• Full Time
  • Hamilton

Native Women’s Centre

Child and Youth Worker

The Native Women’s Centre provides a secure, empowering environment for women and children fleeing domestic violence and for women suffering from homelessness, addiction or human trafficking.  The Child and Youth Worker provides programming and support to women & children in accordance with Native Women’s Centre policies and procedures and maintains a professional relationship while working as an effective member of the team.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to children and youth experiencing crisis.
  • Create and implement programming to support the emotional and developmental needs of the children.
  • Support the mothers with health and parenting skills (traditional and mainstream).
  • Support women & children fleeing from violence.
  • Model positive behaviour and intervention of inappropriate behaviour patterns.
  • Acknowledge separation concerns and recommend supports and resources.
  • Work closely with other team members to maintain a safe and secure environment for clients.
  • Educate children and their mothers on identifying inappropriate behaviours and provide approved supports and resources.
  • Co-facilitate the Women’s Life Skills and Women Abuse Education Program.
  • Support self-esteem and empowerment with the residents.
  • Complete monthly activity reporting.
  • Identifies and develops safety plans for high-risk situations.
  • Maintains client confidentiality in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Reports all disclosures, safety plans and serious occurrences to proper authorities.

Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary education in Child and Youth Work, Social Work or relevant discipline or a minimum of three years equivalent combination of work and volunteer experience.
  • 2+ years’ experience working with children is preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Child and Family Services Act, Education Act and other relevant legislation is required.
  • Must possess a valid CPR and First Aid Certificate.
  • Must be able to provide a current Criminal Records Search including a Vulnerable Sector Screening Report upon offer of employment.
  • Must have reliable form of transportation and possess a valid G class Driver’s License and clear driver’s abstract.
  • An understanding of Indigenous history, culture, teachings and healings is an asset.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers and supervisors.
  • Well-developed communication skills; the ability to handle stressful situations.
  • Solid computer and administrative skills to maintain files and compose reports.

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter to: apply@oigroup.ca