STUDENT PLACEMENTS IN YOUTH JUSTICE SERVICES

YSB’s Youth Justice programs provide young men the knowledge, training and counselling they need to make positive life choices. Our residential programs at the William E. Hay Centre and Sherwood Centre help youth in conflict with the law complete high school credits and receive valuable life skills training. The Youth Services Bureau focuses on helping youth make a positive transition back into the community.

William E. Hay Centre

3000 Hawthorne Road

Program Overview
The William E. Hay Centre is a 40-bed residential facility serving male youth (aged 12 to 17) in secure detention (pre-trial) and secure custody (post-trial).

Livius Sherwood Detention and Custody Centre

2887 Riverside Dr.

Program Overview
The Livius Sherwood Detention and Custody Centre is an 8‑bed facility serving male youth (aged 12 to 17) in open detention (pre-trial) and open custody(post trial).

Both the William E. Hay and Sherwood Centres provide a series of educational options and life skills training that give youth the knowledge and practical skills they need in everyday life. Together with several community partners, we offer innovative programs and counselling to promote positive behavioural change.

Students will have the opportunity to work under the immediate supervision of a front-line Youth Worker and provide direct clinical services including: crisis intervention and on-going case planning involving client, family and relevant collaterals; maintaining current client files and completing required admission forms, plans of care, daily logs and summary reports; developing and delivering life skills modules to client groups; and advocating for clients and facilitating access to community resources and services.

Recommended programs:

  • Bachelor of Criminology
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Child and Youth Care Worker
  • Community and Justice Services
  • Recreation and Leisure Services
  • Techniques de réadaptation et de justice pénale
  • Gestion de la sécurité

Community Justice Multidisciplinary Team

3000 Hawthorne Road

Program Overview
The Community Justice Multidisciplinary Team is comprised of the Youth Mental Health Court Worker, the Anger Management Program, the Transitional Youth Justice Worker, as well as the Reintegration Program. Students completing their placements with the Community Justice Multidisciplinary Team will be working primarily with the Youth Mental Health Court Worker. This program redirects youth with mental health issues who are in conflict with the law towards programs and services that they, along with their families, need.

Students will have the opportunity to conduct complete assessments, facilitate referrals, prepare written recommendations for service plan, facilitate client meetings, advocate for clients, maintain both electronic and physical files, maintain updated information on community resources/services, recommend post program services, facilitate access to community resources and services as well as maintain ongoing contact with all professionals involved (lawyers, courts, probation, police services).

Recommended programs:

  • Bachelor of Criminology
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Psychology
  • Social Services Worker
  • Child and Youth Care Worker
  • Community and Justice Services
  • Techniques de réadaptation et de justice pénale
  • Techniques d’éducation spécialisée
  • Techniques de travail social

Special Requirements for All Youth Justice Placements:

Student placements may run in the fall or winter semester, or both, as required by the school program. Placements do not typically run in the summer semester.

Please note that our student placements are unpaid and many of our opportunities will require the ability to work a rotational schedule. Shifts may occur in the evenings and on weekends and may vary week to week. Due to the 24/7 nature of the facilities, students may be required to work 12 hour shifts.

Students should be comfortable working in a high-risk environment.

Bilingualism is considered an asset for Youth Justice programs. Please specify your language abilities on your application.

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to your school’s placement administrator who will forward your application to:

Jillian Deslippe, Human Resources Officer – Volunteers & Staffing
2675 Queensview Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2B 8K2

613-729-0577 ext. 1228
jdeslippe@ysb.ca

Cover letters should include the following:

  • 1st and 2nd choices for placement
  • Date range of placement
  • Total hours and number of days/week of placement
  • Why you are interested in working with YSB and why we should choose you

Application deadline for Fall Placement: 2nd Friday in April
Application deadline for Winter Placement: 2nd Friday in October

For more information, or to find out which unit would be of interest to you, visit:

Youth Justice Services

Screening Requirements:

Standard screening requirements for student placements include:

  • TB testing
  • Up-to-date immunization
  • Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector
  • Two professional references

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