JOB OPPORTUNITY: Youth Support Worker -Afterhours Addiction Response
Youth Support Worker – Afterhours Addiction Response Program Competition # 54-20
ABOUT DIRECTIONS YOUTH SERVICES
Directions Youth Services is a collection of services and locations supporting vulnerable youth. This includes a 24-hour drop-in centre, outreach teams, pre-employment programs, two safe houses, and a youth detox centre. The trauma-informed and client centred philosophy creates safety for youth to access a full spectrum of supports including primary care, mental health and substance use resources.
Directions is a division of Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV), which for 90 years has provided trauma counselling and essential resources for children, families and individuals facing life’s challenges.
HERE’S WHAT WE CAN DO TOGETHER
This is an entry level ON CALL position to provide initial reception/intake to the Centre, determining eligibility for youth wishing to enter the Centre. The Afterhours Program operates between the hours of midnight to 8:00 AM – seven days a week, and between 08:00 AM to 4:00PM on Saturday and Sunday. This position works to promote safer & healthier alternatives, and where possible, to assist in their transition from the street to residences and providing referral information where possible to ineligible clients, the position will consist of working with a variety of at risk and homeless youth struggling with addiction including those with intellectual, emotional/social challenges, dual diagnosis and sexual abuse victims.
This position reports to the Afterhours supervisor and/or Manager of Directions Youth Services Centre
YOUR KEY CONTRIBUTIONS
WHAT YOU BRING
Education and training:
WHAT WE OFFER YOU
Directions Youth Services offers purposeful careers, serving the most vulnerable members of our community. This role offers you the opportunity to make a positive impact in our community.
We support career development and training for staff to reach their potential, and offer mentorship and professional advancement in a supportive environment. We recognize the importance of work-life balance, wellness and a safe, inclusive and welcoming workplace that values diversity and respect for all.
Salary/Pay Grade: 5, Step 1 - $19.22 per hour (plus an additional 4% of vacation pay)
Start Date: ASAP
Location: 1138 Burrard St Vancouver BC
HOW TO APPLY
If this describes you, please submit your application to us by clicking the "Apply for this Position" button below in this link:
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest.
FSGV is committed to the principles of diversity. We encourage applications from qualified people of all genders expressions and identities, sexual orientations, visible minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities.
Post End Date: Open until filled
If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your resume and cover letter (indicating the competition number #54-20 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to your contact information to for follow-up.
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