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Job Number:  39666
Youth Outreach Worker (Job # 5670-1001)
Job Posted: Friday, 10 November 2017
Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 November 2017
(in 3 days)
Pacific Community Resources
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Surrey Salary: $22.74/hour – $25.88/hour, plus a competitive benefits package
Surrey Youth Resource Centre – Youth Outreach and Empowerment Support Services Team (Job # 5670-1001)

Regular Full Time (Grid 13)

 

Pacific Community Resources Society requires an experienced youth outreach worker for the Youth Outreach and Empowerment Support Services (YOESS) program which operates as part of the Surrey Youth Resource Centre and provides supports to youth across the South Fraser Service Delivery Area (SDA) inclusive of Surrey, Langley, Delta and White Rock.

 

Position Summary:

The YOESS team works with some of the most vulnerable and complex youth within the SDA who are between the ages of 13 and 18 years old and in the care of, or on a Youth Agreement with, the Ministry.  These youth are at great risk for a range of negative outcomes and are struggling with an array of difficult and interrelated circumstances, issues and factors. They are typically disconnected from positive supports, culture and family, and require specialized and intensive aide to connect with and access a range of supports addressing addictions, homelessness, violence, mental health, isolation, sexual exploitation and/or gang involvement.

 

Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience in meeting youth where they’re at, recognition of the ongoing influence of trauma and disconnection on the youth served, and building on youth’s strengths and passions to create meaning and bolster resilience.  Delivery of these services will be provided with a sophisticated and well-developed understanding of the ongoing effects of trauma, isolation and vulnerability.  A multi-dimensional approach to permanency planning will include relationship-based services, outreach services and direct support to youth through transitions as well as an integrated understanding of the Four Dimensions of Permanency.

 

Primary Duties:

  • Provide culturally safe and diverse outreach supports services to vulnerable youth in the South Fraser SDA.
  • Establish relationships with youth to ensure they are supported to make connections with family and others, housing supports, health service referrals, addictions services, mental health supports, transitions planning, life skills supports and sports & recreation to longer term community resources.
  • Work collaboratively with various stakeholders, such as government, families, related organizations, community organizations and service providers.
  • Meet with youth to identify their specific needs, goals, care planning, and passions as well as support their emotional wellness, physical health and a strong sense of identity and belonging.

Work Conditions

  • Hours – afternoons and evenings, some weekends.
  • There will be need for earlier or later hours depending upon circumstances, including morning meetings and evening youth events; offering support at key times and coordinating others to assist when not available.

                         

Academic and Job Experience Required:

B.A. in a related field plus 1 year related outreach experience, or a Child and Youth Care Diploma plus 2 years’ experience, OR a combination of education and related experience working with vulnerable youth.  

 

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal records check including the vulnerable sector
  • Valid BC driver’s license with Business insurance use and use of own vehicle
  • Driver’s abstract must be submitted

             

Desired Requirements:

Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Counselling, Addictions Counselling Training, Mental Health Training, Sexual Abuse Training, Depression/Suicide/Co-occurring Disorder Training, Cultural Awareness Training.

 

PCRS hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equality and diversity within its’ community.  We welcome applications from Aboriginal persons, visible minority group members, persons with disabilities and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Send Cover Letter and Resume to:
Please quote “Job # 5670-1001” on your cover letter
and in the subject line of emails.
Resumes without Job # and cover letters will not be accepted.
Only those qualified for an interview will be contacted
Contact Details:
Send Cover Letter and Resume to:
www:   pcrs.ca/our-jobs/youth-outreach-worker-3/


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