Child and Youth Care Worker

Oak Hill Ranch is an accredited campus-based treatment facility with a designation in Intensive Treatment. With the support of Children and Family Services, family and other healthy support networks, we strive to create a therapeutic environment that assists in the young person’s growth and development. We offer services to youth between the ages of 9-16 years who present various behavioral and emotional challenges. Oak Hill Ranch is located ½ mile south of the town of Bon Accord (20 min. N of Edmonton).


  • This position is full-time permanent with a salary range of $54,000.00-$57,000.00 per year. Child and Youth Care Workers work on a rotational schedule of 3-day shifts (6:45am-3pm), 3-evening shifts (2:45pm-11pm) and 3 days off. 

Key Responsibilities: *NOTE* This is not a comprehensive list of the job description, but an overall understanding of the position of Child and Youth Care Worker.

  • Constructs and revises individual treatment plans and daily evaluation sheets in consultation with other unit workers and resource people (psychologist, teachers, volunteers, family, etc.).
  • Prepares and presents reports outlining the treatment progress of young people.
  • Observes, assesses and documents significant behaviors emitted by young person in activity logs and reports.
  • Creates and designs age appropriate, daily living activities as a forum for therapeutic and educational interventions.
  • Initiates, organizes, monitors and actively participates in group activities, (special outings, concerts, sports, dances, party games, crafts, camping, music) as part of the total treatment plan.
  • On an ongoing basis, observes and assesses interactions, behaviors and affect.
  • Teaches and assists young people in acquiring appropriate skills relating to daily chores, routines, and personal hygiene habits.
  • Escorts young people to medical, dental and optical appointments as necessary.
  • Advocates and actively builds trust and rapport with young people (and family) through interactive play, activities, and personal interactions.
  • Provides counselling opportunities for young people focusing upon their needs and problems.
  • Intervenes in crisis situation with young people, utilizing non abusive restraint practices as necessary.
  • Maintains a therapeutic approach to behavior management and explains behavioral expectations and consequences to young people.

Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • Diploma/Degree in Human Services, preference given to Child and Youth Care and Social Work disciplines.
  • Minimum 1 (one) year experience working with high-risk youth in out-of-home placements.
  • Experience & knowledge in First Nations culture is an asset for all positions.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Standard 1st Aid (level C), ASIST Suicide Certificate(s) are an asset; however, courses are offered after commencement.
  • Clean Police Security Clearance, Clean Intervention Record Check and a Clean Driver’s Abstract are conditions of employment and the financial responsibility of the candidate.

**Effective September 28, 2021, Oak Hill Ranch requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof as a condition of employment** 

Please submit your interest with a resume and cover letter to Amber Mansell, Recruitment and Training Coordinator at 

Thank you for your interest in Oak Hill Ranch. We only contact candidates who are selected for interviews. 

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