Position Summary :
Responsible for the daily care and direct supervision of the children placed in a staffed resource unit.
Create a physically safe and emotionally nurturing environment designed to assist the child in learning to cope and function positively both in the resource and in the community.
Prepare meals and organize mealtimes and snacks for children.
Help children keep good hygiene.
Organize and actively participate in activities that will allow children to learn about the world and explore interests.
Keep records of children’s progress, routines, and interest.
Follow all relevant legislation and Agency policies and procedures.
Hours of work :
Must be able to work shift work.
Shifts are typically 12 hours 7 : 00-7 : 00; alone with 1-2 youth or double staffed with up to 6 youth.
Calls for shifts are provided with and without advance notice (planned vacation coverage or sick calls).
Knowledge and Skills Required :
Ability to demonstrate as a mature and responsible adult role model.
Knowledge of child development, behaviour management, and First Nation culture is an asset.
Excellent verbal and written communication and problem-solving skills are required.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Ability to work in stressful, high-pressure situations.
Proficient in computer software applications including MS Office, and database programs.
Child Care Worker or Child & Youth Worker Diploma or higher
1-2 years of experience in a group home setting or related child care experience.
Must be medically fit to work in a group home setting with proof of immunizations.
Applicants with similar academic qualifications and related experience may be considered.
First Aid / CPR training an asset; however, available paid training for successful applicants.
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training an asset; however, available paid training for successful applicants.
Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License and have access to a vehicle with an OPCF6A Insurance endorsement and minimum of $1,000,000 Liability.
Satisfactory internal record check
Satisfactory Criminal record check (including vulnerable sector)
Satisfactory driver’s abstract.
Please submit resume with letter of application to :
Human Resources Department
Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services
Kenora, ON P9N 3P7
Fax No. (807)467-5539 ATT : HR
Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process.
About Kenora Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services :
Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services is a non-profit community organization funded by the Government of Ontario, legally mandated to protect children and youth from abuse and neglect through the Child and Family Services Act.