Youth Worker FT/Permanent – Métis Family Services

PURPOSE:
To provide support social services to youth.
Services provided include crisis intervention, behavior management, and life skills training, either on a one to one basis or in a group environment.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Assists case management team in identifying potential problems. Provides input to Social Workers and other professionals with regard to the development of client program plans/ goals.
 Monitors client’s progress and well-being and assists case management team in evaluating the effectiveness of plans and goals. Provides suggestions for the modification of client’s program plans.
 Recognizes potential crisis situations, analyses such situations accurately, develops strategies to deal with such situations, and informs the supervisor when such incidents arise.
 Provides emotional support and feedback to clients (and their families and friends where concerned). Assists clients in attending appointments and provides transportation when necessary.
 Provides life skills and behavior management training to clients. Facilitates physical, recreation, social and educational activities. Provides client’s with a positive role model.
 Maintains necessary client and program reports and statistics. Ensures that all required documentation is accurate and complete.
 Identifies social, economic, recreational and educations services in the community that will meet client’s needs. Maintains liaison with other agencies, professionals, government officials and the community.
 Performs other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
 A diploma in human services or related field, or the equivalent combinations of education and experience.
 At least 6 months previous work in a similar environment is required. Previous
direct program delivery experience in the community social services sector with a
demonstrated working knowledge of a specific community based program and
related provincial and community support is preferred.
Additional Information:
This position requires the ability to function independently frequently under pressure
while managing multiple concurrent projects and deadlines including effectively
managing emergency situations. Program delivery activities may require a moderate
level of physical fitness to effectively carry out duties of the position.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
 Must have a Criminal Record Check completed by and satisfactory to Métis
Family Services.
 Valid Class 5 Driver’s License; Driver’s Abstract and a reliable and safe vehicle.
Rate of pay: $20.78 to 24.20 per hour
Start date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: October 28, 2019

Please clearly state the position you are applying for and forward your resume & cover
letter to the attention of Kay Rampersad by email to HR@metisfamilyservices.ca
This position requires union membership.

Metis Family Services thanks all applicants for their interest in this career opportunity;
however, only those considered for the position will be contacted. No telephone inquiries
please.