Job Posting 101030

Youth Worker – Dusk to Dawn Program
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 3 days ago (Sat, 25 May)
part time
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Youth Worker – Dusk to Dawn Program
Youth Worker – Dusk to Dawn Program Part-Time
Competition #28-24
About this Role
Directions Youth Services is a division of Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV), which for more than 90 years has provided a variety of essential resources for children, families and individuals in the Greater Vancouver community.  We believe in the resiliency of Vancouver’s youth who are at-risk, homeless, and street-involved. We assist youth under the age of 25 to get counselling for trauma, mental health or substance issues. Our teams strive to create spaces and build connections with youth who are facing challenges of street life, substance use, mental health concerns, and disconnection from their communities. Directions inclusive programs of shelter and drop-in, safe houses and other unique programs are committed to being a community leader in harm reduction work and fostering low-barrier spaces where all youth are welcome. 
Working within the mission, vision, values and person-centered philosophy of the Agency, the Dusk to Dawn program works to support youth experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in the 24-hour Directions Youth Services Centre. The Youth Worker – Dusk to Dawn position is a part-time salaried role that serves youth who are unhoused, precariously housed, or sleeping rough, 24 years of age and under, struggle with substance use, face mental health challenges, are neurodiverse, are sexually exploited, have criminal involvement, and/or are in crisis. This position takes a leadership role in maintaining the safety of the resource, and acts in a mentoring role with Peers and Youth Support Workers. This position reports to the Dusk to Dawn Supervisor. The position actively supports the Agency’s awareness and goals around diversity, inclusion justice and equity.
About our Opportunity:
Our Valued Benefits:
  • Starting at three weeks’ vacation for full-time staff growing to more + (pro-rated for part-time)
  • Three paid household leave days a year
  • Two paid Wellness Days a year
  • Paid sick days
  • Two and a half paid Agency days for full-time staff
  • Five paid days for education leave/year (pro-rated for part-time)
  • One paid Moving Day/year
  • Subsidized professional association annual dues (if applicable)
  • A work culture that values transparency, teamwork, learning, fairness and integrity
Health and Wellness Resources:
  • Generous health/dental benefits after three months.
  • Three flex benefit options to meet your individualized needs
  • Option of psychological/counselling services (up to $1500/year)
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Long Term Disability Plan
  • Insurance, Travel insurance, ++
Pension: Municipal Pension plan enrollment for eligible employees
Work Hours: Thursdays-Saturdays, Thursdays 4 pm-12 am, Fridays/Saturdays 3:45 pm – 11:45pm
21 hours/week (8-hour shifts including 1-hour paid break per shift) (Part-Time)
Salary: GS 8 Step 1    $26.06 per hour
Location: 1138 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
Posting End Date: Posting will remain open until filled
What you bring:
  • Intake and assessment of new clients’ access, pre-screening, and determining if they are an appropriate fit for the program, and making referrals when required
  • Identify individual needs for youth accessing the centre and provide support, encouragement, collaboration and education to clients in matters related to crisis intervention, harm reduction, conflict resolution, community resources, substance use information, and advocacy to clients and referral calls utilizing youth social work best practice
  • Take a leadership role in the management of emergency and crisis situations by personally employing non-violent crisis prevention and intervention strategies, initiating first aid, calling emergency services, and/or delegating these tasks
  • Maintain appropriate notes, statistics, logs, and critical incidents in a professional and thorough manner in the online database where applicable
  • Offer “leadership support” to Peers and Youth Support Workers
  • Participate in training practicum students and trainees in a job shadow model
Education, Training, Experience
  • Diploma in social work or youth care/certificate in a related field
  • Minimum one year of work experience with an emphasis on homelessness, mental health, substance use, and/or social services
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Lived experience is considered an asset
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Ability to engage in client-centered change by establishing respectful relationships and increasing client motivation for positive change and ability to observe and recognize change in clients
  • Ability to initiate and influence case management and creatively support complex decision-making
  • Ability to share best practices with more junior staff and lead in circumstances where required
  • Knowledge of the systematic issues that affect low-income and marginalized people and relevant community, social and health resources, and government services and systems.
  • Knowledge of low barrier resources, harm reduction model, adolescent development, alcohol and drug use issues, mental health issues, sexually exploited youth, and street-involved activities
  • Ability to deal effectively with conflict situations, maintain calm and tactful composure under a broad range of challenging circumstances, and adjust your approach in changing conditions
Additional Requirements
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training an asset
  • Food Safe Certification is an asset
  • Successful completion of criminal record check
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination status will be required
Working conditions:
  • 24-hour crisis response resource centre
  • Ability to work evenings
How to apply:
If this describes you, please submit your application to us through our website,
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest.
We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the communities we so proudly serve, while encompassing the principles of equity, inclusion and diversity. We strongly encourage applications from people of colour, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, people of all gender expressions and sexual orientations including queer, trans, and two-spirit people. In our words and actions, we recognize the challenges for those facing inequalities, while acknowledging our privilege, as we continuously strive to remove bias and reduce barriers that individuals may experience in the hiring and job-seeking process. We invite feedback from all applicants who apply for roles with the Agency.
If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your resume and cover letter (indicating the competition number #28-24 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to your contact information to   for follow-up. **if you are an internal candidate, please indicate “Internal Candidate” in the Comments section at the bottom of the online application**
Our programs are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unseeded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw(Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil Waututh), Qayqayt,Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwekwetlem,Semiahmoo,Matsqui,and Tsawwassen First Nations. Huy ch q’u.

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