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JOB POSTING #1882-24



Youth Justice Worker



Full-time contract (35 hours per week) ending March 29, 2025 with possibility of extension



Bracebridge, ON



Minimum $25.87 to maximum $31.47 per hour; Salary commensurate with education and experience



Friday, May 24, 2024 – noon



Hands is working to create a better day today and tomorrow for our clients, families, and communities. We are dedicated to improving the life experiences of families, children, youth and adults with mental health concerns or a developmental disability, by providing them with help and support in facing and working through social, emotional, behavioural, physical, and developmental difficulties.

Our professional team helps more than 11,000 individuals in North Bay, Nipissing, Muskoka, Parry Sound, Timmins, and Northern Ontario each year. We provide quality clinical, navigation and professional support in the areas of autism, behavioural, developmental, mental health, and rehabilitative services.



The Youth Justice Worker (YJW) will establish linkages between individual youth and community-based services to divert youth with serious mental health needs and in conflict with the law. The YJW will coordinate youth justice committees for youth in conflict with the law who have been referred by police, crown, judge, or probation as outlined by the Ministry. The YJW will establish and maintain professional working relationships with community stakeholders.



·         Three (3) year Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology, Psychology, Social Sciences or Social Work

·         Minimum of one (1) year of related work experience

·         Experience working with youth with complex needs

·         Understanding of police and court processes, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and criminal code legislation

·         Knowledge of relevant local resources available to clients and their families

·         Excellent time management, communication, and interpersonal skills

·         Demonstrated commitment to workplace health and safety, with a willingness to contribute and lead in the culture of safety and prevention of adverse health events for clients and their families/caregivers, colleagues, other community members and yourself

·         Demonstrate ability and commitment to maintain confidentiality

·         Successful applicants will be required to provide:

  • proof of eligibility to work in Canada
  • a valid class G Ontario driver’s licence and use of a reliable motor vehicle; insurability on Agency vehicle insurance policy
  • clear Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search
  • ·         Preference will be given to bilingual (French/English) candidates



Hands is an equal opportunity employer and we value the importance of diversity, dignity and worth of every individual in the workplace. Hands offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by Hands regarding a job opportunity, please advise prior to the interview if you require accommodation.

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please forward your resume and cover letter, quoting competition #1882-24, to:

Human Resources Department


391 Oak Street East

North Bay, Ontario P1B 1A3

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