Job Posting 71435

Street Youth Job Action Program Coordinator
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 46 days (Fri, 30 Jul)
full time

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Street Youth Job Action Program Coordinator


Street Youth Job Program Coordinator Competition # 49-21



Directions Youth Services provides 24/7 support to at-risk, homeless, and street-involved youth under 25. Vancouver’s most vulnerable youth can connect with supports, get counselling for trauma, mental health or substance issues, and transition to more permanent housing. Directions runs several facilities and programs for youth throughout Vancouver.


Directions is a division of Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV), which for 90 years has provided trauma counselling and essential resources for children, families and individuals facing all kinds of life’s challenges.



Street Youth Job Action (SYJA) is a low-barrier, pre-employment, same day work and peer engagement program for marginalized, homeless and at risk young people aged 16-24.  The SYJA program operates Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00-4:00 PM. The SYJA Coordinator oversees the day to day operations, reporting and Supervise the SYJA Support Worker. SYJA supports participants by identifying their unique barriers to employment; help develop basic life and job readiness skills. This position involves travel throughout the day to provide outreach support and supervision to “street youth crews” on designated street cleaning routes (Downtown Core, including Downtown South and the West End) and assisting youth in the navigation of services as they transition to accessing safer lifestyles. The SYJA Program Coordinator is a 35 hr/week position that reports to the Directions Youth Services Manager.



Daily Program Operations and Administration

  • Provide supervision, guidance and overall support to the SYJA Support Worker.
  • Organize food and clothing donations, garbage and recycling and providing youth with appropriate working gear
  • Quality Control: GPS Tracking to support and monitor youth routes
  • Scheduling routes: Identifying youth strengths and challenges; triggers; red zones
  • Maintain program documentation, monthly reports and client files


Youth Work/ Case Management and Life Skills:

  • Assist youth to achieve work related goals through regular supervision and support
  • Ensure a welcoming and respectful environment that reflects the diverse youth population we serve, establish a trusting, non-judgmental, respectful rapport
  • Create and support structured routines and schedule
  • Actively promote positive youth involvement in the community
  • Assessment and goal oriented service plans in support of youth readiness for, confidence in and motivation for change
  • Provide information and referral on services and opportunities available to youth
  • Develop and facilitate with basic life skills training in areas such as: Employment readiness, basic communication skills, hygiene, budgeting, money management Provide youth with one-to-one counselling, support, referral and crisis intervention.



Education and training:

  • Bachelor degree in Social Work or other relevant education
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training an asset
  • Food Safe Certification an asset


  • Three (3) years experience working at risk and/or homeless youth in areas such as child protection, life skill development, community support and /or community outreach


Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience



Directions Youth Services offers purposeful careers, serving the most vulnerable members of our community. This role offers you the opportunity to make a positive impact in our community.


We support career development and training for staff to reach their potential, and offer mentorship and professional advancement in a supportive environment. We recognize the importance of work-life balance, wellness and a safe, inclusive and welcoming workplace that values diversity and respect for all.


Salary/Pay Grade: 8, Step 1 - $1,719.90 (plus benefits including pension) 


Start Date: ASAP


Closing Date: This position will remain open until filled


Location: 1138 Burrard Street



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.

We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the communities we so proudly serve, while encompassing the principles of equity, inclusion and diversity. We strongly encourage applications from people of colour, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, people of all gender expressions and sexual orientations including queer, trans, and two-spirit people. In our words and actions, we recognize the challenges for those facing inequalities, while acknowledging our privilege, as we continuously strive to remove bias and reduce barriers that individuals may experience in the hiring and job-seeking process. We invite feedback from all applicants who apply for roles with the Agency.

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