Casual On-Call Youth Worker

Northern Youth Centre is hiring Casual On-Call Youth Workers!

The Program
Northern Youth Centre is a twelve-bed Open Custody – Open Detention centre for Young Persons. in Northern Ontario. The Centre offers a casual and comfortable home environment situated on twenty-seven treed and rural riverside acres. The home-like environment and appointments invite engagement and encourage participation. The Centre is close to the Kenora business section for ease of networking with community services and full access to a wide range of educational, recreational, counselling and volunteer programs for the residents.
The Position
The youth counselor is responsible for supervision of persons served in a strength based, therapeutic environment that provides pro-social skills, cognitive behavioural approaches in conjunction with cultural awareness, case management plans, youth management assessments, motivation/encouragement, education and evaluation of youth, dynamic and static security to ensure safety of the community, youth and staff at the program site. As a primary counselor for assigned youth(s), s/he is part of a multifunctional team that is able to recognize situations of risk and deal with them in a safe, procedural manner, ensuring a safe, nurturing environment. This position requires membership with UNIFOR.

• Two (2) casual positions available
• Must be able to work shift work (12 hour shifts)
• All applicants must be available for a variety of shifts that include weekdays and weekends, evening and awake overnight shifts
• Casual shifts will cover vacation, sick time and extra staffing requirements, as needed
In Your Role You Will
In Your Role You Will
Carry out tasks related, but not limited to:
• Program Operations
• Case Management
• House Operations
• Community Relations

*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 3 months of hiring date) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.

Employer Name: William W. Creighton Youth Services
Location/Address: Portage Youth Centre, Kenora, ON
Application Deadline: Jun 8, 2019
Job Type: Various Hours
Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:

• A degree or diploma in related humanities or social sciences
• Minimum three years related experience
• Valid class G driver’s license and proof of insurability as a driver, as well as reliable transportation
• Current First Aid / CPR Certificates
• Immunization records, and a doctor’s note stating person is fit for work, must be submitted prior to first orientation shift

Required Competencies:
• Must complete training and orientation offered by the company or ministry
• Must be orientated on fire evacuation, proper use of a fire extinguisher equipment and emergency procedures in the facility
• Good interpersonal, written and oral communications and presentation skills
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
• Ability to foster, establish and maintain effective relationships with clients
• Crisis intervention, Anger Management and Problem Solving skills are an asset
• Motivational teachings, programming and teaching skills are helpful
• Cooking and meal preparation skills are an asset
• Computer skills are necessary
• Valid class G driver’s license and proof of insurability as a driver
• Standard First Aid Certificate and current CPR
• Must complete PMAB training (Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behaviour), within 30 days of hire
• Must be trained in the policies and procedures regarding discipline and punishment of young persons
• Must be able to work shift work (12 hour shifts)
• CPIC (Criminal Record Check) required prior to first orientation shift and every 5 years thereafter
• Must complete intake package upon hire and sign all necessary documents
• Immunization records, and a doctor’s note stating person is fit for work, must be submitted prior to first orientation shift

Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:

What WJS Canada does
WJS Canada’s mission is ‘Strengthening people and communities with innovative, individualized services’. The support we provide for families, emphasizes building relationships to enhance the family’s strengths and achieve goals that address their needs for support in areas of struggle. Services are individualized and based on the family’s belief that their own internal resources can be strengthened and that other helpful skills can be developed. For more information on WJS, services and career opportunities, visit

While WJS serves individuals in many communities across Canada, this opportunity is based in Kenora, Ontario. Situated on the Lake of the Woods, Kenora is located close to the border of Manitoba, in Northwestern Ontario, approximately 200km east of Winnipeg. It is an area rich with eco-adventures and personality. Often referred to as the “Premier Boating Destination of North America”, Kenora also offers amenities such as fine dining, boutique shopping, community festivals, along with the natural beauty of the area, suitable for individuals of every age. For more information on living and working in Kenora, visit:

Our Employees Enjoy
At WJS Canada, trust, strong connections, innovation and results are the pillars of our mandate. We manage by developing our core strength: our people. We give employees the tools to do the job, developing their competence and their confidence, by conducting training programs to ensure professional development and build skills, employee morale, employee safety, health, loyalty and satisfaction. Developing people includes respecting employees work-life balance through flexible hours, locations and duties. We support our staff with assistance and benefit packages, innovative wellness programs and compassion for the life challenges they face.

How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

For more information on WJS Canada visit our website:
No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.
• Youth Worker – 3 year(s)
• Aggressive behaviour
• Crisis Intervention
• First Aid