Job Posting 62425

Youth Homelessness Prevention/ Support Worker
Pacific Community Resources
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Surrey
closed 5 days ago (Wed, 27 May)
full time
Reaching Home Youth Housing Services - Surrey

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 work-life balance. We take care of our people who take care of the people we serve.

 

Position Summary:

Pacific Community Resources Society is seeking an experienced detail-oriented Youth Housing Worker in Surrey. The successful applicant will be a member of the Surrey Youth Housing Services team, based out of the Surrey Youth Hubs.  This worker will provide housing support for youth up to the age of 24, who are currently experiencing homelessness or are at imminent risk of homelessness.

 

Primary Duties:

The housing worker’s primary responsibility will be to support youth to remain housed or find and secure safe and affordable housing, the worker will maintain a caseload and provide community outreach services.  The worker will also liaise with other agencies, shelters and safe houses to ensure homeless youth have access to services to end the cycle of homelessness.

 

Related job duties will include:

  • Housing searches,
  • One to one support,
  • Liaising with MSDPR, community partners and individual landlords on behalf of youth.
  • A sound understanding of counselling methodology and experience working with multi-barriered street entrenched homeless youth
  • Strong knowledge of tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities under the B.C. Residential Tenancy Act
  • Other duties as required.  

 

Hours of work:  Flexibility mandatory, some evenings and weekend work will be required.

Core hours of Monday to Friday 11 am-7 pm subject to program needs.  

 

Academic and Job Experience Required:

B.A. or a degree in a related field plus one (1) years’ experience; OR Diploma in related field plus two (2) years related experience.

 

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector
  • Standard first-aid certificate and CPR
  • Driver’s Abstract
  • Full Class 5 Driver’s License with Business Insurance Use
  • Use of own vehicle required. Paid mileage

 Salary Range:     $24.01/hour – $27.33/hour Plus benefit package (100% employer paid)

Closing Date:    Until Filled

“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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