Youth Support Worker
Good Shepherd Centres Hamilton, a ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, strives to enhance the quality of life for all who seek assistance and support in our community. Youth Services provides support to 15 co-ed homeless youth ages 16-21 as well as a 21 bed youth shelter, including youth who have ongoing contact or involvement with CAS/CCAS/Probation/Youth Justice System/ AY/ADGS and other family counseling agencies. Staff members support clients to reach personal goals and to have a satisfying and meaningful life in the community. An opportunity currently exists at Youth Services – Brennan House in the role of:
Temporary Part Time Youth Support Worker
In this role, you will work to make a difference in the lives of Clients living at Youth Services. Services to clients include assessment, planning, crisis prevention and intervention, supportive counselling, education, advocacy, social/recreational programming, life skills teaching ie: cooking and linkages with other community services.
Primary case management and community development skills acquired through a post-secondary education in social services such as Child and Youth Worker, with a demonstrated commitment to the mission values of hospitality, availability, responsibility, adaptability, quality and dignity. Must have some experience working with Youth. Knowledge of and experience working in residential treatment for Children under the Ministry Guidelines are a plus. A proven ability to work independently, taking initiative and thinking creatively are required. CPR certification or willingness to be certified. Ability to speak French and/or other languages considered an asset. The successful candidate must be available to work a schedule that includes three rotating shifts (days, afternoons, nights)
Please reply with cover letter and resume quoting Job Posting #YS-01-19 by January 20, 2019 to:
Loretta Hill-Finamore, Director of Youth Services
Good Shepherd is an equal opportunity employer operating within an anti-racist and anti-oppression framework. We strive to establish workplaces that reflect and are enhanced by the rich diversity of the community we serve.
Good Shepherd welcomes and encourages applications from all people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you are in need of accommodations, please contact Human Resources at 905-528-5877 ex 2265 or firstname.lastname@example.org .