RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM-EAST METRO YOUTH SERVICES (EMYS)
ADMISSION HOME FOR CHILD WELFARE
Full time position
Internal and External Posting
East Metro Youth Services, a progressive, accredited mental health centre for adolescents located in East Toronto, is
inviting applications for the position of Residential Supervisor in our Admission Home for Child Welfare. Flexible
work schedule required.
EMYS requires a residential supervisor to manage the Operation of the Ellesmere Admission Home which provides
24 hour interim care for the purpose of protection, assessment and placement to high need youth with complex issues
who cannot cope with or be cared for safely in a parental setting.
Supervising the clinical and physical operation of the Ellesmere Admission Home by ensuring effective staff to child
ratios and shift scheduling; coordinating individual and group programming for youth including arranging for team
meetings, ensuring proper assessments are undertaken and placement recommendations are made, ensuring 24 hour
emergency response is available;
Providing effective supervision of all staff working at the residence including selection, orientation, evaluation and
Ensuring cost effective administration of the financial and material operation of the Home;
Developing and modifying internal programs, policies and procedures to address specific needs of the Home and the
youth it serves, e.g. ensuring staff are trained in crisis intervention techniques, developing or adapting in-house, school
job search, life skills and student placement program;
Ensure quality assurance processes are implemented to achieve positive outcomes for youth and families served.
Skills and Knowledge Required:
Child and Youth Worker Diploma and/or related Bachelor degree and at least 5 years of directly related experience
Eligible for certification/membership in relevant professional association
A sound relevant understanding of the Child and Family Services Act; Youth Criminal Justice Act; Child Welfare
Standards; relevant sections of the Health and Safety Act;
Good knowledge of child management, program management and child development;
Demonstrated supervisory and team building skills to ensure the effective operation of the Home and maximize the
capabilities of the staff;
Crisis management skills to address difficult and critical problems;
Good communication skills both verbal and written to relate to staff, draft memoranda, procedures etc.
Organization and administrative skills.
In accordance with the agency’s employment equity plan we are particularly interested in encouraging applicants
from diverse ethno-racial backgrounds and/or from the gay and lesbian communities.
Application Deadline: May 25th, 2012
(Only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.)
No phone calls please. Submit applications to: