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JOB POSTING #1796-23



Child and Youth Worker



Parry Sound, ON



Permanent full-time (35 hours per week)



Minimum $22.60 to maximum $28.23 per hour

Salary commensurate with education and experience



This posting will remain open until the position has been filled



Hands is an organization 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 Child and Youth Worker (CYW) implements Treatment Plan recommendations by providing direct mental health services to clients and their families in home, school, and community settings.



·         Child and Youth Worker, Social Service Worker, Recreation Therapy, Community and Justice Services, or Addiction and Mental Health diploma

·         One (1) year direct or two (2) years related work experience

·         Knowledge and experience working with children/adolescents and their mental health issues

·         Knowledge and experience with child management techniques

·         Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work within a team

·         Outdoors and recreation experience an asset

·         Current First Aid and CPR Certificates considered an asset

·         Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) training would be considered an asset

·         Excellent computer skills and proficiency in a variety of software packages

·         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

·         Demonstrates professionalism in dealing with highly confidential information and situations

·         Successful applicants will be required to provide:

o    Proof of eligibility to work in Canada

o    A valid Ontario driver’s licence and use of a reliable motor vehicle; insurability on Agency vehicle insurance policy

o    Clear Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search

·         Preference will be given to bilingual (French/English) candidates


As a condition of employment, successful candidates are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Hands will engage in reasonable workplace accommodation, short of undue hardship, for any successful candidate who has a documented exemption under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hands’ COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and associated Procedures can be found on our website:



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 #1796-23, to:

Human Resources Department


391 Oak Street East

North Bay, Ontario P1B 1A3

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