Overnight Residential Worker (Awake)
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 mental health challenges and/or developmental disabilities and their families. We are dedicated to delivering innovative services and developing creative partnerships that enhance lives and communities.
Griffin Centre is currently hiring two part-time Overnight Residential Support Workers on a contract basis until October 2019. One position is within our Youth Residential Support Services located close to Kennedy Station and the second is within our Adult Residential Support Services located close to Fairview Mall. The hours of this position alternate from 11pm to 9am one week and 10:30pm to 8:30am the next; 10 hours per shift, 3 shifts per week, on a rotating schedule (weekdays and weekends).
The residential program focuses on assessing the individuals’ needs and helping treatment interventions that would support in their development of social, life and anger management skills while they live in a collaborative team environment.
The major position responsibilities include:
- Remain awake throughout the night to ensure a supportive, safe and predictable environment
- Follow and implement the prescribed individual treatment plans and facilitate social and life skills training for the clients in relation to morning routines
- Ensure ongoing communication of pertinent events to other staff and supervisors through the shift change process and communication book
- Carry out all safety requirements and emergency procedures
- Assume various responsibilities in accordance with the operation of the residence (ie. daily logs, cooking & house maintenance)
Preference will be given to an individual with knowledge and experience in supporting persons with a dual diagnosis within the youth and/or adult sector and experience in the implementation of service plans, which are sensitive to and include the following: sexual orientation, ethno-racial needs, social and life skills as well as behavioural assessment and management techniques.
As a member of an extensive clinical team you are required to have:
- A Child and Youth Worker (CYW) Diploma, or equivalent education or experience
- At least two years of experience working in a residential setting with a focus on the development and implementation of treatment plans, preferably with individuals with complex needs
- 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.
- A valid Ontario driver’s licence is an asset, as is fluency in French or other second language.
In addition you need to have demonstrated abilities to:
- Work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team
- Operate in collaboration with a range of professional and non-professional individuals
- Function as an independent self-starter with limited “on-site” supervision
- Adapt philosophy, knowledge and skills to a residential based setting
- Demonstrate knowledge of dual diagnosis, and the impact on the clients and their families
- Exhibit leadership within a team environment
If you have the above qualifications and are ready to make a difference, please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, by October 16, 2018. Please quote file #39-18 in the subject line of your application and indicate where you saw this job posting.
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.
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those to be interviewed will be contacted.
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WE VALUE DIVERSITY AND WELCOME APPLICANTS FROM ALL CULTURES, ABILITIES, AND SEXUAL AND GENDER IDENTITIES.