Published: February 13, 2018
Job Type
Adolescent Resources in Community Homes
Job Order Number
Application Deadline
Noon, Monday, February 26th, 2018
Position Type
Term (1 year with possibility of permanency)


ORDER DATE..................................:      February 13, 2018

JOB TITLE........................................:      YOUTH CARE PRACTITIONER

COMPETITION #.............................:      3029.01.18


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

POSITION TYPE.............................:        TERM (one year term with possibility of permanency), FULL-TIME, 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. 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


  • Grade 12 (or equivalent)
  • Current First Aid and CPR Level C (or willingness to obtain)
  • NVCI (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Skills Training); Suicide Intervention(Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, or comparable) and Child Development as per agency policy (or willingness to obtain)
  • Willingness to obtain training as per agency policy


  • Child and Youth Care Worker diploma or certificate, or a degree in an applicable human services field (preferably B.S.W.) and at least one year of experience in the youth care field. A combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Knowledge and experience with groups and group dynamics
  • A desire to work with youth
  • Valid driver’s license and driver’s abstract (subject to approval)
  • Working knowledge of community resources and experience in community partnership
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Knowledge of Indigenous languages and cultures would be considered an asset

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

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