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Job Number:  38733
Youth Transition Program Supervisor
Job Posted: Friday, 6 October 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 27 October 2017
(46 days ago)
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria
Region: Vancouver Island & Coastal areas Type: Full time
Location: Victoria Salary: $45,531.20 - $48,256.00 + Benefits & Vacation Package

The Mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to provide a safe, supportive place where children, youth and families can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. Operating out of beautiful Victoria BC, Boys and Girls Club recognizes and respects the Lkwungen, W̱SÁNEĆ, T’sou-ke, MÁlexeŁ and Scia’new people, whose traditional territories we live and work upon each day.

 

We are seeking a talented Program Supervisor for our Youth Transition Program, which serves adjudicated male participants in community-based care homes.  

 

The Youth Transition Program (YJTP) Supervisor is responsible for providing support and supervision services to the Youth Transition Worker as well as support youth involved in the youth criminal justice system, with the overall goal to reduce youth involvement in crime and to optimize their health and well-being. The Youth Justice Transition Supervisor will be responsible for managing the referral and intake process for youth into the program by working collaboratively with the Youth Justice Liaison Probation Officer. The Supervisor will also assist the youth in their physical, social, emotional, educational, recreational and vocational development in a manner which promotes their increased independence, allows them to reconnect with their natural family and to function more successfully in the community, all the while youth reside in a community-based Care Home.  The Agency supports practice through a trauma informed lens, placing priority on the participant’s safety, choice and self-determination. All Boys & Girls Clubs programs support participant empowerment and skill development.

 

Position Supervises: Youth Justice Transition Worker (1)

 

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in establishing and maintaining high quality service to accreditation standard
  • Coordinate Youth Transition referrals received from Youth Justice Liaison Probation Officer
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the annual strategic plan
  • Be part of the afterhours on-call rotation
  • Share clinical supervision with the Program Manager using the Agency model
  • Maintain systematic written, statistical and descriptive data on a daily and monthly basis
  • Mediate between youth, Care Family, natural family and community contacts as appropriate and necessary
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with referring authorities, stakeholders, volunteers, etc.
  • Maintain a caseload of up to 2 adjudicated youth on bail, from intake to follow-up as requested by manager
  • Provide a min of 7 hours per week in direct contact with youth for the duration of the program and up to 10 hours during the intake week
  • Minimum of 1 hour per week with the youth’s family members where family reunification is a goal and element of transition plan
  • Maintain regular contact with Youth Probation Officer, other professionals and supports involved with the youth as appropriate
  • Provide replacement coverage to Agency ISSP/YJTP youth when ISSP staff are on vacation or Leaves
  • Process referrals to YJTP from Youth Justice liaison YPO
  • Work with the youth to identify social , recreational and educational services in the community that will meet their needs
  • Complete quarterly and annual reports for Youth Justice transition Program and ISSP
  • Provide monthly progress reports and immediate notification about critical incidents to the supervising probation officer.
  • Complete all necessary service delivery documents to the Youth Justice Program standards
  • Maintain and regularly submit accurate budget expenditure reports (petty cash, emergency funds issued, etc…)

Requirements:

  • Relevant post-secondary education in Criminal Justice, Child and Youth Care, Social Work or equivalent combination of relevant experience and education
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working with high needs/vulnerable youth
  • Minimum 3 years of experience supporting families in an individual and/or group setting
  • Supervision experience an asset
  • Experience in community liaison/advocacy skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Competent computer and file management skills
  • Clean criminal record check
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification
  • Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation
  • Able to work flexible hours, including some occasional weekend calls

Skill and Competencies:

  • Knowledge of theory, principles and practices of the field including a knowledge of trauma informed practice
  • Maintain necessary certification, training and fitness to ensure high quality service delivery and to address best practices.
  • Demonstrate organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated effective conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrate reflective practice and critical thinking skills
  • Knowledge of youth’s rights and responsibilities
  • Willingness to comply with regulatory and professional expectations
  • Knowledge of the continuum of substance use, misuse and dependence
  • Knowledge of the Criminal Youth Justice Act
How to Apply:
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Submit Resume and Cover Letter by email listed below only, please. Clearly state the position you are applying for in your Cover Letter and the subject line of your application email. We are truly grateful to all who take the time to look into our Agency and apply to work with us, however given the high number of applicants we often receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Contact Details:
Katrina Vanderkolff
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria
301 - 1195 Esquimalt Road
Victoria, BC, V9A 3N6

Tel: (250)384-9133
E-mail:
www:   www.bgcvic.org


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