Residential Youth Worker

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The Salvation Army Bethany Home
Published
January 14, 2020
Location
Saskatoon, Canada
Job Type
Category
Salary
$17.76 - $22.20 per hour - Pay Band 4
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Shanda Pollard - Email: shanda_pollard@can.salvationarmy.org
Closing date
January 17, 2020

Description

Assigned tasks are to be completed in accordance with the organizations 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.

This is a casual position with variable hours.

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

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable Human Rights Legislation. If you require a disability related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

Internal Applicants: Please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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