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Youth Support Worker

May 12, 20200

Employment OpportunityTAY (Youth) Support Worker


Community Living Thunder Bay has a vision in which all citizens of Thunder Bay enjoy equal rights, freedoms, and opportunities; where all people are valued for their contributions, opinions, and individuality within a community. Our role in achieving this vision is to advocate, support and provide services for people with a developmental disability and their families. Community Living Thunder Bay invites applications from individuals who are interested in working as a Casual Youth Support Worker (TAY).

Under the direction of the Team Leader and Case Manager, Support Workers for Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) will support young adults aged 18+ in a variety of settings. These positions will work directly supporting the individuals to live the lives they choose.


  • To support/facilitate young adults (18+) with a developmental disability in developing lifestyles and skills which will help them during their transition into adult independence;
  • To provide guidance and be a role model as individuals are learning to live independently as adults;
  • Advocate for and support individuals as they work towards their personal goals, and assist them in accessing required services within the community;
  • To provide support to those with dual diagnosis mental health conditions and/or addiction without the interference of personal biases;
  • To support/facilitate individuals in various areas such as household chores, meal preparation, finance management, community involvement, and developing harm reduction and decision making skills;
  • Be an active member of the support team as part of a cohesive teamwork model, and be committed to regularly attending team meetings.

Important skills and interests that you should possess for a position with Transitional Aged Youth

  • Knowledge about FASD, mental illness, addictions, and dual diagnosis
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to a fast paced and regularly changing work environment
  • Sound judgement and decision making
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Attachment Theory
  • Familiarity with ACES research (Adverse Childhood Experiences)
  • Crisis management / crisis response
  • Excellent verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills, along with basic computer literacy
  • Interest in actively participating in the community and ability to network with community resources
  • The ability to effectively interact with staff, families, supervisors, and other people and/or agencies
  • Understanding & belief in the abilities of individuals who have a developmental disability, a commitment to our values, and a caring personality


  • Secondary school diploma or equivalent;
  • A diploma in the field of developmental or social services is preferred; however, we offer on-the-job skills training for those entering the field for the first time;
  • Current Standard First Aid & CPR Certification;
  • Ability to obtain a clear vulnerable sector criminal records check (PVSC);
  • Valid G2 or better driver’s license and access to a vehicle with valid insurance;
  • COVID-19 Vaccine: As per our policy, Support Workers for CLTB must provide proof of full vaccination upon hiring, unless they are unable as per a protected ground in the Human Rights Code.

What We Offer

  • A career that is meaningful and challenging;
  • Flexible work hours that work with your life;
  • A starting wage of $21.48/hour ($18.48/hr + $3.00/hr wage enhancement)

To apply for this position please submit resume and external employment application form including three references to Human Resources via email, fax, or mail. Please quote “TAY” in your application.



Email:      Fax: 807-622-8528         Mail: 1501 Dease St, Thunder Bay, ON, P7C 5H3

We thank all candidates in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you would like more details regarding the position, please contact  Human Resources at 807-622-1099.

Community Living Thunder Bay values diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from diverse candidates. It is our policy to consider all applicants, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, family status, neurodiversity, or disability. Community Living Thunder Bay is committed to providing accommodations which can be arranged throughout the recruitment and selection process by contacting Human Resources.

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