Jobs at Government of Ontario – YOUTH OFFICER

Website Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Job Description:

The Youth Services Officer position will provide you with an opportunity to work with an employer that promotes diversity while you support and deliver programs and services in custody/detention facilities intended to keep youth active and engaged, focus on specific risks and needs of youth related to reoffending, teach new skills, keep youth safe, resolve conflict , employ intervention techniques and strategies to model pro-social behaviours and help youth make better choices upon their return to the community.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify and participate in the provision of appropriate structured rehabilitative programs and services for a diverse population of youth;
  • Perform a full range of duties related to the supervision and case management of youth on an assigned rotating shift, utilizing a relationship custody/cognitive learning behavioural approach within a secure custody/detention facility setting that functions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Ensure the safety and security of youth, staff, youth centre and community.

Job Requirements:

  • You have computer skills to operate various business software and operational systems.
  • You have advanced communication skills – written, verbal and non-verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • You have knowledge of various youth justice related legislation (i.e. Youth Criminal Justice Act, Child, Youth and Family Services Act, Human Rights Code).
  • You are able to build positive relationships with youth.
  • You have knowledge of various sociological issues impacting on youth.
  • Valid Emergency First Aid, CPR (level C) and AED Certification.
  • You have facilitation and team building skills.
  • You have analytical, interpretive, reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • You have good interviewing, mentorship, coaching and counselling skills.

Qualification & Experience:

  • You have successfully completed post-secondary education from a college/university of recognized standing in a related field with emphasis in behaviour management, adolescent development, and knowledge of family group dynamics, plus one year of recent relevant work experience OR a recognized secondary school diploma with supplementary courses in human behaviour plus three years of recent relevant work experience

Job Details:

Company: Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Vacancy Type: Temporary

Job Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Application Deadline: N/A

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