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    High School Youth Care Worker (1.0 FTE)

    The youth care worker will provide one-on-one and small group counselling for students and will provide programming to educate high school students on overall well-being.

     

    Specific duties

    • Perform short-term counselling and crisis intervention for high school students as needed
    • Provide programming to educate students regarding well-being issues
    • Consult with teachers and explore possible strategies and solutions for the concerns that arise to support students
    • Maintain confidential records of interactions with students
    • Guidance for teachers in identifying students who may require additional support and intervention
    • Identify areas of concern with students and develop strategies to improve the interactions between students
    • To implement restorative justice procedures following discipline incidents
    • To meet regularly with the counselling team and school base team
    • To act as a coordinated and integrated support team to meet individual needs
    • To act as a coordinated and integrated support team to meet group or grade level needs
    • To facilitate communication with parents from the integrated support team to offer consistent and coordinated advice in supporting their children

    Qualifications

    • A bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, education, or a related field.
    • Previous experience working with youth in educational, counselling, or social service settings is preferred. This could include internships, volunteer work, or paid positions.
    • Certifications such as Certified Child and Youth Care Worker (CCYCW), Certified Youth Care Practitioner (CYCP), or other relevant certifications in counseling or social work preferred.
    • A strong understanding of child and adolescent development, behavior management techniques, trauma-informed care, and relevant laws and regulations (such as child protection laws) is essential.
    • Christian counselling or perspective courses will be an asset

     

    Salary range

    $28.70 – $31.67 per hour (dependent on education, qualifications, and experience)

     

    Application

    To express your interest in joining our team, please provide us with the following documents:

    • Cover letter and full résumé
    • Statement of faith
    • Transcripts from all relevant post-secondary education
    • Reports/evaluations (optional):
      • Recent graduates (up to two years of counselling experience in a school setting) require final Practicum Reports
    • 3 professional references-email and phone numbers
      • Recent graduates (up to two years of counselling experience in a school setting) to include your Faculty Advisor, School Advisor(s) and one or more of the following: Principal, Vice Principal or most recent previous employer
      • Experienced counsellors (two or more years of counselling experience in a school setting) to include current Principal, Vice Principal and previous Administrator(s)

    Please email your application package to employment@vancs.org with “High School Youth Care Worker” in the subject line. While we appreciate your interest in Vancouver Christian School, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.