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Job Number:  40787
02-18 10K Housing Youth Worker
Job Posted: Wednesday, 3 January 2018
Closing Date: Wednesday, 17 January 2018
(3 days ago)
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $1,498.16 bi-weekly

 

 

10K Housing Youth Worker

(12pm-8pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and 10am-6pm, Saturdays, Sundays)

Directions 10K Supported Housing Program

Internal / External Job Competition - #02-18

 

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?

 

 

Since 1928, Family Services of Greater Vancouver has been creating brighter tomorrows for people and families in our community. Last year we supported more than 13,000 people to create possibilities for themselves through professional counselling, therapy, education, advocacy, planning, employment support, and other community services. 

 

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, under 21 years old, 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 safehouse to assist youth, 16-18 years old, to return to family/extended family and/or access needed transitional supports to independence.

Directions Youth Haven (DYH) is a voluntary co-ed residential program for youth aged 16 – 19 years who are in need of a safe place to stay. The program encourages youth to develop goals and links to appropriate services to address their needs.

 

 

Job Summary

This is a 35 hours per week position reporting to the Manager of Supported Housing and Transition Programs. This position is located at the Kettle on Burrard. The 10K Supported Housing Program supports youth 16-19 years old who transitioning to independent living and out of ministry care.  The 10K Housing team provides 1-1 support, life-skills training and group workshops. The youth are encouraged to develop goals and links to appropriate services to address their immediate and long-term needs.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Create rapport and trusting, non-judgmental relationships with youth in the 10K Supported Housing program.
  • In collaboration with the 10K Program Coordinator, support the creation and monitoring the youth’s individualized service plans with the support MCFD/VACFSS and their identified care team.
  • In collaboration with the 10K Program Coordinator, create and facilitate workshops and group activities that meet the needs of the youth
  • Work with the youth to explore issues relevant to their health/wellbeing, education/vocational, cultural/community needs to plan for a smooth transition to independent living.
  • Maintain facility upkeep including cleaning, laundry, inventory and restocking of supplies.
  • Maintain professional, positive relationships with government and community partners.
  • 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 regarding youth transitioning to independent living and out of ministry care.
  • Ensure clear and concise communication and information transfer to colleagues and management including shift change.
  • 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 youth with ministry care experience, high risk behaviour and/or street involvement
  • Knowledge of the harm reduction model and low barrier resources.

 

 

  • Professional verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience assisting at risk youth in crisis.

 

Why Work Here?

·        Friendly Work Environment

·        Flexible Working Hours

·        Support the Local Community

·        Rewarding Experience

·        Excellent Benefit Plan Including Pension

 

To apply

Please submit your resume and/or cover letter outlining your interest and relevant experience to:

 

Larisa Hanssen, Manager

Supported Housing and Transition Programs

Directions Youth Services

 

 

Salary/Pay Grade: 7, Step 1 ($1,498.16 bi-weekly) – With excellent benefits including pension

Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: January 17, 2018

 

Family Services is committed to the principles of diversity. We encourage applications from qualified people of all genders and sexual orientations, visible minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities.

How to Apply:
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To apply

Please submit your resume and/or cover letter outlining your interest and relevant experience to:



Larisa Hanssen, Manager

Supported Housing and Transition Programs

Directions Youth Services

Contact Details:
To apply

Please submit your resume and/or cover letter outlining your interest and relevant experience to:



Larisa Hanssen, Manager

Supported Housing and Transition Programs

Directions Youth Services


www:   www.fsgv.ca


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