Specialized Youth Worker (Maple Ridge)
Are you energetic and interested in a dynamic career?
Do want to make the difference in the lives of youth?
Do you enjoy being physically active and participating in activities such as swimming, hiking, and biking?
Are you in school for Recreation, Youth Justice, or a Social Work related field?
If these sound like you then you may be the perfect candidate for the position of Residential Youth Care Worker!
Please read below for more details. Students are encouraged to apply!
Strive Living Society has employment opportunities for a Casual Specialized Youth Worker with our highly specialized staffed residential home located in Maple Ridge. The Specialized Youth Worker is responsible for implementing the day-to-day operations of the home. They provide and maintain a safe, supportive environment that is culturally open and accessible in order to support the personal development of resident youth. The Specialized Youth Worker facilitates all aspects of the resident youth's life, including accompanying them on daily recreational outings, to medical appointments, providing all meal preparation, supporting them in their bedtime routine and to develop life skills. The Specialized Youth Worker reports directly to the Residential Coordinator.
We are currently hiring for casual employees at our Maple Ridge location. In order to qualify for casual status you will need to be available for 3 shifts a week with one of those shifts being on the weekend. Shifts are as follows: 7:00 am-3:00 pm, 3:00 pm-11:00 pm, 11:00 pm-7:00 am*awake overnight. You will also be expected to attend a monthly 2 hour meeting. Preference will be given to those with overnight availability.
Casual employees cover shifts when full-time and part-time employees cannot work a shift for various reasons. Casual work can be perfect for individuals looking to supplement their income, looking for experience, or students.
Qualifications and Conditions:
• Currently pursuing or possessing a certificate, diploma, or degree in Child and Youth Care Counseling, Social Work, or a related field.
- Minimum 1 year’experience in child & youth care, or a combination of relevant education & experience working with youth with that are at-risk or developmental delays and special needs. Volunteering counts!
- Criminal record clearance
- Valid BCDL class 5 and suitable driver's abstract- we will not consider applications without this.
- Valid first aid and CPR certification
- FoodSafe certification
- Will have the ability to manage crisis, including incidents of aggression, and work independently as well as part of a team.
- Must have a broad based knowledge of the family and social issues that Aboriginal youth face today, including the generational impacts of the residential school system on Aboriginal families and communities, and a good understanding of Aboriginal cultures and traditions.
- Must have previous experience working with youth with special needs, including experience following and implementing behavior management and crisis intervention plans and using specialized augmentative and visual communication strategies, such as the use of PECS.
- Will have the ability to identify with mandate, policies and procedures of the organization.
- Must have strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to compile accurate records and prepare reports.
- Must have a personal support system and self-care plan in place.
- Willingness to take on additional training as required.
The agency provides paid orientation, Mandt training, a competitive wage ($22.07/hr) and ongoing professional development opportunities.
Please send a resume and a cover letter to . In your cover letter please mention your availability.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those who meet the minimum qualifications will be contacted for interview.