Child and Youth Worker - Day Treatment

Job Location: Hamilton
Program: Mental Health Services – Mountain Day Treatment Program
Job Type:  0.83 FTE, Contract
Number of Positions: 1

Start Date: ASAP
Application Deadline: November 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm 
Reports To: Program Manager

What We Do:

Woodview Mental Health & Autism Services offers a broad spectrum of services for children, youth and their families facing mental health challenges. We work in direct partnership with children, youth and their families as well as with schools and social service agencies to ensure families are receiving the support they need, when and where they need it.

“We are committed to providing individualized, client-centred services and supports based on our values of accountability, respecting others, working together, leading, innovation and learning and our commitment to staff”.

Woodview goes beyond to engage individuals and families by providing high quality mental health and autism services and supports that inspires hope and strengthens lives.

Working at Woodview:

In 2018 and 2019, Woodview won the Canadian Non-profit Employer of Choice award with an overall assessment score of 85% (industry benchmark: 68%) demonstrating a high level of staff engagement, satisfaction and an overall positive workplace culture. Top rated categories at Woodview included Personal Enjoyment, Reputation, Leadership, Employee Engagement and Management/Employee Relations.

“I am proud to be working here” – 97% of staff surveyed strongly/moderately agree

“My organization encourages fun and enjoyment” – 94% of staff surveyed strongly/moderately agree

“Woodview encourages a supportive team culture” – 96% of staff surveyed strongly/moderately agree
Employees Receive:
  • A meaningful job that inspires hope and strengthens lives
  • A positive culture and supportive environment that offers flexibility
  • A comprehensive benefits package including extended healthcare and dental coverage as well as a RRSP contribution program
  • A generous vacation entitlement (entry-level full-time employees can expect to receive 3 weeks paid vacation to start)
  • A commitment to wellness in the workplace as well as ongoing professional development and training opportunities
Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  1. Provide services within a community school setting, treating up to 8 complex students (from grades 8 to 10) with mental health challenges as well as supporting their families.  Programming includes individual as well as group activities to address presenting concerns. 
  2. Working within a strength based model to develop, plan and implement therapeutic programming for children experiencing internalizing and externalizing issues
  3. Use of client database for daily log notes and the generating of clinical reports per Woodview guidelines, ensuring all reporting requirements are met
  4. Work a minimum of one evening per week for family sessions
  5. Assisting children with academic support within the day treatment program, as well as during times of integration within the larger school setting
  6. Participation in running therapeutic group programming and recreational activities
  7. Collaborate and participate in case conferences with other organizations in developing effective intervention plans geared at supporting the children and their family
  8. Implement client focused activities, responsive to the needs of clients
  9. Perform other related duties as required
  10. This position is a 10-month position with a work schedule that coincides with the school year.
  • Must have Child & Youth Worker (CYW) diploma, Developmental Support Worker (DSW) or Social Service Worker (SSW) diploma or degree/diploma in related field
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in children’s mental health
  • A demonstrated ability to work from a strength-based, collaborative perspective with clients and families with complex needs, including anxiety, depression and self-harm
  • Sound knowledge and/or experience in the mental health field and an ability to manage the emotional and behavioural needs of clients
  • Demonstrated confidence, self-direction and sound judgement in the role of CYW or applicable
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Strong ability to communicate concise, accurate information in verbal and written reporting
  • Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of job (written/verbal/implied)
  • Strong organizational, problem solving and decision making skills
  • PMAB and ASIST certification an asset
  • Current Police Check, including vulnerable screening
  • Knowledge of DBT and CBT are an asset.
  • Valid First Aid and CPR (an asset)
  • Valid driver’s license and daily use of a reliable vehicle; Class F license an asset
  • Second language an asset
How To Apply

Qualified candidates are asked to send their resume to Lindsay Craig at (including the job title in the subject line) or by fax: to (519) 752-9102.

We thank all candidates but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

PLEASE NOTE:  Interviews will be completed virtually

Woodview welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. Woodview is committed to employment equity and diversity and a positive and supportive environment.