Published: April 20, 2017
Job Type
Adolescent Resources in Community Homes
Job Order Number
Application Deadline
Noon, Monday, May 1st, 2017
Position Type


ORDER DATE..................................:      April 20, 2017

JOB TITLE........................................:      SUMMER STUDENT YOUTH CARE PRACTITIONER

COMPETITION #.............................:      2684.04.17


NUMBER OF POSITIONS..............:        1

POSITION TYPE.............................:        SUMMER, FULL-TIME, 30 to 40 HOURS/WEEK

An organization that fosters hope and opportunities to empower children, youth and families throughout Manitoba requires an experienced Youth Care Practitioner (YCP) within the Adolescent Resources in Community Homes (ARCH) Service area for a Government funded Summer Student position. YCPs are responsible to provide care and specialized treatment for the youth in ARCH programs in accordance with agency policies and the treatment philosophy of the agency.  YCPs are also responsible to carry out all duties and responsibilities within a youth-centered, relationship-based strengths framework that promotes the cultivation and mobilization of youth strengths, potentials and capacity for growth.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: of the YCP include, but are not limited to:

  • Helps to provide a safe, therapeutic environment for clients
  • Provides care and assists clients in their daily routines
  • Follows all agency and program policies and procedures
  • Functions as a team member, and serves as a role model for clients
  • Supervises and participates in activities with clients
  • Provides ongoing counseling and crisis intervention
  • Participates in the development and implementation of realistic goals and objectives
  • Observes, records and evaluates daily events to assist with Assessment/Treatment planning
  • Provides clients with information on various subjects such as: health, personal hygiene, sex education, fitness/diet, life skills, career development, job/employment preparation and skills
  • Encourages family involvement when appropriate/possible
  • Acts as an advocate on clients’ behalf
  • Completes incident reports and prepares quarterly progress or assessment reports
  • Handles program funds as directed by the Program Manager
  • Participates in staff meetings, workshops and training opportunities
  • Accesses and utilizes community resources for clients and their families
  • Attends to housekeeping, cooking and general duties related to home upkeep
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Current Emergency First Aid and CPR Level C
  • Willingness to obtain training as per agency policy


  • Previous education and/or experience in an applicable Human Services field
  • Knowledge and experience with groups and group dynamics
  • A desire to work with youth
  • Computer skills.
  • Excellent working knowledge of community resources and experience in community partnerships
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license and drivers abstract (subject to approval)
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal culture and language would be an asset

This position is a Summer Student position that is dependent upon funding. In order to apply for this position you must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Is 30 years of age or younger at the time of job placement
  2. Was registered as a fulltime student during the preceding academic year
  3. Intends to return to school on a fulltime basis during the next academic year
  4. Is a student in a post-secondary, CEGEP, vocational or technical program
  5. Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and,
  6. Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations

Please contact (CAHRD) Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development at 204-989-7110 for more details.

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