Youth Services Officer ID: 60771

Deadline Date: 2019/1/20

Location: Thunder Bay 

The Youth Services Officer position will provide you with an opportunity to work with an employer that promotes diversity while you support and deliver programs and services in custody/detention facilities intended to keep youth active and engaged, focus on specific risks and needs of youth related to reoffending, teach new skills, keep youth safe, resolve conflict and help youth make better choices upon their return to the community.

Posting Date:
 Thunder Bay
 2435 Hwy 61
Start Date:
 $28.90 - $36.54 Per Hour*
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Varied
- Perform a full range of duties related to the supervision and case management of youth on an assigned shift utilizing a relationship custody/cognitive learning behavioural approach
- Identify and participate in the provision of appropriate structured rehabilitative programs and services for a diverse population of youth
- Ensure the safety and security of youth, staff, youth centre and community.
- You have successfully completed post-secondary education from a college/university of recognized standing in a related field with emphasis in behaviour management, adolescent development, and knowledge of family group dynamics, plus one year of recent relevant work experience OR a recognized secondary school diploma with supplementary courses in human behaviour plus three years of recent relevant work experience
- Valid Emergency First Aid and CPR (level C)/AED Certificates
- Various sociological issues impacting on youth
- Case management and group work principles and techniques and gender responsive therapeutic programming, and treatment approaches
- Mental health and behavioural disorders, abnormal and deviant psychology, symptoms and causes of deviant behaviour, and cognitive behavioural intervention-philosophy and techniques, as well as, knowledge and understanding of youth/adolescent development
- Various youth justice related legislation (i.e. Youth Criminal Justice Act, Child, Youth and Family Services Act, Human Rights Code).
- Advanced communication skills
- Written, verbal and non-verbal, and interpersonal skills
- Good interviewing, coaching and counselling skills
- Able to build positive relationships with youth
- Facilitation and team building skills
- Analytical, interpretive, reasoning and problem-solving skills
- Computer skills to operate various business software and operational systems
Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:
***Applying for a Youth Services Officer position***: Incomplete applications will be rejected.
For the purposes of this posting we do not accept resumes and cover letters. In order to apply, please fill out the YSO Application.
Click the following link to access the form: Application Link:
After completing the application, please submit the form using ONE of the following methods:
By email:
By fax: (905) 826-1707
By mail: Youth Services Officer Recruitment Youth Justice Division Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services 6711 Mississauga Road, Suite 700 Mississauga, Ontario L5N 2W3 Incomplete applications will be rejected.

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Careers Team7
Position Title:
 Talent Assistant
Company Name:
 Ontario Public Service
Postal Code:
 M2M 4K5
 (416) 3264139
Web Address:

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