Description

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Child and Youth Workers to join our team of Treatment Support Workers. As a TSW you will work with your assigned clients and support our network of Foster Parents and Resource Workers. This position requires a resilient direct support professional who is confident in navigating conflict, overcoming obstacles, and who is creative in providing support to individuals in crisis.

We are currently looking for day, evening and weekend coverage on a rotating basis.

Responsibilities:
• Being a positive role model for young people, leading by example with good attitude, social skills, and desire to succeed
• Advocate on client’s behalf and facilitate self-advocacy to community supports
• Foster independence in daily living skills including supervising, teaching and assisting in meal prep, housekeeping, laundry and community outings
• Provide support in personal development as decided through individual program planning
• Know and respond to the safety and health care of the people we support
• Document and maintain records as required (data collection, medication administration)
• Administer medication and attend medical appointment as required
• Ensure learning opportunities are provided using agency and community resources
• Maintain effective communication

Requirements

  • Strong counselling/de-escalation skills required
  • Medication administration experience preferred
  • Proficient computer skills needed in Microsoft Office and email
  • Driver’s license, driver’s abstract and personal vehicle
  • Valid and current vulnerable sector screening
  • Willing to work weekends and evenings

Education/Certificates

  • Completed Child and Youth Worker Diploma or other equivalent degree/diploma and/or work experience related to human services
  • Standard First Aid Certificate preferred, training upon hire available
  • Ability to achieve Nonviolent Crisis Intervention certificate upon hire

Experience

  • Preferred minimum 6 months to 1-year experience working with people with developmental disabilities, preferably working with individuals who have a dual diagnosis of mental health challenges and developmental disabilities
  • Experience with implementing Individual Support Plans
  • Experience in community outreach

Application information

Apply online or send your resume and/or cover letter to hr@caithkin.org 

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