Youth Support Workers

Youth Support Workers

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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.

Duties:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

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.

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