JHS Durham Relief Contract in Oshawa, ON

JHS Durham

Branch Oshawa ON CA

Oshawa, ON

Related post secondary education (human service/social service work field) with related experience working with youth….

Residential Relief Worker

Job Summary

The residential program is a safe, structured, supportive environment for both male and female youth (primarily but not exclusively) in the Durham Region. The Residence Programs are designed to assist in learning the skills necessary to live independently in the community. This includes key areas of self-sufficiency such as: Budgeting, Time Management, Menu Planning, Job Keeping, Food Preparation, Communication Skills, Goal Setting, Problem Solving and Decision Making. The programs also take into account the individual needs of the clients by providing counselling in areas such as anger management, substance abuse, family and relationship problems, and taking responsibility for their own lives.

Basic Job Functions

  • Adherence to John Howard Society of Durham Policies and Procedures
  • Demonstrate punctuality and accountability with their time
  • Manage quality of service
  • Acts with honesty and integrity
  • Communicates effectively (written/verbal)
  • Treats people with respect, considers the impact of their actions
  • Takes initiative, shows leadership
  • Keeps the house clean and completes house work tasks as assigned
  • Ensures the house is secure upon lock up including a room by room search prior to leaving
  • Practices client confidentiality
  • Provides a warm homelike atmosphere

Administrative Functions

  • Review Log Book and Client Binder for updates
  • Answers telephone, leaves messages, check telephone messages
  • Give reminders from desk calendar
  • Document on Daily Tasks List and chore completions
  • Document in Log Book all pertinent information including events, persons coming and going from the residence
  • Complete Cash Count and documentation of receipts in binder
  • Log Hours of Service
  • Complete contact logs, incident reports and Serious Occurrence Reports in a timely manner
  • Adhere to and follow Alarm Procedures and Fire Procedures

Client/Customer Service Functions

  • Utilize counselling , crisis intervention, conflict resolution and positive reinforcement skills
  • Facilitation of daily living skills (ongoing)
  • Complete routine shift duties, including but not limited to: supervision of residents, life skills instruction, meal preparation, supervision and assistance of chores, shop for groceries, completion of school attendance check requests, knowledge of and adherence to John Howard Society of Durham Region’s policies and procedures
  • Other duties as occasionally assigned by team leader
  • Dispense and monitor medications upon request and document accordingly


  • Related post secondary education (human service/social service work field) with related experience working with youth
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • Able to take initiative and work as part of a team
  • Experience working collaboratively community partners (e.g.; schools, CAS, Probation)
  • Obtain a criminal record check and vulnerable sector screen
  • Computer literacy
  • Reliable vehicle with minimum 2 million dollar liability insurance and written acknowledgement that your insurance provider is aware you are using your vehicle for work purposes (transporting clients etc).
  • Must be able to work a flexible, non-traditional work schedule (5 hour to 12 hour shifts available)

Preferred Qualities

  • Ability to think critically and analytically
  • Direct and open communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Open to supervision and feedback
  • Knowledge of residential program practices with marginalized youth

Work Conditions

  • Interacts with clients in a residential home based environment
  • Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting, lifting
  • Manual dexterity required to use computers and other office equipment
  • Shift work

This is an OPEN call for Resumes. Only applicants considered will be contacted.

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Oshawa, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-07-31
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