Job Posting 62512

Program Assistant
Pacific Community Resources
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Surrey
closed 3 days ago (Fri, 29 May)
full time  •  $20.22/hour – $22.95/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer paid)
Newton Youth Hub- Newton

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:

PCRS requires a full-time administrative assistant who will work at our Newton Youth Hub. This site is a multi-program site, for youth and families in the areas of housing, counselling, drop-in youth programming, newcomer programs, and outreach programs.  The applicant will have experience working within a diverse environment and a genuine interest in working with vulnerable or marginalized individuals. The applicant will be friendly, welcoming and non-judgmental and thrive in a positive, progressive atmosphere, respecting and valuing the diversity of communities and individuals.  The program assistant is responsible for creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for participants and service providers, and to support the maintenance of a multitude of partnerships with stakeholders, including schools, community-based organizations, and other partners. Finally, these positions require working in a manner that preserves participant confidentiality and will seek to minimize this risk as per privacy and confidentiality policies and procedures.   


Primary Duties:

  • Provides administrative support to the Manager at NYH  and NYH staff team
  • Administrative duties include, but not limited to, the enhancement of filing systems, data collection and reporting, meeting coordination, communication mechanisms, and the development of systems to ensure efficiency.
  • Produce materials for program promotion and administration, including print and online media; assist with event coordination, preparation and marketing.
  • Provide support to youth accessing the HUB by helping with sign in, handing out snacks and drinks as well as specific program supplies on a as needed basis
  • Supports practicum student and new staff onboarding, orientation and training
  • Assist participants to connect with the right service on site, and in the community.
  • Support and/or join agency committees as needed to support site
  • Support school cook with set- up and take down of lunch program on a as needed basis
  • Manage a multi-line phone answering system and respond effectively and professionally to general phone and email inquiries and other duties as assigned.

 Academic and Job Experience Required:

  • Three to five years of reception and administrative support experience, preferably in a community-based setting.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint,
  • Experience working with at-risk individuals, within a mental health or substance use context considered an asset
  • Preference is given to those with post-secondary school diploma in office administration, or related program, or an equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Fluency in English essential; additional languages are an asset                                             

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector
  • Standard first aid certificate and CPR
Salary Range:     $20.22/hour – $22.95/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer paid)
Closing Date:     March 29, 2020 ,at 4:00 p.m.

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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