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Job Details


Job Number:  52549
Youth Outreach & Empowerment Support Worker
Job Posted: Monday, 11 March 2019
Closing Date: Sunday, 17 March 2019
(3 days ago)
Encompass Support Services / Alexandra House
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley Type: Full time
Location: Langley Salary: $22.70 - $25.24

Youth Outreach & Empowerment Support Worker

 

As a neighborhood-based organizations, our purpose is to strengthen the health and vitality of community by:

  • identifying and responding to community needs,
  • collaborating to enhance the lives of those we serve,
  • cultivating effective, sustainable partnerships.

 

The Opportunity  

 

 

Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience in meeting youth where they’re at, recognition of the ongoing influence of trauma and disconnection on the youth served and building on youth’s strengths and passions to create meaning.   Delivery of these services must be provided with an understanding of the ongoing effects of trauma, isolation and vulnerability. This approach will include relationship-based services, outreach services and direct support through transitions as well as an integrated understanding of the Four Dimensions of Permanency.

 

The YOESS team works with some of the most vulnerable and complex youth within the SDA who are between the ages of 13 and 18 years old and in the care of, or on a Youth Agreement with the Ministry of Children and Family Development.   These youth are at great risk for a range of negative outcomes and are struggling with an array of difficult and interrelated circumstances, issues and factors.   They are typically disconnected from positive supports, culture and family and require specialized and intensive aide to connect with and access a range of supports addressing addictions, homelessness, violence, mental health, isolation, sexual exploitation and/or gang involvement.

 

This is an exciting opportunity to work with 2 amazing organizations!

We are currently looking for an experienced Youth Outreach & Empowerment Support Worker for a collaborative Youth Outreach and Empowerment Support Services position (YOESS) between Encompass Support Services Society and Alexandra House.             

 

JOB POSTING:                          2019-0200YOESS

DATE:                                         March 09, 2019

POSITION:                                 Youth Outreach & Empowerment Support Worker

                                                    Non Bargaining Unit Position Shared between ESSS & Alexandra House

 

HOURS OF WORK:                   Permanent – 35 hrs per week divided between 2 Part Time Positions

Flexible days and times. Typically Monday to Friday with some evening and weekend work as needed

 

SALARY RANGE:                       Grid 13 $22.70 - $25.24

BENEFITS:                                  Not Eligible

ANTICIPATED START DATE:   March 2019

 

CLOSING DATE:                        March 17, 2019

                  

 

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Provide culturally safe and diverse outreach support services to vulnerable youth in the South Fraser SDA
  • Establish relationships with youth to ensure they are supported to make connections with family and others, housing supports, health service referrals, addiction services, mental health supports, transitions planning, life skills supports and sports and recreation to longer term community resources.
  • Work collaboratively with various stakeholders, such as government, families, related organizations, community organizations and service providers.
  • Meet with youth to identify their specific needs, goal-setting, care planning, discovering and pursuing passions and supporting emotional wellness, physical health and a strong sense of identity and belonging.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Knowledge

  • B.A in a related field plus 1 year related outreach experience or
  • Child and Youth Care Diploma plus 2 years experience or
  • Combination of education and related experience

Skills and Abilities

  • Experience with Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Counselling, Addictions Counselling Training
  • Lived experience is considered an asset
  • Experience working with vulnerable youth
  • Experience with Mental Health Training, Sexual Abuse Training, Depression/Suicide/Co-occurring Disorder Training

 

Other Information

  • Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector
  • Current Emergency First Aid
  • Valid BC driver’s license with Business insurance use and use of own vehicle
  • Current Drivers Abstract

  

 

 

Send Resume and Covering Letter to:

Encompass Support Services Society

Attention: Human Resources

Address: 20618 Eastleigh Crescent, Langley BC, V3A 4C4

Fax: 604.534.8802 Email: KH

Closing Date: March 17, 2019 at 4:30 pm

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please Send Resume and Cover Letter.
No Phone Calls Please.
Contact Details:
Encompass Support Services Society
20618 Eastleigh Crescent
Langley , BC, V3A 4C4

Fax: 604-534-8802
E-mail:


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