On-Call Youth and Support Worker
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Job Code: 3020103 Closing Date: Ongoing
Employer: School District #39 (Vancouver) Posted on: Jun 15, 2021
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Job Description & Requirements


The Vancouver Board of Education welcomes applications for:

On-Call Youth and Support Worker
(School and Student Support B)

Position Type: On-Call
Salary: $32.61/hour plus 18.6% in lieu of benefits 
Hours: 7 hours per day, 5 days per week 
(Working months: Sept to June each year)
Start Date: 07 September 2021

In this role, you will:

  • Implement individual, small group, and class-wide programming under the direction of and liaising with the classroom teacher
  • Support the implementation of student’s IEP goals and assist in documentation of progress
  • Collaborate with classroom teacher to teach and implement a variety of self-regulation, social skills and/or social communication programs
  • Support students and collaborate with staff to support transitions to and from educational placements
  • Collaborate with families, involve support agencies, social workers, medical/clinical practitioners and district staff, where appropriate
  • Supervise students, as required, and support students during times when problematic behaviour is more likely to occur
  • Prepare instructional aid material; set up and operate instructional aid materials
  • Maintain and evaluate records/data of observed student behaviour
  • Collaborate with team members regarding Behaviour Support Plans
  • Manage verbal and/or physical “acting out” behaviour
  • Perform other work within the job band as required



  • Completion of Grade 12 plus 4 years of years of full-time equivalent post-secondary education and/or a degree in any of the following areas: Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Immigration/Migration studies, Ethnic/Cultural/Indigenous studies, Human Development and Family Studies, Applied Behaviour Science or Education
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ related work experience with students exhibiting challenging behaviours
  • Strong knowledge and experience in implementing various learning and behavior management strategies
  • Ability to establish positive relationships with individual students and school teams in order to build school capacity
  • Participation and facilitation in professional development opportunities relating to behavior management (e.g.: non-violent crisis intervention, conflict resolution) would be an asset
  • Must be willing to obtain CPI training
  • Must be willing to travel to various schools throughout the district



  • Direct work experience with children or youth who demonstrate a higher need for support in the areas of social-emotional learning, behaviour or mental health, particularly in an educational setting
  • Sound knowledge of evidence informed practice for supporting students with a wide range of social emotional, behavioural or mental health needs
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, collaboration, and organizational skills
  • Experience in implementing various behaviour support and/or self-regulation programs and modifying intervention strategies for students with different needs
  • Experience working with integrated children in multiple classrooms
  • Ability to work effectively as a team, under the direction of the teacher, as well as ability to relate well with students and other interested parties such as families, foster parents, social workers, mental health teams and clinical practitioners
  • Working knowledge of computers and special education programs an asset
  • Experience working with students with learning disabilities, who are at risk or have experienced complex trauma
  • Training and/or experience supporting students who are emotionally fragile is an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, collaboration, and organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of computers and special education programs an asset

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three supervisor references (phone numbers and email addresses)



**This posting is ongoing until filled.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Please note, only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.**

The District welcomes qualified applicants who value equity and diversity as essential to excellence. The distinct makeup of the VSB community strives to support the inclusion of all voices.  You may wish to share some lived experiences that demonstrate your connections to our diverse student community.



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