Residential Child and Youth Worker

Roy Scafe

There is no such thing as a "typical" day when working with at risk teens in a residential facility. You have to come in prepared for everything and anything, from dealing with an emotional break down with one of the kids, to having to repair a broken sump pump, to cooking a meal for 6 people, and then unclogging a toilet before going out to shoot hoops with the kids... all in the same 8 hour time span.
Area   
Peace River (Area 10)

Shideh Manavipour

I work the graveyard shifts, the children I work with are usually awake throughout the night and need constant prompts to sleep.
Area   
Vancouver and Lower Mainland (area 3)

Monica Au Yeung

Most days the basic thing I do is support students' and youth with their educational and basic life skills. For example, after a greeting to get them comfortable, I would ask them how things are going for them, what great thing happened to them since we last met, and if there was anything they needed help with or to work on. This allows me to build a good rapport with them and thus allows them to let their guard down to trust us to work together.
Area   
Vancouver and Lower Mainland (area 3)

Monica Au Yeung

Most days the basic thing I do is support students' / youth with their educational and basic life skills. For example, after a greeting to get them comfortable, I would ask them how things are going for them, what great thing happened to them since we last met, and if there was anything they needed help with or to work on. This allows me to build a good rapport with them and thus allows them to let their guard down to trust us to work together.
Area   
Vancouver and Lower Mainland (area 3)

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