Careers with MYS
Full-Time Term Community Outreach Worker
Application deadline: 23-07-2019
Four positions may be filled from this posting. All positions are one year terms at St. Johns High School.
SUMMARY: This position is in partnership with Macdonald Youth Services and the Winnipeg School Division. Reporting to the School Principal, the Community Outreach Worker is responsible for engaging with students, community groups, agencies, organizations and service providers with the purpose to support student attendance.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: of the Community Outreach Worker include, but are not limited to:
- To identify and collaborate with agencies and organizations in the community to support student attendance
- To collaborate with school guidance counsellor(s), support staff, classroom teachers and administration.
- To develop partnerships with collaborative agencies, service providers and community supports so that the students and their families can be connected to the appropriate services.
- To develop student support plans in relation to student achievement and mental health and maintain detailed documentation
- To isolate the contributing factors to chronic absenteeism.
- To develop individual success plans for students based on understanding of community resources and student needs and interests.
- To assess community challenges that impact attendance and to mobilize supports to address community challenges.
- To facilitate the implementation of student success plan and program.
- To integrate community supports and to review program effectiveness on a regular basis.
- To check in with students on a daily basis to ensure program and /or plan is being implemented and followed.
- To collect and plan using data for targeted students.
- To improve students’ progress towards goals and attendance.
- This position will be required to work flexible hours which include evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the youth and program.
- Other duties as assigned
- Undergraduate degree in related field;
- 2 years of practical experience working with youth in an educational setting;
- Experience working at various levels with community support agencies;
- Valid driver’s license and acceptable driver’s abstract (subject to approval);
- ASIST Certificate (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and NVCI Certificate (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training) preferred;
- Emergency First Aid and CPR Level C
- Satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, a clear Child Abuse Registry check with acceptable Prior Contact checks and a clear Adult Abuse Registry check, all done within the last 3 months;
- Knowledge of community agencies/programs that are considered specialized to work with youth;
- Knowledge on Diversity, inclusion and equity;
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong, collaborative relationships;
- Experience working within a setting where confidentiality is required;
- A demonstrated understanding of Indigenous culture and creating culturally safe spaces for clients and staff;
- Indigenous applicants encouraged to apply and self-identify.
SALARY RANGE: Depending on qualifications, per annum. MYS offers a competitive benefit package and pension plan.
HOURS OF WORK: 8:30am – 4:30pm
COMPETITION NUMBER: 3290.07.19
CLOSING DATE: 12pm/noon – July 23, 2019
HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants must demonstrate in their resume or cover letter how they meet the requirements of the position, quoting the competition number.
Please forward a cover letter and resume (in word or PDF format) prior to the closing date, to:
Macdonald Youth Services – Human Resources
175 Mayfair Ave
Winnipeg Manitoba R3L0A1
MYS is an equal opportunity employer, Indigenous people, women, visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. MYS is committed to developing and retaining a diverse workforce. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For further information about our other employment and volunteer opportunities please visit our website www.mys.ca.