Job Posting 101816

Youth Substance Use Prevention & Health Promotion Facilitator
Pacific Community Resources Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 38 days (Sun, 21 Jul)
full time  •  Grid 13 ($29.96-31.24)

Job Title: Youth Substance Use Prevention & Health Promotion Facilitator

Program: Substance Use Prevention & Health Promotion     

Supervisor: Wendy Potter-P&HP Team Lead                                             


Employment Type (regular full time)

Grid 13 ($29.96-31.24)                                                                                                                       

Closing Date: June 21, 2024

Closing Time: 4:00pm


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.



PCRS seeks a Substance Use Prevention and Health Promotion Facilitator to work as part of a Prevention and Health Promotion team within the Delta, Ladner and Tsawwassen communities.




The Child and Youth Prevention & Health Promotion Facilitator is responsible for the coordination and operation of primary prevention programs for Children and youth in the Surrey and Langley communities.  A broad-based health promotion approach is used in the development and implementation of programs. The goal of our P&HP programs is to provide meaningful and accurate information to the child and youth population to help youth make healthy lifestyle choices and decisions about substance use. In addition, P&HP Facilitator strives to help create healthy school and community environments and encourages youth to see the value of healthy lifestyle activities.


 The P&HP facilitator will identify strengths and substance use related themes in the school and community. This information will be used to collaborate with the school community and develop goals and strategies that reinforce strengths and resilience. Opportunities for youth to engage in healthier choices and activities will be developed with youth input wherever possible.


Please note this is not a clinical counselling position. Should a participant require counselling services, the P&HP Facilitator will send  facilitate  referrals to the appropriate service(s).


Primary Duties:

1) Screen, process and accept referrals, complete intake assessments and orientation as per policy, develop service goals in collaboration with youth and referring worker.

2) Provide referrals and follow up for youth to appropriate community services

3) Function as a positive role model and assist youth in developing values of honesty, self-assertiveness, and respect for others and lack of dependency on drugs

4) Offer presentations to contracted schools and community partners on a variety of topics related to substances, health, and wellness.

5) Develop, implement, and facilitate group sessions; sessions could include co-leadership with other staff or community professionals.

6) Collaborate with the contracted schools and district to provide workshops, large health promotion events and after school programming as determined by community needs.

7) Plan and participate in pro-social, healthy recreation activities with youth

8) Participate in and attend working groups, committees, agency, and school district meetings

9) Work collaboratively on large Prevention & Health Promotion initiatives with the P & HP team. These may include day camps, overnight summer camps, conferences, and other group projects.

10) As per policy and agency practice, collect, document, and maintain statistical information to report to team lead and funders as required

  • Engage in supervisory meetings with team lead and report critical incidents immediately.
  • Maintain health and safety of self, participants, and community; manage inappropriate behavior according to agency policy and practice.
  • Attend all agency, team and school staff meetings and professional development opportunities.
  • May be required to engage in evening and weekend work.


  • B.A. in a related field plus one-year related experience, or a Child and Youth Care Diploma plus two years’ experience, or a combination of related work experience/education with youth. Experience working in a school setting is an asset.
  • Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector.
  • Driver’s license (unrestricted)
  • Use of own vehicle required. Paid mileage.
  • Driver’s Abstract
  • Sound judgement and effective people skills.
  • Clear and concise communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Substance use training.
  • Group facilitation experience.
  • Program development skills.
  • Workshop development and presentation experience
  • Ability to consult with school staff.
  • Familiar with working in a school setting
  • Current standard first aid certificate

Additional Assets


  • Specialized training/experience in health promotion or community development
  • Knowledge and training pertaining to mental health, suicide, and self-harm.
  • Learning disabilities training including FASD, ADHD, Early childhood education, special needs.
  • Other certifications in recreation or arts
  • Knowledge of trauma informed practice

Who We Are

Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) is a large not-for-profit agency that serves the 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

    • 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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