Careers with MYS

Full-Time Coach – Education, Training and Work

Application deadline: 12-09-2019

SUMMARY: The COACH is responsible for providing behavioural management support in the classroom and community, family support, recreational programming, and other community components of a 24-hour treatment plan.  Understands the supportive and mandated role of the COACH Program in the Social Service Network.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  of the Coach include, but are not limited to:
• Participates as a member of the COACH 2 team in planning and implementing the strength based, goal-oriented plans for the students and families;
• Implements the behavioural and family support components of the treatment plan;
• Establishes a supportive relationship as the primary and consistent adult to whom the student relates in the program;
• Employs a strength-based and culturally proficient approach when working with students and their families;
• Helps to provide a safe learning environment for students;
• Under the direction of the classroom teacher, reinforces the educational and behavioural goals in the classroom and school;
• Co-develops student centre plans that consider all aspects of the students’ needs and communicates these throughout the COACH team;
• Encourages socially appropriate behaviour, and provides opportunities for social skill development and cultural and community networking;
• Assists in the development and planning of out-of-school individual, and group activities;
• Supervises all student and group activities, on-and off-site;
• Provides transportation to students and families, as required (i.e., to and from school, community events, appointments, etc.);
• Maintains appropriate boundaries and confidentiality with client(s) and families.
• Provides support to, and consults with families to identify interventions which are clearly related to the strengths and needs of the family;
• Provides support to student and family when student is transitioned to the home school from the COACH program;
• Communicates regularly with the Program Supervisor, team members and families;
• Employs crisis intervention strategies in conjunction with other team members and service providers;
• Completes daily behaviour summary reports and frequency checklists;
• Attends and participates in COACH team meetings and professional development opportunities.

• Degree or Diploma in Human Services or related field, or equivalent work experience
• 2 to 3 years of supervised experience working with trauma affected families and youth
• Valid driver's license, reliable vehicle, and required insurance
• Current non-violent crisis intervention certificate
• Current First-aid/CPR certification preferred or willingness to be trained
• Must be available to work evenings & weekends
• Willingness to work flexible hours, as required
• 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 required
• Experience working in a multi-agency (collaborative cross-agency) team is preferred
• Capable of performing physical duties
• Demonstrated problem solving abilities
• Positive, non-judgmental attitude & acceptance of cultural differences
• Knowledge of child development and family systems
• Ability to establish and maintain a caring relationship with parents and children
• Ability to effectively communicate with parents and children

SALARY RANGE:  (Depending on qualifications). per annum.

HOURS OF WORK:  40 hours per week, including evenings and weekends

CLOSING DATE: 12:00 pm/noon – September 12, 2019


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
Fax: 204.284.4431
Email: careers

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