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Job Number:  50947
Female Youth Gang Intervention Team Leader
Job Posted: Friday, 11 January 2019
Closing Date: Friday, 25 January 2019
(in 8 days)
Pacific Community Resources
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Surrey Salary: $26.20/hour – $29.87/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer paid)
Stop Exploiting Youth Program - Surrey (Job #5720 – 1901)

Regular Full Time (35 hours/week)

 

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. We have been recognized for placing a high value on work-life balance. 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:

Pacific Community Resources Society requires an experienced leader to work as part of an integrated program supporting young females.  This position will be responsible for supporting a team of two (2) who work specifically with sexually exploited youth and carrying a specialized caseload of young women (13-19) who are currently involved or at risk of being involved in gangs.

 

The successful applicant will have a high-level understanding of all aspects on how young women enter and exit gang life and have a solid understanding of trauma-informed practice.  The successful applicant will be able to provide outreach response and support services, establish relationships and rapport, and offer immediate response services to situations involving youth sexual exploitation, locating missing youth, gang-involved youth and assist in the development of wrap-around service plans.

 

The team leader will have in-depth knowledge of gangs in Surrey.

 

The successful applicant will bring the leadership experience and knowledge to support a team and will offer education around youth in gangs, human trafficking and sexual exploitation to youth and professionals as needed.  Applicants should have experience being a part of multidisciplinary care teams and have a strong background in collaborative planning.

 

Hours are based on a flexible schedule as required but will primarily cover early afternoon until mid-evening as there may be a need for earlier or later hours depending upon circumstances; offering support at key times a day and/or evening, and coordinating others to assist when the case manager is not available.  The schedule may vary at any time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

 

Academic and Job Experience Required:

  • B.A., BSW, CYCC diploma, plus five years of related experience. A combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Three years supervisory experience in a related setting

                                             

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector
  • Standard first aid certificate and CPR
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License, with business insurance
  • Use of own vehicle (with reimbursement)
  • Clean Driver’s Abstract
  • Valid Standard First Aid certificate
  • Sound judgement and effective interpersonal skills
  • Clear and concise communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong understanding of youth sexual exploitation and strategies to assist these youth with positive relationships and healthy lifestyle choices
  • Strong understanding of the gang landscape and the community supports available in Surrey, BC
  • Strong understanding of challenges faced by youth in care and MCFD systems

 

Desired Requirements:

  • Solution Focused and Addictions Counselling Training
  • Mental Health, Sexual Abuse and Depression/Suicide/Co-occurring Disorder Training
Salary Range:     $26.20/hour – $29.87/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer paid)
Closing Date:     January 25, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

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“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:
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Send Cover Letter and Resume to:
Please quote “Job #5720 - 1902” on your cover letter
and in the subject line of emails.
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Only those qualified for an interview will be contacted.
Contact Details:
Send Cover Letter and Resume to:
www:   pcrs.ca/our-jobs/female-youth-gang-intervention-team-leader/


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