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Nightwind Treatment Centre currently operates three inpatient treatment facilities for youth. We are trauma-informed and integrate indigenous healing into our treatment program. We are accredited by the Canadian Accreditation Council and we are proud to be dual licensed as a Residential Facility under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act, and a Residential Addiction Treatment Service under the Mental Health Services Protection Act.

Kihew House, Sturgeon County
• 9-bed, Rural Treatment Program for young women ages 12-18;
• Treatment program supporting abuse history, substance abuse, conflict;
• Trauma-informed care integrated into the program;
• Focus on indigenous cultural teachings and experiences as the foundation of our four-stage treatment which is aligned with the medicine wheel and seven sacred teachings.

Thunderbird Landing, Tawatinaw Valley
• 7-bed, Rural Co-Ed Receiving Program for youth ages 12-18;
• Receiving program for youth in preparation for... treatment;
• Trauma-informed care integrated into the program;
• Focus on healing and skill-building through agricultural programming, connecting with nature, outdoor education, and physical fitness activities.

Grandmother Turtle House, Westlock
• 4-bed, TSIL Program for young women 15-22;
• Transition to Semi-Independent Living program for stabilized young women;
• Trauma-informed care integrated into the program;
• Focus on daily living skills, school success, employment and transitioning to independent living.

Job Purpose

Job Purpose

Under direction of the Program Lead and Shift Supervisor, Youth Care Worker Assistants are responsible for learning how to maintain a healthy and safe routine for persons-served contributing to an effective treatment environment.

• Maintain the philosophy that “every child will do well if they can”
• Learning about a trauma informed approach by maintaining healthy relationships with colleagues and persons-served and the effective prevention and resolution of conflict

• Maintain a culture of learning, professional growth, trauma informed practice, cultural relevance and overall focus on healing and treatment for persons-served

Person-Served Support
• Learn about the NWTC Code of Conduct and Child and Youth Care Association Ethical guidelines and begin to apply these to job duties
• Be familiar with medication plans and learn about correct medication administration
• Complete pre and post shift debriefs along with colleagues
• Support staff with ensuring persons-served are maintaining a healthy routine including school, cultural activities/learning, education, treatment, recreation, life skills and sleep
• Support emotional health of persons-served by listening and developing a relationship of trust
• Promote safety in all activities of the program
• Assist staff with therapeutic activities including Alateen, smudging, grounding activities, stress reduction, conflict resolution, healthy relationships, group therapy and by maintaining an effective treatment environment
• Ensure that the program is clean and that persons-served are learning important life skills
• Assist staff with the consultation with persons-served on food preferences and support healthy meal planning, preparation and clean-up
• Engage in a special project with youth which engages them in the program and improves the therapeutic environment

Human Resources
• Ensure all mandatory training is current
• Ensure that personnel file is updated in accordance with legislation, contractual obligations, accreditation standards and NWTC Policy and Procedure

• Follow NWTC Policies and Procedures and supervisor direction regarding expenses and reporting of expenses including floats and managing receipts

Risk Management & Safety
• Report risks that may cause risk of harm to persons-served and/or staff
• Compliance with all safety procedures including the Emergency Response Plan

• Promote positivity and hopefulness with persons-served, colleagues, stakeholders and members of the public
• Maintain confidentiality and abide by the Oath of Confidentiality, NWTC Code of Conduct and the Child and Youth Care Association Ethical guidelines

• Knowledge and experience with indigenous culture
• Experience working with indigenous children and youth in care is essential
• Currently attending high school or post secondary institution


Apply - Youth Care Worker Assistant - Summer Position 2024 Canada