Youth Outreach Worker
Stop Exploiting Youth Program - Surrey
Regular Full Time (35 hours/week)
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.
PCRS requires an experienced outreach youth worker for the Stop Exploiting Youth Program (SEY) which operates as part of the Surrey Youth Resource Centres. SEY workers provide immediate outreach response and support services to “At-Risk/High Risk” youth identified by MCFD or other community partners as being in sexually exploitive situations. Workers establish relationships and rapport with youth and offer immediate response services to situations involving youth sexual exploitation, locating missing youth, and assist in the development of wrap-around service plans. Workers will offer education about human trafficking and sexual exploitation to youth and professionals as needed. Applicants should have experience being a part of multidisciplinary care teams and have a strong background in collaborative planning.
Hours are based on a flexible schedule as required but will primarily cover early afternoon until mid-evening as there may be a need for earlier or later hours depending upon circumstances; offering support at key times a day and/or evening, and coordinating others to assist when the case manager is not available. The schedule may vary at any time between the hours of 9:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Academic and Job Experience Required:
B.A. in a related field plus 1-year related experience, or a Child and Youth Care Diploma plus 2 years’ experience or a combination of related work experience/education with at-risk/high-risk youth.
Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector
Standard first aid certificate and CPR
Valid Class 5 Driver’s License, with business insurance
Use of own vehicle (with reimbursement)
Clean Driver’s Abstract
Sound judgement and effective interpersonal skills
Clear and concise communication skills, both verbal and written
Strong understanding of youth sexual exploitation and strategies to assist these youth with positive relationships and healthy lifestyle choices
Strong understanding of challenges faced by youth in care and MCFD systems
Familiarity with trauma-informed practices
Solution-focused and addictions counselling training
Mental health, sexual abuse and depression/suicide/co-occurring disorder training
Tracey Corbett - SEY Program Supervisor
Salary Range: $24.49/hour – $27.87/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer paid)
Closing Date: April 9, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
Apply at: https://pcrs-external.scouterecruit.net/jobs/PCRS136
“PCRS fosters an environment that ensures a sense of belonging, dignity, and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities.”
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