Child and Youth Worker Float - Caledon (8 Month Contract)

· Caledon, Ontario
Employment Type Contract
Minimum Experience Experienced


8 Month Contract – (40 Hours Per Week)

Shifts: Days, Evenings

File # 20-005


Peel Children’s Centre is looking for a committed and passionate Child & Youth Worker with an interest in mental health to provide services to children and youth in residential and day treatment environments in the Caledon area.


Reporting to the Supervisor – Millieu programs, the Child and Youth Worker (Float) will play an important role in the implementation of treatment plans while ensuring the safety and well-being of all clients. The incumbent will require familiarity with trauma informed care and attachment.


The Child and Youth Worker (Float) will provide support to Peel Children’s Centre’s Caledon Residential and Day Treatment sites.

Shifts will be assigned by the Supervisor and will include day shifts from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM and evening shifts from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM at any of the organizations programs in Caledon. As the Residential Programs operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week, shifts may be scheduled during the week or on weekends.


This is an 8 month contract position from August 2020 until March 31, 2021 with a semi-monthly salary of $1,898.00

The compensation package also includes an additional 4% of base salary in lieu of vacation and 4% of base salary to compensate for benefits.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Provide flexible shift coverage for Residential Programs and Day treatment Programs , as assigned by supervisor.
  • Respond to and support client’s unique mental health needs, within a therapeutic environment, in the context of a multi-disciplinary treatment plan;
  • Use tact and judgment in a respectful manner and have the ability to apply these skills in a variety of situations;
  • Effectively follow clinical direction while maintaining the integrity of the treatment model for clients in keeping with the organization’s Mission Statement, values, clinical and management philosophies and Service Plan. 
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to client needs through a strength based approach;
  • Transportation of clients as needed
  • Utilize high levels of oral and written communication skills, time management and critical thinking skills with a strong understanding of role boundaries;
  • Assess, manage, design, and implement a crisis plan to ensure safety within the milieu setting


Skills and Qualifications:


  • Child and Youth Worker diploma or a three-year Community College diploma in a related field with a minimum of one year related experience working with children and youth, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and eligibility for membership in the appropriate professional association.
  • Ability to effectively assess, manage, design, and implement a crisis plan to ensure safety within the milieu setting.
  • Proven understanding of a milieu environment and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Thorough knowledge of mental health issues and the ability to apply behavioral skills.
  • Must Have a valid Ontario Driver’s license (Full G Class), relevant insurance and use of a vehicle with a comfort in driving clients throughout the Caledon and Peel region (surrounding areas) when needed.
  • Must Have Valid First Aid Certificate and UMAB certification.
  • Positive, flexible and adaptable attitude with the ability to adapt to various shifts and settings.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to float between programs as needed.
  • A satisfactory vulnerable sector police records check and pre employment medical screening is required prior to the commencement of employment.


At Peel Children's Centre we value diversity in our workplace, our clientele and our communities. We are actively engaged in building an increasingly diverse workforce.


If this position is of interest to you, please submit a cover letter and resume no later than Friday July 31, 2020 @ 5 PM.  


We appreciate your interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Peel Children's Centre will make every effort to accommodate any needs of candidates through the hiring process, under the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please inform us if you require any accommodations during the hiring process

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  • Location
    Caledon, Ontario
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience