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If you’re interested in a career investing in the lives of others, we would love you to apply for one of our open positions below.

The Youth Care Worker is responsible for providing day-to-day support and supervision to male youth in a Secure Custody/Detention facility.  The Youth Care Worker will engage in appropriate behaviour interventions and will actively participate in providing an effective, supportive, and respectful care system for the youth in custody/detention.

 

We currently have an opening for a Relief and Part-Time Youth Care Worker to start as soon as possible.

 

For further information regarding this position and to apply for the position, please visit https://ray-of-hope.breezy.hr.

 

We thank you for your interest in this position, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. These positions are part of a bargaining unit. Therefore, preference in the selection process for this position may be given to applicants in the bargaining unit (USW, Local 838). If you have any questions about this, please contact Lisa Haller at 519-503-4462 or at lhaller@rayofhope.net.

 

In accordance with the AODA, accommodations and information regarding all parts of the recruitment process are readily available. If you require accommodations or information, please contact Human Resources by email at hr@rayofhope.net or by phone at 519-503-4462.

Ray of Hope is seeking a full-time Facilities Coordinator to join our team as soon as possible.

Overview: The Facilities Coordinator II is in charge of the care and upkeep of all Ray of Hope properties in the downtown Kitchener Area. The Coordinator will work in conjunction with the program managers in the buildings for the uninterrupted delivery of services while maintaining those buildings.  The Facilities Coordinator II will also support other program areas through assisting in deliveries and picking up supplies.

For further information regarding or to apply to this position, please visit https://ray-of-hope.breezy.hr.

 

This position will remain posted until at least April 2nd  at 4:00 p.m.  We thank you for your interest in this position, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you have any questions about this, please contact Lisa Haller at 519-578-8018 ext. 223 or at lhaller@rayofhope.net.

 

In accordance with the AODA, accommodations and information regarding all parts of the recruitment process are readily available. If you require accommodations or information, please contact Human Resources by email at hr@rayofhope.net or by phone at 519-578-8018 ext. 223.

Funded through the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Ray of Hope operates a Secure Custody/Detention program which serves male youth who have been in conflict with law.

Through our program, we offer a safe place for young men who have committed serious crimes to complete their court appointed sentences. Through creating an environment where we commit to growth, act responsibility, keep integrity, and engage respectfully, we teach the youth skills so that they can contribute to their community in a positive way, and decrease the likelihood of re-offending.

Ray of Hope is currently seeking a full-time Shift Supervisor for the Youth Justice Services department (Secure Custody) to start as soon as possible.  Shift Schedule will include 12 hour shifts in a Front-End or Back End of Week Schedule.

 

Overview: Under the direction of the Program Director and working collaboratively with the other Shift Supervisors, the Shift Supervisor up holds, supports and implements Ray of Hope philosophies, its mandate and its ministry to young persons who have been in conflict with the law, through the professional application of the organization’s programs, policies and procedures.  The Shift Supervisor manages the day to day operations and supervises residential programs, while supporting and providing formal supervision to staff and encouraging programming that addresses resident’s individual needs. The Shift Supervisor is also responsible for completing administrative duties and maintaining administrative records for all residential programs. The Shift Supervisor will implement the performance management system for their assigned group of staff.  The Shift Supervisor may be assigned a specialized area of supporting and overseeing scheduling, programming and/or training.

 

For further information regarding or to apply to this position, please visit https://ray-of-hope.breezy.hr

 

This position will remain posted until at least April 2nd at 4:00 p.m.  We thank you for your interest in this position, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you have any questions about this, please contact Lisa Haller at 519-578-8018 ext. 223 or at lhaller@rayofhope.net.

 

In accordance with the AODA, accommodations and information regarding all parts of the recruitment process are readily available. If you require accommodations or information, please contact Human Resources by email at hr@rayofhope.net or by phone at 519-578-8018 ext. 223.

Interested in exploring your career options and building your resume with most work experience? Curious about improving your resume and cover letter and learning how to network with local employers to improve your chances of getting hired? Currently out of school and not quite ready to go to post-secondary?

Consider applying to Ray of Hope’s PAID $$$ Youth Work Experience Program.

Qualifications/ Requirements

  • Between the ages of 15-29 years old- Unemployed or working less than 15 hours/ week.
  • Self-motivated with a proven track record of great attendance at school or work.
  • Able to commit to a 26 week (6 month) full-time training program.

More Information About Our Paid Training Program:

If you meet the criteria above, consider applying for our Youth Work Experience Program, where you can earn money while gaining knowledge and work experience.

Our Federal Training Program is a 26-weeks long. During this time, you will complete:

  • 6 Weeks of Workshop Training: Receive career counseling, uncover your skills & strengths, learn to write resumes, cover letters and master those interviews. Earn certifications in Safe Food Handling, Smart Serve and more.
  • 10 Weeks of Internal Work placement: Complete a work placement at our Morning Glory cafe’s where you will work in Catering or a Café. Learn transferable job skills.
  • 10 Weeks of External Work Placement: Complete job placement with an employer which interests you, whether that be in retail, hospitality or a skilled trade! Interested in exploring your career options and building your resume with most work experience? Curious about improving your resume and cover letter and learning how to network with local employers to improve your chances of getting hired? Currently out of school and not quite ready to go to post-secondary?
    Consider applying to Ray of Hope’s PAID $$$ Youth Work Experience Program.

Hours/ Compensation:

You will earn $14.25/hour during this training program. The program is 35 hours/ week for 26 weeks. Applicants cannot be enrolled in secondary or post-secondary schooling.

Application Instructions

The program start-date is May 10th, 2021

Please apply with your resume, no later than April 15th, 2021

Please contact Rebecca Scholl – Employment Counselor/ Job Developer through this application if you’d like to learn more.

Only those selected will be contacted for a phone interview, followed by an in-person interview.

A valid photo I.D. and SIN# are required for the interview process.

Ray of Hope is currently seeking a Café/Catering Service Member for our Youth Employment Program at the Morning Glory locations.

The Café/Catering Service Member is responsible for supporting and providing assistance to the Café/Catering Supervisor to ensure the Café/Catering Centre is efficiently and effectively operated. S/he will lead the preparation of high-quality food in a timely, efficient, sanitary and consistent manner. They will follow the preparation guidelines for the pre-determined menu and special items, ensuring customer satisfaction. The Café/Catering Service Member will provide superior customer service and ensure that customers are served in a timely manner and orders are processed accurately as required. The Café/Catering Service Member will work in a fast-pace, high-pressure work environment to meet the demands of our customers. They will provide support in deliveries and picking up supplies. The individual successful in this position will also work closely with and support in training and skill development for our Youth Employment Program participants, all of whom have encountered barriers to employment.

Competencies:

In order to be successful in this position, candidates must uphold, support, and implement Ray of Hope’s Mission, Vision and Actions in addition to the following competencies:

š Caring š Self-control š Customer Service š Initiative š Integrity š Teamwork š Adaptable š Communication š

Qualifications:

  • Completion of High-School Diploma or GED and completion of a culinary program is an asset.
  • Valid G Class Driver’s License (3-Year Driving Record Search required)
  • Previous experience in a food preparation position and previous Customer service experience is an asset.

Hours:

  • This position will be regularly scheduled to work 20 hours per week based on program needs. Hours of work will be typically Monday through Friday during the daytime.

Requirements:

  • Police Records Check, including a screening with the vulnerable sector.
  • Must be able to lift/transport up to 50 pounds on occasion.

 

Application:

For further information regarding or to apply to this position, please visit https://ray-of-hope.breezy.hr

This posting will remain active until the position is filled. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For a complete job description, please contact Human Resources.

In accordance with the AODA, accommodations and information regarding all parts of the recruitment process (including hiring practices, retention, and career development for employees) are readily available. If you require accommodations or information, please contact Human Resources via your application.

Through our mission of demonstrating the love of Christ by investing in people, inspiring hope, and transforming loves, we provide life-changing services to those in need. We operate four different areas of service including Community Support, Youth Justice, Youth Employment and Youth Addiction.

We are looking for a Full-Time Human Resources Associate to join our administration team for a 15-month contract.

Overview of the Position:

The HR Associate will support the Director of Human Resources in day-to-day activities of a fast-paced human resources department, as well as participate in human resources projects as required. They will complete administrative duties such as data entry and filing, complete special projects and programs, support the full-cycle recruitment process and assist in managing employee relations.

Qualifications:

To be successful in this role, the successful candidate will display integrity, compassion, respect, professionalism, engagement, and reliability. The successful candidate will be adaptable, have excellent communication skills, place importance on personal development, be willing to take initiative, be organized, work well as a team member and display service orientation.

Education:

  • Completion of post-secondary education in Human Resources

Skills/Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of human resources management practices
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize work, sometimes with conflicting priorities.
  • Proficient skill in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, Intermediate Skill in Microsoft Excel and Outlook and working knowledge of Microsoft Access.

Application:

For further information regarding or to apply to this position, please visit https://ray-of-hope.breezy.hr

This job posting is a general overview of job requirements and expectations and is not meant to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities. For a complete job description, please contact Human Resources.

In accordance with the AODA, accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. If you require accommodations, please contact Human Resources through responding to this ad or by phone at 519-578-8018 ext. 223.

Ray of Hope is a registered Christian Charity and we provide life-changing services to people in need through our four different program areas. Together, we demonstrate the love of Christ, to all who walk in our door, by building relationships and meeting people’s needs for food, warmth, safety, and social interaction in a respectful manner.

We are looking for a Part-Time Janitor to join our Community Centre team as soon as possible.

The Janitor is to ensure that the facility is kept clean and hygienic in all aspects of the program. The janitor will ensure that all supplies are topped up and ready for use by groups and/or volunteers. Any cleaning tasks left undone by volunteers are to be completed by the janitor, ensuring that the Community Centre and other assigned areas are left in a presentable fashion. This position may be required to prepare for and clean up after special events and public forums as scheduled.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Ensure dining room is swept and mopped daily
  • Ensure washrooms are clean and sanitary
  • Clean and set up program rooms, as necessary
  • Manage the upkeep up routine traffic areas, including washing walls as needed
  • General cleanup of office areas
  • Complete weekly cleaning tasks
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and notify purchaser as supplies are needed
  • Complete other tasks as may be assigned.

Competencies:

In order to be successful in this position, candidates must uphold, support, and implement Ray of Hope’s Mission, Vision and Core Values in addition to the following competencies:

  • Planning and organization
  • Service Orientation
  • Results Orientation
  • Initiative
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving

Qualifications:

  • Previous janitorial work experience is an asset
  • Ability to use detergents and chemicals in a safe way as outlined in WHMIS training
  • Ability to understand occupational health and safety regulations as it relates to janitorial duties and use of cleaning products.

Requirements:

  • Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Medical Fitness Form to confirm fitness to perform physical demands of the position

Working Conditions:

  • Relaxed work atmosphere
  • This position will require the incumbent to be standing the majority of the time.
  • Frequent bending, twisting, crouching
  • Occasional heavy lifting with or without use of device
  • Could work directly with individuals who may be marginalized, disadvantaged or homeless and who may be displaying addictions or mental health challenges while completing community service hours.

This position will be scheduled for approximately 15 hours per week, Monday through Friday from 7am to 10am.

For further information regarding or to apply to this position, please visit https://ray-of-hope.breezy.hr

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

In accordance with the AODA, accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. If you require accommodations, please contact Human Resources and submit your requests with your application.

Funded through the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Ray of Hope operates a Secure Custody/Detention program which serves male youth who have been in conflict with law.

Through our program, we offer a safe place for young men who have committed serious crimes to complete their court appointed sentences. Through creating an environment where we commit to growth, act responsibility, keep integrity, and engage respectfully, we teach the youth skills so that they can contribute to their community to their community in a positive way, and decrease the likelihood of re-offending.

Ray of Hope – Secure is currently hiring for a full time youth care worker to start as soon as possible. The shift schedule is to be determined, but is likely to include afternoons or overnights.

Description:

The Youth Care Worker is responsible for providing the day-to-day support and supervision to male youth in a Secure Custody facility. The Youth Care Worker will engage in appropriate behaviour interventions and will actively participate in providing an effective, supportive, and respectful care system for the youth in custody. The Youth Care Worker may be assigned case management responsibilities and be assigned as the designated staff in charge.

Requirements:

  • Education: Completed Post Secondary education in a related field (i.e. CYW, BSW, SSW, psychology, sociology) or equivalent experience.
  • Experience: 2 – 5 years experience working within youth justice or similar working environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant law.
  • Current Standard First Aid, UMAB certification and a valid, unrestricted driver’s license.

Values and Competencies:

In order to be successful in this position the incumbent must display integrity, compassion, respect, professionalism, engagement, and reliability. The incumbent must also display the following competencies:

š Problem Solving š Decision Making š Adaptability š Communication š Planning and Organizing š Developing Others š Teamwork š Conflict Management š Critical Thinking š

For further information regarding or to apply to this position, please visit https://ray-of-hope.breezy.hrWe thank you for your interest in this position, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is a part of a bargaining unit. Therefore, preference in the selection process for this position shall be given to applicants in the bargaining unit (USW, Local 838). If you have any questions about this position or would like a complete job descriptions, please contact HR via this application.

In accordance with the AODA, accommodations and information regarding all parts of the recruitment process are readily available. If you require accommodations or information, please contact HR via this application.

Funded through the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Ray of Hope operates a Secure Custody/Detention program which serves male youth who have been in conflict with law.

Through our program, we offer a safe place for young men who have committed serious crimes to complete their court appointed sentences. Through creating an environment where we commit to growth, act responsibility, keep integrity, and engage respectfully, we teach the youth skills so that they can contribute to their community to their community in a positive way, and decrease the likelihood of re-offending.

We are currently hiring for a full-time Social Worker to start as soon as possible.

Under the general supervision of the Program Director, the Social Worker provides individual, group and family counselling and evidence-based rehabilitative programs to address the mental health and emotional issues of the youth. The Social Worker is the Case Coordinator which includes completing clinical reports for casework and case file review with youth care workers. The Social Worker will provide guidance and support for the Youth Care Worker in the development of crisis management strategies for individual young persons.

Values and Competencies:

In order to be successful in this position, incumbents must uphold, support, and implement Ray of Hope’s Mission, Vision and Core Values. The incumbent must display integrity, compassion, respect, professionalism, engagement, and reliability in addition to the following competencies:

  • Advocating for Others at a level where the incumbent uses complex influence strategies.
  • Communication at a level where the incumbent strategically communicates for maximum results and communicates complex messages.
  • Continuous Learning and Self Development at a level where the incumbent expands their ability to learn by regularly upgrading your skills and increasing knowledge.
  • Critical Thinking at a level where the incumbent analyzes the internal and external environment in order to identify current and future opportunities, challenges and risks.
  • Empathy at a level where the incumbent understands emotional components behind complex situations.
  • Planning and Organization at a level where the incumbent develops and oversees multiple plans for internal groups and teams, anticipates risks and takes appropriate steps.
  • Problem solving at a level where the incumbent analyzes complex issues to develop approaches or solutions that are considered forward thinking or best practice.
  • Service Orientation at a level where the incumbent goes above and beyond regular expectations by offering added value.
  • Teamwork at a level where the incumbent shares ideas, concerns, and solutions with the team.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor of Social Work with completion of a clinical placement
  • Experience: 1-2 years’ experience working with at-risk youth. Previous clinical experience working with youth is preferred.
  • Certifications:
    • Must be and maintain accreditation as a Registered Social Worker (RSW) or equivalent.
    • Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behaviour (UMAB) Certificate (willing to train)
    • Standard First Aid Level-C CPR & AED or willingness to obtain prior to employment
    • ASIST training (willing to train if needed)
  • ● Skills/Abilities:
    • Specific counselling modalities and demonstrated ability: Cognitive Behaviour Interventions, Solution Focused Brief Therapy Interventions, Dialectical Behaviour Interventions
    • Familiar with policies of Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services – Youth Justice Services, as well as applicable legislation governing (Child, Youth and Family Services Act, Youth Criminal Justice Act)
    • Proficient in reading, writing, speaking and comprehension in the English language.

Requirements:

  • Pre-Employment Health Assessment Form including immunization record and fitness assessment
  • Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Valid, “G” or Class Driver’s license
  • Ministry of Transportation 3 year Ontario drivers abstract

For a complete job description, please contact Human Resources.

Hours of work for this position are typically Monday through Friday during daytime hours, but flexibility may be required based on program needs.

To apply for this position, please submit a Resume and Cover Letter to https://ray-of-hope.breezy.hr. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

In accordance with the AODA, accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. If you require accommodations, please contact Human Resources and submit your requests with your application.

For general career inquiries

In accordance with the AODA, accommodations and information regarding all parts of the recruitment process (including hiring practices, retention, and career development for employees) are readily available. If you require accommodations or information, please contact Human Resources by email at hr@rayofhope.net or by phone at 519-578-8018 ext. 228