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Residential Caseworker (Open Dentention) – Marjorie Amos Residence – Contract, FT (Maternity Leave) 

Marjorie Amos Residence is an open detention / custody facility providing services to youth females in conflict with the law between the ages of 12-18 years. The residence offers a home environment where residents can explore life patterns, learn new skills, and develop positive attitudes with respect to themselves and others in their community. This gender-specific program provides the framework for young women to develop self-confidence, self-esteem and interpersonal skills necessary for a balanced and successful life.

This position is a full-time, contract position (maternity leave coverage). The Residential Caseworker (Open Detention) is scheduled to work various hours, including 12-hour shifts (days, nights, and weekends).

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Provides direct services to clients in accordance with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Agency and Residential Policy and Procedure Manuals
  • Evaluates and records each youths’ development on an ongoing basis as they relate to the youths requirements (i.e. prepare daily observations, progress reports, plan programs)
  • Assesses and works with clients to assist implementing a strategic plan of care and provides ongoing support – this may include consulting with parents/guardians and other professionals to gather information about the youth in order to develop effective case management plans
  • Performs the role of Primary Worker for up to three clients simultaneously
  • Conducts and oversees daily wake-ups, chores, school, meal preparation, programming, visits and bedtime routines in accordance with pre-established procedures
  • Maintains all security and safety systems (i.e. inventories, fire checks, bed checks, etc.)
  • Supervises and participates in pre-planned recreational programming and special events
  • Provides informal supervision and support for Part-Time and/or Casual Residential Caseworkers, students, and volunteers to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of program services to youth clients.
  • Assists in the training and new staff in all aspects of the program, including shifts, duties, timetables, routines, discipline, and the overall philosophy of the Residence and the Agency
  • Keeps abreast of trends, community resources and developments in the youth care profession by participating in workshops, conferences, and continued professional development
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager or designate

Successful candidates will have:

  • A degree and/or diploma from a University or College in a related field with 2-3 years’ experience working with female youth
  • A demonstrated awareness and understanding of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS), and the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA)
  • Practical knowledge of adolescent development and behaviour management techniques
  • The ability to maintain and encourage confident assessment, counselling and program facilitation skills in order to effectively interact with clients using a trauma-informed approach
  • Practical knowledge and experience facilitating gender specific and responsive programming
  • Excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills, with the ability to judiciously handle difficult situations with clients
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well and collaborate with diverse community groups and other stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • A valid Driver’s License
  • A valid CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Proficiency in the French language is considered an asset

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to lisaz@efrypeelhalton.ca by October 10th @ 4:30 PM. Internal applications (current employees, casual staff, students and/or volunteers) please indicate “internal applicant” in the subject line of your email application.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that the selected candidate will be required to submit to submit a Vulnerable Sector Search prior to the commencement of the position.

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton is committed to accessible hiring practices. Upon request, accommodation for applications with disabilities is available. If you are applying for this position and require accommodation, please contact cduffy@efrypeelhalton.ca and we will work with you to meet your needs.