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Child and youth worker/ Developmental services worker

Child and youth worker/ Developmental services worker

Posted on August 08, 2018
Located in Barrie
Job Description 

Child and Youth Work / Direct Support Worker / Developmental Support Worker


*Availability sought: Weekday and weekend daytime, evening and overnight.
Location: Simcoe County area

*Interviews to be held in the Barrie area on the 16th of August at Hampton Inn located on 74 Bryne Drive, Barrie, ON 

Call 416 367-5968 to request for a time slot for interviews should you possess the required qualifications to be an associate at wm+a


wm + a provides individualized and specialized behaviour-based services to individuals with complex (special) needs. We are looking for skilled and professional CYW/CYC/direct support workers, to join our network of independent contractors. wm + a services are available throughout Southwestern Ontario with a focus on complex needs supports. We are known for professional development opportunities made available to our associates.



  • Providing individualized and/or crisis supports to children, youth and adults diagnosed with ASD (autism), Mental Health disorder or Dual Diagnosis
  • Implementing client specific goals and ISP/BSP; teaching based on principals of ABA and other evidence based practices
  • Working in diverse settings: schools/day programs, group homes, hospitals, private homes, and the community at large
  • Collection and management of data and daily documentation relevant to the clients’ specific programs and goals

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Community college diploma or university degree in a relevant discipline (CYW,DSW, BA, BST, etc;)
  • Extensive experience working with individuals diagnosed with ASD (autism), Mental Health disorders or Dual Diagnosis
  • Strong work history in 1:1 capacity with complex special needs population (with behavioural challenges).
  • Ability to work independently following a client BSP
  • Knowledge of the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis/data collection an asset
  • Flexible availability and geographic range
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening required; we can use your current VPC if completed within the last 6 months
  • Crisis training (CPI, UMAB, SMG) and Valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level C required for active status

To apply directly to wm+a for this position, please go to and click the "CYW / Direct Support Worker" link.


At wm + a we make a difference.

Job requirements: 
Ability to work shifts
Bachelors degree
SSW, DSW, CYW, Degree in Psychology or social work
Soft skills: 
Ability to work well in a fast-paced setting
De-escalation and problem solving, behaviour management, assist with lifeskills
Term of employment: 
By email: 
By fax: 
+1 (416) 367-5968
Position Level: