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School Liaison Worker
Job summary

As a Child and Youth Worker, you are looking for a place to channel your commitment to making a difference in the lives of children and their families who have experienced trauma. You want to leverage the expertise of a long-historied organization that operates at the cutting edge of evidence-based treatment for children, youth, and their families, a place where you will be supported in professional development and work-life balance.

Required Qualifications and Skills

The clinical knowledge. You have a certificate, diploma, or degree in Child and Youth Work and experience working with children, youth and families in a therapeutic or clinical setting. You have proven organizational, analytical, and decision-making skills; you uphold the confidentiality and security of client-related and agency information. You can effectively prioritize work in an environment of competing demands with a multidisciplinary team. The practical experience. You bring hands-on experience working with children and youth facing mental health challenges. Whether in individual or group settings, you're adept at engaging with individuals across various developmental levels and abilities. Your practice is informed by a deep understanding of anti-oppressive principles, which you skillfully apply in your interactions with children, youth, and families. Furthermore, your knowledge extends to the complexities of family violence and its profound impact on children and caregivers alike, including those navigating transitions.

Required Experience

You have a certificate, diploma, or degree in Child and Youth Work and experience working with children, youth and families in a therapeutic or clinical setting.


Foster a safe space. You will help facilitate children’s integration into a classroom at the school, promote peer group acceptance, and work with family, school administration, teachers, and shelter staff to develop a school safety plan that meets the family’s needs. Administer psycho-social assessments. You will consult with classroom teachers and school officials regarding the psychosocial needs of the children and offer crisis intervention and support. Lead evidence-based and evidence-informed therapeutic activities. You will actively lead and participate in the assessment and treatment planning process with clients, monitoring progress toward goals and modifying the treatment plan as indicated.

Compensation and Benefits Offered

Starting from April 1st, 2024, the annual salary will be adjusted to $56,408. This is a unionized position under OPSEU.

Organization Overview

CDI is firmly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous People of North America and the world, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons, and those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We are committed to providing equitable opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace which is free from discrimination and harassment. We are equally committed to providing an inclusive and accessible workplace. If you require accommodations, please reach out to us at

The International Child and Youth Care Network

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