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Durham Family Court Clinic
Primary Job Category
Child & Youth Worker
Related Job Categories
Counselor: Individual
Position Type
Full Time
ON - Durham Region
Career level
Experienced (Non-manager)
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Child and Youth Worker


Durham Family Court Clinic (DFCC), an innovative, progressive charitable organization that is dedicated to fostering a healthy and safe community by enhancing & supporting the well-being of children, youth & families who have, or may have, involvement with the legal system, is seeking to fill the position of:



Full-time Position during Academic School Year

Start Date: August 21, 2017

The Collaborative Day Treatment Program (CDTP) provides a therapeutic environment for youth experiencing difficulty coping in the regular school system. Through individualized treatment and academic approaches, CDTP strives to establish a successful learning experience to promote the students’ knowledge, skills & values to enhance their life options.

CDTP receives referrals throughout the school year to 2 classrooms based at DFCC’s location in Oshawa. The Child and Youth Worker is part of a multi-disciplinary team and provides the treatment interventions to facilitate youth involvement in and benefit from formal education, including outreach and support to their family/caregivers. CDTP Child and Youth Workers are expected to meet the program’s Mission Statement of the Collaborative: "Through a multiple agency partnership and an integrated Classroom Model, provide a successful learning experience for youth that will promote their knowledge, skills and values and enhance their life options."


  • Community College Diploma/Certificate or undergraduate degree.
  • Proven experience working with youth who are at-risk and/or youth in conflict with the law, preferably in a classroom setting with several years’ experience in this field.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Work in partnership with Durham District School Board teachers to provide a treatment/educational program which enhances youth participation and success.
  • Actively communicate with caregivers and stakeholders to promote involvement in planning the youth's treatment and educational program.
  • In collaboration with the CDTP Team and the youth, develop and implement appropriate standards of behaviour and expectations and provide supervision as required.
  • Provide planned and ongoing individual counselling to the youth in cooperation with other counsellors and stakeholders as appropriate to assist youth in a treatment/academic setting to reach goals.
  • Document treatment plans in case management program and daily logs as directed.
  • Provide therapeutic programming that is integrated on a group and/or on a one to one basis that focuses on such areas as life skills, social skills, reintegration and anger management and that addresses the behavioural, emotional and social difficulties which contribute to criminal, antisocial and aggressive attitudes and behaviours.
  • Where appropriate plan/advocate for re-entry into mainstream community schools/classes and support caregivers in this effort and/or refer to appropriate alternative educational programs.
  • Plan and participate in appropriate educational outings with the students.
  • Provide support to and assist with Nutrition Program.
  • May mentor Community College placement students.

If you are interested in joining the dynamic team of highly qualified professionals at DFCC, who are dedicated to fostering a healthy, hopeful and safe community, please submit cover letter and resumé by Friday, August 4, 2017.

Durham Family Court Clinic (DFCC) is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, inclusivity and accessibility in employment and welcomes applications from all qualified persons.

We thank you for your interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. DFCC will make every effort to accommodate any needs of candidates through the hiring process. If contacted for an interview, please inform us if you require any accommodation through the hiring process.

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