Job Posting 101451

Housing Worker
Pacific Community Resources Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Surrey
closes in 7 days (Sun, 30 Jun)
on-call / relief / casual  •  Grid 13($29.96 - $31.24/hour)

ob Title : Housing Worker – Days/Evenings/Overnights

Program: The 1.1.2. - Surrey                                        

Auxiliary Positions (Varying Hours/Days of the Week)  

Grid 13 ($29.96 - $31.24/hour)

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Supervisor: Team Lead                                                                                        

 

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 seeks experienced housing workers for The 1.1.2., a 24 hour, 30 bed, youth transitional housing program in Surrey. The successful applicants will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing direct care support to youth participating in the program.

 

Staff will provide one-on-one support, life skills, individualized goal plans, transition planning as well as group activities such as meetings and unit checks.  This position involves developing relationships with youth as well as liaising with professionals such as social workers, school personnel, and community staff. Staff also provide individualized transition supports including housing search, moving assistance, landlord advocacy, mediation and liaise with social workers to ensure successful transition to safe and affordable independent housing.    

 

Successful applicants will bring their passion for youth work, experience in housing, and knowledge of supporting diverse youth from many cultural backgrounds.

 

This position requires a flexible shift schedule that includes morning, evenings, and weekend rotations. These are on site positions and not available for a remote or hybrid work arrangements.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Develop supportive and engaging relationships with youth,
  • Develop individualized service and transition plans collaboratively with participants.  
  • Assist youth in maintaining program expectations such as attending meetings, maintaining unit cleanliness, supporting participants to attend school, work, or volunteer opportunities, and maintaining connection with other support workers. 
  • Maintain accurate case notes, monitoring youth progress, engagement, and participation in the program; other administrative tasks will be required.
  • Provide/teach life skills either one to one and/or lead group activities.
  • Liaise with professionals such as social workers, school personnel, and other community staff. 
  • Provide individualized housing supports such as housing search support, moving assistance, landlord advocacy, mediation and liaise with social workers to support youth to find, secure and move in to safe and affordable housing.   
  • Participate and engage in a collaborative and effective staff team.   
  • Communicate effectively with coworkers and staff and participate in team efforts.   
  • Participate in professional development and training.  

 

 Qualifications

 

  • B.A. or a degree in a related field plus one (1) year experience; OR Diploma in a related field plus (2) years related experience.
  • Criminal record check, including the vulnerable sector.
  • Class 5 driver’s license
  • Use of own personal vehicle with business use insurance (mileage paid)
  • Drivers abstract.

 

Additional Assets

 

  • Experience working with vulnerable and unhoused young people. 
  • Ability to respond to crisis scenarios using agency protocols and ethics.  
  • Effective team collaboration skills.   
  • Experience creating and working within a culturally inclusive environment for staff, partners, and participants.  
  • Strong verbal, interpersonal, presentation, and written communication skills.  
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle multiple, often conflicting priorities.  

 

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 Coast Salish, specifically 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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