Careers with MYS

Full-Time Coach – Education, Training and Work

Application deadline: 02-01-2020


SUMMARY: The Coach is responsible for providing behavioral management support in the classroom and community, family support, recreational programming, and other community components of a 24-hour treatment plan.  Coaches are also responsible for understanding the supportive and mandated role of the Coach Program in the Social Services Network.  Coach’s duties and responsibilities are carried out within a trauma and resiliency informed framework that promotes MYS’ Therapeutic Model of Care, including the agency Mission, Guiding Principles and the Circle of Courage® values.  Duties are performed within a team environment that focuses on establishing collaborative and trusting relationships with one another and with agency clients. Providing culturally competent services and ensuring client safety, choice and control are priorities at MYS. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  of the Coach include, but are not limited to:
• Participates as a member of the COACH team in planning and implementing the time-limited, goal-oriented plans for the students and family;
• Implements the behavioural and family support components of the 24-hour 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 and 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;
• Develops assessments 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 the classroom, 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;
• Communicates regularly with the Program Supervisor, team members and families;
• Uses crisis intervention strategies in conjunction with other team members/service providers;
• Completes daily behaviour summary reports and frequency checklists;
• Attends and participates in COACH team meetings and professional development opportunities and adheres to all MYS policies and procedures.

• Completed or working towards completion of a Child and Youth Care Diploma or a Degree/Diploma in Human Services related field and/or 2-3 years of supervised experience working with families and children with pervasive behaviour disorders and emotional needs. A combination of education and experience may be considered;
• Valid driver's license, reliable vehicle, and required insurance;
• Current Emergency First Aid and CPR Level C, Current NVCI (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Skills Training), or willingness to obtain;
• Willingness to obtain training as per MYS policy;
• 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 Indigenous languages and culture and would be considered an asset;
• Experience working in a multidisciplinary team, as well as demonstrated problem solving abilities, Capable of performing physical duties;
• Positive, non-judgmental attitude & acceptance of cultural differences;
• Knowledge of child development and family systems, with the ability to effectively communicate with parents and children;
• Ability to establish and maintain a caring relationship with parents and children;
• Willingness to work flexible hours, as required.

SALARY RANGE:  (Depending on qualifications) per annum. MYS offers a competitive benefit package and pension plan.

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

CLOSING DATE: 12pm/noon – January 2, 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

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