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Job Number:  42600
Youth Outreach Worker
Job Posted: Friday, 9 March 2018
Closing Date: Wednesday, 9 May 2018
(in 53 days)
Pacific Community Resources
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: 22.97/HOUR – $26.14/HOUR, PLUS .58/HOUR IN LIEU OF BENEFITS

Term Full Time (five months)

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.

The primary goal of the Pathways to Education program is to enhance the educational success of youths living in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) and Strathcona community. The Pathways program is part of the Our Place Graduation Strategy, a place-based initiative designed to improve graduation rates for inner-city children. Our Place Graduation Strategy is a collaboration of parents, community organizations, and professionals working together to make the inner city a place where children and families thrive. The school-based programs are based at the secondary and elementary levels. The educational focus also includes adult education, which may be offered in the community.

Comprehensive supports include: tutoring, peer support, mentorship, primary health care and assessments, family support, sports and recreation, counselling, and advocacy. Our Place Graduation Strategy is complemented by an economic development strategy, a family development and support strategy, and a health and wellness strategy.


Position Summary:

The youth outreach worker is responsible for providing one-on-one support to children (grade seven) to connect them with the existing academic, social, and emotional supports in the community. One of the priorities of this position is to develop trust and consistent relationships with the most vulnerable children and youth, building bridges with the community supports. The youth outreach worker will reach out to families and liaise with school and community staff to identify and address the needed supports. This position will work in collaboration with a team of workers committed to supporting the educational success of children and youth in the DTES/Strathcona community.


Primary Duties

1)Outreach and recruitment:

  • Make presentations in classrooms and host information tables in schools to promote the program to children and youths.
  • Connect with local schools staffs and community schools teams to identify the most vulnerable children and youths.

 2) Build trusting and on-going relationships with the most vulnerable children and youths in the community (Strathcona/DTES neighbourhood):

  • Collaborate with children/youths to identify goals, strengths, and barriers to engage them with the supports they need.
  • Develop plans in collaboration with children, parents, school staff, and community staff to ensure school attendance, connection to after-school activities, and access to health care, emotional and mental supports, and academic success.
  • Track the engagement and connections of children with programs, supports, and services in the community.
  • Develop effective programming to support children’s successful transition to high school.

3) In collaboration with the Graduation Strategy Management team, liaise with key colleagues to improve programs and services:

  • Report on enrolment, participation, and outcomes.
  • Collaborate and communicate strategies with afterschool staff to build on what is working and enhance the existing programs to meet the needs of the most vulnerable children/youths.
  • Liaise with the volunteer tutors in the afterschool and family programs to ensure that they are engaged and are addressing the needs of the children.

Dimensions of Work:

  • Primary interface is directly with youths and volunteers in the Pathways program.
  • Direct reporting relationship is to the program supervisor.
  • Coordinate and share information with relevant program, school, and community staff.

Work Conditions:

  • Hours are based on a flexible schedule. Workers should be available to work evenings and weekends as there may be a need for earlier or later hours, depending on circumstances, to offer support to youths at key times.
  • Travel between multiple sites in the community.

Academic and Job Experience Required:

A relevant post-secondary degree (education, psychology, social work) or a child and youth care diploma plus two years of experience working with at-risk youth populations, or a combination of related education and work experience with youths.


Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector.
  • Valid level 1 First Aid certificate will be an asset.

Desired Requirements:

  • Experience working with youths and families in the DTES community
  • Experience working in programs that support the educational success of youths
  • Experience and/or knowledge of working with the public-school system
  • Specific training and/or experience with youths with special needs or new language learners
  • Experience working with and guiding volunteers

“PCRS fosters an environment that 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:

ATTN: Andrea Canales, Supervisor Pathways to Education Program

Please quote “Job #2760-1001” 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-4/

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