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Child and Youth Worker – Day Treatment

Department Durham Date Posted 6/11/2018

Position Type Regular Full Time Reference No. 2018-2443

LocationDurham Region, Ontarion, Canada

Kinark Child and Family Services is a leading child and youth service organization in Ontario, which provides a wide range of evidence-based services that include individual, family and group counselling for children and youth with complex needs and their families.  Kinark’s three program streams include: Community-Based Child and Youth Mental Health, Autism, and Forensic Mental Health/Youth Justice.

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Kinark:  Helping children and youth with complex needs achieve better life outcomes.

We currently have an opportunity for a:

Child and Youth Worker – Day Treatment – Durham Program

Regular, Full-Time – 40 Hours/Week

$23.62 - $24.79 - $26.04


Job Summary:

The Child and Youth Worker - Day Treatment will report directly to the Supervisor, Client Services.   Our school-based Day Treatment program in Oshawa has one full-time position available for a Child and Youth Worker.  This employment contract will begin in August 27, 2018.  In this primary care position, you will work as part an interdisciplinary team.  You will implement treatment plans for latency aged youth, provide crisis management and behaviour support to youth, participate in clinical team meetings and treatment plan reviews.  This position is covered by the Communications Workers of America, Local 30248. 

Duties & Responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Provide behaviour management, observation, assessment, intervention, treatment and documentation within a school setting.
  • Provide Evidence based treatment delivered through group sessions and individual programming.
  • Provide primary care to 6 - 12 children/clients within a school setting, monitor, document, and administer treatment needs.
  • Provide and receive clinical feedback to inter-disciplinary teams.
  • Related work in the school community which is not client specific - class room relations, interactions within the school body, home-school and community partners.
  • Assist in helping the client and family utilize wider resources in the educational system and community and advocate on their behalf.
  • Develop and implement individual goals, service actions and indicators and ensure the delivery of the specific treatment plan.
  • Provide assistance to meet client’s academic goals.
  • Maintain a therapeutic environment by providing consistent, predictable and supportive structure and behavior management techniques.


  • Minimum of a Child and Youth Worker Diploma.
  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience working in children’s mental health.
  • Current and valid First Aid/CPR Level C certificate.
  • Familiarity with fundamentals of working with children/youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Current certification in Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behaviour (UMAB) considered an asset. Training will be provided to the successful candidate.
  • Medication Administration training is an asset.  Training will be provided to the successful candidate.
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and engagement skills.
  • Working knowledge of evidence informed therapy models and techniques.
  • Ability to work with children/youth and families in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Computer literacy and effective report writing abilities.
  • Enthusiasm, versatility, adaptability and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of an inter-disciplinary team.
  • Travel is required for this position; the successful candidate must have a valid Ontario driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle and be willing to obtain automobile insurance which includes driving for business purposes with a minimum liability of one million dollars.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including a Vulnerable Sector Screening) and Pre-Employment Medical.
  • Candidates Bilingual in English and French will be given special consideration.


Interested applicants should submit their résumés via: by June 18, 2018


Kinark Child and Family Services values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace.  We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.  We are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’).   If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at or (905) 474-9595.


While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Any information obtained during the course of recruitment will be used for employment recruitment purposes only, and not for any other purpose.


If you are looking for an exciting opportunity and to build a career in an innovative and dynamic organization, submit your resume by clicking on Apply Now below.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Kinark Child and Family Services is an equal opportunity employer.
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