Child Centred Services – Direct Support Worker (1)
New Directions
19d ago

Child Centred Services (CCS) is one of the many programs offered by New Directions; this program provides homes for children and youth with behavioural and emotional difficulties.

Our community-based resources are designed to promote a sense of belonging and provide opportunities to engage in a meaningful life.

This is achieved by creating a home environment that welcomes the participation of the child or youth as a member, supporting his or her pursuit of interests and goals, and helping maintain and strengthen the bond between the child or youth and his or her significant others.

We provide an environment that is non-judgmental, safe and caring. Child Centred Services (CCS) has immediate openings for Casual Direct Support Workers 1 to perform shift work in residences staffed 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

The length of the shift ranges from 8 to 12 hours.

  • New Directions’ welcomes applicants interested in casual hours and who want to make a difference in the lives of children and youth;
  • this included those who already have full time employment and are interested in pursuing additional work.

    Responsibilities include :

  • Establishing meaningful, caring, and respectful relationships with children and youth
  • Maintaining appropriate boundaries and setting limits with children and youth
  • Providing care to children and youth in a community and residential setting
  • Participating in programming to meet the individual goals of children and youth
  • Participating in various recreational and physical activities with children and youth
  • Cooking, house cleaning, yard work and other household maintenance duties
  • Liaising with the education system and other community resources
  • Requirements :
  • Valid driver’s license and current First Aid / CPR
  • Must be available to work a variety of shifts on a 24-7 basis (Days, evenings, overnights and weekends)
  • Ability to intervene effectively in crisis situations using NVCI verbal and physical techniques
  • Demonstrated knowledge, awareness and sensitivity to diverse cultures and traditions
  • Education and / or experience working with youth with mental health issues, anxiety, self-injurious behaviour / suicidal ideation, FASD, behavioural problems and emotional difficulties
  • Effective self-care strategies and ability to remain professional in stressful situations
  • American Sign Language (ASL) and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Trainings are considered assets
  • The salary range for this casual position is $13.09 to $14.47 per hour, based on education and / or experience.

    The successful candidate will be subject to Criminal Record, Child / Adult Abuse Registry, and Prior Contact checks. In addition, applicants will be required to provide a copy of their Driver’s Licence and a Driver’s Abstract.

    Please forward your resume and cover letter with references to :

    Coordinator Resource, Child Centred Services (CCS)

    Fax : 204-774-6468

    E-mail : ccs

    We thank all applicants for their interest in New Directions; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Unfortunately, we cannot accept telephone inquiries on the status of your application.

    New Directions is committed to equity and diversity and especially welcomes applications from ethnically diverse persons including Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities and newcomers to reflect the diversity of participants we support and who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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