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Job Number:  35737
61-17 Overnight Youth Worker - Safehouse
Job Posted: Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Closing Date: Thursday, 27 July 2017
(84 days ago)
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $2,967.47 per month


(Fridays-Mondays, Midnight-8am)




Are you a strong advocate with a passion for supporting others?

Do you believe in the possibility for people to create change in their lives?

Would you enjoy working independently within a committed team?


Directions Youth Services provides Vancouver’s homeless youth and youth at-risk with entry points to access the tools, support, and guidance they need to go about making healthy, positive changes in their lives. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Directions Youth Services consists of:


Directions Youth Services Centre provides Vancouver’s homeless youth and youth at-risk with a range of services to assist them to access housing, and increase health, life-skills and wellbeing. DYSC also encompasses our housing, outreach and transition to adulthood programs.

Directions Youth Detox offers youth with a continuum of service, which includes outreach, drop-in and assessment counselling and referrals, in-house detoxification, education and groups.

Directions Youth Safehouse is a first stage emergency shelter to assist youth to return to family/extended family and/or access needed transitional supports to independence.

Position Profile:

This is a 32hr/week position reporting to the Manager of Supported Housing and Transition Programs. This position is located at our undisclosed Safehouse location which is a voluntary co-ed residential program for at-risk youth aged 16 – 18 years who need a safe place to stay. This position works in a team of two staff members. The youth are encouraged to develop goals and links to appropriate services to address their needs. Directions Youth Safehouse accepts intakes 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and it serves youth from all over the Lower Mainland.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create rapport and trusting, non-judgmental relationships with youth in Safehouse.
  • Create and monitor individual service plan for youth in collaboration with the youth, connected resources and colleagues.
  • Maintain facility upkeep including cleaning, laundry, inventory and restocking of supplies.
  • Maintain professional, positive relationships with partners including MCFD and service providers.
  • Maintain accurate logs, record keeping, and data entry related to youth files and statistics.
  • Responsible for reading youth files and ensuring information is accurate, current and clear.
  • Responsible for maintaining knowledge of current best practices and available resources.
  • Ensure clear and concise communication and information transfer to colleagues and management including shift change.
  • Train and supervise program volunteers in collaboration with the Program Manager.
  • Monitor petty cash float and maintain accurate financial records.
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, supervision sessions and performance evaluation process.
  • Adhere to all program and agency policies and procedures.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Completion or in pursuit of Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Psychology or other related degrees/diploma and/or five years of related experience.
  • Current First Aid, FoodSafe Level 1 and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certificates.  
  • Knowledge of issues/needs of high risk and/or street involved youth including harm reduction and low barrier resources.
  • Professional verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience assisting at risk youth in crisis.

COVER LETTERS AND RESUMES TO: Larisa Hanssen, Manager of Supported Housing & Transition

                                                                        Directions Youth Services, Family Services of Greater Vancouver



SALARY/PAY GRADE: pay grade 7,step 1 ($2,967.47 per month) w/ benefits

HOURS OF WORK: 32 hours/ week (8 hours / day with paid lunch)


CLOSING DATE: June 27, 2017



Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews

An eligibility list may be created.

Thank you for your interest.


FSGV is committed to the principles of Diversity. We encourage applications from qualified people of all genders and sexual orientations, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities.

How to Apply:
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Larisa Hanssen, Manager of Supported Housing & Transition
Directions Youth Services
Contact Details:
Larisa Hanssen, Manager of Supported Housing & Transition
Directions Youth Services
www:   www.fsgv.ca/other/come-work-for-us/

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