Alberta College of Social Workers

Success Coach Part Time - Competition # 1295

Edmonton   |      February 13, 2018 12:00

Category:     BSW
Closing Date:     03/13/2018
Employer:     The Family Centre
Title:     Success Coach Part Time - Competition # 1295
Address:      #20 9912 - 106 Street
City:     Edmonton
Date Posted:     02/13/2018
Salary:     From $22, 048 to $28,414 Annually

Outcomes of the Coaches interventions are that students become positively engaged with the Coach and their schools, become positive actors within the school community, attend school, begin to succeed academically, reduce high risk behaviors, increase positive behaviors, develop positive goals, and begin to see themselves as having the potential for future success.  The position reports to the Manager of Community Initiatives at The Family Centre.

Qualifications:     • Degree in Child and Youth Care or equivalent education and experience
• 2 years’ experience working with youth
• Eligibility for membership in a professional organization
• Effective communication skills with a wide range of individuals
• Ability to work in an integrated service team
• Knowledge of community resources
• Computer Literacy
• Caseload management skills (formal and informal)
• Police Criminal Record Check and Child and Youth Information Systems Check (must have to start employment and renewed every 3 years)
• Enhanced Police Intervention Check approved through Edmonton Police Services
• Standard First Aide-16 Hours and Suicide Intervention Training-14 Hours (must have within 3 months of employment and refreshed every 3 years)
• Aboriginal Awareness (8 hours within the first twelve months of employment and every year thereafter)
• 2 million Vehicle Liability Insurance
• Driver’s Abstract
Description:     • Receive referrals from School Administration of youth who are identified as needing the 1:1 formal support in order to address specific goals
• Maintain a caseload of 6 to 8 formal clients, with who the coach will provide intentional therapeutic work to address complex issues
• Attend Circle of Support and facilitate Focused Case Management Meetings for formal clients
• Establish therapeutic relationships through role modeling, mentoring and supporting
• Work with youth through specific group programming and universal school programming; as well provide summer program for youth who otherwise would not have opportunity to participate in healthy activities over the summer
• Practice within the Resiliency Framework Philosophy, identifying resiliency capacities and coping skills for youth to build upon (administer the Resiliency Initiatives Youth Survey with formal 1:1 cases)
• Be available to the youth during times when the school is closed (Spring Break, Christmas Break, Teachers Convention, School PD Days, and Summer Holidays)
• Support youth with transitioning into new grade and/or school (when applicable, ensure that all grade 9 students are registered for high school)
• Develop innovative and creative programming to meet the individual needs of the school/program
• Seize opportunities to support youth through relational interactions, activities and play
• Promote a healthy view of education, facilitate success in the school setting by exploring their future career opportunities
• Work with a diverse client group (cultural, academic, mental health)
• Support youth to develop a sense of identity and cultural awareness
• Connect youth to adult mentors
• Strengthen and promote relationships by empowering and nurturing emotional attachments between the youth, their school and their natural support system
• Engage families to participate in their child’s learning, the school environment and family activities
• Provide opportunities for healthy peer interaction.
• Advocate on behalf of the youth and teach them to be their own advocate
• Teach boundaries, healthy sexuality, social skills, academic skills, communication, problem solving, positive decision-making and anger management techniques
• Support and promote healthy lifestyle choices
• Connect youth to beneficial, affordable and sustainable community resources to increase their network of support
Please forward your resume to:     Please reference the competition # when forwarding cover letter and resume to:
Nimir Raval
Manager, Community Initiatives