Child and Youth Worker
Terrace Youth Residential Services Inc - Ottawa, ON

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Terrace Youth Residential Services are looking for experienced Child and Youth Worker. The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following:

Professional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct themselves in a professional and appropriate manner at all times.
  • Actively participates in staff meeting and offers input
  • Follows through on completing request from Director and the Supervisor
  • Sets and maintains professional boundaries with clients.
  • Record relevant information on resident Communication Page (consequences, appointment, etc) and all telephone calls in the communication book
  • Verbal communication is effective and professional
  • Is interested in developing professional skills through experience
  • Attends training sessions and is able to learn and implement new techniques
  • Has a positive attitude and represents the program in a professional and enthusiastic manner
  • Assist in arranging and participate in schedule activities and programs
  • Assign and follow through on consequences
  • Able to delegate responsibilities
  • Able to handle many responsibilities at once
  • Understands their role with clients and maintains professional boundaries
  • Represents the best interest of the agency, Advocating for clients and following the philosophy of the group home

Personal and Interpersonal Skills:

  • Attends appointments in a timely manner
  • Takes initiative and ensures that tasks are completed
  • Able to be non judgmental of staff members and creates a positive group dynamic, showing motivation and encouraging others to do the same
  • Is able to support staff team and demonstrate positive leadership skills
  • Is open to constructive criticism and utilizes supervisions and consultations with supervisors and directors
  • Communicates with team members during shifts and prior to shifts
  • Is flexible and able to adapt to change
  • Provides counselling and crisis intervention to clients
  • Encourages residents to make healthy life choices

Program Expectation and Responsibilities:

  • Complete request on a daily “To Do List”
  • Documents necessary information on daily logs
  • Act as an advocate for the residents
  • Is a stable presence in the residence and is accountable to staff team
  • Develop and maintain appropriate professional working relationships with the community agencies, professional organization, families and staff team
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures
  • Is reliable during a crisis
  • Offers support and direction to team members as necessary when on shift
  • Consults with team members on shift to ensure consistency and cohesiveness
  • Draw from personal experiences in a professional and appropriate manner
  • Encourages the participation of clients in recreational and clinical activities
  • Communicates with team members prior to and during shift

If you feel that you possess these qualities please forward you resume.

Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you!