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.
- 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.
- 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: email@example.com