Child & Youth Worker Assistant

Full time, 10 month contract, Sept-June

$58,000 to $66,000 based on experience


Jewish Family and Child Service is a multi-service, client-centered agency, and a Children’s Aid Society supporting the healthy development of individuals, children, and families. JF&CS offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including dental, vision, and health coverage, a Healthcare Spending Account, and a defined benefit pension plan. We offer ample vacation and sick days and are closed on most Jewish and all Statutory holidays. We are conveniently located at 196 Keewatin Ave in Toronto. 

The Jerome D. Diamond (JDD) Adolescent Centre, a branch of Jewish Family & Child Service is looking for a Child & Youth Worker Assistant to assist in providing direct services, within an effective treatment program, to adolescents during the school year.  The JDD Adolescent Centre is a children’s mental health centre that provides support to youth with educational, emotional and/or behavioural challenges.  This position is also responsible for administrative supports and coordination to ensure the day-to-day operation of the JDD Centre. 



  • Assists the CYW(s) in supporting the academic instruction of special needs students, including providing treatment (care, coaching and counselling) to youth on a daily basis.

  • Collaborates with CYW(s) in the development, implementation, reviewing, and monitoring of treatment plans for youth in conjunction with their family and JDD team.

  • Follows up on any attendance issues this includes tracking down and recording absence in accordance with TDSB’s Safe School Policy.

  • Assists in the planning and participates in activity/recreation based programing and physical education such as yoga, art therapy, cooking, CBT etc. This includes all aspects of planning for the program such as prepping and shopping for supplies for the programming.

  • Assists the CYW(s) in completing case reports, daily logs and other related documentation.

  • Maintains accurate and timely client related documentation for internal and external record keeping in accordance with professional standards, the Agency and Day Treatment Policy.

  • Performs a variety of administrative duties in support of the JDD’s programs, CYW’s and teachers, such as coordinating meetings, writing minutes, ordering office supplies, and general administrative duties.

  • Prepares various JDD related documentation such as information packages, admission documentation, back to school packages, holiday lists, etc.

  • Ensures the health and safety of all staff and student by adopting and adhering to health and safety guidelines.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • CYW or equivalent post-secondary diploma/degree

  • CYW experience in a Day Treatment Program would be considered an asset

  • Knowledge of community needs and resources

  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team

  • Strong administrative and organizational skills

  • Strong computer skills and within with Microsoft Office Package (Outlook, Excel and Word), databases, and client databases.

  • Comprehension of French or another language will be considered an asset


Jewish Family and Child Service is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. Accommodations during all phases of the hire process will be made wherever possible. Please advise us if any such accommodations are required. We thank all applicants for their application and interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.


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4600 Bathurst St | 1st Floor

Toronto, ON   M2R 3V3



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