youturn – Youth Support Services

Is currently seeking a Community Support Team Worker (CST)


youturn – Youth Support Services provides best practice based interventions to high risk youth in conflict with the law and their families; with the goal of improving personal competencies, strengthening families, reducing recidivism and promoting a safer community. Our head office is located in Ottawa.

Position Type: Part-Time, 21 hours/week, One Year Contract

Posting Type: Internal/External Posting

Experience: Minimum 3 years working with youth

Date Ad Posted:  February 23, 2018

Applications Deadline:  March 12, 2018

Job Region: Eastern Ontario (Renfrew County)

Salary Range: Pro-rated on $44,000-$53,000


Preference will be given to applicants residing in Renfrew County.


  • Assess client and family needs through interviews, collection of information, administering psychometric instruments, scoring, and interpreting results
  • Develop appropriate Initial Assessments and Intervention Plans which identifies specific client goals
  • Using intervention strategies consistent with program design, provide direct individual or family counselling
  • Adhere to the philosophy “youth do well if they can” the worker will work within a Collaborative Problem Solving framework
  • Assess client and family needs through interviews and collection of information
  • Develop individualized goal plans and target interventions areas to work together with youth and their supporters to facilitate transition to independence.
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of available community services both within the youth and adult systems, and coordinate appropriate referrals to community resources as required
  • Using intervention strategies consistent with program design, provide direct individual or family counselling in the areas of healthy relationships; employment; housing; life skills; education; financial literacy; mental health; anger management; peer relations
  • Participation in program development as required
  • Development and facilitation of groups
  • Participation in community networking, knowledge exchange and interagency collaboration
  • Maintain flexible working hours, and provide on call services as required
  • Data collection, and participation in program evaluation



  • A CYW diploma or a bachelor’s degree in social work, counselling or related field
  • Minimum 3 years (preference for) working with high-risk youth in conflict with the law
  • Skill and knowledge in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Social Ecological Theory and Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Criminal reference check including vulnerable sector is required.
  • Access to a vehicle to use for work and a valid driver’s licence.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken French and English is preferred.
  • Ability to establish a home office


youturn-Youth Support Services values diversity.  We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community.   Accommodation will be made available for applicants with a disability throughout the hiring process.  Applicants must make their needs known in advance.


Please submit your curriculum vitae and a cover letter by email to:

 Human Resources                                                                                

               youturn – Youth Support Services


For more information visit: http://www.youturn.ca


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