Psychiatric Crisis Worker

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Youthdale Treatment centres
  • Child & Youth Worker
Contract - Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Experienced (Non-manager)$40,000 - 47,5002019-01-252019-03-26


Psychiatric Crisis Workers work on the inpatient units and are an integral part of Youthdale’s interdisciplinary team.

Youthdale’s inpatient units operate on a 24/7 basis and thus shift work, including nights and weekends is required.

The focus is to ensure a safe and therapeutic environment for clients, while adhering to Youthdale’s policies and procedures and guidelines established by the Ministry of Children and Youth (MCYS) and the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (MOH)



Reports directly to: Charge Person, Unit Manager

Supervised by: Charge Person, Unit Manager

Supervises: Child and Youth work student if applicable


Works closely with the following:

  • Internal contacts: clients, Charge Person, Unit Managers, Crisis Support Team, Doctor’s, teachers, art therapists, etc.
  • External contacts: Client’s Family, community and child welfare agencies, lawyers, advocates, etc.



  • Involved in all aspects of the client’s treatment, including the development and implementation of programming to address clinical needs.
  • Ensures all forms of documentation are accurate and complete.
  • Teaches basic life, coping, and social skills.
  • Sets routines and limits- maintains a safe and predictable environment.
  • Facilitates therapeutic family meetings.
  • Assists the TDSB teachers during education periods in section 23 classroom
  • Co-facilitates peer therapy group and other programming that gears expectations to the client’s abilities
  • Through the use of Safe Management Crisis Intervention, maintain the safety of clients, staff and the environment
  • Is knowledgeable of and adheres to Youthdale’s policies and procedures
  • May be asked to take on a charge role/responsibility.



A degree or diploma in Child and Youth Work, Social Work, Psychology or relevant field is required. Experience working with children or youth in a mental health setting is preferred.

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