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Job Number:  45281
Youth Outreach Worker
Job Posted: Thursday, 7 June 2018
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 June 2018
(yesterday)
Pacific Community Resources
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Casual
Location: Surrey Salary: $ 14.91 PER HOUR, PLUS 4% IN LIEU OF VACATION BENEFITS
IRAYL (INTER REGIONAL AT RISK YOUTH LINK) (JOB # 8460 – 1001)

Summer students (2 Positions) ($14.91/hour)

PCRS is a long-standing, award-winning not-for-profit that serves the most vulnerable people in the Province of B.C. We believe that helping the most marginalized individuals and families will raise the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Our vision is to see everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities, and our mission is to inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration. We value advocacy, diversity and inclusion, empowerment, service excellence, stewardship, and well-being. In fact, we care about well-being so much that we were the recipient of the 2016 Surrey Board of Trade’s Surrey Child & Family Friendly Workplace Award. This means we have been recognized for placing high value on work-life balance, laughter and joy in the workplace, exercise and nutrition, and self-care. Also, our Employee Family Assistance Program has a full preventative health program including nutrition awareness, stress reduction, and tools to assist our staff with maintaining work-life balance. We take care of our people who take care of the people we serve.

 

Position Summary:

Outreach workers operate in pairs and provide immediate response services to at-risk youth at all Sky-Train stations and community youth across the Lower Mainland. This position requires an understanding of behaviours that impact at-risk youth including poverty; youth gang issues, street entrenchment, substance misuse, FASD and mental health barriers.  The successful applicant will have expertise in working with youth, experience as an outreach worker and sound judgment and initiative.  The successful applicant must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, currently a full time student returning to full time study in September 2018 and between the ages of 15-30.

The Youth Outreach Worker position offers an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of issues related to at-risk and high risk youth, their needs, challenges and the various community agencies and networks that serve them.

 

Primary Duties:

  • Provide outreach services to youth along the Skytrain line and hubs located at Skytrain stations.
  • Establish relationships with youth to ensure they are connected to various community resources.
  • Engage with and encourage youth to participate in pro-social activities located near Skytrain stations by offering access passes, schedules, knowledge of community agencies offering youth specific activities and workshops, etc.
  • Attend various community meetings to identify youth and their specific needs, map and locate family and community networks, and form relationships with other service providers and agencies to ensure all information is current and relevant.

Basic Requirements:

  • Second year student is preferred in related post-secondary study, i.e.: Youth Justice, Youth care counsellor, Social services, Education, Psychology, Criminology
  • Criminal records check including the vulnerable sector and Enhanced Security Clearance is mandatory
  • Valid Level 1 First aid certificate
  • Computer skills (MS Word/Excel/Outlook)

Dimensions of Work

Work is based on a rotating shift schedule of 11:30 a.m. – 8:00p.m. and 3:00p.m. – 11:00p.m., Monday to Friday, including flexibility that may involve weekend participation.  This position can be quite physical involving long stretches of walking, inclement weather and carrying a full backpack. 

 

“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:

Please quote “Job #8460 – 1001” on your cover letter and in the subject line of emails.

Resumes without Job # and cover letters will not be accepted.
Contact Details:

www:   pcrs.ca/our-jobs/youth-outreach-worker-3/


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