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Western Area Youth Services Night Residential-PT-Overnight Asleep Part Time in London, ON

Western Area Youth Services

Branch London ON CA

Position:
Night Residential-PT-Overnight Asleep
Location:
London, ON

Ability to provide services in French is an asset. Good verbal and written skills to communicate information to residents, families, co-workers and community…

Job Title Night Residential-PartTime/Overnight Asleep
Reporting To Program Supervisor

Position Summary
Staff in this position supplement the services of our Night Residential – Full Time staff providing coverage for our residences during overnight hours (generally from 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM). Staff in this combined/dual position, work a combination of awake and asleep shifts over a fixed rotation. The number of awake and asleep shifts may vary from site to site. A typical example of a rotation is 2 Awake Shifts and 5 Asleep Shifts over the 2 week period. The following is a brief description of the responsibilities of the staff during these two types of shifts:

Night Residential – Part Time (Awake Shifts) The Night Residential staff is responsible to ensure that the clients within the residence are appropriately supervised and cared for during the night shift and that the residential milieu is safe and secure. This includes telephone security check-ins with other designated residential units. Overnight Asleep (Asleep Shifts) The Overnight Asleep staff is responsible to provide support to the overnight awake staff, as needed for resident-related issues. The staff is permitted to sleep providing the house is safe, all staffing is secured and the residents are settled. However, in the event that the overnight asleep staff is required to remain awake for all or most of the shift, due to resident issues or staffing issues, the position assumes all the major duties of the overnight awake staff.
The Overnight Asleep staff is responsible within the residence, to ensure that the residents are appropriately supervised and cared for during the night shift and that the residential milieu is safe and secure. Staff are assumed to be awake for 2 of the 8 shift hours on average and are compensated accordingly.
Comprehensive job descriptions for both the awake and asleep components are set out below:

Major Duties – Common to Both

  • Be aware of resident’s background and attend to the ethnic, cultural, religious, sexual orientation, health and special needs
  • Records and administers medication and first aid
  • Provides counselling and manages crisis situations as the need arises. This includes residents leaving without permission or aggressive or disruptive behaviour.
  • Be aware of residents’ special needs and ensure residents’ individualized program plans are followed

Major Duties – Specific to Night Residential-Part Time

  • As required, makes visual checks on each resident until asleep and hourly visual checks thereafter to ensure the personal, property and building safety. Site telephone security check-ins will be completed according to unit specific timeframes.
  • Supervises the residential milieu
  • Provides each resident with appropriate and necessary physical care
  • Provide the resident with a positive role model
  • Attends staff meetings and staff training as required
  • Performs basic housekeeping and food preparation
  • Completes regular inventories as assigned
  • Ensures completion of shift routines, prepares reports, completes inventories and conducts file audits as required
  • Maintains resident files electronically and hard copy as required
  • Follows existing policy and procedures in order to provide safety and security to the residents
  • On occasion, may be responsible for duties related to emergency admissions
  • Completes all documentation and daily notes according to agency procedures
  • Records expenses assigned to petty cash and submits receipts
  • Participates in performance feedback in the identification of strengths and weaknesses

Major Duties – Specific to Overnight Asleep

  • Assists the overnight staff in settling any residents for the night.
  • Provides support to the staff if resident issues arise during the overnight hours.
  • Assists with morning routines, as required.
  • Ensures residents’ individualized programs are followed.
  • Completes telephone security check-in with other designated units, as applicable for licensed residential programs.

Because of the changing nature of work and the work to be done, the responsibilities and duties may be altered from time to time.

Education

  • Community College Diploma in child and youth work or equivalent specialization or a University degree in social science

Experience

  • Experience as a frontline worker in a residential setting is preferred

Orientation

  • 520 Hours in the position will be required to become fully familiar with the role

Licences / Certificates / Training

  • Valid class G driver’s licence
  • Current Certificate in Red Cross Standard First Aid /AED/ Level C CPR
  • Current PMAB training
  • All mandatory training as specified by agency policy

Skills / Ability / Knowledge
Communication

  • Good verbal and written skills to communicate information to residents, families, co-workers and community services. Verbal communication skills necessary to convey information, participation in or lead group discussions and influence team members in group decision making. Residents often require persuasion to change behaviour.
  • Ability to provide services in French is an asset

Problem Solving

  • Has sound knowledge of problem solving skills to develop creative, evolving plans for residents and their families
  • Understands and solves problems, which can simultaneously involve many systems

Manual / Technical Skills

  • Operates a motor vehicle, kitchen equipment and appliances
  • Proficient in the use of computer hardware and software applications

Human Relations

  • Relates with sensitivity to residents and families
  • Skills include tact, diplomacy, persuasion and patience
  • Have the competency to work with residents of diverse backgrounds regardless of their gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, physical and mental abilities, religious beliefs and socioeconomic class
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries at all times

Working Conditions

Environmental

  • All workplace sites are smoke free. The possibility of risk of injury, communicable or infectious diseases and the disagreeableness of handling body fluids exists.
  • May work alone in a residence; deal with crisis independently, subject to consultation through on-call system

Mental Stressors

  • There are often conflicting needs and demands which need to be balanced
  • Irrational and threatening resident behaviour and proximity to distress are an integral part of this job

Hours of Work

  • Part-time status is based on an average of up to 32 hours a week
  • Evening and weekend work is required
  • Staff in this position supplement the services of our Night Residential – Full Time staff providing coverage for our residences during overnight hours (generally from 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM).

Local candidates only:

  • London, ON

Required experience:

  • Experience as a front line worker in a residential setting is preferred.: 1 year

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: London, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-08-16
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