Position: Residential Support Worker – Competition 2021-10R
Condition: Casual, includes evenings, weekends
Department: Memengoo Program
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: Open Until Filled

OVERVIEW: Reporting to the Program Manager, the residential support worker will be responsible for providing support, mentorship, and leadership to youth aged 18-25 in and from care, living in our transitional.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide on-site support for youth living in the home to enhance mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness.
  • Coordinate and lead social and recreational activities for youth both on-site and in the community; encourage youth to identify interests and plan activities based on this.
  • Communicate and collaborate with case manager to identify the unique goals of each youth.
  • Support on-site life skills development by guiding youth through tasks such as completion of household chores, cooking, maintenance and more; provide youth regular reminders.
  • Support off-site life skills development by guiding youth to attend appointments, access resources, complete grocery shopping and other tasks as assigned.
  • Encourage community participation by exploring volunteer opportunities, special events.
  • Provide transportation when needed and appropriate.
  • Intervene in crises, providing guidance, support, or resources.
  • Maintain accurate and complete written records and reports.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Training in social services field considered an asset but not required; ASIST, NVCI, First Aid CPR, and other related trainings is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of CFS system and experiences of youth aging out of care; lived experience a definite asset.
  • Excellent communication skills; capable of building effective, trusting relationships.
  • Experience and knowledge in Indigenous approaches to supporting youth wellness.
  • Knowledge of community resources, particularly resources in the North End.
  • Must have a valid Manitoba driver’s license and a reliable vehicle is considered an asset.
  • Must have a current satisfactory Child Abuse Registry Check, Adult Abuse Registry Check, Criminal Record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), and Prior Contact Check as conditions of employment.

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter and quote Competition # to:

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FAX: (204) 949-9413

WE THANK ALL WHO APPLY HOWEVER ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED. PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO INTERNAL CANDIDATES, SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND SELF-DECLARED CANDIDATES (INDIGENIOUS, INUIT OR METIS).