Job Title: YMCA School Support Worker

Direct Report: Director of Youth Services 

Status: Part Time Temporary (1 year term with possibility of extension)

Hours: 20-30 hours per week (flex time)

Rate of Pay: $18-$20 per hour


Nature & Scope

The School Support Worker works directly and collaboratively with a caseload of students and their families, school staff, and community service providers to implement strategies that address school success, as well as issues of self-regulation, self-esteem, and social skills with both elementary and high school aged students.  


Duties & Responsibilities

· Use data from systematic monitoring to design personalized interventions for the student

· Work as a liaison to facilitate communication and promote problem solving 

· Attend varied school-based meetings

· Provide students and families with information and develop agency linkages

· Work collaboratively with schools and programs to define and outline roles to improve student success

· Develop and deliver life skills/social skills workshops and activities for small groups and classrooms

· Document and report client progress and concerns

· To adhere to YMCA Child Protection policies and procedures

· To comply with YMCA policies and procedures



Communication: The ability to give and gather information and to actively manage the communication process. 

Problem Solving: Identifies an issue, gathers and processes relevant information, coming up with possible solutions, selecting appropriate responses, and implementing them.

Team Working: The ability to contribute to teams and to improve their effectiveness through personal commitment. 

Adaptability:  Changes behavioural style or method of approach when necessary to achieve a goal; adjust style as appropriate to the needs of the situation.  Responds to change with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn new ways to accomplish work activities and objectives. 

Leadership: Motivates and inspires self and others to take action to achieve desired outcomes.

Organizational Skills:  The candidate will be required to plan and deliver a variety of programs. 


Qualifications & Requirements

· At least 2 years post-secondary education in a Human Service Field

· At least 2 years successful experience in a related field

· Strong knowledge of community resources and networking capabilities to make referrals

· Strong understanding of anxiety, depression, and self-esteem

· Clear understanding of following work plans and evaluating program outcomes

· Enthusiastic, energetic and have an outgoing personality

· Group facilitation and individual mentorship skills and experience 

· Extremely organized with time management skills

· Access to a vehicle and ability to travel

· First Aid & CPR Level C

· Driver’s Licence Clearance

· Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Child Welfare Check issued no later than 6 months preceding your start date

· Successful candidate will be required to complete and pass the YMCA Child Protection Training