Job Posting 100901

Youth Outreach Worker
Pacific Community Resources Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Surrey
closing tomorrow (Fri, 31 May)
full time  •  Grid 13($29.96 - $31.24/hour)

Youth Outreach Worker

Female Gang Intervention - Surrey             

Supervisor: Jacquie Robertson- Manager Youth Services, Surrey North

 

Regular Full-time (35 hours/week)

Grid 13 ($29.96–$31.24/hour)

Closing Date: Open until filled

 

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 Female Gang Intervention Program (FGI), which operates as part of the Surrey Youth Resource Centres.  The Female Gang Intervention (FGI) Worker will have a high-level understanding of all aspects of how young women enter and exit gang life and have a solid understanding of trauma-informed practice.  The position includes providing outreach and support services, establishing relationships and rapport, and offers immediate response services to situations involving gang-involved youth, youth sexual exploitation, locating missing youth, and assisting in the development of wrap-around service plans. In addition to having knowledge of gangs in Surrey, the FGI worker will offer education around youth in gangs, human trafficking and sexual exploitation to youth and professionals as needed and together with the Stop Exploiting Youth (SEY) team. 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. 

 

 Qualifications:

  • B.A. in a related field plus 1-year related experience, or a Child and Youth Care Diploma plus two years' experience or a combination of related work experience/education with at-risk/high-risk youth.  Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector.
  • Class 5 driver’s license and driver’s abstract with Business Insurance use use of own vehicle
  • Driver’s abstract must be submitted.
  • Clear and concise communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Familiarity with trauma-informed practices
  • Solution-focused and addictions counselling training, mental health, sexual abuse and depression/suicide/co-occurring disorder training

 

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.

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