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Position Title: Day/Evening Youth Worker, Shelter Program
Department: Program
Posting Start Date: 11/29/2018
Posting Cut-Off Date: 12/12/2018
Contract December 2018 to January 2020
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Monday to Friday

The successful candidate will be responsible for direct implementation of Covenant House philosophy, mission statement, and policies as they pertain to residential care.

The successful applicant will be responsible for:

• Ongoing assessment of youths' needs; development of responsive case plan based on identified needs; individual counseling with youth;
• Working with and maintaining sanctuary and safety of a group of up to ten youth in the community for recreational outings, community service placements and summer programs;
• Providing vocational support to youth through the job search program;
• Developing group content and facilitating group process for Life Skills and other groups;
• Crisis intervention in situations of physical confrontation, medical and psychiatric emergencies, and for youth who have recently experienced trauma;
• Acting as caregiver; assisting youth with daily routines and laundry; supervising them throughout the building, escorting them within the community;
• Acting as an advocate for youth both within the agency as well as with external agencies;
• Gathering and packing youth's belongings after discharge from the program;
• Primary responsibility for a caseload of up to 10 youth and secondary responsibility for up to an additional 20 youth on other staff caseloads;
• Responsible for the implementation and ongoing evaluation of youths' plans and presenting their cases at Case Management Team meetings;
• Initiating youths' plans as soon as possible after their assessment;
• Coordinating youths' case plans with all relevant service areas within the agency; liaising with the Bail and Probation programs; Children's Aid Societies and other social service agencies;
• Doing intake and reception function on a 24-hour basis; monitoring building to ensure safety;
• Maintaining client files; recording accurate intake information, social history and assessment; completion of all necessary forms pertinent to youths’ plans.


College or university degree or diploma in child and youth work or equivalent
Minimum two years experience in a shelter or residential setting., knowledge of adolescent developmental theory and specific issues related to street youth; First Aid, CPR and basic computer skills an asset; ability to identify, assess and intervene differentially with youth in crisis; excellent verbal and written communication skills; knowledge of community resources.
Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to Human Resources, on or before Thursday December 13, 2018

Fax: 416.204.7030 • Email: • Website:
We thank all applicants however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

As an employer, Covenant House is committed to building an organization that reflects the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from qualified individuals who represent diverse communities. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Covenant House Policies on Accommodation, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of Covenant House recruitment process.