Job Posting 70511

Youth Engagement Programmer
Pacific Community Resources
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver
closes in 24 days (Fri, 4 Jun)
full time  •  $25.71/hour – $28.43/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer-paid)
Broadway Youth Resource Centre - Vancouver
 Regular full-time (35 hours/week) 
*This Position Requires Evenings and Weekends

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 Youth Engagement Programmer leads and facilitates youth engagement and is responsible for the Broadway Youth Resource Centre’s operation.  Youth Leadership Programming, including peer navigators, aims to create youth-led opportunities in the centre, including program development and delivery, community-centred programming opportunities, and Youth Leadership through BYRCs Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). The position works within Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) to ensure the provision of effective and efficient services to the participants. They are also responsible for providing responsive and reflective weekly programming for youth within the East Vancouver Community which supports creating connections and programming that is low-barrier, culturally relevant, and centred within a harm reduction framework. The Youth Engagement Programmer works to empower youth in having meaningful input and leadership in delivering services and development of culture at the Broadway Youth Resource Centre. The Programmer will facilitate groups and workshops supporting program and youth goals. This position will support the Resource Room by being present on the floor with Resource Room staff.

Primary Duties:

  • Coordinate youth leaders at BYRC in the community; operationalize and maintain a system of engaging youth in the centre by determining needs of all BYRC programs and designing activities, protocols and policies to ensure a coordinated approach to youth engagement.
  • Lead the youth engagement activities in the centre and the community by providing support and training to staff and community members in integrating youth in meaningful roles.
  • Develop and maintain tracking and evaluating youth leadership activities and hours and producing quarterly reports.
  • Coordinate, support, and maintain a robust youth advisory group that offers skill development in leadership, negotiating, decision-making, and consensus-building.
  • Collaborate with Resource Room Youth Workers, Peer Mentors, and community partners to develop and deliver community-centred and youth-led programming for the East Vancouver Community.
  • Assess needs, plan, organize and facilitate workshops for youth from the BYRC community to support youth development, practice, and capacity to act as leaders, advocates, and mentors within their communities.
  • Provide support in the resource room, covering shifts as necessary and having a presence in the Resource Room. Create a safe, warm, welcoming space for all youth who come to the centre; diffuse or resolve conflicts if they arise according to agency policy; work within a preventative approach.
  • Complete the administrative tasks such as participant documentation, statistics tracking and report writing.
  • Maintain an active role in ensuring a culture of teamwork, collaboration and inclusion in the centre and agency.

Academic and Job Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social work, Child and Youth Care or a relevant discipline plus two years direct experience OR Diploma in related field plus four years of direct experience working with diverse youth. A combination of experience and education is considered.
  • Professional and personal experience working within the community. Support and walk alongside the youth who experience multiple intersections of oppression, including homelessness, youth in and from care, active drug users, and youth working within survival economies.

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector
  • Current Standard First Aid certificate and Mental Health First Aid
  • Trauma-informed practise, suicide intervention training
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
  • Trans and Two-Spirit Inclusion Training
  • Be available for flexible working hours that will include evenings and weekends.

Desired Requirements:

  • Class 5 Driver’s License with Business Use Insurance; use of own vehicle required (Mileage is paid); Driver’s abstract 
Salary Range:     $25.71/hour – $28.43/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer-paid)
Closing Date:     Open until filled
Apply at:  https://pcrs-external.scouterecruit.net/jobs/PCRS152

“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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