Job Posting 60085

SEY Worker (Stop Exploiting Youth)
Archway Community Services
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
closed yesterday (Sun, 19 Jan)
full time  •  Wage: $22-$26 per hour

Archway Community Services has been helping people since 1969.  We provide more than 85 programs and services to clients at every stage of life.  Our vision for the future is justice, opportunities and equitable access for all.  We strive toward that goal by fostering community well-being and social justice through positive action and leadership.  Come help us help people.

 

JOB SUMMARY

The SEY Worker supports male and female youth 12 to 18 years old, who are sexually exploited or at high risk of sexual exploitation, some of them are street entrenched as well. This position focuses on building relationships, ensuring basic safety needs are met, educating about healthy relationships as well as connecting or reconnecting youth to their families and/or other resources in the community.

Responsibilities

  • Provides assessment, planning and supportive interventions for, and with clients of the YRC
  • Ensures client’s basic safety needs such as food, shelter or medical attention are met
  • Supports the youth as they attempt to disengage from exploitation and street involvement
  • Aids clients in identifying, understanding and overcoming personal/family problems, connecting or reconnecting to positive community and family networks, and in establishing and achieving realistic goals
  • A variety of approaches may be used to achieve goals including one-to-one support, life-skill instruction, psycho-educational groups
  • This position is mostly outreach-based and requires pursuing youth to build relationships
  • Collaborates with other youth services in the community
  • Provides sexual exploitation awareness to the larger community through presentations, workshops etc.
  • Participates in navigation team at Foundry Abbotsford

Requirements and Qualifications

 

Education and Certification:

  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check
  • Class 5 driver’s license and clean driving record
  • First Aid
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, CYC, Crim or related field, or a diploma in a related field and 2 years experience in the field

Experience:

  • At least 1 year experience in direct program delivery in the community social service sector
  • At least 1 year experience providing services through a trauma informed and client-centred lens
  • Some experience working with high risk youth preferably in an outreach capacity

Knowledge and Skill Set

  • Knowledge of youth culture and current trends
  • Relationship building skills, able to build rapport and work with youth with high risk behaviours
  • Knowledge of dynamics of sexual exploitation, substance use and homelessness
  • Strong crisis management skills, able to work effectively during crisis
  • Good organization, time and general management skills
  • Strong verbal, written, and active listening skills, able to communicate with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Ability to work with hostile/aggressive youth
  • Strong knowledge of government and community-based programs and related provincial and community support systems.
  • Knowledge of Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy or similar an asset
  • Familiarity with social media

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Working in a collaborative team with flexible hours (Monday-Friday)
  • Driving and use of own vehicle required
  • Some evening/weekend work
  • Outreach to community locations and people’s homes

Closing date is January 19, 2020

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