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At WAYS, we are dedicated to our team members and help them to excel and achieve personally and professionally. Check back here regularly or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to hear about exciting employment opportunities that will allow you to learn and grow with us.

WAYS Mental Health Support recognizes the variety of cultures and ethnic backgrounds represented in the communities that we serve. We support and uphold the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Ontario Human Rights Code and The Canadian Multiculturalism Act and endeavor to provide an inclusive place to work and volunteer. WAYS will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate our candidates and employees in the position application process, up to the point of undue hardship. If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in the recruitment or placement process, please contact our Human Resources department at HumanResources@ways.on.ca.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions. Applicants may submit their cover letter of interest and resume to us by email indicating the position(s) of interest.

Residential Counsellor – Relief Part-Time

(Reporting to the Program Supervisor)

Status: Part-Time (24 hours per week, up to 40 hours per week)

Wage Rate: $15.91 / hour (start)

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

As a Residential Counsellor – Relief Part-Time you will provide critical coverage for our residential teams, along with helping to ensure a safe and comforting environment for our youth. You will have the opportunity to work with some truly dedicated staff in a supportive environment that builds on the strengths of every employee.

Total Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive wages.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Health Care Spending Account of $300 per year upon successful completion of the 960 hour probationary period.
  • Paid multi day orientation, including in-class and in-field training.
  • Skills training to meet mandatory training requirements.
  • Supportive Leadership team.
  • 24/7 On-Call Support.

 Position Details:

  • Guaranteed 24 hours per week on average, with the possibility of working up to 40 hours per week.
  • Shift work is required, including evenings, weekends, and overnights. Hours of work will vary, depending on needs of the residences.
  • Primarily will be assigned to two residential teams but may be required to work in any of the residences from time-to-time.
  • Shifts will normally be assigned at least one month in advance by the Scheduling Department.

This position is ideal for you if:

  • You are available to work at least 50% of the days (all shifts) during peak scheduling periods (March Break week, July 15th to September 15th, December 15th to January 15th), 50% of statutory holidays (all shifts) in the year including at least one of Christmas, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day, and 50% of the weekend days (all shifts) in a month.
  • You are someone who enjoys working with a diverse group of people.
  • You have solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • You have sound knowledge of problem solving skills to develop creative, evolving plans for residents and their families.
  • You can demonstrate skills in conflict and behaviour management and resolution.
  • You can work in a fast-paced environment with many interruptions.
  • You have the ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.
  • You are someone who demonstrates independent decision making skills.
  • You are someone who has a desire to learn and develop new team building skills.

In the position of Residential Counsellor – Relief Part Time you would be responsible for the following:

  • Providing therapeutic counselling.
  • Implementing and maintaining specific treatment plans.
  • Observing and managing the behaviour of residents.
  • Responding to the emotional and physical needs of the residents in the program.
  • Acting as a positive role model.
  • Planning and implementing recreational activities.
  • Providing residents with instructions in life skills; i.e. cooking, laundry, cleaning, budgeting.
  • Performing housekeeping and cooking duties.
  • Completing daily notes, reports, and logs.

The successful candidate will meet the following:

  • Must possess a Community College Diploma in child and youth care or equivalent specialization or a university degree in social science.
  • Must possess a valid class G or G2 Driver’s License.
  • Current in Red Cross First Aid and CPR and the Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behaviour (PMAB), or willingness to obtain these certifications.
  • Experiences as a frontline worker in a residential setting would be preferred.
  • Ability to provide services in French is an asset.

Position: Night Residential Counsellor – Part Time/Overnight Asleep

Organization: WAYS Mental Health Support

Status: Part-Time (24 hours per week, up to 40 hours per week)

Wage Rate: $16.93 / hour (start), in the Night Residential Counsellor Part-Time role

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

 

As a Night Residential Counsellor -Part Time/Overnight Asleep you will be helping to ensure a safe and comforting environment for our youth. You will have the opportunity to work with some truly dedicated staff in a supportive environment that builds on the strengths of every employee.

 

Total Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive wages.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Health Care Spending Account of $300 per year upon successful completion of the 960 hour probationary period.
  • Paid Employee Wellness time.
  • Paid multi day orientation, including in-class and in-field training.
  • Skills training to meet mandatory training requirements.
  • Supportive Leadership team.
  • 24/7 On-Call Support.

 

Position Details:

  • 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 vary from site to site (a typical rotation is 2 Awake shifts and 5 Asleep shifts over a 2 week period).
  • Overnight Asleep staff are assumed to be awake for 2 of the 8 hour shift on average. Due to resident issues or staffing issues, the overnight asleep staff may be required to remain awake for most or the entire shift and will be compensated accordingly.

 

This position is ideal for you if:

  • You are someone who enjoys working with a diverse group of people.
  • You have solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • You have sound knowledge of problem solving skills to develop creative, evolving plans for residents and their families.
  • You can demonstrate skills in conflict and behavior management and resolution.
  • You can work in a fast-paced environment with many interruptions.
  • You have the ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.
  • You are someone who demonstrates independent decision making skills.
  • You are someone who has a desire to learn and develop new team building skills.

 

In the position of Night Residential Counsellor – Part Time (Awake Shifts) you would be responsible for the following:

  • Ensuring that the clients within the residence are appropriately supervised and cared for during the night shifts and that the residential milieu is safe and secure.
  • Making visual checks on residents to ensure the safety of the residents.
  • Providing each resident with appropriate and necessary physical care.
  • Acting as a positive role model.
  • Performing housekeeping and food preparation duties.
  • Ensuring completion of shift routines, preparing reports, completing inventories and conducting file audits as required.
  • On occasion, may be responsible for duties related to emergency admissions.

 

In the Overnight Asleep role you would be responsible for the following:

  • Ensuring that the clients within the residence are appropriately supervised and cared for during the night shifts and that the residential milieu is safe and secure.
  • Assisting the Night Residential staff in settling any residents for the night.
  • Providing support to the staff if resident issues arise during the overnight hours.
  • Assisting with morning routines, as required.

 

The successful candidate will meet the following:

  • Must possess a Community College Diploma in child and youth care or equivalent specialization or a university degree in social science.
  • Must possess a valid class G or G2 Driver’s License.
  • Current in Red Cross First Aid and CPR and the Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behaviour (PMAB), or willingness to obtain these certifications.
  • Experiences as a frontline worker in a residential setting would be preferred.
  • Ability to provide services in French is an asset.

 

Please apply with a resume and cover letter to jobs@ways.on.ca.

 

WAYS Mental Health Support is an equal opportunity employer who recognizes and values diversity in its workplace. WAYS encourages applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate candidates with disability related needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment process, upon request. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process please contact our Human Resources department at HumanResources@ways.on.ca.

Position: Night Residential Counsellor – Part Time

Organization: WAYS Mental Health Support

Status: Part-Time (24 hours per week, up to 40 hours per week)

Wage Rate: $16.93 / hour (start)

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

 

As a Night Residential Counsellor -Part Time you will be helping to ensure that the residents are appropriately supervised and cared for during the night shift and that the residential milieu is safe and secure. You will have the opportunity to work with some truly dedicated staff in a supportive environment that builds on the strengths of every employee.

 

Total Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive wages.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Health Care Spending Account of $300 per year upon successful completion of the 960 hour probationary period.
  • Paid Employee Wellness time.
  • Paid multi day orientation, including in-class and in-field training.
  • Skills training to meet mandatory training requirements.
  • Supportive Leadership team.
  • 24/7 On-Call Support.

 

Position Details:

  • The schedule for this part-time position is Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with hours beginning at 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm and ending between 7:00 am and 7:30 am.

 

This position is ideal for you if:

  • You are someone who enjoys working with a diverse group of people.
  • You have solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • You have sound knowledge of problem solving skills to develop creative, evolving plans for residents and their families.
  • You can demonstrate skills in conflict and behavior management and resolution.
  • You can work in a fast-paced environment with many interruptions.
  • You have the ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.
  • You are someone who demonstrates independent decision making skills.
  • You are someone who has a desire to learn and develop new team building skills.

 

In the position of Night Residential Counsellor – Part Time you would be responsible for the following:

  • Ensuring that the clients within the residence are appropriately supervised and cared for during the night shifts and that the residential milieu is safe and secure.
  • Making visual checks on residents to ensure the safety of the residents.
  • Providing each resident with appropriate and necessary physical care.
  • Acting as a positive role model.
  • Performing housekeeping and food preparation duties.
  • Ensuring completion of shift routines, preparing reports, completing inventories and conducting file audits as required.
  • On occasion, may be responsible for duties related to emergency admissions.

 

The successful candidate will meet the following:

  • Must possess a Community College Diploma in child and youth care or equivalent specialization or a university degree in social science.
  • The residence for this position requires Female staff.
  • Must possess a valid class G or G2 Driver’s License.
  • Current in Red Cross First Aid and CPR and the Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behaviour (PMAB), or willingness to obtain these certifications.
  • Experiences as a frontline worker in a residential setting would be preferred.
  • Ability to provide services in French is an asset.

 

 

Please apply with a resume and cover letter to jobs@ways.on.ca.

 

WAYS Mental Health Support is an equal opportunity employer who recognizes and values diversity in its workplace. WAYS encourages applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate candidates with disability related needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment process, upon request. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process please contact our Human Resources department at HumanResources@ways.on.ca.

Canada Summer Jobs Initiative

Posting #: W – CSJ2017 – 01
Position: Food Service Worker
Organization: WAYS Mental Health Support
Status: 30 hours per week for 7 weeks; weekends and evenings required
Anticipated Start Date:  June 2017

As a Food Service Worker you would have the opportunity to work with some truly dedicated staff in a supportive environment that builds on the strengths of every employee.

This position is ideal for you if:

  • You are familiar with menu planning and meal preparation for groups of 7 to 15 individuals.
  • You have the ability to lift/move bulk items (10-20 lbs.) and equipment as required.
  • You are someone who enjoys working with a diverse group of people.
  • You have excellent communication, organizational, and leadership skills.
  • You can work in a fast-paced environment with many interruptions.
  • You have the ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.

In the position of Food Service Worker you would be responsible for the following:

  • Preparing high quality food and meals for youth in a professional, quality driven and courteous manner.
  • Ensure food products are properly prepared; inspecting the quality and verifying recipe adherence for proper preparation.
  • Ensure sufficient back-up food is prepared to meet demands.
  • Plan, prepare and complete food preparation for alternate meals and snacks.
  • Oversee inventory stock.
  • Ensure proper sanitation of work area in adherence with Health and Safety regulations and Safe Food Handling guidelines.
  • Comply with all Food Service regulations and established policies.

The successful candidate will meet the following:

  • Will be between the ages of 19-30 on the start date of the job.
  • Will have been a Full-Time Student during the previous academic year and is intending to return to full-time studies in the next academic year.
  • Will be working towards a diploma or degree in; Food and Beverage Programs, Culinary Arts, Food and Nutrition, or other applicable area of study.
  • Current Safe Food Handling Certificate
  • Ability to provide Vulnerable Sector Police Check
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a refugee under the Immigration and Refugees Protection Act.
  • Must possess a valid class G2 Driver’s License.

Please apply with a resume and cover letter no later than 9:00 am on Friday April 14, 2017 to jobs@ways.on.ca. Please quote the posting # in the subject line of your email.

WAYS Mental Health Support is an equal opportunity employer who recognizes and values diversity in its workplace. WAYS encourages applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate candidates with disability related needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment process, upon request. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process please contact our Human Resources department at HumanResources@ways.on.ca.

Student placements

If you are interested in a student placement with WAYS, please contact your academic institution. Your school will contact WAYS and coordinate the opportunity. WAYS regularly provides student placements from Fanshawe College, St. Clair College and Lambton College and, upon request, from other academic institutions such as Western University and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Volunteer placements

At this time, WAYS does not have a volunteer program.

Other ways you can get involved with WAYS is by volunteering with our Board of Directors, Youth Empowerment program or by providing an in-kind service or donation. If you have other ideas of how you can help, please contact us.