Child & Youth Worker

10 month contract; September-June

Salary: $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. 196 Keewatin Avenue. 

The Jerome D. Diamond (JDD) Adolescent Centre, a branch of Jewish Family and Child Service is looking for a Child & Youth Worker (CYW) 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.  


  • Provide direct treatment (care, coaching and counselling) and relevant programming services to youth on a daily basis in conjunction with the JDD team

  • Develop, implement, review and monitor the treatment plans for the youth in conjunction with the team and family.

  • Support and advocate on behalf of clients to ensure they have access to services within the Agency and in the community.

  • Plan and participate in activity/recreation based programing and physical education such as yoga, art therapy, cooking, CBT etc. 

  • Supervise and assists students during non-academic instructional time, e.g., recess, lunch, bus loading/unloading, therapeutic recreation, etc. 

  • Ensure the physical facilities of the program are maintained in accordance with the accepted agency standards and the norms of health and safety.

  • Assists with special events (religious observances, Graduation, celebrations, etc.) as they come up.

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

  • Liaise, communicate and coordinate a collaborative working relationship with internal and external professionals

  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • CYW or equivalent post-secondary diploma/degree

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

  • 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 and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds. Accommodations during all phases of the hire process will be made wherever possible. Please advise us if any 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.