Part Time Respite Child and Youth Worker - 9 Month Contract

Respite · Caledon, Ontario
Department Respite
Employment Type Contract
Minimum Experience Experienced


Respite Program – Part-time position (24 hrs/week)

9 Month Contract

Shifts: Wednesdays 12 PM-8 PM, Saturdays 9 AM-5 PM, Sundays 9 AM - 5 PM 

File # 20-021


Peel Children’s Centre is looking for a committed Children’s Mental Health professional with a passion for creating a safe, nurturing environment for children in need.  Peel Children's Centre is an accredited children’s mental health centre that provides a continuum of high quality mental health services for children, youth and their families who are experiencing or may experience serious emotional difficulties. Our services are provided in a dynamic, client-centred environment that values flexibility, accessibility and responsiveness.



Job Summary

Working in conjunction with the Respite Coordinator and a Respite Child and Youth Worker, the incumbent will provide direct service to clients by carrying out social and recreational activities as identified in the respite plan and in keeping with a supportive and environment. As a member of the Respite team, the Respite Child and Youth Worker will implement respite plans for each client in collaboration with the other team members


The Century House Respite program is one of the respite services offered under Peel Region’s Respite Service. The program provides support to families and their children that are being impacted by mental health issues or concerns. Individual respite plans are focused on each client’s social, emotional, behavioural and mental health needs. This service is offered during after-school hours and weekends.


 In person services will be provided keeping Public Health Guidelines around Covid-19 infection prevention and control in mind.  PCC will ensure the utmost due diligence in following infection prevention & control procedures to protect staff and clients.


Semi Monthly Salary Range - $1295.84 to $1517.36 based on a 24 hour work week  


This is a 9 month contract position of 24 hours per week; shifts are Wednesdays 12 PM - 8 PM, Saturdays 9 AM - 5 PM, Sundays 9 AM - 5 PM.  The incumbent receives 4% base pay to compensate for benefits, 4% base pay to compensate for vacation, and 2.5 personal leave days.  


Skills & Qualifications


  • Child & Youth Worker diploma with a minimum of two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience; 
  • Thorough knowledge of mental health issues and the ability to apply behavioral skills and implement strategies;
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to client needs through a strength based approach;
  • Have a proven understanding of a milieu environment and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a team;
  • Knowledge of respite program design would be a decided asset.
  • Experience in planning recreational programming activities for children and youth.
  • Demonstrated competencies in managing crisis type situations and some understanding of family dynamics;
  • Ability to use tact and judgment in a respectful manner and apply these skills in a variety of situations;
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal and conflict resolution skills;
  • Utilize high levels of oral and written communication skills, time management and critical thinking skills with a strong understanding of role boundaries;
  • Be available to work evenings and weekends as well as flexible hours in the summer;
  • Knowledge of computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and email software;
  • A valid “G” Driver’s License, First Aid Certification and a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Police Records Check prior to the commencement of employment is required.



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.


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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    Caledon, Ontario
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