Part-Time Respite Worker

Job Location: Brantford
Program: Mental Health – Respite Services
Job Type:  Part-Time, Hourly
Number of Positions: Multiple
Start Date: ASAP
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Reports To: Program Manager

Become a Respite Worker ✨
You could make a BIG difference in the life of a child or youth with a mental health and/or developmental concern (& their family)!
✅  Are you reliable, flexible & creative?
✅  Do you have experience working with children and youth?
✅  Can you commit to at least 4 hours a week?
✅  Can you work early mornings, late evenings, and/or weekends?
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 above and 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, 2019, and 2020, 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 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. Providing home and community goal-based respite supports for children and youth in Brantford, (ages 0 – 18) identified with mental health needs, and their families.
  2. To provide support within our Elementary Day Treatment Program as needed.
  3. Support respite groups as needed.
  4. To implement individualized goal-focused respite supports in collaboration with clinician and/or managers.
  5. Flexible schedule including daytime, evening and weekends based on client need and availability.
  6. Implement client focused activities, responsive to the needs of clients.  May be on an individual basis or within a group setting.
  7. Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of job (written/verbal/implied).
  8. Able to work independently as well as collaboratively within an inter-disciplinary team.
  9. Demonstrate confidence, self-direction and sound judgement in the role.
  • Must have or be working towards Child & Youth Worker (CYW) diploma, Developmental Support Worker (DSW), Social Service Worker (SSW), Autism Behavioural Sciences (ABS) certificate or relevant education and/or experience
  • Minimum 2 years experience in children’s mental health and working with families
  • A demonstrated ability to work from a strength-based, collaborative perspective with clients and families
  • Sound knowledge and/or experience in the mental health field and an ability to manage the emotional and behavioural needs of clients
  • Strong ability to communicate concise, accurate information in verbal and written reporting
  • Current certification in first aid and CPR
  • NVCI and ASIST certification an asset
  • Knowledge of DBT, CBT and Applied Behaviour Analysis an asset
  • Current police check, including vulnerable screening
  • Strong organizational, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Computer skills
  • Second language an asset
  • Valid driver’s license and daily use of a reliable vehicle with the ability to transport clients
How To Apply

Qualified candidates are asked to send their resume to Lauren Moulton at (including the job title “Part Time Respite Worker” in the subject line).

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

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.