Transitional Worker

Full time | September-June (10 months); 35 hours per week

Salary Range: $65,000 to 77,000 based on experience

Jewish Family and Child Service is a multi-service, client-centered, family service agency and a Children’s Aid Society.  We support the healthy development of individuals, children, families, and communities through prevention, protection, counselling, and education and advocacy services, within the context of Jewish values. 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 Transitional Worker to provide direct services, within an effective treatment program, to adolescents during the school year at the JDD Adolescent Centre. The JDD Adolescent Centre is a children’s mental health centre that provides support to youth with educational, emotional and/or behavioural challenges. The Transitional Worker provides counselling support and treatment to selected adolescents, either currently attending or having graduated from the JDD.


The successful candidate will:​​

  • Provide direct and relevant services to selected students who struggle with social, emotional, behavioural and/or learning difficulties in conjunction with the JDD team.

  • Counsel and coach selected youths on a regular basis.

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

  • 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 appropriate transportation for students as needed; this may include bus schedules, taxis, and parent calls for pickups

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

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

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

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

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • CYW or equivalent post-secondary diploma/degree

  • 3 years’ experience as a CYW in in a Day Treatment Program 

  • 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 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 interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.