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Therapeutic Caregiver

Foster Family Coalition of the NWT
September 9, 2022
Yellowknife, NT
Job Type
  • $6,000/Month


This is a Group Home located in Yellowknife,NT. The position is for a 24/7 live-in adult that is the primary caregiver for up to 6 children, with the support of a Child & Youth worker. You will need an enthusiasm to work with children, to be easy to talk to, and a desire to make a difference.

Accommodations, utilities, and food are provided. This role is full time live in, and the individual must be available at all times to oversee the children. Part-time in-home assistance and respite care are also provided. Time off to be negotiated.


● Follow program set out by supervisor that would include a daily schedule ● Provide food for each child/youth at the minimum standard ● Ensure the accommodation gives adequate protection from the elements and conforms to health and safety regulations established by law. ● Ensure that each child/youth receives prompt medical care when required according to the guidelines provided by the Director of Child, Family and Community Wellness. ● Ensure that each child/youth receives prompt medical care when required according to the guidelines provided by the Director of Child, Family and Community Wellness.

● Notify the Child Protection Worker, or the supervisor (in case child protection worker is not available), or the on-call child protection worker (after hours) in the event of illness, accident, or other serious occurrences as soon as possible ● Ensure, to the best of ability, that each child's/youth's social and emotional needs are met ● Notify Manager in advance of any changes in living arrangements ● Report Manager, any significant emotional, physical, behavioral, or social changes with respect to the child/youth and provide a written report to the executive director accordingly. ● Receive Child Protection Worker and FFCNWT assigned employees when visiting the foster home facility with or without notice. ● Ensure that each child/youth attends all scheduled appointments ● Understand, support, and comply to each child/youth case plan providing the Child Protection Worker with feedback on the progress of the case plan ● Provide a weekly report to the Manager on each child/youth, their progress or any other information should be provided. ● Report all maintenance requirements, physical damage to the structure, replacement required for appliances (fridge, stove, washer/dryer, etc.), or replacement for furnishings to the executive director and confirm back when maintenance or replacement is done. ● Acquire pre-approval to all medical expenses of each child/youth that are not covered by the NWT Health Care Insurance or any other agency or plan


● Excellent communication skills and ability to motivate and work with others ● Experience working with children with physical, mental health and neurological diversity such as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Anxiety and Trauma. ● Must be extremely punctual and reliable ● Strong communication skills ● Strong organizational skills ● Willing to live in group home for the term ● Experience working with children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, a trauma background, and various behavioral needs ● Enthusiasm and desire to work with children and youth and make a positive impact on their life ● Knowledge of northern First Nations, Inuit, and Métis cultures


DOCUMENT CHECKLIST ●Drivers licence with clear driving and insurance history ● Vulnerable Sector check from the RCMP within the past year ● Child Protection Records Check (received from all territories, provinces, or countries you have lived in in the last 5 years) ● FFCNWT Oath of confidentiality ● Caregiver Discipline Agreement and Rules to Follow at the FFCNWT ● Confirmation of Safety Precautions

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