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Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Youth Services Officer

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POSTED: 5 months ago
Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
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Closing Date:
December 06, 2023
Job Description:
Youth Services Officer
Organization:Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
Division:Youth Justice Division - Five (5) Direct Operated Secure Custody and Detention Youth Centres
City:Brampton, Sault Ste Marie, Simcoe, Sudbury, Thunder Bay
Language of Position(s):English
Job Term:80 Temporary with possible extension subject to satisfactory job performance and operational needs of the facility
Job Code:50577 - Youth Worker
Salary:$31.14 - $39.37 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Job ID:204246

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What can I expect to do in this role?
- Perform a full range of duties related to the supervision and case management of youth on an assigned rotating shift, utilizing a relationship custody/cognitive learning behavioural approach within a secure custody/detention facility setting that functions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Identify and participate in the provision of appropriate structured rehabilitative programs and services for a diverse population of youth;
- Ensure the safety and security of youth, staff, youth centre and community.

Hours of Work
- The hours of work are up to 40 hours per week (pre-scheduled and on-call). You are expected to work rotating shifts within a secure custody/detention facility setting that functions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Required Skills:
How do I qualify?
- You have successfully completed post-secondary education from a college/university of recognized standing in a related field with emphasis in behaviour management, adolescent development, and knowledge of family group dynamics, plus one year of recent relevant work experience OR a recognized secondary school diploma with supplementary courses in human behaviour plus three years of recent relevant work experience
- Valid Emergency First Aid, CPR (level C) and AED Certification.

- You have knowledge of various sociological issues impacting on youth.
- You have knowledge of case management and group work principles and techniques and gender responsive therapeutic programming, and treatment approaches.
- You have knowledge of mental health and behavioural disorders, abnormal and deviant psychology, symptoms and causes of deviant behaviour, and cognitive behavioural intervention-philosophy and techniques, as well as, knowledge and understanding of youth/adolescent development.
- You have knowledge of a variety of youth justice-related legislation (i.e. Youth Criminal Justice Act, Child, Youth and Family Services Act, Human Rights Code).

- You have advanced communication skills - written, verbal and non-verbal, and interpersonal skills.
- You have good interviewing, mentorship, coaching and counselling skills.
- You are able to build positive relationships with youth.
- You have facilitation and team-building skills.
- You have analytical, interpretive, reasoning and problem-solving skills.
- You have computer skills to operate various business software and operational systems.
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