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Child and Youth Care Worker - Casual at Government of Prince Edward Island

Date Posted: April 02, 2024
Application Deadline: May 31, 2024
Job Type: Part-Time / Casual
Job Category:

  • Community and Social Services
Job Start Date: Immediately
Job Location: On-site Position (Various, PEI, Canada)
Positions Available: Multiple
Salary: $30.38 - $36.15 (Level 14) Annual Salary $59241 - $70493
Hours Per Week: Casual basis, 8-12 hour shifts; days, evenings, nights and weekends.

Job Description

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Provide general and individual supervision and care to high needs children and youth and create safe, supportive and nurturing environment conducive to their optimal growth and development.
  • Contribute to the development and ongoing modification of case plans based on the changing needs of children and youth.
  • Work closely with and support the child and youth, parents/guardians, community, and others significantly involved to provide intensive one on one supports to address emotional, behavioral, or relationship issues.
  • Use trauma informed approach to service, evidence-based and cognitive-behavioral programming techniques to support children and youth to achieve their case plan goals.
  • Adapt available services to the needs of the children/youth and as profiled needs of children and youth change, facilitate the transition to provide new services as required.
  • Manage crisis situations appropriately ensuring safety of all involved and make decisions to contact supervisor and additional supports when required.
  • Understand and apply non-violent safety interventions to maintain safety of child and staff when less intrusive options are insufficient.
  • Support the delivery of a new Outreach service, implemented for youth choosing to live in unsupported conditions outside the group home system.
  • Work as part of a team and contribute to the development of an effective team and a psychologically safe work environment in a supportive, positive manner.
  • Assist new or relief staff with orientation.
  • Prepare documentation and reports for others involved in the care of the child such as social workers and physicians and other duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have successful completion of a Child and Youth Care Worker program from a recognized community college and/or successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in the social sciences. Human Services, Early Childhood Educator or related program may be considered.
  • Considerable experience in the social services field, of which a minimum of one year’s experience must be directly related to working with children, youth and families.
  • Working directly with children and youth in a residential setting as well as direct family work/outreach experience is preferred.
  • Applicants with less experience requirement may be considered. Demonstrated equivalencies will be considered.
  • Family preservation and behavioural management skills, and knowledge of mental health disorders.
  • Knowledgeable of the developmental issues of children and youth and demonstrated ability to effectively manage a broad spectrum of child/youth behaviours resulting from psychological / social / neurological impacts.
  • Must have up to date training in CPR; First Aid Certification; Non-Violent Crisis Intervention; Suicide Prevention training; Trauma Informed Care; Dialectable Behavioral Therapy; Administration of Naloxone, Motivational Interviewing, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills and the ability to work independently.
  • A valid PEI Class 5 driver’s license, third person liability insurance, permission to carry passengers, a safe driving record, and be authorized to transport children/youth.
  • A good previous work and attendance record and an acceptable Criminal record check, vulnerable sector check, Child Protection Record check and a current Driver’s Abstract.
  • Additional relevant education and experience will be considered an asset

How to Apply

Submit your application by email to the company contact listed below.
Documents to be included:


Company Information

Company Name: Government of Prince Edward Island

Address: 11 Kent Street

City/Town: Charlottetown

Postal/Zip Code: Charlottetown

Province/State: PEI

Country: Canada

Website: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en

Company Contact

Contact Person: Bikash Paudel

Contact Person Job Title: Targeted Recruitment Coordinator

Telephone: 902-218-3194

Email: recruitmentss@gov.pe.ca