JOB OPPORTUNITY: Youth Support Worker
Youth Support Worker Dusk to Dawn Competition #21-21
ABOUT DIRECTIONS YOUTH SERVICES
Directions believes in the resiliency of Vancouver’s youth who are at-risk, homeless, and street-involved. For many youths, home is not a place of safety or belonging. We strive to create spaces and build connections with youth who are facing challenges of street life, substance use, mental health concerns, and disconnection from their communities. Directions is committed to being a community leader in harm reduction work and fostering low-barrier spaces where all youth are welcome.
Directions Youth Services provides 24/7 support to assist youth under the age of 25 to connect with supports, get counselling for trauma, mental health or substance issues, and transition to more permanent housing. Directions runs 12+ programs inclusive of shelter and drop-in, safe houses, detox and other unique programs for youth throughout Vancouver and employs more than 220 passionate, team members.
Directions is a division of Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV), which for more than 90 years has provided a variety of essential resources for children, families and individuals in the Greater Vancouver community.
This position works to promote safer & healthier options, to assist youth with the navigation of service systems and, where possible, to assist in their transition from the street to residences. This position will involve working with a variety of ‘at risk’ and ‘homeless’ marginalized youth who may be struggling with addiction, intellectual, emotional/social challenges, dual diagnosis, and histories of sexual abuse.
This position reports to the Night Resource/Dusk to Dawn Supervisors. This is a peer support position. Applicants should be peer in nature with relevant life experience.
Position Profile/Key Responsibilities
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WHY WORK HERE?
If this describes you, please submit your application to us through our website:
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.
Salary/Pay Grade: 5, Step 1 $19.60 per hour
Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: April 9, 2021
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 #21-21 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to your contact information to for follow-up.
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