Emergency After Hours: Caregivers Needed

We are looking for caregivers with experience working alongside at-risk Indigenous youth.

We are seeking a compassionate and dedicated Emergency After Hours (EAH) Caregivers. You will provide temporary in-home care to children and youth until a more stable placement is available.

Key Responsibilities

  • Children may stay from 1 to 7 days.
  • Ability to return home within 1 hour if a placement is needed while away.
  • Have necessary equipment for children (crib, car seat, clothing, hygiene products)
  • Provide adequate space: children over 6 sharing a room with the same gender, maximum of 2 children under 2, no more than 4 children in total.
  • Ideally, have 1 or 2 bedrooms available for EAH placements, or a crib in the master bedroom.
  • Accept children/youth within specified age and gender, with limited information on their needs.
  • Be flexible and adaptable for sibling groups, crisis placements, and unanticipated behaviorsCreate a welcoming environment.
  • Commit to ongoing trainingUnderstand Foster Care Licensing Standards, Duty to Report, and Serious Occurrences.
  • Maintain a loving, supportive and inclusive household
  • Provide young persons with a sense of routine and normalcy
  • Assist young persons with daily living activities and building life skills such as cooking, cleaning, and personal hygiene.
  • Monitor and maintain accurate and up-to-date records of progress and interventions of young persons living at the home.
  • Communicate effectively with youth, their families, community members, colleagues and partners.

Your Commitment

  • Be available after business hours and on weekends.
  • Provide emergency placements with the understanding that immediate transitions to stable placements may not always be possible.
  • Provide care to all age ranges:
    • Infants & Toddlers / Preschool (0-5)
    • Latency (5-12)
    • Teens (12 and up)
  • Commit to a one-year EAH service agreement with a monthly schedule.
  • Give at least one month’s notice for time off.

Additional Considerations

  • Availability and experience
  • Home location and proximity to essential services
  • Home dynamics, including current children’s needs
  • Bedroom space
  • Support system
  • Capacity to drive children to appointments and meetings
  • Effective communication and assessment skills
  • Expertise in child development and trauma impact

Screening/Application Process

While we must undertake a rigorous and comprehensive approach to screening caregivers, we promise to be with you every step of the way. We are committed to reducing barriers wherever possible, streamlining processes, and walking alongside you in your journey to becoming a caregiver.

  • Vulnerable Sector Screens Police Checks (All adults over 18 years old) 
  • Child Welfare Checks (All adults over 18 years old)
  • Medicals on all members of the household
  • Interviews and References
  • Home Safety Check
  • Home study and Pre-Service Training 

How to Apply

Ready to become a specialized caregiver? Call us at 1 (705) 295-7135, press 2 to reach our Alternative Care team. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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What current community care home workers have to say.

I am honoured to spend most days working alongside other likeminded individuals to provide a safe, loving and supportive space for youth who need and deserve it. While our roles may be difficult and pose a number of different challenges, making even the slightest difference in the lives of our youth makes it all worth it. – Rebecca T., Family Support Worker