Child & Youth Worker (CYW)

How to apply

Send resume by email, mail or fax to the coordinates below:

Kennedy House
Attention: Human Resources Manager
10 Milner Business Court, Suite #404
Scarborough, ON
M1B 3C6
Fax: (416) 299-3912


We are hiring a part-time on-site CYW position in our Residential Services for Adolescents – Kennedy Rd. location. The ideal candidate will be available to work rotating shifts that can include days, afternoons, overnights, and weekends.

  • Prior experience specifically related to working with youth. This may include placement experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of developmental needs (intellectual, emotional, physical, and social) of children and youth
  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid is mandatory within 30 days of hire
  • Current certification in CPI is recommended
  • Valid Class G Driver’s License and clean Driver’s Abstract is required
  • Current (within 6 months) Police Check and Vulnerable Sector Search must be provided
  • Experience in a not-for-profit government agency is considered an asset
  • Broad awareness of other cultures, values, identities and perspectives with a demonstrated ability and interest in working with and for diverse populations
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage conflicting and/or competing priorities in an effective and efficient manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent assessment, interviewing, and counselling skills
  • Excellent clinical skills, including experience and ability to work with and manage difficult behaviour
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to write legible, clear and concise reports and person-centred plans
  • Maintain all required immunizations and vaccines


  • Provides case management to youth/individuals on caseload
  • Provides appropriate care as needed, including but not limited to medication administration and crisis response
  • Advocates on behalf of individuals supported and liaise with family, medical, other professionals, and other service providers to address client needs
  • Identifies needs of supported youth/individuals and participates in the development and implementation of safety plans/plan of careto enhance clients’ capacity to function in all aspects of community living.
  • Develops and implements life skills and clinical based programs based on the Plan of Care
  • Assists in monitoring achievement of personal outcomes
  • Provides life skills training and emotional support to clients on a one-on-one or group basis
  • Maintains documentation, monitors finances while ensuring an appropriate standard of living
  • Provides direction to part-time and student placements as required
  • Transports or arranges transport for recreation, medical appointments and other destinations as necessary
  • Participate, attend and complete all required training meetings and/or learning programs
  • Complies with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, applicable legislation, and workplace-specific health and safety policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as required

Additonal Information

Telephone inquiries will not be accepted. We thank all candidates for applying and indicating your interest in serving our youth, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Kennedy House welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.