Job Posting 89177

School Liaison Worker
Child Development Institute
Toronto Metro area
197 Euclid
closed 5 days ago (Fri, 25 Nov)
full time  •  53,037

ABOUT CHILD DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
Child Development Institute (CDI) is a leading children’s mental health agency in the City of Toronto offering a range of services to approximately 3,000 children ages 0‐12, youth ages 13-18 and their families each year. Our mission is to promote and support the healthy development of children and
to strengthen the families and communities in which they live. We provide four streams of service to families in need: early intervention, family violence, healthy child development and specialized mental health services for children and youth with learning disabilities.
POSITION SUMMARY
Child Development Institute (CDI) is seeking a suitably qualified individual to fill a vacancy for an School Liaison Worker. The role will provide a variety of duties to support Family Violence program to deliver best practises and services. The ideal candidate will have sound knowledge and experience in the children’s mental health field including child abuse and family violence. 
This position is within the OPSEU bargaining unit.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Accepts and works within the framework of CDI’s stated vision, mission, values and goals.
2. Is a member of a designated school’s multi-disciplinary team which is headed by the school’s principal.
3. Greets children from shelters and their caregivers upon the enrolment of the children in order to introduce her/himself as available to assist them while the children attend school and facilitate their integration into a classroom at the school.
4. Works with family, school administration, teachers and shelter staff in developing a school safety plan that meets family’s needs
5. Consults with classroom teachers and school officials regarding the psychosocial needs of the children from the shelters.
6. Offers crisis intervention and support to children from the shelters in difficulty as identified by their caregivers, shelter staff, teachers or as directed by the school administration.
7. Offers short-term social skills, emotion regulation support and school advocacy for designated children from the shelters on a withdrawal basis as indicated.
8. Promotes peer group acceptance of the children from the shelters during recess, lunch and other times as indicated.
9. Liaises between the school and shelters and offers caregiving support or referral services to families as requested.
10. Provides brief follow-up services to children who transition to a new school, once they move out of the shelter.
11. Co-facilitates the Taste of Home program, supporting children in learning how to cook healthy meals and develop stress management skills

12. Is responsible for designated reports and service data as required.

13. Works a regular shift in designated schools, some after school and evening work as required during the school year, vacation time is taken during school vacation periods.

14. May supervise students and volunteers.

15. Assumes other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
▪ Child and Youth Worker diploma or equivalent
▪ Minimum 1-year experience working with children and families from diverse backgrounds who have experienced violence, trauma and transition
▪ Clear understanding and ability to work from a trauma-informed approach
▪ Experience in creatively supporting children in developing emotion regulation and social skills
▪ An ability to work in a highly distractible, multi-tasking environment
▪ Knowledge of family violence and the impact this has on children and their caregivers including the variety of challenges facing children who are in transition

▪ An ability to work collaboratively with children, their families, their teachers, other school personnel, and shelter staff

▪ An ability to work on a multi-disciplinary team
▪ Sound knowledge of anti-oppressive practices and ability to implement them in work with children, youth and families
▪ Reflective worker who is dedicated to a regular supervision model, multi-disciplinary peer consultation/supervision and seeks opportunities to deepen professional skills
▪ Comfortable working with children having a range of developmental levels and abilities both in an individual and group context
▪ Excellent communication skills, computer literacy and report writing skills
▪ A second language and an aptitude for research activities preferred. 

 

Thank you in advance for your interest. However, due to the volume of resumes received, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:
Child Development Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value inclusivity & diversity in the workplace. We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
▪ members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual
beliefs, or place of origin;
▪ persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities; and
▪ persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value the
contributions that each person brings, and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our community.

ACCOMMODATION:
Child Development Institute is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Child Development Institute will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment & selection process to applicants with disabilities. During any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) you may require. Any information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

All applicants are advised that offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a Vulnerable Sector Check.

Note: All CDI employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with CDI Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

 

 

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