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Jobs Openings At 360°kids – Markham, Ontario

Job Title: Youth Worker
Location: Markham, Ontario
Shift: Morning, Night, Overnight
Wage: $20.00 per hour

Duties will include :

Provides ongoing life skills support, and mentoring and provides access to direct services to address issues youth presently face (E.

g. employment, family issues, life skills, shelter, hot meals, counseling, recreational activities, and clothing).

  • Medication administration, monitoring, storage, and disposal (as required).
  • Provides informal one-on-one counseling to the youth in the program.
  • Advocates on the youth’s behalf and acts as a positive role model for youth.
  • In the event of a crisis or critical incident, manages the situation to ensure the safety of all and immediately reports to the appropriate level.
  • Oversees meal preparation and cleaning, performs some housework, light maintenance, and repair work, or arranges for additional service.
  • Monitors health and safety of home, including ensuring maintenance and cleanliness of shared spaces.
  • Enforces house rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Responds to crises and other duties as required.
  • Create and maintain a clean and welcoming environment for youth in care.
  • Facilitate regular life skill programming that will build on the youth’s skills and prepare them for independence.
  • Intake and discharge planning.
  • Daily documentation such as case note documentation, report writing, and various other administrative duties as needed.
  • Assist youth to access various community programs regarding school, health, housing, employment, etc.
  • Maintain positive relationships and interact with various community partners including school boards, police services, child welfare agencies, neighbors, etc.

professionally and respectfully.

  • Positively contribute to 360 kids as an organization.
  • Other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS OR SKILLS REQUIRED :

  • Post-Secondary degree / diploma in a Child / youth-related field (e.g. Child and Youth, Social Service Worker, Social Worker, Psychology, Sociology) or the equivalent combination of education and experience working with youth.
  • Minimum of three years experience working with at-risk or street-involved youth.
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), Suicide Prevention training, and assets.
  • Current First Aid / CPR certification.
  • Current vulnerable sector screening (criminal background check).
  • Car and valid driver’s license with a clean driver’s abstract, and $2M liability insurance required.
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of working with youth, including an understanding of the regulatory environment (e.g. CFSA).
  • Demonstrated client-focused counseling skills and role modeling.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills and have the ability to be adaptable with a
  • flexible approach taking into consideration the unique qualities of each client.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills that promote positive team building, negotiation, and conflict resolution.
  • Will possess a broad knowledge of community resources and the ability to strongly
  • advocate for clients and professional referrals.
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What does the job Youth Worker involve?

A youth worker typically engages with young people in various settings to support their personal, social, and educational development. Here are some common responsibilities of a youth worker:

  • Mentoring and Counseling: Providing one-on-one guidance and counseling to young people, helping them address personal issues, build self-esteem, and make positive life choices.
  • Facilitating Workshops and Activities: Planning and leading workshops, group activities, and recreational programs that promote skills development, teamwork, and personal growth.
  • Advocacy: Acting as an advocate for young people, ensuring their voices are heard and their needs are addressed within their communities, schools, and other institutions.
  • Outreach and Engagement: Reaching out to young people in the community, including those who may be marginalized or at-risk, to connect them with support services, resources, and opportunities.
  • Conflict Resolution: Assisting young people in resolving conflicts, whether they occur within peer groups, families, or other relationships.
  • Education and Training: Providing information and resources on topics such as health, relationships, employment, and education to help young people make informed decisions.
  • Partnership Building: Collaborating with other organizations, schools, government agencies, and community stakeholders to develop and implement programs that benefit young people.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Assessing the effectiveness of youth programs and interventions, collecting feedback from participants, and making adjustments as needed to better meet the needs of young people.

Overall, a youth worker plays a crucial role in supporting the holistic development of young people, helping them navigate challenges, build positive relationships, and achieve their full potential.

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Who can apply to this job?

The employer accepts applications from:

  • Canadian citizens and permanent or temporary residents of Canada.
  • Other candidates with or without a valid Canadian work permit.

How to apply
Online: Apply On Company WebSite

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