Residential Youth Worker

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The Salvation Army Bethany Home
Published
January 8, 2021
Location
Saskatoon, Canada
Category
Prairie  
Job Type
Casual  
Salary
$19.00 per hour
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Shanda Pollard, Email: Shanda.Pollard@salvationarmy.ca
Closing date
January 14, 2021

Description

Assigned tasks are to be completed in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures, and standards to maintain a high level of quality, service, cleanliness, and safety while performing said tasks. Bethany Home is dedicated to providing a safe, stable, and positive residential setting for female youth in crisis, regardless of cultural and religious diversity.

Responsibilities

- Provide support to residents in Bethany Home and ensure that their emotional, psychological, and physical needs are met

- Be familiar with program policies and procedures, and must be able to implement these into daily tasks

- Ensure that the environment of the program is supportive, nurturing, and encourages a high degree of resident involvement including decision making

- Be aware of all residents and their activities, and follow through with case plans, expectations, and required programming for each youth

- Responsible for following through with special requests and/or privileges for the residents in accordance to their case plan set by the Ministry of Social Services

- Prepare and present shift exchange to share information with the next shift and provide consistency in the home for all residents and staff

- Care for residents health needs and seek medical attention in a timely manner

- Read and document in necessary logs/files each shift – all documentation should provide objective information including behaviour, attitude, and concerns regarding all activities, events, and visits

- Ensure quality preparation of meals and snacks as required on shift, while maintaining a high level of cleanliness of the eating and cooking areas and recording required items when used

- Cleaning and sanitizing the home and ensuring the safety of the property

-Able to communicate in a clear and concise manner with residents, staff, professionals, and members of the public while maintaining confidentiality, fairness, and respect.

-Remain alert and awake at all times throughout all shifts

-On-Call responsibilities as per scheduling

-Other duties as assigned by Program Coordinator

Qualifications

Minimum Education Level Attained:

The successful job applicant will have completed up to two (2) years of Community College

Special Licenses, Diplomas, Certifications or Requirements:

The successful applicant will hold/have:

  • Immunization for Hepatitis B
  • Vaccination against Tuberculosis
  • WHMIS training
  • Current Certification in First Aid/CPR
  • Criminal Police Investigation Check (CPIC)
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training

Minimum Prior Related Experience:

One year but less than three years of prior related experience including, frontline work in a social services setting (with youth), lifeskills and experience in a related field.

Physical Effort/Dexterity Required:

The performance of the job requires keyboarding, sitting for long periods of time, and occasionally packing client/resident belongings.

Concentration Required:

The performance of the job requires continuously monitoring the environment, frequently interacting with clients, attentive listening, and moderate attention when recording information.

Work Environment:

The incumbent’s work environment is typically in an office and a program department - Shelter, Treatment facilities. The incumbent works under generally agreeable conditions, with the following exceptions:

  • May have to deal with angry people
  • Verbal abuse
  • Work schedule affecting lifestyle

The incumbent may have little to no travel required

Exposure to Hazards:

The job incumbent may be exposed to the risk of minor to moderate injury or illnesses due to the following:

  • Physical attacks by others
  • Exposure to infectious diseases
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Exposure to bodily fluids
  • Sharp objects
  • Other dangerous situations

Precautionary Measures:

Precautionary Measures: The incumbent must take the following precautionary measures (in addition to health and safety rules):

  • Universal Precautions
  • Immunization for Hepatitis B
  • Vaccination against Tuberculosis
  • WHMIS training
  • Current Certification in First Aid/CPR
  • Criminal Police Investigation Check (CPIC)
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training

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