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#SL02-21 Youth Support Worker, Full-time & Part-time, Stratford/Perth Shelterlink

Stratford, ON, Canada

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POSTING DATE: April 21, 2021                                                          POSTING #SL02-21

                                              STRATFORD/PERTH SHELTERLINK
                                                             NOTICE OF VACANCY

POSITION: YOUTH SUPPORT WORKER
Site: Stratford
Full-time & Part-time
(Every other Saturday 4PM-12AM guaranteed – ability to pick up additional shifts as available)

POSITION SUMMARY: As a member of the Stratford/Perth Shelterlink collaborative team, the Youth Support Worker provides direct, quality and safe supports to youth experiencing homelessness in accordance with Stratford/Perth Shelterlink’s policies, under the supervision of the Program Coordinator.

REPORTS TO: Program Coordinator, Stratford/Perth Shelterlink

DATE REQUIRED: As soon as possible

SALARY: $17.05 hourly
A Night Shift Premium of $0.50 hourly applies to all regular hours worked between 12:00am and 8:00am.


QUALIFICATIONS:
- Degree or Diploma in Child and Youth Services, Social Services, Psychology, Education or equivalent education or work-related experience
- Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certification and First Aid Certificate required

EXPERIENCE:
- Basic counselling, team building, negotiating and mediation skills
- Working knowledge and or experience with community resources, programs and/or services as related to youth
- Office administration including experience in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
SKILLS/ABILITIES:
- Ability to take charge, think quickly and act appropriately in a crisis situation
- Ability to deal with unresolved situations, frequent change, delays and unexpected events and calm demeanour
- Skilled in organization, planning, creatively able to develop and communicate unique solutions to client’s problems, able to create positive energy and motivation within groups and individuals and demonstrates tolerance of ambiguity
- Demonstrates time management skills as it pertains to writing clean and concise notes for data management purposes
- Ability to meet the physical demands of the position

 

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Stratford/Perth Shelterlink is an equal opportunity employer that strives to create a respectful, accessible and inclusive work environment. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes or require clarification surrounding the posting, please contact Human Resources at 519-272-8210 x2535 for assistance.

 

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