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Job Number:  46724
Respite Support Worker
Job Posted: Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Closing Date: Wednesday, 15 August 2018
(62 days ago)
Inner Hope Youth Ministries
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Part time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $19/hr $150 per 24-hour rotation for weekends/week-long coverage

This part-time contract provides time off for the House Parent couple in Inner Hope’s supportive home for at-risk youth. When on shift, the Respite Support Worker(s) will be responsible for fostering a supportive home environment while managing daily home life and investing in residents and any friends/family who visit. This contractor supports the care of up to four youth, modeling healthy life skills and providing practical support and discipleship. As a part-time live-in position, it has worked well to have a couple participate together in providing respite for The Home.
Responsible to: Director of Programs
Supervisor: Primary House Parent

Start Date: September 2018 (flexible)
Hours & Remuneration: 

  • 2 weeknight shifts on a regular, predictable schedule: $19/hour
  • 1-hour weekly meeting with supervisor: $19/hour
  • Reside at The Home one weekend per month or one full week per month (House Parents receive six weeks off per year and one weekend off during the other months): $150 per 24-hour period
  • Must be committed and available to The Home and residents on a full-time basis during overnight coverage
  • The Respite House Parent(s) will receive 2 evenings off when covering The Home for a week (it is acceptable to be employed or in school during this time)


  • $19.00 per hour for evenings and meetings
  • $150 per 24-hour rotation for weekends/week-long coverage


  • Heart for ministry
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Patient and self-controlled
  • Healthy boundaries in life and relationships
  • Collaborative; team player
  • Creativity, fun, and passion for social activities is an asset!
  • Detailed and accurate with shift logs and expense reports
  • Open and authentic; able to live for short periods with limited privacy in a community setting
  • Assertive and able to deal with conflict in a productive, educational manner
  • Self-motivated and independent
  • Integrity; a role model

Detailed Job DescriptionClick here
Position Requirements:

  • Minimum one-year commitment to the role
  • Supportive of Inner Hope’s Statement of Faith
  • Passionate about Inner Hope’s Vision, Mission and Values
  • Minimum two years of post-secondary education (related field is an asset) 
  • Minimum two years’ experience working or volunteering with youth including some experience with youth at-risk
  • Knowledge and understanding of Vancouver’s Indigenous community is an asset
  • Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • The character, reliability, maturity, and skill level to relate positively with at-risk youth and families and model responsible behaviour
  • Acceptable current criminal record check
  • Willingness to adhere to IHYM’s Code of Ethics and all staff policies
  • Valid driver’s license
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Contact Details:
Diana Squires
Inner Hope Youth Ministries
548 East 29th Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V5V 2R9

Tel: 604.638.0991
www:   www.innerhope.ca/respite_support_worker.html

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