Job Posting 61188

Youth Outreach Worker
Pacific Community Resources
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Surrey
closing tomorrow (Fri, 28 Feb)
full time  •  $24.01/hour - $27.33/hour Plus benefit package (100% employer paid)
Pathways to Education - Surrey (Job #2770 – 2001)

Regular Full Time (35 hours/week)

 

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.

 

Position Summary:

The Youth Outreach Worker is responsible for providing individualized case management to support youth succeed both academically and socially. This position involves developing relationships with youth as well as liaising with family members, school personnel, and community staff to support the educational needs of youth. In addition, Youth outreach worker facilitate after-school tutoring and mentoring programming. The successful candidate will be dynamic, skilled and experienced in connecting with diverse communities, including Indigenous, newcomer, and LGBTQ youth to ensure they feel safe, supported, and connected.

 

Primary Duties:

1) 1 to 1 Case Management:

  • Develop plans in collaboration with youth and appropriate adults (i.e. Parents, guardians, teachers, other school staff & community partners) to address the educational needs/goals
  • Monitor youth progress, engagement and participation in the program and in school
  • Maintain regular contact with families and facilitate their involvement in the educational goals and plans for their child
  • Provide advocacy and support in order to assist youth access information and support services

 

2) Develop supportive and engaging relationships with youth:

  • Work with youth to identify goals, strengths, issues and students concerns, while supporting their participation in tutoring, mentoring, school and community activities

3) Develop resources and enhance tutoring and mentoring programs:

  • Facilitates sessions and adapt resources to target specific learning styles and abilities
  • Support youth to fully engage in tutoring and mentoring program
  • Provide support to volunteers to engage with youth

Work Conditions

  • Hours – early afternoon into evening time and occasional weekends.
  • Flexibility is required as there may be a need for earlier or later hours depending upon circumstances to offer support to youth at key times.
  • Travel between multiple sites in the community

 

Academic and Job Experience Required:

Post-secondary degree in education, Social work psychology, or Child and youth care diploma.  Plus two years’ experience working with at-risk youth populations, or a combination of related education and work experience with youth.

                                             

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector
  • Valid class 5 Driver’s license, clean driver’s abstract and business insurance
  • Use of own vehicle with reimbursement

Desired Requirements:

  • Experience working with youth and families in the Guildford and Whalley neighbourhoods
  • Experience providing 1-to-1 case management in an education context
  • Experience working in programs supporting the educational success for youth, including youth with special needs or new language learners
  • Experience and/or knowledge of working with the public school system (grade 7 -12)
  • Understanding of the impact of settlement journey

 

We strongly encourage candidates with Indigenous background to apply

 

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:         

Supervisor, Pathways to Education

Salary Range:     $24.01/hour – $27.33/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer paid)
Closing Date:     Open until filled.

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“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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