Job Position: Relief Youth Worker

  • Application Deadline: 22nd December 2022
  • Employment Type: Contractural
  • Location(s): Hamilton
  • Compensation: $17.76 per hour
  • How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter to gmorley@goodwillonline.ca
    or submit them using the Apply button below.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum of C.Y.W. or S.S.W. diploma.
At least one years’ experience working with street involved/homeless youth.
Experience in group facilitation and/or coordinating group activities.
Non-violent crisis intervention, 1st aid/CPR training, and ASIST certification
Commitment to flexible work schedule which includes overnight and weekend hours.

Key Responsibilities:

We are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated Relief Youth Worker who demonstrates our values of compassion, accountability, responsiveness and empowerment; to our clients, families and each other.

Wesley Youth Housing is a multi-stage housing program for youth 16-21 years old who are experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness. The program provides an individualized and strengths-based approach with each young person to help them achieve their goals of independent living.

The Youth Worker is an integral part of the Wesley Youth Housing Family. With youth engagement, safety, programming and wellness on the brain, youth workers support young people and the team ensure that youth are reaching their full potential, and have access to all necessary supports and resources!

The successful candidate will be scheduled to work on an on-call basis. You will have the opportunity to cover varying shifts throughout the week. Hours vary based on need. Shifts could include days, evenings, overnights, and weekends. We are seeking a candidate with flexible availability, and overnight availability.

This position is a unionized, relief position. The rate of pay is $17.76 per hour.

Key Responsibilities:

Establish a positive rapport with youth by being friendly, non-judgmental, non-intrusive, and approachable.
Oversee the 19 unit program and residents, handling issues that may arise.
Engage youth in a meaningful way providing counseling, information, support and advocacy.
Be knowledgeable of and adhere to the purpose, goals, objectives, operational procedures of the program and organizational polices.
Work with community partners in program and ensure proper communication and sharing of information.
Maintain an awareness of other social service agencies in the Hamilton Region and a working knowledge of the legislation that affects the target population of the program.
Ensure safety of team and safety of all program participants, including the entry to program.
Complete statistics, client files, daily log, and other administrative documentation, as required.
Complete household cleaning responsibilities as required.
Provide crisis management support when necessary.

Additional Details:

A positive work culture that prioritizes all staff having an opportunity to contribute
A supportive team that will empower you to achieve great milestones!
Fun and engaging organizational events such as our Staff Appreciation Event
Professional development and training opportunities

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate is required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Human Resources. In the event that successful candidates are unable to get their COVID-19 vaccination, completion of an educational session and weekly antigen testing to provide a negative result will be required.

About Our Company:

Wesley is a long-standing local non-profit and a certified Ontario Living Wage Network (OLWN) employer. We are passionate about our work advocating for harm reduction, housing, poverty eradication and food security in Hamilton, Halton and Brantford. We’re committed to diversity & inclusion and a healthy work life balance. We would love for you to join our team!