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Job Number:  42599
Overnight Youth Support Worker
Job Posted: Friday, 9 March 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 16 March 2018
Pacific Community Resources
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $22.97/HOUR – $26.14/HOUR, PLUS BENEFITS INCLUDING PENSION

Regular Full Time

Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) is an award-winning, accredited not-for-profit that has served the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley for over 30 years. Our participants are often vulnerable or marginalized from society. PCRS is committed to integrated service delivery that is people-centred, inclusive, collaborative, and evidence-based. PCRS has an annual operating budget of approximately 24 million, employs nearly 350 staff, and engages over 200 volunteers.


Position Summary:

The regular full-time overnight youth support worker is a member of the residential and clinical care team that is responsible for the direct care of youths and young adults placed at one of our two substance use supportive recovery homes in East Vancouver. The program provides transitional and supportive recovery programming for youths with persistent substance-use issues with, or without, concurrent mental health issues.  The programs provide a post-detox, substance-free setting in a safe, supportive environment.

This position requires a sound understanding of addictions, mental health, and trauma-informed practices. The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of successful addictions treatment practices for youths and young adults, and the ability to balance clinical methodologies with relationship-based practice.



  • Lead the planning and managing of daily structure and routines (i.e., wake-ups, meal prep, bedtimes, etc.).
  • Involve youths/young adults in enhancing and developing various living skills, such as meal preparation, cooking, and hygiene maintenance through regular individual support.
  • Participate in the implementation of a care plan for each youth/young adult in the program.
  • Administer medications to youths in accordance with program policy and procedures.
  • Act as a positive role model for youth and assist youth in developing values of honesty, self-assertiveness, respect for self and others, a democratic viewpoint, and lack of dependency on drugs, alcohol, and self-abusive behaviour.
  • Identify potential crises and take steps to intervene effectively to prevent and/or diffuse these situations.
  • Monitor visits by family/friends of youths/young adults.
  • Report information in a timely fashion relevant to the formal assessment of each youth, including observations, communication from other service providers or families, and comments or reports from youths, etc.
  • Organize and assist in the completion of household tasks involving youths (i.e., meal preparation, house cleaning, maintenance, etc.).
  • Manage own time efficiently and work independently within a team framework.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally within the team, with other service providers, families/friends of the youths, neighbours, and members of the community.
  • Understands the stresses of the job and take steps to prevent/manage stress.

Academic and Job Experience Required:


BSW, or BA in a related field plus one year experience, or a child and youth care diploma plus two years’ experience, or the equivalent. Additional substance use or addictions training and experience is considered an asset.


Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector.
  • Current standard First Aid certificate.

Desired Requirements:

  • Crisis intervention and de-escalation training
  • Strong understanding of anti-oppression and decolonizing practice
  • Training to address depression/suicide/mental health assessment an asset
  • Residential experience with youths
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal cultural/healing practices, impacts of colonialism, racism, etc.
  • Trained in trauma-informed practice
  • Valid BC Class 5 driver’s license and driver’s abstract an asset

“PCRS fosters an environment which ensures a sense of belonging, dignity, and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities.”

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Send Cover Letter and Resume to:

Please quote “Job #7300-1002” 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:

www:   pcrs.ca/our-jobs/overnight-youth-support-worker-2/

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