LOWER MAINLAND PURPOSE SOCIETY
Position: Youth & Family Development Worker
35 hours per week (permanent position)/ $24.00
- Work from a strength-based perspective to assess strengths and needs of youth and families.
- Provide one-to-one support to youth with mental health challenges.
- One-to-one service to adjudicated and non-adjudicated youth struggling with a variety of barriers.
- Provide goal focused intervention through assessing client needs, and develop service plans to assist youth/family achieve objectives.
- Provide support and education to family/caregiver where required.
- Community outreach.
- Provide life skills training in both an individual and group setting.
- Maintain accurate reports and file documentation in accordance with COA administrative and service standards.
- Work in a collaborative practice model with community agencies and Ministry of Children and Family Development.
- A degree in social work, psychology or related field, with 2 years’ experience in the field of youth and family services.
- Experience delivering community-based services to youth and their families.
- Knowledge of working with mental health and complex developmental conditions.
- Knowledge of adolescent development and issues related to at-risk youth.
- Knowledge of sexual exploitation and experience working with sexually exploited youth.
- Knowledge of the legislation and policies that govern service delivery in the social service sector.
- Well-developed interpersonal, counseling, oral, and written communication skills.
- Good organizational and time management skills.
- Knowledge of group process and facilitation techniques.
- Knowledge of collaborative practice and the ability to work effectively with a variety of professionals.
- Exceptional report writing skills.
- Class 5 license and vehicle required; Class 4 or willingness to get.
- Must be willing to work flexible hours, some evening/weekend work required.
- First Aid and Non-violent Crisis Intervention certification required.