Child and Youth Care Worker(s)

Child and Youth Care Worker(s)


Key Assets is part of a global organization, changing the lives of children everywhere. In Canada, our non-profit offices are located in Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nova Scotia.

Key Assets Nova Scotia (KANS) provides residential care and support services to young people and families with complex needs. Working in partnership with statutory bodies KANS strives to develop and offer a range of creative services for children, youth and families to meet their specific needs and deliver positive outcomes. As an organization, KANS endeavors to respond to the needs of the community in a manner that is innovative, sustainable, proactive, and focused on growth and development.

We are currently hiring for Halifax, NS
With possible opportunities in Kentville

Summary of Responsibilities:

We are looking for innovative and creative Child and Youth Care Workers to provide care, supervision and support to young people with complex needs. The work is varied and will include relationship building, planning and participating in social and recreational activities, teaching life skills, providing educational supports, and developing and implementing individualized intervention plans.

The successful applicant(s) must be confident, energetic, adaptable, patient, self-aware, physically active, and able to safely intervene in crisis situations. The role requires postsecondary education in Child and Youth Care or a related discipline, experience working with young people with emotional/behavioral difficulties, or equivalent combination of training and experience. Shift work, including weekends, is required.

This position requires a clear Police Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector), and Child Abuse Registry Check. It is also a requirement that the successful candidate(s) holds a valid Driver's License, clear Driver's Abstract, Standard First Aid/CPR certification, and the candidate(s) must submit valid proof of citizenship/residency (ability to work in Canada).

Key Assets Offers:

  • Competitive salary, commensurate with education and experience (range from $21 - $25/hour);
  • Competitive benefits package and RRSP contribution;
  • Competitive sick time and vacation benefits; and
  • Generous learning development support


If you want to help us provide invaluable support to children, youth and their families please send your cover letter and resume by email to: Todd Leader at

Please note that applications will be considered as they are received with no deadline to submit applications at this time.

At Key Assets, we value diversity and inclusion and act with cultural sensitivity and respect. We are strongly committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the populations that we serve, and will continuously strive to build and sustain an equitable work environment.

We will always challenge the norm, ask questions and keep our promises.

We strongly encourage applications from all qualified individuals, which includes applicants from all cultures, diverse gender identity and expression, race, and others who contribute to our diverse population.

We ask applicants who may require an accommodation to contact our Human Resources Department who will work to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation(s) for the interview and selection process.

We thank all applicants for their submission; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please no phone calls.

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