The relief worker is responsible for therapeutic support services to children and youth, and their foster families. The relief worker may provide support both within the foster home, and in the community. Foster homes are located in Ottawa and the surrounding areas (Perth, Kemptville) Applicants must have a valid drivers license and access to reliable vehicle as they are expected to travel to individual foster homes to take the children/ youth into the community.
This job is fit for you:
You are committed to vulnerable children and adolescents, challenged with some very tough issues. You have an understanding of impacts trauma. You are ready to spring to action if/ when a crisis arises. Are able to develop relationships and are good working as a team. Willing to work some evenings and weekends. Able to represent the company in a professional manner.
Have experience with working with children. Diplomas in field are an asset. Having behaviour management with difficult youth. Knowledge of community resources/ services and ability to plan outings. Flexible with an ability to easily adjust to change in schedule, location or responsibilities.
This position has the potential to move to a permanent full-time position for the right applicants.