Community Work Service Worker
Surrey Youth Resource Centre
Term Full Time (One Year Term)
The primary role of the Community Work Service Workeris to provide youth with opportunities to complete court ordered community work service hours. The Worker will secure placements for youth, provide support to youth, document hours and provide feedback to Probation Officers. This position requires an understanding of the Criminal Youth Justice Act and experience working with youth on probation. This position also requires expertise in community outreach, marketing, working with funders and experience in life skills training. A strong ability to use initiative and to function independently is also required
Hours must be flexible to accommodate participant schedules. The specific hours and days of the week can be negotiated between the worker and Manager to meet both the needs of the program and the worker.
1) Youth Support:
- Perform assessment of the youths skills and abilities to ensure successful completion of community work service hours
- Develop and monitor plans, in collaboration with youth, for successful program completion
- Provide one-to-one support
2) Community Outreach/Public Relations/Advocacy:
- In collaboration with Manager, other PCRS staff, and community, identifies key community agencies and individuals to connect with and share information with regarding community work service placements.
- Provide written and verbal communication to Probation Officers and other officials regarding the outcome or status of community work service hours.
- Liaise with referring and other professionals, agencies, the community and the youth’s family and friends, as needed
3) Administrative and Financial:
- Attend and participate in all staff meetings, planning meetings, committee meetings, as required
- Maintain files, case notes and reports according to agency standards
- Maintain petty cash and mileage records according to the financial policies of the agency
- Provide back-up administrative support for SYRC as required
4) To Maintain Health and Safety:
- Handle emergency situations safely and in accordance with agency policy.
- Maintain good safety practices and a preventative approach.
- Understand the stresses of the job and take steps to prevent personal burn-out.
- Adhere to Working Alone policy, checking in and out and advising staff of appointment locations at all times.
Academic and Job Experience Required:
B.A. in a related field plus 1 year experience, OR Child and Youth Care Diploma plus 2 years’ experience OR a combination of related work experience and education with at-risk or multi-barriered population.
- Criminal Records Check including the vulnerable sector
- Standard First Aid and CPR
- High level of computer knowledge and skills
- High level of communication skills both verbal and written
- Sexual Abuse Training
- ACT Training
- Working knowledge of the Youth Criminal Justice Act
- Crisis Intervention and De-escalation Training/Nonviolent Communication Certification
- Solution Focused/Motivational Interviewing Training
- Learning Disabilities Training including FASD, ADHD, Early Childhood Education, Special Needs
- Depression/Suicide/Mental Health Assessment Training
- Life Skills Certificate
- Trauma Informed Practice
- Certifications in Recreation, Personal Training or Arts
|How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please quote “Community Work Service Worker” on your cover letter and in the subject line of emails.
Resumes without cover letters will not be accepted.
Only those qualified for an interview will be contacted.
Send Cover Letter and Resume to:
Attn: Karla Penner, Program Supervisor, Community Work Service