Day/Evening Youth Worker (Per Diem)
Covenant House Toronto
Toronto, ON, CA
11h ago

PER DIEM YOUTH WORKER – Day/Evening

RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

Covenant House helps youth ignite their potential and reclaim their lives. As Canada’s largest agency serving youth who are homeless, trafficked or at risk, we offer the widest range of 24-7 services to more than 300 young people each day.

As a national leader, we educate and advocate for long-term change to improve the lives of vulnerable youth. More than a place to stay, we provide life-changing care with unconditional love and respect. We offer housing options, health and well-being support, training and skills development, and ongoing care once youth move into the community.

As a primary self-funded agency we raise 75% of our $40 million annual operating budget.

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Overview:
In this position the candidate will be responsible for direct implementation of the Covenant House’s philosophy, mission statement and policies as they pertain to residential care.

Please note that a condition of employment is that staff are required to work a minimum of 3 full weekend shifts (Saturday and Sunday) per calendar month.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ongoing assessment of youths' needs; individual counseling with youth.
  • Crisis intervention in situations of physical confrontation, medical and psychiatric emergencies, and for youth who have recently experienced trauma.
  • Acting as caregiver, assisting youth with daily routines and laundry, supervising them throughout the building, escorting them within the community.
  • Acting as an advocate for youth both within the agency as well with external agencies.
  • Gathering together and at times physically packing up youth's belongings after discharge, ensuring it is properly labelled and stored to prevent any loss of items.
  • Doing intake and reception function on a 24-hour basis, monitoring building to ensure safety.
  • Management of external environment; by supervisor’s request completing building checks and searches.
  • Assisting in training of new staff and maintenance of clothing room.
  • Maintaining client files, intakes, discharges, case summaries, completion of all necessary forms pertinent to youths' plans.

 

Qualification, Experience:

  • College or university degree or diploma in child and youth work or equivalent
  • Minimum two years’ experience in a shelter or residential setting.
  • Knowledge of adolescent developmental theory and specific issues related to street youth.
  • First Aid, CPR and basic computer skills an asset.
  • Ability to identify, assess and intervene differentially with youth in crisis.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of community resources.

 

Interested candidates should submit their resume along with a cover letter by July 5th, 2022

We thank all applicants however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

As an employer, Covenant House is committed to building an organization that reflects the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from qualified individuals who represent diverse communities. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Covenant House Policies on Accommodation, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of Covenant House recruitment process.

To ensure the safety of our staff, youth and volunteers, Covenant House Toronto has implemented a mandatory COVID 19 Vaccination Policy in compliance with the City of Toronto. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, exemptions will only be granted to individuals based on applicable medical/religious grounds.

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