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Job Title:
Child Youth Care Worker B

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
General Application
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Location: Undefined

Tuckamore Centre - Youth Treatment Centre
Mental Health and Addictions - Community
Temporary, Call In
HoursBased on the needs of the department.
SalaryCG-31 ($26.14 - $29.04 per hour)
Competition NumberGENERAL166
Posted Date19 December 2019
Closing Date31 March 2020

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
The Child Youth Care Worker develops and implements therapeutic programs, planned environments and utilizes daily life events to facilitate change with focus on the therapeutic relationship. S/he applies theory and research about human growth and development to promote the optimal physical, psycho-social, spiritual, cognitive, and emotional development of young people towards a healthy and productive adulthood, and a focus on strengths and assets rather than pathology. The Child Youth Care Worker plays an integral role in the Youth Treatment Centre establishing and maintaining therapeutic relationships with children and youth with complex mental health needs who require long term residential treatment. Intervention focuses on promoting emotional, social and behavioral change and well-being within the context of daily living.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limed to):
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Regularly lifts/moves objects/files up to 10 lbs. and occasionally moves/lifts objects in excess of 50 lbs.
Visual concentration (i.e. conducting security and monitoring of young people; observing non-verbal cues and behaviours, etc.), auditory concentration and strain (i.e. active listening) and other sensory concentration (i.e. using sense of smell to detect drugs, tobacco use, alcohol, or possible fire).

Job Qualifications
Two-year diploma or degree in Child and Youth Care, or a Bachelor's Degree in the Social Sciences is required.
A minimum of three (3) years' experience within the last five (5) working in the field of child and youth care. Experience working with youth in a residential setting is required.
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Children and Youth in Residential Care and Suicide Intervention (ASIST) training is required.
Current First Aid/CPR is required.
Effective communication and team building skills; demonstrate creativity in working with complex youth; be able to utilize a variety of intervention techniques in new and innovative ways.
Membership with the Child and Youth Care Association of Newfoundland and Labrador is an asset.
A valid Newfoundland and Labrador Class 5 Driver's License.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.