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Job Number:  41555
Youth Support Worker (Competition Number 02YSW121417) - Onyx Program to Support OnyxWorks
Job Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
Closing Date: Saturday, 3 March 2018
(84 days ago)
PLEA Community Services
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $23.25 - $27.06 per hr/Grid 14 effective Feb 1, 2018 (BCGEU General Services Collective Agreement)

PLEA Community Services is currently seeking a Temporary Full-Time Youth Support Worker for our Onyx Program to support the OnyxWorks program. This is a one (1) year long position and the anticipated start date is February 1, 2018 and proposed end date is February 1 2019. This position requires union membership.


The goal of our OnyxWorks program is to assist youth with improving their level of employment readiness, and their capacity to secure and maintain reasonable employment. The youth who access these services are at  risk of, or being sexually exploited, have a range of developmental needs, varying levels of academic ability, and little or no job experience. The incumbent is responsible for engaging employer mentors in the community that will assist youth in the Onyx program to  achieve their personal goals,increase their protective factors, and develop the practical skills they need to access pre-employment, training programs, and community resources, to secure a position and be successful in the workplace. Services are provided onsite and in the community.


Please submit resume and cover letter referencing the competition number. Posting for internal candidates closes on Thursday February 8, 2018 at 4:30pm. If the positing goes external we will be accepting applications until the position is filled.


If you are interested in applying please use the following link




Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develops, implements, and coordinates Onyx Works project aimed at filling employment gaps for sexually exploited youth in Vancouver.Works closely with Program Manager to ensure flexible placements and that employment objectives are achieved.
  2. Provides a range of services including the screening, and orientation of employer mentors to ensure suitability , prepares employer orientation materials, and monitors the use of time and other resources as directed by the Program Manager.
  3. Establishes strong connections to the community, including maintaining close working relationships with employer mentor placements.
  4. Provides opportunities to access and reconnect to available training and employment opportunities in the community that will enable and encourage youth to develop the necessary educational, personal, social, and vocational skills.
  5. Provides  support in the community that will assist youth to achieve their personal employment goals in a healthy environment, maintain their motivation to make safer choices, reduce the incidence of risk behavior, and  strengthen their protective factors.
  6. Recognizes potential crises, analyzes these situations accurately and implements strategies to deal with them, and informs the Program Manager when such situations arise.
  7. Ensures that all records, reports and documentation pertaining to service delivery are accurate, complete and in compliance with PLEA’s policies and procedures.
  8. Adheres to all policies and procedures established by PLEA, and meets the performance expectations of the position in a manner that demonstrates compassion and respect for all persons served. Exercises the responsibilities of the position in a manner consistent with the philosophical approach and mandate of the program.
  9. Performs other related duties as required.


  1. A Bachelor of Arts in the social sciences or human services or a related discipline is preferred; alternatively a combination of equivalent education and work experience will be considered.
  2. At least one (1) year recent experience working in programs with youth who are deemed to be high risk, and/or involved in or at risk of sexual exploitation an asset.
  3. Demonstrated ability to organize and lead projects designed to provide support and teach participants personal, interpersonal, and life skills.
  4. Demonstrated ability to be accountable for expenditures aligned with program budgets.
  5. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and familiarity with databases.

Job Skills and Abilities

  1. Excellent interpersonal communication, and conflict management skills, including a demonstrated ability to prepare accurate and comprehensive written reports.
  2. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others.
  3. Demonstrated ability to develop supportive and effective relationships with employer mentors and community supports.
  4. Is creative and innovative. Highly motivated, and can work independently with little supervision.
  5. Demonstrated ability to develop strong collaborative relationships, work effectively as part of a team with other program staff, and with others in the community including professionals, and community members; use good judgment, manage conflicts constructively, work independently and be accountable for results.
  6. Knowledge of theory, principles and best practices with respect to providing services to youth who may be at risk, or are being sexually exploited an asset.
  7. Excellent organizational, time and general management skills.


  1. Satisfactory Criminal Records Clearance.
  2. Must possess a valid Occupational First Aid Level 1 Certificate or be willing to obtain one prior to hire
  3. Use of Personal Vehicle. This position requires travel in the lower mainland.
  4. Valid B.C. License and suitable driver's abstract.
  5. Flexible hours outside of normal working hours and/or hours of work that include days, evenings, weekends based on 35 worker hours per week.
  6. Documentation that applicant is legally approved to work in Canada.
Note: PLEA conducts primary source verification of applicant's credentials including education, training, work history and licensure.
How to Apply:
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Please apply using the following link/ URL

Contact Details:
Allie Maltz
PLEA Community Services
3894 Commercial St
Vancouver, BC, V5N 4G2

Tel: 6048710450
www:   www.plea.ca/

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