Overnight Youth Care Worker

Nightwind Treatment Centre
Full Time
Sturgeon County, AB
$20–$23 an hour
Posted 16 days ago
Job description
BACKGROUND Nightwind Treatment Centre currently operates three inpatient treatment facilities for youth. We are trauma-informed and integrate indigenous healing into our treatment program. We are accredited by the Canadian Accreditation Council and we are proud to be dual licensed as a Residential Facility under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act, and a Residential Addiction Treatment Service under the Mental Health Services Protection Act. Kihew House, Sturgeon County 9-bed, Rural Treatment Program for young women ages 12-18; Treatment program supporting abuse history, substance abuse, conflict; Trauma-informed care integrated into the program; Focus on indigenous cultural teachings and experiences as the foundation of our four-stage treatment which is aligned with the medicine wheel and seven sacred teachings. Stony Creek, Tawatinaw Valley 7-bed, Rural Co-Ed Receiving Program for youth ages 12-22; Receiving program for youth in preparation for treatment; Trauma-informed care integrated into the program; Focus on healing and skill-building through agricultural programming, connecting with nature, outdoor education, and physical fitness activities. Grandmother Turtle House, Westlock 4-bed, TSIL Program for young women 15-22; Transition to Semi-Independent Living program for stabilized young women; Trauma-informed care integrated into the program; Focus on daily living skills, school success, employment and transitioning to independent living. Job Purpose Under direction of the Program Manager/Team Leader and Shift Supervisor, Youth Care Workers are responsible maintaining a healthy and safe routine for persons-served contributing to an effective treatment environment. Duties & Responsibilities Attitudes Maintain the philosophy that “every child will do well if they can”. Utilize a trauma informed approach by maintaining healthy relationships with colleagues and persons-served and the effective prevention and resolution of conflict. Environment Maintain a culture of learning, professional growth, trauma informed practice, cultural relevance and overall focus on healing and treatment for persons served. Person-Served Support Perform all job duties in accordance with NWTC Code of Conduct and Child and Youth Care Association Ethical guidelines Be familiar with all medication plans and ensure medication is administered correctly. Complete pre and post shift debriefs with colleagues. Ensure persons-served are maintaining a healthy routine including school, cultural activities/learning, education, treatment, recreation, life skills and sleep. Support emotional health of persons-served by listening, supporting effective conflict resolution and maintaining safety. Promote safety in all activities of the program Be familiar with the process of new client orientation upon arrival according to NWTC Policies & Procedures Assist in therapeutic activities including Alateen, smudging, grounding activities, stress reduction, conflict resolution, healthy relationships, group therapy and by maintaining an effective treatment environment Ensure that the program is clean and that persons-served are learning important life skills Consult with persons-served on food preferences and support healthy meal planning, preparation and clean-up All other duties related to provided support to persons-served Human Resources Ensure all mandatory training is current Ensure that personnel file is updated in accordance with legislation, contractual obligations, accreditation standards and NWTC Policy and Procedure Finance Follow NWTC Policies and Procedures and supervisor direction regarding expenses and reporting of expenses including floats and managing receipts Promote effective cost saving measures to maintain high quality care and remain fiscally responsible Risk Management & Safety Ensure Risk Management Plan is being followed to effectively respond to risks within the program Compliance with all safety procedures including the Emergency Response Plan Ensure critical incidents are competed, tracked and reported according to NWTC Policy and Procedure Communications Promote positivity and hopefulness with persons-served, colleagues, stakeholders and members of the public Maintain confidentiality and abide by the Oath of Confidentiality, NWTC Code of Conduct and the Child and Youth Care Association Ethical guidelines Qualifications Knowledge and experience with indigenous culture Experience working with indigenous children and youth in care is essential Bachelor or Diploma in Human Services or equivalent At least 1 year of experience working with youth

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