Child and Youth Development Worker

Alberta Health Services - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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Your Opportunity:
Reporting to the Care Manager, Children Youth and Families Addiction and Mental Health – School Based Services, the successful candidate works cooperatively with Addictions and Mental Health Services and the education facility to provide intervention and support in the planning, assessment and implementation of skill development to children/youth with complex neuro-psychiatric disorders in a community school classroom setting. Working with the RN incumbent, this position facilities implementation of the treatment plan. Responsibilities include: consultation, family teaching, groups, behavior management interventions and effective involvement with community programs. This role requires that the incumbent work independently as well as within a community setting. In an Edmonton Public School classroom program, the Child and Youth Development Worker (CYDW) provides ongoing observation and supervision to a variety of children with neuropsychiatric difficulties. Meets with teachers and teaching assistants offering behavioral strategies that enhance the student’s ability to function in the school environment. Attends and schedules case conferences and discharge conferences as required by the program.

Description:
As a Child & Youth Development Specialist (CYDS), you will provide assessment, treatment and follow-up to children and youth in the community, educational system, and/or hospital setting who are at risk of or have a disability, and/or have a significant developmental delay. Using a family-centered care approach, you will create, implement and update family service plans specific to child/youth needs, adapting interventions/activities as appropriate. As a CYDS, you will observe, identify and report child developmental or behaviour difficulties and make recommendations to the appropriate interdisciplinary team. You will liaise with and provide referrals to other disciplines and external agencies as appropriate. You will provide information and education regarding child/youth development to parents, education providers, other interprofessionals and the community. You will support family funding and education/services placement applications and maintain printed resources and equipment for child and adolescent programs.

Classification: Child & Youth Development Spec
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: Emotional Behaviour Serv CHMH
Primary Location: Parkview School
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 0.00
Posting End Date: 21-OCT-2019
Employee Class: Casual/Relief
Date Available: 18-NOV-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: Varies
Shifts per cycle: Varies
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $35.81
Maximum Salary: $47.67
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
Completion of bachelor's degree in Child & Youth Care or a related field or equivalent education and experience.

Additional Required Qualifications:
Two (2) years of recent experience in children’s mental health required.

Preferred Qualifications:
As Required.