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Child and Youth Care Worker (All positions available: Casual, Part-time, & Full-time) - Prince George, British Columbia

$27/hour, shift work - Child & Youth Care Worker
Ref: 115 Date Posted: Wednesday 07 Feb 2024


Are you passionate about working with youth? This amazing opportunity as a Child and Youth Care Worker will support a new satellite residential treatment program opening in Prince George, B.C. Working in partnership with The Maples adolescent treatment center in Coquitlam, this five bed treatment home for youth aged 12-18 is located in a rural area just on the edge of town and will blend the best of outdoor and cultural experiences with modern clinical care practices

About Us

Shift is a specialized care agency, founded in 2011. Our team manages complex care facilities for adults and youth in some of Canada’s most remote locations. With a focus on helping people discover their greatness, we blend cultural and on-the-land opportunities with experiential learning and trauma-informed care.

Primary Duties

  • Work and support children and youth who are receiving short term treatment for severe mental health and substance use concerns.
  • Work as part of an interdisciplinary team to support youth in attaining treatment goals outlined in their plan of care
  • Assist youth who are in severe crisis or experiencing emotional dysregulation and extreme behavioral difficulties as well as self-harm.
  • Creating a comfortable milieu to assist youth in reaching their goals, to build positive relationships, and healthy coping mechanisms.
  • Work within the community to support children, youth, and families and assist them in connecting to resources that would benefit their needs.
  • Planning, organizing, participating and evaluating appropriate programming based on the physical, mental, and emotional needs of children and youth in the residence.
  • Ensuring the safe, efficient operation of the residence and assists clients to establish and maintain daily life skills.

Specific Duties

  • Build healthy relationships with youth in the residence by demonstrating interest in the individual, positive reinforcement for behaviors, building self-esteem and negotiating focused goals.
  • Work with each youth to assist in identifying/assessing their strengths and needs.
  •  Provide on-site supervised visits for children and youth.
  • Maintain a safe environment via safety inspections, emergency procedures, crisis intervention techniques and identifying signs and symptoms of abuse.
  • Perform organizational duties by completing documentation, performing administrative duties, and managing workload.
  • Provide shift coverage days, nights, weekends and holidays as scheduled.
  • Promote a friendly, supportive environment for co-operative living and conflict resolution skills among youth.
  • Assist youth in the residence in developing daily routines for healthy meal planning preparation, and housekeeping duties.
  • Assist in the delivery of therapeutic life skills, recreational and cultural programming
  • Implement and put into effect house rules and policies and conduct searches as necessary.
  • Provide crisis interventions with clients as appropriate.
  • Perform security checks and respond to security emergencies.
  • Answer phone line after office hours and provide crisis coverage as assigned.
  • Accompany residents to health and/or legal services as assigned.
  • Maintain logbook, client files, incident reports, and other reports as required.
  • Overnight Shift Requirements: Must remain awake during overnight shift to ensure safety of residential clients and provide emotional support and interventions as required.


  • Post Secondary education in Child and Youth Care or relevant education
  • Previous work experience in Child and Youth Care
  • Comfort working with youth of all ages.
  • Ability to initiate, develop and deliver programming.
  • Ability to set and maintain firm, reasonable limits and boundaries.
  • Ability to maintain calm demeanor when faced with challenging behaviors and de-escalate client crises.
  • Experience in group facilitation and group dynamics.
  • Demonstrates understanding of crisis intervention and prevention and suicide prevention and intervention.
  • Must possess an unrestricted driver’s license.
  • WHMIS, Food Handler's and First Aid/CPR training required. MANDT and ASIST certification considered strong assets.
  • Successful candidates are responsible for providing a clear criminal reference check, vulnerable sector screening, and a copy of their driver’s license
  •  Up to $24.00 per hour