Kootenay Lake School District is looking for qualified candidates to work on an as needed basis as casual Youth and Family Workers in communities throughout the District
Qualified candidates will be considered for placement on the established casual list. All awarded applicants will be required to join the CUPE Local 748 Union and have a Criminal Record Check (submitted by the employer).
*This posting is for external applicants only. If you are a current CUPE employee for SD8 - please apply to the CUPE Callout Registration 2023-2024 Job Posting.
Youth & Family Worker/Noon Hour Supervisor -
The Youth and Family worker works to improve the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of vulnerable children, youth and families. The Youth and Family worker works in conjunction with the special education/learning support teacher and the school administration to implement educational support strategies for students in grades 9-12 - examples include behaviour support, social and emotional well-being and advocating on behalf of the student with school staff. These positions are located in Nelson, Kalso, and Creston. An applicant can choose to work at one or all of these locations. The position would include support focus for intensive behaviour designation students. Knowledge of trauma informed practice would be an asset.
The incumbent will need to attend a variety of meetings, including School Based Team meetings, inter-agency meetings, meetings with students, etc. The incumbent will need to have either a vehicle or reliable transportation so that he/she can attend off-campus meetings.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
• Ability to work as part of a structured team and to implement and carry out programs
• Ability to connect and monitor students with outside agencies
• Ability to advocate on behalf of students
• Knowledge of the new graduation program
• Ability to work in a confidential manner on behalf of students
• Ability to contribute effectively in regularly scheduled meetings.
• Ensure a safe and respectful environment
• Work with Ab Ed students
• Work in collaboration to plan and deliver Ab Ed specific programming to students in individual and group settings.
University graduation or a minimum of a College Diploma in the Behavioural Sciences field. Two (2) years post secondary education is required. The SPEDA/Selkirk College one (1) year program in human services may count as one (1) year, but additional university training (i.e. psychology, sociology, interviewing, youth studies, counselling theory, conflict resolution) is required along with a demonstration of supervised experience in childcare counselling.
1. University graduation or a minimum of a College Diploma in the Behavioural
Sciences field. Two (2) years post secondary education is required. The SPEDA/Selkirk College one (1) year program in human services may count as one (1)year, but additional university training (e.g. Psychology, Sociology, Interviewing, youth studies, Counseling theory) is required along with a demonstration of supervised experience in childcare counseling.
2. Ability to interact and liaise with caregivers, community agencies and other individuals in a non-judgmental and supportive manner.
3. Ability to communicate appropriately with other staff members, students and parents. Have well developed listening skills.
4. Ability to work with non-compliant students in a non-confrontational manner. Training in non-violent crisis intervention will be provided.
5. Ability to be part or a collaborative team, maintaining a professional attitude and confidentiality in working relationships with all school personnel, students, parents and the public.
6. Ability to be flexible and work with minimal supervision.
7. Ability to work as part of a school based planning team as required – see Special Services District Handbook – page 7 and Collective Agreement – page 101.
8. May be required to dispense approved medications as prescribed by the student’s doctor in accordance with Board Policy No. 310 (September 22, 1998) and be required to sign Request for Medication Form attached thereto. Training will be provided.
9. May be required to provide crisis intervention, due to the nature of the work. This will be based on District protocol.
10. Child related team requirements and special skills needed will be identified for special assignments. Any special skills required will be outlined on the specific Job Duties portion of the Job Description.
11. May be required to have a valid B.C. (Class 5) Driver’s License.
12. Must have understanding and knowledge of safe work practices.
13. Perform other job related duties as may be assigned.
Noon Hour Supervisor
An employee who, under direction of the Principal, or designate, supervises students, in indoor and outdoor settings.
1. Communicates effectively with excellent inter-personal skills.
2. Acts with authority, tact and diplomacy.
3. Works with non-compliant students in a non-confrontational manner. Training in non-violent crisis intervention will be provided.
4. Part of a collaborative team, maintaining a professional attitude and confidentiality in working relationships with all school personnel, and students.
5. Provides care to designated students’ medical needs as directed by a health professional where the consequences for error are not life threatening in accordance with Bo
6. Renders emergency assistance and/or follows emergency protocols.
7. Reports site safe concerns.
8. Performs other job related duties as may be assigned.
For more information please contact Brittany Deuling at 250-505-7061 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School District 8 supports equity hiring for Indigenous applicants.
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