JOB OPPORTUNITY – ISSP Youth WORKER
The Intensive Support and Supervision (ISSP) program is an alternative intervention for youth with mental health concerns who may be facing custodial sentences. Youthdale provides this programming for youth in the Greater Toronto Area, under the YCJA, section 42 (2) (l).
ISSP Worker will be responsible for providing a variety of services ranging from behaviour management, service coordination, crisis intervention, skill building, counselling, and other individual and/or family services, as needed. The position involves working with youth in the home, school and/or community. ISSP Workers also work closely with Probation Officers to support young persons along with other service providers, as applicable.
« Please note that during the COVID pandemic, community based services at Youthdale are adjusted in line with infection prevention and control advisories from Public Health and the Ministry of Health.
Hours: 37.5 hours/week - Monday to Friday, with occasional evening work
Status: Permanent Full-Time
Areas of Responsibilities
· Provide individual and/or family services to support positive behaviour change, improved individual and family functioning, management of mental health needs and reduce criminal offending.
· Engage individual and families in assessment and safety planning to identify treatment goals and provide counselling and relapse prevention strategies through the active and transitional service phases.
· Provide ongoing case management and engagement with the individual’s support system including community partners, schools, workplaces, Probation Officers, and other support providers.
· Support the individual to attend medical and psychiatric appointments, assessment sessions, job interviews, and other significant meetings.
· Produce Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS) report upon admission and at discharge to guide and inform treatment plans.
· Maintenance of clinical documentation as per agency policies and ISSP program requirements.
· Complete MCCSS requirements for all youth justice serious occurrences.
· Inform Probation Officers of any known criminal offences or breaches.
· Initiate crisis referral, as needed.
· Demonstrate adherence to the standards and provisions set forth by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Youth Justice Division.
· Demonstrate adherence to the standards and provisions set forth by the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA, 2003).
· Other duties as assigned.
· A Master’s of Social Work or equivalent education and experience.
· Annual membership with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) or College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CPRO).
· Experience working with children and adolescents involved in youth justice and/or their families.
· Knowledge of Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) and other treatment modalities relevant to mental health and concurrent disorders.
· Knowledge, understanding and sensitivity to the complexity of issues arising for children, adolescents and/or their families, who are involved with the justice system and have experienced a wide range of mental health issues.
· Demonstrated flexibility, good judgment, initiative & creativity.
· Ability to work both independently and within a multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced environment.
· Strong crisis intervention, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
· Ability to work flexible hours in response to client and family needs including evenings.
· Participate in an after-hours on-call roster.
· Knowledge of community resources is considered an asset.
· Must possess a valid G driver’s license, with access to automobile vehicle. A minimum of $2 M liability coverage is required. Workers must provide proof of annual insurance.
About Youthdale Treatment Centres
Youthdale (www.youthdale.ca) provides comprehensive, integrated mental health services to children and their families, connecting them with the right programs and services, both at Youthdale and in their communities. We meet the complex needs of children and youth with a team of highly skilled and dedicated psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists and neuropsychologists, social workers, nurses, and child and youth workers.
At Youthdale, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve. Youthdale is committed to providing accommodation in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
Please apply through Indeed by May 25, 2020.
Reference ID: ISSP Youth Worker
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent