Job Posting 68544

Youth Support Worker
Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Surrey
closed 8 days ago (Fri, 26 Feb)
casual / on-call  •  $19.68

Position:          Youth Support Worker                                   Type:                    Relief

Program:         AMUT                                                               Posting #:           2500-YW-210211

Location:         Surrey                                                              Hourly Rate:      $19.68

Schedule:        varied shifts/round the clock                        Closing Date:     Open Until Filled

                          Weekend/Weekdays/Stat 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 facilitator, 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
  • Monitor day-to-day operations of residence to ensure occupational health and safety standards are met

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Diploma in Child & Youth Care plus two years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 6 months experience in bed-based environment with knowledge of issues related to substance use and trauma, or like and similar experience
  • Good working knowledge of legislation and policies related to Social Assistance, Mental Health Act and Youth Justice.
  • Knowledge of factors affecting Indigenous people.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS

  • Experience working with Indigenous cultures and understanding of culturally safe practices
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Food Safe Level 1 and Standard First Aid with CPR-C
  • Evidence of a Tuberculosis Test and compliance with the TB Control Program
  • Dr’s Note of fitness required
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Review (Vulnerable Sector Search)
  • Must have valid driver’s license (Class 5)
  • Satisfactory driver’s abstract
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.

 

EFry is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applicants that represent those we serve.  We welcome applicants with non-traditional educational backgrounds and field experience.

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