Child & Youth Care Worker

Job Code: 3581283

Job Description

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About New Westminster Schools

As one of the fastest growing districts in Metro-Vancouver, we are working hard to support a diverse and very connected community of students, staff and families throughout our schools. We currently have eight elementary schools, three middle schools, one high school, three alternate programs, two Provincial Online Learning options (a teacher-guided Home Learners Program for K-8 and Online Learning options for 9-12), and continuing education options. For the younger learners we also offer a combination of StrongStart programs, childcare options and a pilot pre-school.

We are passionate about innovation, as we strive to create learning opportunities and environments that support and inspire all students, staff and families in our community. Through collaboration we are transforming learning experiences, to ensure that New Westminster Schools is a place where everyone loves to learn.

Our district is deeply commitment to building meaningful relationships, as we work to address the barriers that some people in our school communities face. This includes actively working to address issues around diversity, inclusion, equity, anti-racism, mental health and wellbeing, and food security for students and families.

Job Function

  • Reports directly to the Principal, or designate
  • Supports students’ educational program through the direct supervision of student activities in the school, in the community and in conjunction with the family
  • Assists teachers to support students with challenging behavior and/or mental health conditions (conduct disorders, aggression, violence, extreme behavior, withdrawal, anxiety, and “at risk behaviors)
  • Responsible to provide support in the areas of, crisis intervention, outreach, supervision, and parenting/family support when directed to do so
  • Works in conjunction with School-Based Team to provide support for groups of students who experience social and emotional difficulties (anger management, self-esteem, friendship, social skills, conflict resolution, etc.)
  • Participates in students’ individual education plan meetings
  • Ensures active on-going communication with counselors, teachers and principals
  • Facilitates integrated case management and completes related reports when directed to do so
  • Seeks advise and direction from the school principal or counselor, when unanticipated issues arise which are beyond the intended level of involvement with the student
  • Other related duties as required


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Youth Care Counselling or equivalent degree
  • A minimum of 2 – 3 years recent full time experience working with at-risk students
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training
  • Extensive experience in social skills curriculum and family dynamics, including child abuse and family violence
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and experience providing counselling referrals to appropriate resource agencies within and outside the District
  • Ability to knowledgeably implement a wide range of therapeutic interventions
  • Intermediate level computer skills using MS Office, Internet and email
  • Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions
  • Knowledge of basic First Aid
  • Food Safe certification
  • 30 hours per week, Monday – Friday, while school is in session earning $36.24 per hour

Application Process

To apply for this position, click on the APPLY ONLINE button at the bottom of the page. Please include your resume, including copies of certificates or diplomas and references. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Note: Faxed resumes will not be accepted. The successful applicant will be required to consent to a Criminal Records Search prior to employment. New Westminster Schools values the time you have taken to submit your application; however, only those applicants selected to move forward will be contacted. To all others, thank you for your interest.


The New Westminster School District recognizes and acknowledges the Qayqayt First Nation, as well as all Coast Salish peoples, on whose traditional and unceded territories we live, we learn, we play and we do our work.

New Westminster Schools welcomes and encourages applications from women, visible minorities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, any gender identity or gender expression. If you require an accommodation through our hiring process, please include your request in the application email to

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Posted On
September 28, 2023
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
New Westminster
New Westminster Secondary
Employment Start Date
Start Immediately
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Certificates & Diplomas