Regular Full Time
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 in the workplace, 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.
The Youth Care Worker (Live-In) is a member of the residential and clinical care team which is responsible for the direct care of youth and young adults placed at one of our two substance use supportive recovery homes in East Vancouver. The program provides transitional and supportive recovery programming for youth with persistent substance use issues with or without concurrent mental health issues. The programs provide a post-detox, substance-free setting in a safe, supportive environment. This position requires a sound understanding of addictions, mental health, and trauma-informed practices.
There are two (2) positions (per house), each working 3.5 days on with 3.5 days off under the title of “Live in Caregiver”, and provides daily residential support and guidance to program residents alongside an in-house clinical team. An overnight awake staff will be on shift nightly. Live-In Home Support Workers receive free full-time rental accommodation in a separate legal suite or laneway house located on the property.
Academic and Job Experience Required:
BSW, or B.A. in a related field plus one year experience or a two Year Child and Youth Care Diploma plus two years’ experience or the equivalent. Additional substance use/ addictions training/ experience an asset.
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