The Child & Youth Development Specialist (CYDS) functions as a child development worker under the supervision of the charge nurse and nursing unit manager. The CYDS provides ongoing observation, therapeutic support and supervision to a variety of children and youth with neuropsychiatric difficulties, in the inpatient tertiary care program at the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH). The CYDS is responsible for writing, implementing and updating behavior plans specific to each adolescent’s Neurodevelopmental difficulties, works with families 1:1 and in group settings to facilitate the implementation of behavior plans in the home environment, meets with and assists community teaching and behavioral assistants to allow plans to function in the school environment. The CYDS also attends and schedules case conferences and discharge conferences as required by the program.
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: Unit 36 Pediatric Psych-EDM
Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 22-JAN-2020
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 01-FEB-2020
Temporary End Date: 22-MAR-2021
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 4
Shifts per cycle: 20
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $35.81
Maximum Salary: $47.67
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Completion of bachelor's degree in Child & Youth Care or a related field or equivalent education and experience.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Current Basic Life Support (BCLS) Healthcare Provider certification required.
Baccalaureate degree preferred in Psychology, Education or Child and Youth Care. Driver’s license preferred. Child & Youth Development, mental health courses preferred. 3 years previous experience working with children, youth and families preferred. NCVI Certification preferred.