Job Posting 66137

Youth Support Worker
Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Surrey, BC
closes in 10 days (Fri, 4 Dec)
casual / on-call

Position:          Youth Support Worker                                    Type:     Relief (varied shifts/round-the-clock)

Program:         AMUT                                                                 Posting #1:     2500-112020

Location:         Surrey                                                               Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Schedule:        AM/PM,  Weekend & Statutory                  

                              Holidays

 

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver (EFry) is a charitable organization that supports women, girls and children at risk, involved in or affected by the justice system. Our programs work to break the cycle of poverty, addiction, mental illness, homelessness and crime.

 

Located in Surrey, A’mut is a full time live in program for adjudicated Indigenous female youth between the ages of 13-to-18 as an alternative to incarceration. Youth care workers manage the day to day living environment, and provide culture-based programming that addresses substance use, wellness and mastering new skills for their futures. Staff are supported by an art therapist, Elder, and community-based resources.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establish rapport with young females to ensure their safety and well-being on a daily basis
  • Record all activities and interactions with participants
  • Lead daily group activities and participate in case management while living among the women
  • Monitor day-to-day operations of residence to ensure quality control for all equipment and maximum cleaning effectiveness

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Two year Diploma in Child & Youth Counselling plus 2 years related experience or the equivalent

              combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum 6 months experience in residential environment with knowledge of issues related to

               substance abuse and violence.

  • Good working knowledge of legislation and policies related to Social Assistance and Mental

               Health Act.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Negative TB Test, Food Safe Level 1 and Standard First Aid with CPR-C, and Dr’s Note of fitness required
  • Local Police search and Provincial Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Clearance required
  • Must have own vehicle and valid BC driver’s licence
  • Satisfactory driver’s abstract
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.

 

Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nation, Métis or Inuit).  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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