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Job Details

Job Number:  50179
Child and Youth Care Worker
Job Posted: Saturday, 8 December 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 28 December 2018
(54 days ago)
Westcoast Family Centres
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Casual
Location: Tri Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody) Salary: Grid Level 11, Step 1, $19.39 per hour


Opportunity Summary

The Child and Youth Care Worker provides one-to-one support to children and youth with special needs as a part of a community access program. The program aims to help children and youth to improve their quality of life, improve social interaction, increase communication ability and recreation skills with peers; and provide opportunities to develop skills for increased independence in the areas of personal care, home living and community access.


Available Opportunities:

  • Temporary, Casual Positions - Services to the client include a minimum of 4 hours per week up to 1 year on a consistent weekly basis.


About Westcoast Family Centres

Westcoast Family Centres Society (WFC) is a multi-service community-based non-profit organization delivering child-centered, evidence-based programs and services to children and families in the Lower Mainland. Our mission is to strengthen and develop healthy relationships between children, their families, and their communities. Our programs and services aim to address the unique and varied challenges faced by vulnerable families. Joining the WFC team is an opportunity to be a part of a team where your skills and knowledge will make a positive impact in the lives of children and families.


The role of a Child and Youth Care Worker will:

  • Support children/youth with Developmental Disability, a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder or high medical needs.
  • Develop, review and evaluate a child specific service plan that includes specific goals to be addressed during the term of service.
  • Provide role modelling and coaching for age-appropriate peer, friend and family interactions.
  • Increase access to neighborhood venues, community facilities and leisure opportunities.
  • Identify and connect child/youth with community resources, programs, and specialized services.
  • Help child/youth to increase independent living skills including transportation, community and street safety, money management, shopping and food preparation.
  • Assist youth to complete transition to adulthood activities.
  • Liaise and communicate with the family to schedule services, and provide regular verbal feedback about weekly activities, and child/youth participation, strengths and challenges.
  • Provide or arrange transportation to support service activities.
  • Implement components of Behavior Support Plans in the community, upon request.
  • Participate in Integrated Case Management meetings upon request.
  • Develop positive and supportive relationships with clients, their families and other significant figures in the child/youth’s life as well as professional relationships in all environments.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records/statistics.
  • This position may involve flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays to accommodate the needs of clients.
  • Conduct other duties as required.


What you bring to WFC:

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in an area of study relevant to social/human service (eg. Social Service Worker, Child and Youth Worker, Early Childhood Education, etc..)
  • Minimum 2 years' experience working with special needs children/youth.
  • Knowledge of child development and family dynamics.
  • Ability to identify health and safety issues for children/youth.
  • Excellent verbal, written, instructional and interpersonal skills.
  • Organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the business community, other program staff, therapists, social workers, other related staff and professional consultants and families.


Working conditions:

  • Family-friendly culture and environment.
  • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends is required.
  • Services to the client include 4 hours per week up to l year on a consistent weekly basis.
  • Current First Aid, Class 5 Driver’s License and use of own car required.
  • Maintain current First Aid and Non-Violent crisis intervention certificate.
  • Clear Criminal Record and Drivers Abstract.


Why work for WFC:

Be part of a grass root community-based agency committed to the developing and strengthening our community together. As a WFC employee, you will benefit from:

  • Making a difference in your local community
  • A chance to do meaningful work with a committed team of professionals
  • Competitive wages and comprehensive benefits package
  • Professional development and growth opportunities


Applications must be legally eligible to work in Canada, only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.



How to Apply:
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Subject Heading: Child and Youth Care Worker (Casual): 2018-53
Contact Details:
Westcoast Family Centres
101 - 2780 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V5M 1Y8

Tel: 6042545457
www:   www.westcoastfamily.org

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