Job Posting 100370

Youth Outreach Worker
Pacific Community Resources Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Surrey
closing today (Wed, 17 Apr)
full time  •  Grid 13($29.96 - $31.24/hour)

Youth Outreach Worker

IRAYL (Inter- Regional At Risk Youth Link) - Surrey

 

Regular Full Time (35 hours/week)

Grid 13 ($29.96 - $31.24/hour)

 

Closing Date: April 12, 2024

Supervisor: Simon Lee, Acting Supervisor, IRAYL

 

Pacific Community Resources Society is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from people of all gender identities and expressions, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and visible minorities.

 

Opportunity

PCRS requires an experienced outreach youth worker for the IRAYL program. The Outreach workers operate multi-regionally, in pairs and provide immediate response services to at-risk youth at all Skytrain stations across the Lower Mainland. This position requires a sound understanding of behaviours that impact at-risk youth including poverty; youth gang issues, street entrenchment, substance misuse, FASD and mental health barriers.  The successful applicant will have expertise in working with youth, experience as an outreach worker and strong abilities to use sound judgment and initiative. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide outreach services to youth along the Skytrain line and hubs located at Skytrain stations. 
  • Establish relationships with youth to ensure they are connected to various community resources.
  • Engage with and encourage youth to participate in pro-social activities located near Skytrain stations by offering access passes, schedules, resources, etc.…
  • Attending various community meetings to identify youth and their specific needs, mapping and locating family and community networks, forming relationships with other service providers and agencies to ensure all information is current and relevant.

 

Dimensions of Work:

Work is based on a rotating shift schedule of 11:30 – 8:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Monday to Friday, including flexibility that may involve weekend participation.  This position can be quite physical involving long stretches of walking, inclement weather and always carrying a full backpack.

Qualifications

  • B.A. in a related field plus one-year related experience, or a Child and Youth Care or Youth Justice Diploma plus two years’ experience, or a combination of related work experience and education with at-risk youth.
  • Experience working with children and youth from immigrant, refugee and aboriginal communities is an asset as is the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with multiple police authorities and social service providers throughout Metro Vancouver.
  • Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector
  • Standard first-aid certificate and CPR
  • Computer skills (MS Word/Excel/Outlook)

 

Additional Assets:

  • Familiarity with resources across the Lower Mainland
  • Brief intervention training
  • Solution-focused counselling
  • Addiction’s counselling training
  • Mental health training
  • Sexual abuse training
  • Depression/suicide/co-occurring disorder training

 

Who We Are

 

Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) is a large not-for-profit agency that serves the some of the most vulnerable people in our communities from Vancouver to Hope. We work with youth and vulnerable adults in the areas of education, employment, housing, substance use and mental health, and youth and family support services. We are CARF Accredited and a Certified Living Wage Employer.

 

Our Vision - Everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities!

Our Mission - To inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration.

Our Values - Advocacy, Diversity and Inclusion, Empowerment, Service Excellence, Stewardship, Well-being

 

We are grateful to operate on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷm əθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Qw'?ntl'en (Kwantlen), se’mya’me (Semiahmoo), sc̓əwaθən məsteyəxʷ (Tsawwassen), q̓ic̓əy (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Coquitlam), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), máthxwi (Matsqui) and Stó:lō Nations.

 

We Offer

  • Equitable Base Pay
  • Generous paid vacation time, personal time, sick time; additional paid time off for life events
  • Additional paid holidays, ex. Easter Monday, Boxing Day *
  • Extended health, prescription, dental & vision care plan, with 100% Employer-Paid Premiums*
  • Disability and Life Insurance Coverage *
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program including preventative health & counselling *
  • Membership in the Municipal Pension Plan with generous employer contributions *
  • Flexible schedules and earned time off program *
  • Full-day agency orientation and extensive training, with regular ongoing performance evaluations
  • In-house digital and classroom learning opportunities; staff funding for professional development.
  • Opportunities to use your voice & participate in committees on policy, wellness, safety, EDI, etc.

 

* Eligibility will vary depending on terms and role requirements – details for this posting will be provided on request.

 

Persons who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact our HR department at. Personal information will be kept confidential.

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