Job Posting 100371

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

Overnight Housing Support Worker

Vancouver Youth Transitional Housing Program

Supervisor:  Youth Transitional Housing Program Supervisor Dakinah Eastman Kollie

 

Regular Full Time Term position ending April 1, 2025.

37.5 hours/week

Tuesday to Saturday

Grid 13 ($29.96-$31.24/hour)

Closing Date: April 12, 2024

 

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

The overnight youth housing support worker will provide one-on-one support to young people ages 16 through 24. The youth housing support worker will help youth work on life skills and individualized goals, provide back- up support to other housing staff, and support participants in maintaining housing and transitioning into long term sustainable housing. The position involves coordinating with other case management staff and community support. The successful applicant will have a background in the social service sector, nonviolent crisis intervention and experience consulting with on-site security and other emergency staff.

 

A solid background in work with LGBTQ2S* youth, Indigenous youth, at-risk youth, and youth exiting the foster care systems is required. Previous supportive housing work preferred. We require the candidate to be able to connect well with Indigenous youth, newcomer youth, LGBTQ2S* youth, and youth of color, to ensure that they feel safe, supported, and connected.

 

This position requires a sound understanding of supported housing, integrative case management, harm reduction and overdose response. This is an awake overnight position scheduled from 9pm to 5am on weekends.

 

Responsibilities

 

The overnight youth housing support worker will provide one-on-one support to young people ages sixteen through.24. The youth housing support worker will help youth work on life skills and individualized goals, provide back- up support to other housing staff, and support participants in maintaining housing and transitioning into long term sustainable housing. The position involves coordinating with other case management staff and community support. The successful applicant will have a background in the social service sector, nonviolent crisis intervention and experience consulting with agency professionals.

 

 

Qualifications

 

Academic and Job Experience Required:

 

  • BSW. or a degree in a related field or diploma plus two (2) years related experience.
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Demonstrated experience working with at-risk, multi-barriered, youth ages 16-24 and understanding their unique needs.
  • Case management experience

 

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal Records Check including the vulnerable sector.
  • Current Standard First Aid certificate.
  • Valid BC Driver’s license and clean drivers abstract.

 

 

Additional Assets

  • Experience working with multi-barriered homeless youth from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience working with youth in a residential setting is an asset.
  • Experience working with youth dealing with mental health and substance use challenges.
  • Sound judgement and effective people skills!
  • Clear and concise communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong understanding of non-binary gender representations, expressions, and identities
  • Strong understanding of Indigenous culture and impacts of colonialism, racism, and oppression.
  • Strong understanding of foster care and other child welfare systems
  • Certificate of completion for nonviolent crisis intervention or similar program
  • Valid driver’s license and use of own vehicle will be an asset.
  • Physically able to complete housing related tasks such as cleaning, occasional maintenance and cleaning duties and help youth moving in/out of site (lift 30lbs)

 

Who We Are

Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) is a large not-for-profit agency that serves 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 – we are a Certified Living Wage Employer
      • 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.

Please Note: WorkInNonProfits.ca is not affiliated with and in no way endorses or vets the organization that posted this job. Any links posted within the job will take you to their external site where the same disclaimer applies.

Thanks for looking on WorkInNonProfits.ca and good luck with your job search!