Regular, Full-Time

CHILD HOME SERVICES

POSTING #NV-CHS-0134-22

New Directions is a social service agency offering a wide range of resources and services that foster people’s hopes and dreams in their communities.

Child Home Services (CHS) is one of the many programs offered by New Directions; this program provides homes for children and youth with behavioural and emotional difficulties. Our community-based resources are designed to promote a sense of belonging and provide opportunities to engage in a meaningful life. This is achieved by creating a home environment that welcomes the participation of the child or youth as a member, supporting his or her pursuit of interests and goals, and helping maintain and strengthen the bond between the child or youth and his or her significant others. We provide an environment that is non-judgmental, safe and caring.

Responsibilities:

· Establishing meaningful, caring, and respectful relationships with children and youth

· Maintaining appropriate boundaries and setting limits with children and youth

· Providing care to children and youth in a community and residential setting

· Participating in programming to meet the individual goals of children and youth

· Participating in various recreational and physical activities with children and youth

· Cooking, house cleaning, yard work and other household maintenance duties

· Liaising with the education system and other community resources

Requirements:

· A High School Diploma or equivalent

· Valid driver’s license

· Access to a reliable vehicle is considered an asset

· Must be available to work a variety of shifts on a 24-7 basis (days, evenings, overnights and weekends)

· Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) considered an asset

· 2 years of directly related education and/or experience supporting individuals with autism, intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental health issues, anxiety, self-injurious behaviour/suicidal ideation, FASD, behavioural problems and emotional difficulties is considered an asset

· Ability to transfer knowledge and awareness into behaviors and expectations recognized as appropriate by members of identified cultures and by people with lived experience

· Effective self-care strategies and ability to remain professional in stressful situations

· A health care background, First Aid /C.P.R., and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training (NCI) certification are considered assets.

The salary range is $15.89 to $22.25 per hour (equivalent to $33,051 to $46,280 per annum), dependent upon education and/or experience. A full benefits package (which include Health and Dental Benefits, Long Term Disability Benefits, and a Pension Plan) is provided to regular full-time staff.

The successful candidate will be subject to Criminal Record, Child/Adult Abuse Registry, and Prior Contact checks. In addition, applicants will be required to provide a copy of their Driver’s Licence and a Driver’s Abstract.

With a commitment to health and safety and in order to continue our mission “to provide responsive and individualized services”, New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults & Families requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, in a manner approved by Health Canada, as a condition of employment for all new employees. (Exceptions and accommodations will be made for those who are exempt from receiving the vaccine due to legitimate, established reasons in accordance with The Human Rights Code of Manitoba. In these cases, reasonable supporting documentation will be required.)

Please forward resume and cover letter by December 1st, 2022 to:

The Recruitment Team

New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families

Temporary Address: 720 Broadway Winnipeg, MB R3G 0X1 Email: Employment@newdirections.mb.ca

Please include the job posting number POSTING #NV-CHS-0134-22 in your email subject line and/or in your cover letter. Applications without a job posting number quoted may not be considered.

Applicants who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply directly to employment.DeafHH@newdirections.mb.ca, for an accessible application and selection process

We thank all applicants for their interest in New Directions; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Unfortunately, we cannot accept telephone inquiries on the status of your application.

New Directions is committed to equity and diversity and especially welcomes applications from persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and newcomers to Canada. We strive for a skilled workforce that reflects the diversity of the people we support and contributes to the diversification of ideas.

Accommodations for accessibility purposes are available for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process

To apply for this job email your details to Employment@newdirections.mb.ca