Fly-in/Fly-out Child and Youth Care Practitioner - Iqaluit or Fort Smith

$13, 440 or $21,620 / 10 or 16 week rotation, Rotating Schedule: 10 weeks on/ 10 weeks off or 16 weeks on/16 weeks off - Child & Youth Care Practitioner
Ref: 86 Date Posted: Tuesday 09 Aug 2022
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Are you passionate about working with youth? If so then this amazing opportunity is for you. We are seeking experienced Child and Youth Care professionals to work in the capacity of fly-in / fly-out Child and Youth Care Practitioner on site in Iqaluit, Nunavut or Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. 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.
  • 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’ recent 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, tuberculosis skin test, up to date immunization record including proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, and a clear driver’s abstract.

Additional Information

Starting Compensation:         $13,440 - $21,620  / 10 - 16 week rotation
Rotating Schedule:                 10 - 16 weeks on / 10 - 16 weeks off

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. 


Trailcross is an eight-bed/24-hour treatment and therapeutic group care facility for youth aged 12-18. Located in Fort Smith, NWT, the program blends modern clinical practices with comprehensive cultural and outdoor education. Trailcross is proudly operated by Shift. 

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