Term Full Time (35 hours/week) (Five Months Term)
PCRS is a long-standing, award-winning not-for-profit that serves the most vulnerable people in the Province of B.C. We believe that helping the most marginalized individuals and families will raise the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Our vision is to see everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities, and our mission is to inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration. We value advocacy, diversity and inclusion, empowerment, service excellence, stewardship, and well-being. We have been recognized for placing a high value on work-life balance. Our Employee Family Assistance Program has a full preventative health program including nutrition awareness, stress reduction, and tools to assist our staff with maintaining a work-life balance. We take care of our people who take care of the people we serve.
Outreach workers operate in pairs and provide immediate response services to at-risk youth at all Sky-Train stations and community youth across the Lower Mainland. This position requires an understanding of behaviours that impact at-risk youth including poverty; youth gang issues, street entrenchment, substance misuse, FASD and mental health barriers. The successful applicant will have expertise in working with youth, experience as an outreach worker and sound judgment and initiative. The Youth Outreach Worker position offers an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of issues related to at-risk and high-risk youth, their needs, challenges and the various community agencies and networks that serve them.
Academic and Job Experience Required:
Dimensions of Work
Work is based on a rotating shift schedule of 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. And 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, including flexibility that may involve weekend participation. This position can be quite physical involving long stretches of walking, inclement weather and carrying a full backpack.
“PCRS fosters an environment that ensures a sense of belonging, dignity, and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities.”
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