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.
Pacific Community Resources Society requires an experienced Youth Transition Worker for the Vancouver Transition to Adulthood Program. The successful applicant will be part of an integrated youth services team supporting youth in care at Broadway Youth Resource Centre. The Youth Transition Worker will work alongside the Youth Outreach and Resource Room at BYRC to offer life skills and other points of connection through programming at the centre. Staff will be required to work some evenings and weekends to support BYRC’s Resource Room Drop-In.
The BYRC Transition to Adulthood program’s core role is to provide one-to-one life skills support to youth in Ministry care and prepare them for independent living upon exiting care when they turn 19. Examples of the diverse work done with the youth include; help finding stable housing, getting I.D., enrolling in school, connecting with community and culture, help to find employment, connecting with medical professionals, etc.… All the while communicating with the youth’s Social Worker and other professionals. The successful applicant will manage a caseload of up to 12 youth within the Youth Transition to Adulthood team. As part of a larger working group at the Broadway Youth Resource Centre, the successful applicant will also support the Resource Room by developing and delivering life skills and recreation programming within the Resource Room Drop-In.
Academic and Job Experience Required:
Applicants should possess a B.A. or a degree in a related field (Social Work, Child and Youth Care). A combination of related education and experience will be considered.
A solid background in providing low-barrier and trauma-informed supports to youth from diverse backgrounds, including LGBTQ2S, Indigenous, youth from Ministry care, youth on the FASD spectrum, and youth who experience other systemic barriers in their transition to independent living. We require the candidate to connect well with Indigenous, newcomer, LGBTQ2S and youth of colour to ensure they feel safe, supported and connected.
“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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