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Job Number:  42764
Youth Addictions Outreach Worker
Job Posted: Thursday, 15 March 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 15 June 2018
(60 days ago)
Pacific Community Resources
Region: Fraser Valley Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Chilliwack Salary: $22.97/HOUR – $26.14/HOUR, PLUS BENEFITS

Term Full Time (until October 2018)

** This position will require outreach work on weekends**


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 which 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:


PCRS seeks an experienced youth addictions outreach worker for the First Response Youth Addictions Outreach Program in Chilliwack. The youth addictions outreach workers team will provide outreach services to youth struggling with addiction. This includes being a visible presence in the community seven days per week and, connecting youth to services which includes: programming, treatment centers, cultural supports, medical facilities, detox, youth addiction programs and follow up services.  This position will provide naloxone training and promote ways to increase health and safety, including connecting longer term supports back into the youth’s life, namely family, community, and employment.


Academic and Job Experience Required:


Childcare diploma plus two years’ experience; or BA. in a related field and one year related experience; or a combination of related work experience and education.

Experience in working with youth and addiction is necessary.


Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal Records Check including the vulnerable sector
  • Valid BC driver’s license with business insurance use
  • Use of own vehicle (mileage is paid)
  • Driver’s abstract must be submitted

Desired Requirements:

  • Familiarity with transtheoretical Model of change
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Solution-focused counselling
  • Addictions counselling training
  • Mental health training
  • Sexual abuse training
  • Depression/suicide/co-occurring disorder training.


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 #8625-1001” on your cover letter and in the subject line of emails.

Resumes without cover letters will not be accepted.

Only those qualified for an interview will be contacted.
Contact Details:

www:   pcrs.ca/our-jobs/youth-addictions-outreach-worker/

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