Youth Support Workers
CHILD & YOUTH SUPPORT WORKER JOB DESCRIPTION
One-on-one assignments intended to strengthen and support children and youth by:
- Preventing, reducing, or eliminating behaviours which may place the child, family, or community at risk;
- Improving individual functioning; and
- Enhancing child and family support networks.
- Spending quality, positive one-on-one time with a child or youth.
- Working with the individual on building social and life skills and self-esteem, engaging in recreational activities, and being a stable and consistent support for the child/youth.
Support workers will need to:
- Be able to establish rapport with children and youth.
- Have concern for and willingness to work with “at-risk” families.
- Be sensitive to individual needs and values.
- Have a Criminal Record Check and a Child Abuse Records Check (MSS).
- Be able to work evenings and weekends, approximately 10 hours/week to start.
- Have related post-secondary training or experience.
- Commit to a minimum of 6 months with the program.
Questions: Please contact Teddy Ward, Coordinator – Child & Youth Support Program.