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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 jobs@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.

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

Wage Rate: $16.63 / hour (start)

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

WAYS Mental Health Support is an accredited children’s mental health centre that supports children, youth and their families throughout Southwestern Ontario. Since 1969, over 5,000 youth have lived in our group homes and thousands more have benefited from a variety of community programs. WAYS Mental Health Support has over 200 staff with a consolidated management team and a volunteer Board of Directors.

At WAYS our mission is to engage with at risk children, youth and families through counselling, learning, skill development and advocacy to achieve healthy, independent lives and positive self-esteem. 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 behavior 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.

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

 

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

Wage Rate: $17.25 / hour (start)

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

WAYS provides unwavering support for high-needs children, youth and families through personalized mental health services. As Night Residential-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 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 – 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 position 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. Please quote the position 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.

Status: Full-Time (40 hours per week)

Wage Rate: $17.40 / hour (start)

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

WAYS Mental Health Support is an accredited children’s mental health centre that supports children, youth and their families throughout Southwestern Ontario. Since 1969, over 5,000 youth have lived in our group homes and thousands more have benefited from a variety of community programs.

At WAYS our mission is to engage with at risk children, youth, and families through counselling, learning, skill development and advocacy to achieve healthy, independent lives and positive self-esteem. As a Night Residential Counsellor 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.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: Health/Dental/RRSP/Employee Assistance Program.
  • Paid vacation.
  • 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.

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 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.
  • Provides counselling and manages crisis situations as the need arises.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Experience 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. Please quote the position 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.

Status: Full Time (35 Hours per week)

Wage Rate: $16.50/hour (start)

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

As an Accounting Clerk & Administration Assistant 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 someone who enjoys working with a diverse group of people.
  • You are highly organized, with incredible accuracy, and a strong attention to detail.
  • You have solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • You can multi task in a fast-paced environment with many interruptions, while meeting deadlines, within a timely manner.
  • You have strong math/accounting skills, a demonstrated ability to identify problems and apply effective problem solving skills.
  • You function as professional recognizing the need for strict confidentiality.

In the position of Accounting Clerk & Administration Assistant you would be responsible for the following:

  • Accurately handle accounting transactions, in a time sensitive manner, involving processing, data entry and accurate file records.
  • Monitor and track client expense reimbursements to accurately match invoices involving external clients and internal staff.
  • Ensure proper approval and back up documentation meets agency policy for every transaction.
  • Record GST and Federal Excise Tax recoverable and prepare remittances.
  • Prepare journal entries as related to accounts payable adjustments.
  • Handle Accounts Payable inquiries from vendors and staff.
  • Reconcile and process grocery gift cards expenses and track balances, petty cash submissions and employee expense claims.
  • Process payments (cheques, foster payments, on-line payment and payroll reimbursement reports etc.) for vendors.
  • Record bank deposits.
  • Provide top-notch administrative support to Managers and Supervisors.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A college diploma in Business or Accounting.
  • Advanced skills in accounting software, Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Track record of ability to effectively multi-task and meet deadlines within time constraints.
  • Highly developed organizational ability, attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner, ensure you maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to provide service in French would be considered an asset.

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

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.