YOUTH CARE WORKER
There is a position available for a Youth Care Worker at Bert Ambrose Elementary. Applications must be completed online and will be accepted online until 12:00 pm on May 10, 2021.
Reporting to the site Administrative Officer(s), this position is responsible for working in collaboration with the classroom teacher or school counselor and various district resource personnel in providing services to students having difficulties coping as a result of social/emotional or mental health problems. These students may be placed in alternative programs or be receiving support in regular classroom programs.
Hours of work: Three (3) hrs/day, five (5) days per week
Duties to Commence: As soon as possible after closing
Work Year Base: Ten (10) months per year
Commencing Salary: $27.63
- Participate in student placement, student progress, and school based team meetings.
- Assists the teacher/counselor in the development, implementation, and evaluation of individual and group life skills, social skills, self-esteem, and behavior management programs in school and community settings.
- Provide crisis intervention and management both individually and as part of a crisis management team.
- Facilitate group counseling sessions under the direction of the school counselor.
- Monitor students as required.
- Assist students and families in connecting with and accessing outside agency services.
- Transport identified students to services and visit homes to provide support, on a limited basis.
- Consult with other professionals in the community and promote interagency cooperation.
- Participate in daily physical education, fitness, and recreation programs.
- Maintain accurate and comprehensive records and evidence of interventions.
- Gather documents for funding purposes.
- Works collaboratively as a member of a team.
- Assumes other responsibilities that are site and program specific
- Performs other job related duties as directed.
Qualifications and Attributes:
PLEASE NOTE: Proof of graduation and/or highest level of education is required prior to starting a position
- Grade 12 or equivalency
- Minimum of two years of university or college course work in areas relating to youth care and counseling;
- Training in Crisis Prevention Intervention; (15 hour certification program) required before completion of probationary period)
- Two years recent experience (within 5 years) in Conflict Resolution, Anger Management and Life Skills
- Coaching, working with youth with diagnosed behaviour or mental health disorders (i.e. FAS, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Childhood Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and Eating Disorder);
- Valid B.C. drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle;
- Clean Drivers Abstract
- Food Safe
- Ability to work independently and set priorities
- Ability to manage difficult conversations
- WHMIS Certificate and other online safety training provided by the District to be completed within the probationary period
- Good interpersonal skills and the ability to be an integral part of a team
- Must be able to pass a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Records Search conducted by the District prior to starting employment
For more information please contact:
Laurie Wright, Principal at Bert Ambrose Elementary (250)785-2321 or email email@example.com
All applications must be made through Make A Future for consideration for the position. If you require any assistance with the online application process please contact Colleen Stewart at 250-262-6008 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.