Job Posting 59533

Settlement Youth Worker
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver
closes in 9 days (Mon, 23 Dec)
full time


Job Title:  Youth Settlement Worker  


Summary:  Kiwassa Neighbourhood House is a multi-service community agency operating in East Vancouver, with a mission to cultivate opportunities with people and partners to build a socially just, resilient, and connected community.  We are seeking a creative, experienced and enthusiastic Settlement Youth Worker to work with both newcomer and local youth. This full-time position reports to the Youth Outreach and Engagement Coordinator.  The successful candidate has experience working with multicultural and newcomer youth, has strong written and verbal communication skills, is social media savvy, and comes with the asset of a second language. This role requires evening and occasional weekend hours.


 Key Responsibilities:


  • Promotes, recruits and assesses eligibility of youth for programs. Makes referrals to alternate programs as needed.
  • Plans, organizes, implements and evaluates orientations, intakes, life skills, community connections, and settlement services for newcomer youth. Encourages and facilitates youth participation in activities.
  • Meets with youth one on one as needed to provide individual support and case planning.
  • Ensures the safety of participants during program time. Follows Kiwassa’s established policies and guidelines.
  • Provides skill building in areas such as community resources, mental and physical health, employment and volunteering, and human rights through group sessions and one-to-one coaching.
  • Monitors progress and needs of youth. Discusses major concerns with supervisor. Reports child protection concerns as required.
  • Maintains relationships with schools and other community service providers. Promotes the program through distribution of materials, presentations in the community and ongoing outreach at various schools.
  • Works collaboratively as part of Kiwassa Youth Programs Team, Settlement Team and with other Kiwassa programs and community partners.
  • Maintains program and participant records and statistics. Provides reports to supervisor and/or funder, including IRCC’s iCARE data entry and Complies with privacy legislation and all relevant regulations and policies.
  • Assists the supervisor in maintaining proper financial record keeping and accounting for program funds and fees, and budget development.



Skills, Experience and Qualifications:            

  • Two years post-secondary education in child and youth work, social work or equivalent education
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with multicultural and newcomer youth
  • Second language required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Class 4 Drivers licence is an asset
  • Valid First Aid certification is an asset



  • This is a 35 - hour per week position that pays $21/year + excellent benefits package.


To be considered for this position, please email your resume and cover letter by Monday December 23rd at 5 p.m. to , RE: Settlement Youth Worker

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


Kiwassa grows a welcoming and inclusive community in the vibrant Hastings-Sunrise and Grandview-Woodlands neighbourhoods of East Vancouver, located on the traditional, unceded and occupied territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.



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