CHILD AND FAMILY WORKER
In the spirit of collaboration and respectful partnership with both families and the community, we at York Hills Centre for Children, Youth and Families strive to create opportunities for children, youth and families to nurture their relationships and expand their abilities in realizing improved mental health.
Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH) provides flexible, immediate and short-term, family focused clinical and case management supports. The goal of the program is to stabilize and strengthen families and children/youth who have experienced recent crises in their lives. The length of intervention is based on the needs of the family and includes access to numerous internal resources. Child and Youth Workers are required to work in the family home, community and/or the multiple office locations available.
As a member of the Community Intensive Services team, the Child and Youth Worker will provide support to families to enhance functioning though the use of parent coaching, modeling, problem solving, etc. to improve their daily lives.
Here’s what you will need:
- A Child and Youth Worker degree/diploma; a Bachelor degree in Child and Youth Care, Social Work, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- A minimum of two years extensive clinical experience with families, children and youth.
- Ability to implement treatment plans with children/youth and their families/caregivers through a trauma informed lens and the use of a variety of systemic and evidence-based approaches (including CBT, Motivational Interviewing, DBT skills) to enhance. parent/family and child/youth interactions and functioning at home, in school and in community.
- Demonstrated ability to work within a trauma-informed, client-centered, strength-based approach.
- Demonstrated ability to work flexibly with the family and respond to their changing needs in a creative manner. Experience managing crisis situations within families, and skill in using a range of engagement strategies with clients.
- Use of a car is required.
We are looking for an exceptional individual who:
- Has demonstrated competency in verbal, written and applied communication/ interpersonal skills.
- Has an understanding of cultural diversities and an ability to integrate a cross cultural practice.
- Who has a willingness to work flexible hours which includes evenings as required; willingness to work in the client home/community or school setting as needed.
- Has excellent time management and organizational skills, computer literacy and familiarity with computer technology for data entry. Ability to speak French or another language is considered an asset.
- Knowledge of York Region community services is an asset.
- Would like to be part of a dynamic team in a progressive agency that supports an ongoing learning environment.
In order to meet the needs of our Francophone children and families, clinicians that are bilingual are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a valid driver’s license, $2 million vehicle liability insurance and a vulnerable sector screening.
Please email your cover letter and resume to:
Anna Derbis at email@example.com
In keeping with our efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage individuals from diverse groups to apply. York Hills is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive barrier-free recruitment and selection process and we respect, encourage and celebrate the diversity of staff. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation. We regret that only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.