Permanent Full Time Transition Aged Youth Services Worker

Permanent Full Time Transition Aged Youth Services Worker

Permanent Full Time Transition Aged Youth Services Worker

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File No: OP-22-288
Date Posted: December 2, 2022
Closing Date: December 9, 2022
Location: Cassidy Transition Aged Youth Home
Date of Vacancy: January 23, 2023
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 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 submit a Cover Letter and Resume quoting file number by 4 pm the noted closing date to:

      Human Resources Specialist Ongwanada

      191 Portsmouth Avenue Kingston, ON K7M 8A6

      Fax (613) 548-8135    Email:

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


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