Permanent Full Time Transition Aged Youth Services Worker (up to 2)

Permanent Full Time Transition Aged Youth Services Worker (up to 2)

Permanent Full Time Transition Aged Youth Services Worker (up to 2)

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File No: OP-22-178
Date Posted: September 26, 2022
Closing Date: October 3, 2022
Location: Cassidy Transition Aged Youth Home
Date of Vacancy: November 28, 2022
Hours of Work: 80 hours per pay minimum guarantee
Wage: Hourly: Start- $30.19                6 Months – $30.74      One Year- $31.16
            Annually: Start – $62,795           6 Months – $63,939    One Year – $64,813

POSITION: To provide short-term transitional community living support to transitional age youth as part of an interagency/community based team for individuals with a developmental disability/mental health diagnosis.  Working as a primary transition aged youth services worker for specific persons served. Provide short-term transitional emergency bed residential support for up to two individuals at one time.


  • Provide direct care to persons served in a variety of duties
  • Teaching and supporting individualized life skills development including self-care, grocery shopping, daily living tasks, communications, budgeting, community living, job coaching, socialization/living with others and accessing community services, guided by evidence based assessment and youth needs;
  • Developing goals with the youth supported through weekly independent living skills activities aligned with youth’s identified discharge goals;
  • Developing, implementing and evaluating teaching/training opportunities to enhance youth skill development;
  • Provide transportation for clients to appointments and employment opportunities as required
  • Transcribing physicians’ orders and monitoring, preparing and administering medication as prescribed;
  • Assist in the planning, development and implementation of client treatment/behavioural support plans and related duties
  • Performs organizational and administrative duties and other general duties as assigned

      For the complete position description please refer to the “staff login” section of the Ongwanada website ( ) or contact Human Resources.


      • Graduate of a Youth Worker, Developmental Service Worker (DSW), Behavioural Science Technologist (B.S.T) or B.A. Psychology or a Registered Nurse (R.N) or another acceptable post-secondary program;
      • Incumbent must have successfully completed/maintain Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training, and any other course deemed appropriate by Ongwanada;
      • Current CPR/First Aid certification;
      • Valid G Driving License with full driving privileges
      • Strong interpersonal skills , good oral and written communication skills, as well as observational and recording skills;
      • Experience working with dual diagnosis individuals as well youth
      • Required to meet and maintain the physical and cognitive requirements of the position and maintain a satisfactory attendance record;
      • Experience working in an environment which supports a bio-psycho-social approach, and harm-reduction

      Please note consideration will be given to internal bargaining unit members before proceeding with external applicants.

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