Job Posting 101522

Youth Outreach Counsellor, Annex
Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Delta, BC
closes in 5 days (Fri, 28 Jun)
full time  •  Starting salary of $52,650.00 per annum

Summary of Responsibilities

 

Under the supervision of the Coordinator, the Youth Outreach Counsellor provides intervention and transition support services to youth who are at risk of justice involvement, unhoused, sexual exploitation, or other risks.

 

The Youth Outreach Counsellor supports youth in identifying, understanding, and overcoming personal/family problems, and in establishing and achieving realistic goals. Building relationships and working with other service providers is an important aspect of the job. The Youth Outreach Counsellor works with youth who are in crisis situations, and services are offered at times and locations where vulnerable youth congregate. Due to the availability and needs of the youth, work will often need to be conducted outside normal office hours.

 

JOB DUTIES

  • Participates as a constructive and integral member of the Youth and Family Counselling Team, including attendance and participation at team meetings, team consultation, collaborative information sharing, and commitment/participation to lifelong learning and training.
  • Provides outreach services in the community.
  • Provides one-to-one and group counselling services.
  • Provides crisis intervention services.
  • Establishes goals to develop and implement individual care plans with the participation of youth.
  • Assists youth to stabilize in the family home or in an independent living situation.
  • Works with youth to develop supports within the family or community and makes referrals as needed.
  • Provides life skills training, assistance, and support to youth in areas of social and interpersonal skill development, educational engagement, and employment.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of community resources.
  • Provides liaison, education, and advocacy on behalf of youth with other professionals, agencies, and the community.
  • Provides support to adjudicated youth in collaboration with the Youth Probation Officer and the School District Day Program as appropriate.
  • Provides follow-up and support to youth upon leaving the program.
  • Participates in the evaluation of programs and the collection of data.
  • Maintains up-to-date confidential records and provides progress reports to the Coordinator, ensuring that all required documentation is complete.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Clear Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector).
  • S.W. or B.A. in relevant social science plus one year’s experience working with youth and/or families.
  • Knowledge of relevant counselling, assessment techniques and therapies used with youth and parents (including peer counselling).
  • Knowledge of adolescent development.
  • Knowledge of relevant government legislation and policy.
  • Knowledge in areas such as drug and alcohol abuse prevention/intervention, suicide prevention, and child protection.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Personal maturity and sound judgment.
  • Flexible, self-motivated team player that values lifelong learning and team participation.
  • A clear driver’s abstract and use of a reliable vehicle insured for business use ($2 million liability).
  • First Aid and CPR certification.

ADDITIONAL ASSETS

  • Experience in assessment and documentation preferred.
  • CPI Training or willingness to obtain within 6 months.

This is a full time (37.5 hours per week) position. Compensation and benefits include a starting salary of $52,650.00 per annum, three weeks paid vacation leave in first year, paid sick and personal leave, birthday off and up to 5 days statutory holiday substitution days per year to celebrate/recognize religious, cultural, and/or personal days that are important to the employee where those days are not currently recognized as statutory holidays in BC/Canada).

 

CLOSING DATE

 

Position will remain open until filled.

 

Thank you in advance to all persons who apply for this position. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

As it connects to our organizational core values, BGC encourages staff to show up as their best selves, including mutual respect, integrity, and accountability.

 

BGC’s CORE VALUES:

  • BELONGING – We welcome everyone in a safe, accepting environment based on belonging and positive relationships.
  • RESPECT – We ensure that everyone – children, youth, families, volunteers, staff – is heard, valued, and treated fairly.
  • ENCOURAGEMENT & SUPPORT – We encourage and support every child and youth to play, learn, and grow to achieve their dreams.
  • WORKING TOGETHER – We work together with young people, families, volunteers, our communities, and government.
  • SPEAKING OUT – We speak out for children, youth, and families so that we can make our world better. 

BGC Equitable Employer Statement

BGC values building and sustaining a culturally diverse environment and commits to intentional efforts to reflect that (along with our other values) in all that we do. BGC is committed to provide employees with an equitable opportunity hiring process and work environment free from discrimination and harassment. We seek to hire, train, and engage people from diverse backgrounds, particularly those who experience systemic barriers. Employment decisions are based on the individual’s qualifications, merit, lived experience, and knowledge. 

  

Equity means treating folks based on their needs. It differs from equality, where everyone is treated the same, regardless of need. Equal circumstances do not yet exist in our society, so BGC practices ethics of equity in all aspects of our organization. Systemic oppression in society has marginalized folks based on identity and culture, and we commit to countering these dynamics.

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