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Job Number:  40139
Youth & Family Support Worker
Job Posted: Thursday, 30 November 2017
Closing Date: Thursday, 21 December 2017
(in 9 days)
Encompass Support Services Society
Region: Fraser Valley Type: Full time
Location: Langley Salary: $19.77 - $23.04 per hour

The Opportunity

We are currently looking for self-directed, engaging, empathetic Youth and Family Support Worker to support our Youth and Family Programs. This is a maternity leave replacement and will run up to January 31, 2019.   Reporting to the Youth and Family Coordinator, this position will provide support services to clients through assessing, educating, networking and engaging clients in activities that build strength, confidence and resiliency. This position will specifically be supporting Youth engaged in the justice system via curfew monitoring and other duties as required.

 

As a neighbourhood-based organization, our purpose is to strengthen the health and vitality of community by:

  • identifying and responding to community needs,
  • collaborating to enhance the lives of those we serve,
  • cultivating effective, sustainable partnerships.

 

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JOB POSTING:                                       2017-0300YFSW-Temp

DATE:                                                       November 28 , 2017

 

POSITION:                                               Youth and Family Support Worker

                                                                  Temporary Full Time (12 month position)

                                                                  This position requires Union membership – BCGEU

 

SALARY RANGE:                                   Grid 12 $19.77 – $23.04

BENEFITS:                                               as per collective agreement

VACATION:                                             as per collective agreement

LOCATION:                                             Langley Office

                                                                  20618 Eastleigh Crescent

                                                                  Langley, BC

 

ANTICIPATED START DATE:               January 2, 2018 or ASAP

 

REPORTS TO:                                        Youth and Family Program Coordinator

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

 

        Required to monitor youth’s compliance with court orders which may include (Intensive Supervision &      Support, Curfew Checks, and Community Work Service).

  • Gathers information relevant to client’s problems, needs and risks by interviewing, observing behavior, meeting with providers using a variety of inventories, checklists, and questionnaires. Assess the information gathered to identify client problems, needs, and risks.

 

  • May provide brief interventions which may include mediation with the goal of re-integrating and or maintain the youth in their family.
  • Provide support, guidance and problem solving to clients who are struggling with compliance to conditions and reportability.
  • Develops and implements short-term, issue specific intervention plans within program guidelines in consultation with the supervisor that will help youth to transition to independence.

 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

   

EDUCATION:                      Undergraduate degree in related human/social services field

 

EXPERIENCE:                    1 year recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.                                                                      

 

OTHER EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

 

    • The position requires availability of evenings and weekends.
    • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills to interact effectively and build relationships with program staff, families, funders, volunteers, community, agencies and other organizations.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Experience working with families of youth 12-19 years of age; and with at risk youth involved with the justice system, who are at risk of or currently homeless, or who are living independently.
    • Experience or knowledge of issues such as substance abuse, mental health issues, and conduct disorders.
    • Integrated case management and group facilitation skills are an asset.
    • Mandatory Criminal record check
    • Current first aid certification
    • Provide primary source credential verification
    • Must possess a valid BC Driver’s License and have a reliable vehicle (mileage paid for work use)
  • Must possess a working knowledge of computers (Microsoft Word/Excel)

 

 

This position is open to male and female applicants.

Send Resume and Covering Letter to:

Encompass Support Services Society

Posting Reference: #2017-0300YFSW

Attention: Human Resources

Address: 20618 Eastleigh Crescent, Langley BC, V3A 4C4

Fax: 604.534.8802 Email: hr@Encompass-Supports.com

Closing Date:   December 21st at 4:30 pm

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please email resume and cover letters only. No phone calls please.
Contact Details:
Ysanne Harvey
Encompass Support Services Society
20618 Eastleigh Crescent
Langley , BC, V3A 4C4

Tel: 604-634-2171
Fax: 604-534-8802
www:   www.esss.com


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