Fly-in/Fly-out Child and Youth Care Practitioner (CYCP) - Iqaluit, NU

Starting Compensation: $18,392.84 / 16 week rotation, Rotating Schedule: 16 weeks on / 16 weeks off - Child & Youth Care Practitioner
Ref: 33 Date Posted: Thursday 24 Sep 2020
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Are you passionate about working with youth? If so then this amazing opportunity is for you. We are seeking an experienced Child and Youth Care professional to work in the capacity of a fly-in / fly-out Child and Youth Care Practitioner in Iqaluit. Travel and housing costs are covered while on site and compensation rates are progressive.


  • Being present and engaged in the residence and program.
  • Planning and facilitating innovative and creative recreational and therapeutic programming.
  • Working intentionally and proactively with youth to maintain a safe and supportive environment.
  • Building healthy relationships with youth by taking an interest in their lives, providing positive reinforcement for behaviours and negotiating focused goals.
  • Implementing emergency protocols, crisis interventions and non-violent physical interventions as needed.
  • Managing and supervising local staff and performing administrative tasks such as payroll sheets, daily logs, incident reports, client files, etc.
  • Providing leadership in building and sustaining effective partnerships within the community as a whole.


  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working with children and youth preferably in a residential environment.
  • A Diploma or Degree in Child and Youth Care preferred, though Human Services or a relevant combination of education and experience will also be considered.
  • Mandatory valid CPR, First Aid, WHMIS, Food Handler’s, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, and ASIST.
  • Must possess a valid, unrestricted driver’s license.
  • A great sense of humour and ability to manage stressful situations.
  • Ability to work independently; a self-starter.
  • Resilience, independence, and confidence.
  • Proficient in report writing.
  • Working understanding of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Organization and attention to detail.
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and a genuine desire to improve the well-being of youth.
  • Successful candidates are responsible for providing a recent clear criminal reference check, vulnerable sector screening, child abuse registry check, TB test, Hepatitis A & B screening, and a clear driver’s abstract.

About Shift

Shift is a specialized care operator. Founded in 2011, our organization has developed a unique model for the management and staffing of complex care facilities in some of Canada's most remote locations. With a strong focus on supporting children & youth, we incorporate cultural and on-the-land opportunities, paired with experiential learning and trauma-informed care. Our programs in Nunavut and NWT are driven by a leading team of professionals from across the country. Learn more at


Located in Iqaluit, NU, Ilagiittugut is an eight-bed/24-hour treatment centre for female youth between the ages of 12 and 19 that focuses on reconnecting youth with families, schools and communities. Ilagiittugut is proudly operated by Shift. 

Get an inside look at working with Shift - Meet the Team