We are currently searching for a temporary Program Worker - Youth and Family, 30 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Please note District Youth & Family Program Worker locations are subject to change. The initial location for this posting is anticipated at Lake Trail Middle School.
*This position end June 19, 2020 or upon return of incumbent.
*The current rate of pay is $28.23 per hour plus 15.5% in lieu of benefits.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child and Youth Care, Social Work or an associated discipline supplemented with relevant course work in interpersonal communication skills, counselling theory, substance absence counselling, and at least two of the following: adolescent and child psychology, behavioural change theories, family systems, abnormal psychology, group processes; minimum of two years current experience working with at-risk children and youth; skills in collaboration and consultation; ability to facilitate collaboration among schools and community agencies; demonstrated knowledge and skill working with issues including: behaviour disorders, substance abuse, physical and sexual abuse, parenting, family dynamics, the engagement of resistant families, and crisis intervention; demonstrated ability to work with individuals, families and groups; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to liaise with other professionals; ability to respect the confidential nature of all information relating to students, parents, and teachers; proficient in Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, and relevant Microsoft Office Suite programs; valid Class 5 B.C. driver's license and license appropriate to the type of equipment/vehicle being operated and a personal vehicle available for use on the job; meets the physical requirements of the position; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties are performed under the supervision of the Director of Student Services or designate; provides individual, small group and family support for students assigned to his/her caseload by the School Based Team; recognizes the characteristics of students at risk or in crisis and offers preventive and intervention services; communicates and works with colleagues in the school or in the community at large who are involved co-jointly with their caseload; facilitates collaboration among schools and community agencies; works with teachers, Principals, and the School Based Team to support school outcome objectives and goals as they relate to a student's Individualized Education/Service Plan; is available for crisis intervention when identified as necessary by the School Based Team; provides the first line drug and alcohol intervention to students in need; supports the integration of students into and out of the schools/programs; keeps accurate and current case documentation concerning assessment, student goals, service actions and case evaluation as required to fulfill school and district accountabilities; respects the confidentiality of correspondence and discussion; follows proper work procedures, observes all regulations pertinent to the work, maintains a good working relationship with other employees, and cooperates in maintaining a healthy learning and working environment; performs other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor; student supervision as required by the Principal or Vice Principal.
We can only consider qualified applicants who submit a complete application package including:
- Full completion of the Portfolio sections labelled: Personal Information, Language Skills, Experience, Education and References
- Copy of certificate/diploma
- Letter of application / chronological résumé (optional)
Successful applicants will be required to successfully complete the district’s medical form and criminal background check as a condition of employment.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
We thank all applicants for their interest in School District 71 (Comox Valley).
An Equal Opportunity Employer.