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