Youth Care Worker - Community Learning Center

In School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen), we recognize that we learn, teach and work on the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the Nle?eKepmx and Syilx people, and we acknowledge our Métis communities and their contributions to the Aboriginal ways of being, knowing and doing.


Our Strategic Plan has a “Success for ALL Learners” focus, supported by a dedicated staff, engaged stakeholders and partners who share a genuine commitment to the district.  The district offers rich programming to just over 2075 students, 48% of whom are Indigenous. We are proud of our work towards Truth and Reconciliation.

The district serves the two communities of Merritt and Princeton, six First Nations Bands, the Métis and the Conayt Friendship Society. The mountains, lakes and valleys within the district make it a natural setting for fabulous, year-round outdoor activities. We offer a warm small-town atmosphere where relationships are fundamental to our success.

At this time, we invite applications for the position of: Youth Care Worker at the Community Learning Center

Under the direction and supervision of the Principal or designate, the Youth Care Worker provides assistance to students who display vulnerabilities in social competencies and interpersonal relationships. The YCW will collaboratively work with staff in developing individual social and behavioural programs to assist students in reaching the goals outlined in the student’s Individual Education Plan, Behaviour Plan and when indicated, or Integrated Case Management Plan.

  • Report to the Director of Inclusive Education and work under the direction of school Principals as a part of the Social Emotional Learning Team.
  • Work in collaboration with school staff and other agencies to foster and develop the individual student’s potential.
  • Encourage and assist students to have learning and coping skills that will enable them to perform more successfully in school and the community.
  • Support children and youth to achieve their goals using a strengths-based approach.
  • Maintain liaison with teachers, counsellors, administrators, students and their families.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of specific academic/social interventions with students who present unique and challenging behaviors.
  • Provide guidance to students and their families.
  • Regularly participate meetings as required.
  • Regularly communicate with parents and community agencies under the direction of the administrator and School Based Team.
  • Participate as a member of a team to provide support to students with social, emotional, behavioural and mental health challenges.
  • Participate and contribute to regular staff meetings and professional development.
  • Assume additional responsibilities, which are site-specific.


  • Demonstrated superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with family, community, and school personnel
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of an educational team.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain highly organized records and detailed information on students and programs, as well as perform other clerical tasks of limited scope.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to follow school and community protocols.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Required to have completed a Child and Youth Care Degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years supervised recent and relevant work-related experience with children and youth is preferred.
  • Proven ability working with at-risk school-aged children and youth as well as experience running groups with children and youth.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal record check.
  • Vehicle and driver’s license

Qualified candidates are invited to submit an application package online, which should include the following: 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.