Primary Youth Educator
June 1, 2020
The primary youth educator works as a member of a staff team to provide a service to the youth in care. The primary educator works professionally showing respect, support and consideration for team members, clients and the organization, and an appropriate role model for youth in care and their families
Each Primary Educator is assigned 3-4 youth, ages 12-15, to oversee areas of personal, academic, social and family.
- The Primary Educator is the central communicator, working with professionals and family members involved in the youth’s life.
- Participates in the intervention planning meetings, school meetings, orientation table, social work meetings, and any other meetings required by the Program Director.
- Supports youth in achieving goals outlined in their individual intervention plan. This includes, one-to-one meetings, bi-weekly progress reports, exploring their educational, vocational, employment and personal goals.
- Guides youth in following (or to fulfil) basic expectations of the program (chores, study hour, hygiene).
- Implements house rules, expectations, consequences etc.
- Attend bi-weekly team meetings and trainings when scheduled.
- Participate in supervision meetings.
- Observes, monitors, and records youth’s daily activities. Communicates with the client’s social worker and Program Director as needed.
- Participates in one of the organizational committees offered.
- Oversees a delegated area of responsibility as assigned by the Program Director. This could include; oversee distribution and recording of medication; administrative support (presence report, monthly allotment of monies) and/or other.
- To assist the Program Director in the proper maintenance of monies allotted to various departments such as; allowance, activity, housekeeping and petty cash funds.
- Develops, implements and participate in therapeutic activities and weekly programs for youth,
- Participates in the on-call rotation.
The potential candidate should possess the following abilities:
- Ensures the safety and security of all youth in our care, and their basic needs are met, demonstrating support and understanding.
- Supports and maintains a therapeutic environment, establishing healthy relationships with youth and their family.
- Able to intervene in crisis-like situations helping youth and their family develop skills, attitudes and values necessary for effective living.
Requirements and Salary:
- Minimally, a CEGEP diploma.
- Must pass a police background check.
- Available to work 38.75 hours a week, including days, evenings and weekends.
- Available to be part of the on-call rotation
- Salary range $19.94 – $26.44 is based on education and experience.
- Benefits include statutory holidays, sick days, vacation (after 1 full year of work) and REGOP pension plan
- Ideally, the candidate would make a 3-year commitment to the development of the program