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Full-Time Child and Youth Care Worker- TSIL Parenting Home Program
Posted September 26, 2017

Context: Our great staff team provide a broad range of programs and services to youth between the ages of 13-24 that include securing housing, training in personal living skills, relationship skills, parenting support, education, and supports for independence! Together with our community partners we assist young people on their road to successful independence.
Position: We are currently seeking a qualified full time Child and Youth Care Worker for our TSIL Parenting Home program.
TSIL Parenting Home Program: The Parenting Home program offers a safe and supportive environment for pregnant and/or parenting youth while assisting them to transition into an independent or semi-independent living setting.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a college diploma or university degree in human services. Experience working with youth in a residential setting is a definite asset. Experience with babies and young children is also an asset for this position. Applicant must have good written and verbal communication skills.
Requirements: Clear, current (within 6 months) Criminal Records Check and Children’s Services Intervention Check. A valid driver’s license is required. This is a shift-work position which includes some evenings and weekends.
Salary, Benefits, Holidays: The annual salary range is $49, 050.00 to $54,000.00. Staff qualify for the employee benefit package after 3 months of full time employment. Staff in this program accrue 2.5 holidays per month which is equivalent to 30 holidays per year.
To Apply: If you meet the above qualifications and have a passion for working with youth, please submit a cover letter and resume by email to Mel Young.
Closing Date: October 10th, 2017

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Family Wellness Coordinator (FWC)
Posted September 20, 2017

Position: We are currently seeking a full time Family Wellness Coordinator (FWC) for the Chimo CSD Family Wellness Program. The role of the FWC is to work with families under the CSD mandate for the duration of their involvement with Chimo and Child and Family Services.
Responsibilities: The FWC will work in conjunction with Child and Family Service (CFS) Caseworkers to be responsible for providing the following services:

  • Case management
  • Front-line, in home family intervention, stabilization and preservation work
  • Family reunification/unity
  • Transitioning youth to independence
  • Coordination of additional services to support great outcomes for families
  • Advocacy for the child, youth and family services that ultimately support the reunification, unity or permanency of the family
  • On-call supports to families, colleagues and the CFS After Hours Unit

Skills: The successful candidate will be skilled at:

  • Critical thinking and creative problem solving as a means to provide high-quality services
  • Working with contemporary practices, including but not limited to; Signs of Safety, Appreciative Inquiry, Neuroscience and Trauma Informed Practice
  • Contributing to the successful development of the Chimo Family Wellness Program

Qualifications: Applicants must have a relevant college diploma or university degree and a minimum of 2 years of experience working with children, youth and families.
Salary, Holidays, Benefits: The annual salary range for this position is $52, 035 to $56, 835. Staff accrue 1.25 holidays per month (15 days per year) and are eligible for health benefits after 6 months of full time employment.
To Apply: Interested individuals are asked to submit a cover letter and resume by email to Mel Young.
Closing Date: his competition will remain open until suitable candidates are found.

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Roommate Mentors
Where What You Do Really Matters for a Lifetime!
Posted March 30, 2017


About: In the Solo With Supports (SWS) Program, youth entering the program are matched to live with Roommate Mentors. Mentors provide the experience of living in a shared space as well as in-home supports to young people who are developing identity, relationships, boundaries, personal expectations, dreams, hobbies, practical skills, community awareness, ambition, vocation, emotional wellness, etc. The intention is to best support them while they transition into adulthood.

Transitioning to adulthood can be particularly challenging for youth who have experienced atypical family structures, hurdles in emotional wellness, lack of nurturing experiences and some developmental roadblocks to name a few. In Solo With Supports, we begin this transition with building trust and relationships, closely followed by empowerment so that youth are open to learning other life skills and living skills. Roommate Mentors are an important part of the team as the living environment provides the nurturance for the journey ahead. Mentors are trained and supported to co-create with the youth, a new physical and relational environment.

During the time that the youth resides in your home, Roommate Mentors will be open to mentoring the youth as well as learning from the youth. Living skills are not always taught directly but often learned indirectly through experience and practice. Providing opportunities to learn and practice these skills in a nurturing environment is of great benefit to our youth.

Our program works with youth up to 24 years of age and their families. We are looking for mentors to provide long-term, short-term and respite placements for our youth. Placements can be a year or longer and respite is provided by Roommate Mentors on short-term basis.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Supervisor to develop an understanding of:
    • The various systems that intersect the lives of the young people in our program
    • The developmental, experiential, emotional and trauma based challenges common to young people we serve
  • Participate in trainings provided and actively self-educate in areas pertinent to your work
  • Critically engage with your team to identify what your mentoring style is, your strengths and youth you are best suited for
  • Upon being matched with a youth:
    • Create a welcoming, nurturing and collaborative environment with the youth in your home
    • Liaise and consult with relevant team members, the youth’s families and community agencies.
    • Co-develop next steps with the youth and the rest of the team
    • Mindfully navigate relationship building to create an open atmosphere for teaching life skills and living skills
    • Be informed of the challenges and strengths that are being presented in the home
    • Provide supervision where required
      o Participate in ongoing meetings with the various members to assess progress and next steps.
      o Where required, transport youth to and from school, appointments, activities, and workshops.
      o Submit monthly documentation relevant to the youth in your home as prescribed by the SWS Program

Qualification and Education Requirements: Applicants are preferred to have a relevant college diploma or university degree in Social Work or Child and Youth Care and a minimum of 2 years of experience working with children, youth and families.
Successful completion of all the steps in our Screening and Home Assessment process, as well as reference checks is required.

Preferred Skill Set:

  • Being able to work with a team.
  • Offer effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with developmental and mental health related hurdles.
  • Being patient.
  • Being able to deal with unexpected problems.
  • Being confident.
  • A non-judgmental attitude.
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel (or some basic training will be provided)

Documentation and Training Requirements:

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Child Intervention Record Check
  • Clear driver’s License and Abstract
  • Auto and Home Insurance
  • First AID/CPR Certificate
  • Medication Administration Certificate
  • Suicide Intervention Certificate
  • Aboriginal Awareness Certificate
  • Non-Abusive Restraint De-escalation Certificate

Renumeration: This is a contracted position.
To Apply: Please email your Resume accompanied with a Cover letter to:
Chimo Youth Retreat Centre
Solo with Supports
Attn: Sahana Parameswara

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