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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 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: Full Time (40 hours per week)

Wage Rate: $17.40 / 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Status: Full Time (35 hours per week)

Wage Rate: $16.50/hour (start)

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

As an Accounting Clerk you would have the opportunity to work with some truly dedicated staff in a supportive environment that builds on the strengths of every employee. You would be working as a part of the Finance and Administrative department and would have shared responsibility for finance and administrative tasks for WAYS Mental Health Support.

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 you would be responsible for the following:

  • General Ledger reconciliation and analysis,
  • Preparing journal entries,
  • Preparing monthly invoices,
  • Recording bank deposits,
  • Handling accounts payable inquiries,
  • Reconciling and processing grocery expense, petty cash and employee expense claims,
  • Processing payments for vendors,
  • Ensuring proper approval and back up documentation,
  • Ensuring proper coding and data entry of all transactions,
  • Collecting and compiling data and preparing reports on program statistics, and
  • Completing general administrative tasks.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A college diploma in Business or Accounting.
  • Advanced skills in ACCPAC, 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.

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.