Employment Opportunity – Contract Transitional Aged Youth Worker
(Union position) – New Liskeard
Competition #: 23-65R
Location: New Liskeard
Job type: Contract-Full-Time up to March 31, 2024, with the possibility of extension.
Closing Date: September 21, 2023 @ 4:30 PM
Salary: Starting at $50,656 per annum
What you will do in the role
- Working with youth in care and that are in the Continued Care and Support for Youth (CCSY) Program and supporting youth in their successful transition out of the child welfare system into adulthood.
- Develop the Continued Care and Support for Youth agreement with the youth and assist the youth in setting goals in the youth plan.
- Monitor the youth’s progress in meeting the goals that were set in the youth plan.
- Collaborating with Children’s Services Workers in supporting youth that are in care and residing in room and board arrangements and independent living arrangements.
- Commitment to providing services in ways that respect First Nations cultural and spiritual practices.
- Knowledge of case management systems, reporting procedures and responsibilities and the ability to work within those systems.
- Effective written and oral communication skills, problem solving, advocacy and assessment skills.
- Ability to manage crisis and adverse situations with staff, youth, and families.
- Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as manage and maintain public inquiries.
- Knowledge and understanding of health and safety practices related to outreach work and Universal Care precautions.
- Knowledge and understanding of the Child and Family Services Act, the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation.
- Ability to work within the policies, standards, procedures and the vision, mission, and core values of Kunuwanimano Child and Family Services.
Just a few reasons to join Kunuwanimano Child and Family Services
- Opportunity to collaborate with a dynamic team with career growth across multiple departments.
- KCFS prides itself in providing its employees with job security, competitive wages, and a safe working environment.
- Training opportunities to support your success in the role.
- A defined contribution benefit pension plan (OMERS)
- Comprehensive Health Plan including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance.
- Competitive vacation leaves.
What you bring to the table
- Diploma in Child and Youth Worker or Bachelor of Social Work with previous experience within First Nations communities.
- Experience in working with culturally appropriate service models for First Nations people.
- Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively consult with clients and a variety of internal and external professionals, the community, agencies, and organizations.
- Able to provide on-call services when required.
- Must be willing to work flexible hours.
- Must be willing to travel and cover the entire District and have access to a reliable vehicle with a $2 million rider liability.
- Must produce clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening.
- Must possess a valid “G” Ontario driver’s licence.
Please refer to our website: www.kunuwanimano.com for posting details. A detailed job description is available upon request. Please quote the Competition No. in your cover letter and resume, and submit by email to: [email protected], or by fax to 705-266-9122
We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodation is available on request from candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please note that preference will be given to qualified First Nations and Aboriginal applicants. Please self-identify.
Meegwetch to all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.