Child Care Worker Youth Worker Specialized Homes Jobs in Surrey, BC at St Leonard’s Youth and Family Services

Title: Child Care Worker Youth Worker Specialized Homes

Company: St Leonard’s Youth and Family Services

Location: Surrey, BC

Job description
St. Leonard’s Youth and Family Services is a non profit agency that contracts with the Ministry for Children and Families. We are not a religious affiliated agency and are looking for an enthusiastic leader to join our growing team to work with youth in transition and living with us on a temporary basis.
We pride ourselves on providing exceptional services to a diverse population of children, youth and families. Our agency is committed to learn alongside the youth we care for and the teams that support these youth.
We are hiring for a Childcare Worker to work in a specialized home for youth between 13 to 18 years old. Two positions available. Salary positions start at $24.48 per hour including extended medical and benefit of paid holidays and sick time after 90 days and completion of the probationary time.
Shifts are Monday to Thursday 7 am to 3 pm with your option to work the fifth day at a salary rate pluse 6% in lieu.
To be familiar with and adhere to the Procedures and Policies of the agency.
To be familiar with and adhere to the practices and procedures of the program.
To deliver the program services to clients in accordance with government standards, acts, regulations and CARF accreditation.
To set an example for others through personal behavior which is respectful of others and which models’ professional family and child service practices.
To work towards a common vision and uphold the mission statement and philosophy of the agency.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Establish a safe, non-judgmental working relationship with the client(s) through a trauma-informed model of practice.
2. Provides input into the development of the client’s Service Plan and follows specific tasks and assignments to support the plans. Active participation in case planning meetings and other meetings, as required.
3. Provides a stable, nurturing “home-like” environment.
4. Manages household, including food purchase and preparation in accordance with Canada Food Guide.
5. Is responsible for the maintenance, cleanliness, safety, repair of the residence.
6. Monitors client’s progress and well-being and assists in the evaluation of the effectiveness of program plans. Provides detailed progress reports to MCFD.
7. Recognizes potential crisis, analyzes such situations accurately, develops strategies to deal with such situations and informs the supervisor when incidents arise.
8. Ensures that Agency Health and Safety Protocols are followed and the safety needs of the client are met.
9. Provides emotional support and feedback to clients (and their families and friends where appropriate). Assists in attending appointments and provides transportation when necessary.
10. Utilizes opportunities for positive family contacts, involvement of family members as appropriate and facilitates family connectedness.
11. Provides life skills and behavior management skills to client(s). Facilitates physical, recreational, social and educational activities. Provides client with a positive role model.
12. Maintains necessary client and program reports and statistics. Ensures that all required documentation is accurate, complete and legible.
13. Provides regular updates to The Ministry of Children and Family Development Social Workers and Resource Team.
14. Maintains liaison with other agencies, professional, government staff and the community.
15. Advocates on behalf of children, youth and families.
16. Takes responsibility for the correct use and maintenance of agency facilities and equipment.
17. Actively participate in staff meetings, supervision and continuing education.
18. Performs other related duties as required.
· Degree or Diploma in Child and Youth Care/ Social Work or related experience.
· A combination of skill, education and evaluated work experience may be considered.
Knowledge of Attachment Theory.
Knowledge of or willingness to work with clients through a Trauma Informed Practice Model.
Ability to maintain professional boundaries with client(s).
Ability to establish and maintain rapport with client(s).
Ability to demonstrate and assist client(s) with the daily activities of life.
Ability to deal effectively with conflict situations, manage aggressive behaviors and use non-violent crisis intervention.
A valid BC Driver’s License with Drivers Abstract.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to teach skills and work effectively with others.
Knowledge of theory, principles and practices in the field.
Good time management skills.
Knowledge of community resources.
Effective interpersonal communication skills.
Familiarity with use of computers and other electronic devices.
Willing to complete Criminal Record Review Ministry of Justice.
Willing to complete Disclosure of Criminal Record Information Form.
Willing to complete Prior Contact Check Form with MCFD.
Willing to complete Medical Examination Record.
Willing to work shifts, including overnights, evenings, weekends and holidays.
Fully Vaccinated for Covid.
Additional qualifications may include First Aid Certification, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Casual
Salary: From $21.63 per hour

Casual dress
Company car
Company events
Discounted or free food
On-site parking


8 hour shift
Evening shift
Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:St Leonard’s Youth and Family Services follow all Fraser Health and Worksafe safety precautions for Covid
Work Location: One location

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