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YOUTH SERVICES OFFICER

Organization:
Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Division:
Donald Doucet Youth Centre
City:
Sault Ste Marie
Job Term:
7 Permanent
Job Code:
50577 - Youth Worker
Salary:
$25.81 - $32.64 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open
Job ID:
16192

What can I expect to do in this role?

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Youth Justice Services Division, requires dedicated professionals to join the Donald Doucet Youth Centre multi-disciplinary team as a Primary/Direct Services Worker within a therapeutic secure detention/custody environment. You will perform a full range of duties related to the supervision and case management of youth on an assigned shift utilizing a relationship custody/cognitive learning behavioural approach; identify and participate in the provision of appropriate structured rehabilitative programs and services for a diverse population of youth; ensure the safety and security of youth, staff, youth centre and community.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

successful completion of post-secondary education from a college/university of recognized standing in a related field with emphasis in behaviour management, adolescent development, and knowledge of family group dynamics, plus one year of recent related work experience OR a recognized secondary school diploma with supplementary courses in human behaviour plus three years of recent related work experience OR successful completion of the six-week Youth Services Studies Program at the Ontario Correctional Services College; current First Aid and CPR Heartsavers Certificates (or equivalents); knowledge of case management and group work principles and techniques and gender responsive therapeutic programming, and treatment approaches; knowledge of mental health and behavioural disorders, abnormal and deviant psychology, symptoms and causes of deviant behaviour, and cognitive behavioural intervention-philosophy and techniques, as well as, knowledge and understanding of youth/adolescent development; advanced communication skills – written, verbal and non-verbal, interpersonal skills, having good interviewing, coaching and counselling skills, including proven ability to build positive relationships with youth; facilitation and team building skills; analytical, interpretive, reasoning and problem-solving skills; knowledge of various youth justice related legislation (i.e. Youth Criminal Justice Act, Child and Family Services Act, Human Rights Code); computer skills to operate various business software and operational systems.

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 7 Permanent, 521 Second Line East, Sault Ste Marie, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:
4.7
Category:
Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:
Friday, February 13, 2009
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, March 2, 2009 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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