ORDER DATE..................................: November 14, 2017
JOB TITLE........................................: YOUTH CARE PRACTITIONER (FLOAT)
COMPETITION #.............................: 2796.11.17
NATIONAL OCCUPATION CODE.: 4212
NUMBER OF POSITIONS..............: 1
POSITION TYPE.............................: PERMANENT, 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 Specialized Individual Placement (SIP) Service Area, for a float position working in multiple locations. YCPs are responsible to provide care and specialized treatment for the youth in the SIP program. YCPs ensure that programming is provided for the youth within the policies and treatment philosophy of the agency and SIP. All responsibilities regarding youth are carried out 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:
- Provides 24-hour supervision of clients
- Acts as a healthy role model and ensures that the needs of the youth are the primary focus in the treatment process
- Maintains an awareness of the needs of the youth and structures a therapeutic living unit that attends to the physical and emotional needs of the youth
- Provides the opportunity for the youth to observe and participate in a variety of community activities, with the YCP engaged in the activity as well
- Performs house maintenance duties including but not limited to washing floors, cleaning bathrooms, kitchen, shoveling snow, mowing the lawn, pulling of weeds etc.
- Assists the Clinician/Therapist in identifying treatment needs of youth
- Assists the treatment team in formulating and evaluating treatment objectives involving family members and significant others whenever possible
- Participates in the development of Treatment Plan Objectives and identifies opportunities for treatment objectives to be achieved within the community school and family
- Transports youth when necessary whether that is in an agency vehicle or transit
- Completes incident reporting as outlined by Licensing Standards
- Reports inappropriate behaviors to the Program Manager and/or Coordinator
- Ensures a holistic approach is consistently applied regarding the youth’s needs
- Distributes medications as outlined by Licensing Standards
- Compiles all documentation of youth’s activities, doctor, dentist, therapy as required
- Prepares reports as required and/or assigned
- Provides appropriate family / significant other involvement with the youth
- Provides feedback to the Program Manager regarding youth’s progress
- Attends staff meetings as well as team building and case conferences when required
- Liaises with community agencies and services as required
- Actively develops positive relations with neighbors, landlords, employers, schools and others
- Represents the organization both formally and informally in a professional manner
- Engages in regular supervisor and formal evaluation meetings with the Program Manager
HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week – will include a variety of 7am-3pm & 3pm-11pm shifts, including weekends and holidays.
- Grade 12 (or equivalent)
- Emergency First Aid and CPR Level C (or willingness to obtain)
- Valid driver’s license
- Child and Youth Care Worker diploma or certificate, or a degree in an applicable human services field (preferably B.S.W.)
- Previous experience working with youth
- A combination of education and experience may be considered
Please contact (CAHRD) Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development at 204-989-7110 for more details.
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