Residential Youth Care Worker for Inclusion Powell River Society


How To Apply

Position:Residential Youth Care Worker
Employer:Inclusion Powell River Society
Sector:Social Assistance
Closing Date:2020-Sep-30
Salary or Wage:$21.92 - $25.53 per hour
Full or Part Time:Full Time
Location:Powell River, BC
Start Date:ASAP


- Driver’s licence required.
- This position is open to male and female applicants
- This position requires union membership
- Diploma in Child, Youth Care, Social Work, Psychology or other studies in the Human Services Field
- Two (2) years recent related experience working with Children/Youth with disabilities
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

Requirements for Ongoing Employment:
- Criminal Record Check (renewable every 5 years)
- TB Test
- Hepatitis B Vaccine where applicable
- A valid WCB-approved First Aid Certificate (OFA Level 1) (willing to train)
- Valid unrestricted Class 4 BC driverís license (willing to obtain within 6 months of employment)

Required Abilities
- An ability to promote healthy development including emotional, physical, sexual and educational
- An ability to work well with all those people in a child or young personís network, including the childís family, social worker, other professionals and people who are significant to a child or young person
- A knowledge of child development and an ability to provide experiences which will stimulate a child/young person and provide opportunities to develop new skills
- An ability to manage the health needs of children and young people in a proactive way and encourage the child to value their own health
- An ability to encourage full participation in educational activities, and to work together with education professionals
- An ability to transport children and young people to and from school and other educational activities
- An ability to set appropriate boundaries and manage a child or young personís behaviour without the use of physical or other inappropriate punishment
- An ability to listen and communicate with children and young people in ways appropriate for their age and understanding
- A respect for the child or young personís origins, religion and culture and a willingness to learn more and to enable the child or young person to participate in cultural and religious activities

- This position is required to work in a stressful environment sometimes supporting clients in crisis situations. This position requires extremely good judgement to balance the need to take risks and promote learning with the need to exercise caution in potentially challenging or unsafe situations. This position requires a moderate level of physical fitness to effectively carry out the duties of the position and a high energy level to effectively manage 24-hour shifts

Duties and Responsibilities

- The Residential Youth Care Worker is responsible for providing care and support to the children residing in the Emergency Respite Residence
- The Residential Youth Care Worker works as part of a team, consisting of a child, the childís family, Ministry of Children and Families, social workers and Child and Family Services to provide emergency respite and foster care services
- The Residential Youth Care Worker provides a safe home, nourishing meals, appropriate clothing and accommodation
- The Residential Youth Care Worker provides a warm, nurturing environment with guidance and supervision that responds to the child's individual needs and ethnic/cultural heritage
- The Residential Youth Care Worker works collaboratively in developing and carrying out a plan of care

Additional Details

- If you wish to be considered for this position, please apply and forward your resume to Applications will only be accepted in the methods above. Applications submitted to any other address will not be considered.

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