Job Posting 65594

Youth Support Worker
Pacific Community Resources
Fraser Valley, Chilliwack
closes in 5 days (Fri, 30 Oct)
casual / on-call  •  $24.49/hour – $27.87/hour
Traverse Program - Chilliwack

Auxiliary (Flexible Hours will be required)


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:

The YSW auxiliary staff will be working a variety of day, evenings or overnight awake shifts, as well as any day between Monday – Sunday.  The auxiliary YSW works as part of a large multi-disciplinary team that provides treatment for substance use for youth (13-18) in a residential setting. The team works within the strategic objectives of the Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) to ensure the provision of effective and efficient services to our participants. As a member of the treatment team, the auxiliary YSW will utilize trauma-informed practice to provide basic care, case planning and to respond to the emotional and practical needs of youth. 

Primary Duties (Day / Evening):

  • Support the daily activities of the program through trauma-informed practise, care of participants, case planning, transitions and discharges.
  • Participate in setting attainable expectations for each participant and supporting the achievement of identified goals.
  • Participate in case conferences/meetings with team members to identify and manage youth mental health and substance abuse issues.
  • Collaborate with the team to facilitate the management of cases; coordinate care using a supportive case management approach within the principles of harm reduction.
  • In coordination with clinical and recreational staff, support relevant group programming.
  • Develop and plan activities that align with programming philosophies
  • Dispense medication following the medical direction
  • Transport participants to appointments and activities as required
  • Other related duties as required
  • Communicate effectively with coworkers and staff, and participate in team efforts

Primary Duties (Overnight Awake):

  • Provide basic care and nurturing, set reasonable expectations and limits to support the achievement of identified goals for participants.
  • Support individual treatment plans through trauma-informed practice.
  • Ensure the safety of participants by monitoring security cameras.
  • Submit evening logs.
  • Light dorm/lounge cleaning (list provided by supervisor).
  • Administrative filing, reports and statistics as assigned.
  • Collaborate with the team to facilitate the management of cases; coordinate care using a supportive case management approach within the principles of harm reduction.

Academic and Job Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, Bachelor’s degree in an unrelated discipline plus one years’ direct experience or Child and Youth Care Diploma, Child and Youth Justice Diploma, Community Social Services Diploma plus two years’ experience.
  • A sound understanding is required regarding the impact of trauma, both normal and delayed or problematic development behaviours and barriers, impulsivity, attachment issues, FASD, ADHD, the effects of abuse and how this relates to substance abuse.
  • Experience and knowledge in the area of addictions/residential work
  • Experience working within a trauma-informed environment
  • Experience creating and working within a culturally inclusive environment for staff, partners and participants
  • Effective verbal, interpersonal, presentation and written communications skills

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector
  • Tuberculosis and medical clearance
  • Current Standard First Aid certificate
  • Class 5 Driver’s License with Business Use Insurance
  • Use of own vehicle required (Mileage is paid)
  • Driver’s abstract

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Youth Support Worker Team Lead, Traverse Program 

Salary Range:     $24.49/hour – $27.87/hour
Closing Date:     Open until filled

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