Full-Time Child and Youth Worker


  • Participating in resident assessments
  • Preparing internal reports, form in a timely manner
  • Counseling residents individually and/or in a group setting
  • Carrying out regular, planned programs and activities
  • Providing educational support services as necessar
  • Monitors interaction between individual residents and intervene if issues arise
  • Teaching social and life skills through interaction and modelling
  • Liaise with family and social worker of resident
  • participate and assist in planning of the summer program
  • Lead, monitor and assist in children’s therapeutic groups and meetings
  • Completing logs and incident reports as required
  • Administer medications



  • The successful candidate will have completed in a College/University program in child and youth worker or a related field
  • Strong behaviour management skills
  • At least 1 year children/youth experience in a residential treatment (group home) setting for children and young adults with emotional, physical, social, behavioural challenges and/or dual diagnosed youths
  • The candidate must be able to utilize excellent decision making skills and be able to effectively solve problems
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong ability to build productive and supportive relationships with both staff and residents


  • Minimum Education:  Bachelor’s
  • Minimum Experience: 1-2 years of experience working in a group home
  • Requirements: G-Class Driver’s License, First Aid certification and Non -Violent Crisis Intervention training.

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $20.34 /hour

Job Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, ON


Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail hr@pioneeryouthservices.ca or fax (519) 884-3909, quoting “FT Child and Youth Worker” in the subject line.


We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in Pioneer Youth Services; however only those requested for an interview will be contacted by a representative of Pioneer Youth Services




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