Transition Leader

WJS Canada is hiring a Transition Leader! For more information about this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

What WJS Canada Does

WJS Canada’s mission is ‘We serve individuals and families with high quality, personalized, and culturally responsive support’. 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:

The Program

The program is a section 23 classroom, funded by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. It provides the mechanism to support students, with a focus on aboriginal youth at the Kenora Attendance Centre in a holistic way to prepare them for a return to a regular classroom setting or alternatively a post schooling readiness to enter the community as contributing members.

The ultimate objective of the program is to provide re-entry into mainstream classrooms at the High School, which may include a tiered approach into an alternative education setting or the local College with greater developed skill, connectedness and supports.

Employer Name: WJS Canada
City: Keewatin
Province: ON
Postal Code: P0X 1C0
Application Deadline: April 3rd, 2023
Hours of Work: Full-Time
Job Type: Full-Time
Wages: $25.81 - $28.62/Hour

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:

The Position

Responsible for providing support and intervention to adolescent youth in an educational setting. Provides leadership, role modeling, and skill building activities to students. Responsible for planning, coordinating and facilitating students’ involvement in program components and for addressing overall developmental and social needs in order to modify thinking and behaviour in a positive direction and develop ability to manage their lives. This position requires membership with UNIFOR.

One (1) permanent, full-time position available, with a weekly schedule of 40 hours; Monday through Friday, 0800-1600.

*This position is based in Kenora, Ontario. It is NOT a hybrid or remote-based position. The successful candidate will be required to attend the program location for their scheduled shifts each day.

In Your Role You Will Carry out tasks related, but not limited to:

  • Direct Service
  • Administration
  • Community Relations

Represent the values, top priorities and core beliefs of the program:

  • Safety
  • Teamwork
  • Respect
  • Diversity
  • Learning
  • Acceptance
  • Dignity
  • Innovation
  • Courage
  • Commitment
  • Accountability
  • Empowerment
  • Community
  • Justice

*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 6 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.

Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:

As An Ideal Candidate You Possess

  • Ontario High School Diploma (or equivalent), AS WELL AS, one of the following: Diploma in Teacher Aide Program, Child Care Worker Program, Developmental Services Worker Program, Children’s Services Program or Early Childhood Education Program, or an equivalent diploma or certificate program as determined by the agency.
  • Minimum of two years experience in community based youth justice programs or youth/family interventions.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certificates required.
  • Valid class G driver’s license and proof of insurability as a driver, as well as reliable transportation

Other requirements:

  • Physician’s note confirming suitability and ability to participate in physical recreation activities
  • Negative tuberculosis screening test
  • Ability to use common computer applications required.
  • Completion of in-service/safety training as applicable to the role
  • Ongoing professional development activities as applicable to the position.

WJS adheres to provincial/legislated communicable disease prevention protocols. Some of our community health care providers/stakeholders may require WJS employees to be vaccinated in order to be able to enter establishments while supporting WJS individuals/clients in service.

How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:


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.

For more information on WJS Canada visit our website:

We recognize that equity diversity and inclusion (EDI) is an important element in our work and in our day to day lives.

No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

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