Residential Child and Youth Workers
WJS Canada - Cranbrook, BC

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Job Summary

The RCYW is a front line key worker position working with at-risk youth in a residential setting. Front line workers are the primary support persons for youth in care and are therefore responsible for ensuring safety, daily structure, program planning and for role modeling appropriate behaviors. Key workers are expected to keep accurate records and to provide regular written and oral reports to outside agencies and fellow team members. Workers are trained to identify a variety of challenging and anti-social behaviors, and to develop working strategies within the team framework to assist youth in making positive life choices. This position requires BCGEU membership.

The successful applicant must possess:

  • Valid CPR/First Aid
  • Valid BC Class 4 Drivers license w/clear abstract
  • Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention Certificate
  • Behavior Management Certificate
  • Conflict Resolution Certificate
  • Certificate or Diploma in Human Services Field or related experience
  • At least one year working with youth in a residential or vocational setting

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with family members, social workers and stakeholders
  • Experience working with challenging behavior
  • Ability to manage crisis situations effectively and work independently
  • Good organizational and administrative skills
  • Demonstrated skills in designing and implementing individual programs
  • Excellent writing skills, including computer based report writing
  • Must have a clear current criminal record check and ministry file check

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About this company
W. J. Stelmaschuk and Associates Ltd. -- also known as WJS Canada or just WJS -- contracts with governments across Canada to provide...