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Job Number:  46263
Youth Outreach Worker (YOW)
Job Posted: Friday, 13 July 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 14 September 2018
(63 days ago)
The Lower Mainland Purpose Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: New Westminster Salary: To be determined


Program: North Fraser Youth Outreach Program

Position: Youth Outreach Worker (YOW)

$19.50 hour / 35 hours per week


The YOW will have education, knowledge and training of adolescent development, mental health and criminogenic needs and an understanding of youth issues and the systems youth operate within.  In addition, the youth worker will have an ability to build relationships and engage with youth who have been difficult to engage in support services and provide support services wherever the youth may be across the Metro Vancouver area.


  • Work from a strength based perspective to assess strengths and needs of youth and families.
  • Provide one-to-one support and outreach of youth who have multiple risk factors: mental health, addictions, complex behaviors such as FASD and/or developmental delays and/or are involved in high risk activities (e.g. sexual exploitation, criminal activity, street involvement, self-harm)
  • One-to-one service to adjudicated and non-adjudicated youth with a history of being difficult to engage in support services and/or healthy activities
  • Provide goal focused intervention through assessing client needs, and develop service plans to assist youth/family achieve objectives.
  • Provide support and education to family/caregiver where required.
  • Community outreach.
  • Provide life skills training in both an individual and group setting.
  • Maintain accurate reports and file documentation in accordance with COA administrative and service standards.
  • Work in a collaborative practice model with community agencies and organizations.


  • A degree in social work, psychology or related field, with 2 years’ experience in the field of youth and family services.
  • Experience delivering community-based services to youth and their families.
  • Knowledge of working with mental health and neurological disorders.
  • Knowledge of adolescent development and issues related to at risk youth.
  • Knowledge of sexual exploitation and experience working with sexually exploited youth.
  • Knowledge of the legislation and policies that govern service delivery in the social service sector.
  • Knowledge of collaborative practice and effectively work with a variety of professionals.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, counselling, oral and written communication skills.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Exceptional report writing skills.
  • Class 5 license and vehicle required; Class 4 or willingness to get.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, some evening/weekend work required
  • First-aid and Non-violent Crisis Intervention certification required.

Apply in confidence to:

Lynda Fletcher-Gordon, Program Director

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Send your cover letter and resume, quoting the position you are applying for. No phone calls.
Contact Details:
Lynda Fletcher-Gordon
The Lower Mainland Purpose Society
40 Begbie Street
New Westminster, BC, V3M 3L9

www:   www.purposesociety.org

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