Direct Care Facilitator – Murray McKinnon Foundation


Peterborough, Ontario

Murray McKinnon Foundation (MMF), Specialized Services, Lavender Hill is seeking individuals who are committed to their professional and personal development, who are looking for a unique opportunity for growth and who are interested in contributing to the healing and recovery pathways of children and youth.

We are a dynamic multi-disciplinary team of professionals who are providing out of home care for female and female identifying people, 12-17 years of age who have been sexually exploited and/or sex trafficked. 

Our Vision at the MMF is that Youth are inspired through opportunities to learn, grown and succeed and our Mission statement aspires to encourage and support the potential of the young persons in our care.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility together with anti-oppressive and anti-racism practices. Our employees are expected to demonstrate this commitment as well as make a commitment to the agency’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and our Strategic plan.

The Direct Care Facilitator- Full Time will be expected to work scheduled and predictable shifts; these will include Days, Evenings and Overnights, both weekdays and week-ends. Our schedule is designed with staff work-life balance, wellness and the needs of the program in mind.

This program operates from a confidential location; situated within Peterborough County. A valid G level drivers license and reliable vehicle will be required to access your employment site.

We Offer:

Competitive rates of pay and as a FT employee, you will receive:

  • Salary range – $53, 102.00 – $56, 596.00 ($25.53-27.21)
    • A safe work environment adhering to all Ministry licensing and Public Health standards
    • RRSP matching of 4%
    • Benefits (dental, vision and extended my HSA care up to $650.00), paid time off
  • Extensive and paid for, professional development opportunities
  • Occasions for growth and advancement
  • Meals, while on shift

Successful Candidates will be expected to:

  • Promote and engage with the Agency’s Mission, Vision and Value Statements as well as its Strategic Plan
  • Foster and be responsible for the relational care of the young people in our program while using a survivor centered framework
  • Provide and actively engage in an inclusive, anti-oppressive and anti-racist environment that promotes ‘felt’ safety to the young people we serve
  • Conduct on-going observations, reporting and documentation of the young person’s well-being while responding to behaviors using a trauma-informed and healing centered lens
  • Employ supportive and motivational counselling skills and as required, crisis intervention techniques
  • Strive to meet the physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs of each young person
  • Utilize evidence informed proactive measures, programming and intervention practices grounded in harm-reduction principles that are culturally appropriate to each young person
  • Actively assist the young person in establishing community connections and participating in pro-social activities
  • Identifying and communicating systemic barriers that impact the young person and assist in advocating for their mediation and or elimination
  • work as part of a multi-disciplinary team professionals, which include Director, supervisor, and clinical care team (eg. social workers, nurses), all to the aim of ensuring best care practices are provided to the young person

The Successful Candidate will have:

  • Valid G drivers license
  • Provide proof of Immunization records
  • Provide a current Criminal Reference check, including Vulnerable sector screening
  • Proof of Post-Secondary education, Bachelor of Child and Youth Care is preferred; a minimum level of education required in a 2 year diploma in a related field
  • For those persons who self-identify as First Voice/Survivor of sexual exploitation and/or sex trafficking, please note that education, professional membership and/or experience criteria will be waived

The Successful Candidate may have these additional assets:

  • Specialized training on the topic of Sexual Exploitation & Human Trafficking
  • Indigenous Perspectives and Designations
  • Fluency in languages other than English
  • Certifications such as ASIST, First Aid/CPR-C, and CPI/UMAB
  • Previous work experiences in child welfare, youth justice, out of home care, and/or anti-human trafficking settings

Preferred Experiences and Skills:

  • Knowledge of legislation related to child welfare, sexual exploitation and youth justice
  • Displayed competencies of self-care practices, personal/professional boundaries & commitment to growth of interpersonal skills
  • Sound understanding and ability to apply the some of following counselling approaches: victim survivor centered, Feminist, cognitive-behavioral, Mindfulness.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with neurodiverse persons, have a creative approach, excellent verbal and written communication skills and be open to working within an environment of both ‘grey’ and rigid structure

If interested, please submit your cover letter and resume to:  The Hiring Committee at by 12:00pm on July 27, 2023.



  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

DCF Full time is a 8 month contract position (valid until March 2024)