Caseworker, Halton Youth Attendance Centre Program - Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Toronto
The Halton Youth Attendance Centre (HYAC) provides a comprehensive set of cognitive-behavioural programs and individual supports services. The program seeks to address the three main objectives of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) including the prevention of youth crime, the use of meaningful consequences, and rehabilitation and reintegration through a relational supportive approach. Furthermore, the HYAC is a gender-specific program, which provides an interactive, safe and non-stigmatizing environment for female youth, where clients are provided with support and direction to develop pro-social attitudes, values, and skills that will increase their ability to cope, self-manage, problem solve, and resolve conflict. The HYAC Caseworker (5 days/week) must be available to work varying shifts out of varying service locations.
Areas of Responsibility:
- Provides direct service to clients in accordance with the Ministry of Child and Youth Services, the Child and Family Services Act, Agency, and BAC Policy and Procedure manuals.
- Ensures client progress through facilitation of individual and group programming, efficient case management, ongoing program development and the provision of mentoring relationships.
- Provides additional support, coverage and programming for on and off site Section 23 programs.
- Liaises with representatives from the criminal justice system, parents and/or guardians, community agencies and other youth supports.
- Participates in a team approach to client care, program and service delivery.
- Facilitates activities and programs that will assist clients in their emotional, social and educational development.
- Provides informal supervision and support for practicum students and Agency volunteer to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of program services to clients
- Develops and maintains professional relationships with stakeholders and community partners within the community
- 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 experience working with vulnerable populations; prior experience working with youth females is considered an asset
- The ability to maintain and encourage confident assessment, counselling and program facilitation skills in order to engage, support, and interact with clients using a trauma-informed approach
- Practical knowledge and experience facilitating gender specific and responsive programming
- A thorough understanding of issues pertaining to youth
- Demonstrated client-focused counselling skills and role modelling
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills; proven leadership skills and strong knowledge of community resources
- Ability to be adaptable with a flexible approach taking into consideration the unique needs and qualities of each client
- Diagnostic and interpersonal skills to deal with a diverse client group in a diplomatic and non-judgmental manner
- Problem solving and leadership skills, with the ability to judiciously handle crisis situations with clients
- A broad knowledge of community resources and the ability to strongly advocate for clients and make professional referrals
- Valid First Aid / CPR certification
- A clear Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) – criminal background check
- A valid Ontario driver’s license
How to Apply:
If you are a compassionate, highly motivated and results-oriented individual, with a passion to support a charity organization, please send your updated letter and cover letter to Tricia Sampson, Manager of Educational and Life Skill Programming at email@example.com by April 14, 2021 at 11:59 PM.
We thank all applicants for their interest in the Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Toronto. Only qualified candidates selected for interviews 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.