Griffin Centre

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Elect-to-Work (Casual/Relief)

Nov 30, 2018
Toronto, Ontario
Entry Level

At Griffin Centre: Everybody Counts!   At Griffin Centre, we assist over 2,500 people each year to recognize their strengths, achieve their goals and improve their lives. Griffin Centre promotes positive change for vulnerable youth and adults with developmental disabilities and/or mental health challenges and their families. We are dedicated to delivering innovative services and developing creative partnerships that enhance lives and communities.

The Position…

Griffin Centre is looking for dedicated and flexible Elect-to-work staff to provide relief to our Residential Treatment Programs.  

Griffin Centre operates five transitional residential treatment programs for youth (12-18 years of age) and adults (18+) who are either Dually Diagnosed and/or with behavioural challenges.  The programs focus on assessing the client’s needs and helping them to develop their communication, social, life and anger management skills while they live in a collaborative team environment.

The major responsibilities of the Elect-to-work staff include:

  • Ensure supportive, safe, and predictable environment through the establishment of routines and limits.
  • Follow and consistently implement individual treatment plans for each youth or adult cases.
  • Ensure communication of all pertinent client and program related information and events to other team members and members of the multi-disciplinary team including social worker, day program/school, and outside agencies.
  • Complete and maintain up-to-date client records as per policies (i.e. client logs, medication records, incident reports).
  • Assume various responsibilities in accordance with the operation of the residence (i.e. cooking, cleaning).

Your Qualifications…

We are interested in candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Child and Youth Worker, Social Services or Developmental Services Worker diploma, or equivalent education and experience;
  • Experience in a residential setting and/or community setting;
  • Experience in working with individuals with complex mental health needs is an asset;
  • Personal resilience combined with a compassionate, insightful perspective fostering a steady commitment to clients whose emotional, behavioural and mental health profiles can be acutely troubled for extended periods;
  • Experience with implementation of treatment plans, preferably with individuals with complex needs, including mental health, developmental disability, autism spectrum, challenging behaviors, etc.;  
  • Ability to perform tasks involving physical activity, including lifting, bending and prolonged standing as well as the ability to be trained in CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute) techniques;
  • Ability to be flexible, resourceful and possess good time management skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of professional and community collateral partners;
  • Possession of a valid ‘G’ class Ontario driver’s licence is preferred and fluency in French or a second language are advantageous.

To Apply…

If you have the above qualifications and are ready to make a difference, please email your cover letter and resume to Please quote ‘Elect-to-work’ in the subject line of your email and in your cover letter.

We thank everyone for their interest but will only contact candidates selected for an interview.

Griffin Centre offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in our recruitment process. If you are contacted by Griffin Centre regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation in the recruitment process.



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