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WEECH-IT-TE-WIN FAMILY SERVICES
invites applications for

YOUTH IN TRANSITION
-HOUSING SUPPORT WORKER (YIT-HSW)
DESCRIPTION
The Youth in Transition Housing Support Worker (YIT-HSW) is a full-time,
professional term position. The YIT-HSW will work within a culturally
competent system of care and as such will acknowledge and incorporate, at
all levels, the importance of culture, the expansion of cultural knowledge, and
the overall vision of Weechi-It-Te-Win Family Services.
The YIT-HSW will develop culturally competent practice skills that will enhance
supports for children and youth in care with a focus on improving outcomes.
The Youth in Transition Housing Support Worker (YIT-HSW) is responsible for
exclusively supporting the housing needs of youth. The YIT-HSW will provide
specific and specialized housing supports to youth to assist them to find and
retain housing to live independently as they transition out of the child welfare
system into adulthood.
The YIT-HSW will assist youth to identity and pursue their goals; and will
support them to access, and navigate adult service systems relevant to
their specific needs. The YIT-HSW will also support youth to connect to
existing supports and cultural resources within their communities including,
education resources, employment services and training, life skills training (e.g.
financial management, household management), health and wellness, and
legal services.
RESPONSIBILITY
The YIT-HSW reports to the Director of Nanaandawewenin.
DUTIES

  • The primary duty is to assist youth to find and maintain housing;
  • Assists youth to develop and achieve goals that support independent

living;

  • Develops service pathways for all clients accessing the WFS Housing

Support Worker Program;

  • Develops, reviews, and revises case management system including

process maps and subsequent forms;

  • Develops public relations and outreach materials for the WFS Housing

Support Worker Program;

  • Provides outreach and system collaboration initiatives with other inhouse services at WFS and the First Nation Community Care Teams;
  • Provides system collaboration efforts with other relevant service

providers or businesses within the Rainy River District to ensure the WFS
Housing Support Worker is linked up with other support systems;

  • Creates linkages with community agencies and/or organizations to

improve access to mitigate barriers to services for youth leaving care;

  • Ensures ongoing program review and evaluation through client and

referral source service response surveys;
QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Social Services diploma with related experience. A minimum two-year

Native Child and Family Services is preferred;

  • Direct experience with at-risk youth for a minimum of 2 years;
  • Experience in harm reduction, safety planning and crisis intervention

and;

  • Demonstrated ability to work co-operatively and negotiate effectively

within a multi-disciplinary team of service providers;

  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the life experiences and needs of the

youth’s community;

  • Ability to understand or speak Ojibwe would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of at-risk youth-related issues, such as addictions, sexual

orientation/identity, peer/social culture, human development, violence,
teen pregnancy, gangs, etc.;

  • Knowledge of case management systems, reporting procedures and

responsibilities and the ability to work within those systems;

  • Effective written and oral communication skills, problem solving,

advocacy and assessment skills;

  • Ability to manage crisis and adverse situations with staff, youth and

families;

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Child, Youth and Family Services

Act, the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation;

  • Must possess a valid Standard First Aid/CPR Certificate or be willing to

obtain one;

  • Ability to work flexible hours as determined by the Supervisor in relation

to service delivery requirements;

  • Must possess a valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License and have access to

a personal vehicle;
SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO:
APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE:
Candace Morrisseau
- Resume, Cover letter
Weechi-it-te-win Family Services
- 3 References
P.O. Box 812
and permission to contact
Fort Frances ON P9A 3N1
- 1 to be current / past employer
Email to: candace.morrisseau@weechi.ca
DEADLINE: FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 @ 4:00 PM