Rental Assistance Program
Vancouver Youth Housing Program
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.
The Rental Assistance Program Youth Housing Worker will administer housing subsidies to a caseload of up to 40 youth and facilitate housing and life skills programming. This worker will provide one-on-one support to a caseload of young people ages 16 through 24 and help them work on life skills and individualized goals, provide brief check ins when needed and provide support to participants in maintaining housing. The successful applicant will have a background in nonviolent crisis intervention, harm reduction approach and experience liaising with a team of supportive staff. A solid background in work with LGBTQ2S* youth, Indigenous youth, at-risk youth, and youth exiting the foster care systems is required. Previous supportive housing work preferred.
Staff will facilitate groups and programming and often act as a part of an integrated case management team with other social service professionals such as MCFD social workers, mental health and addictions support staff and education support workers.
The schedule for this position will be Monday to Friday.
Assisting participants to set and achieve personal goals
Facilitating successful transition to long term sustainable housing after program involvement
Keeping accurate and up to date case notes and files
Academic and Job Experience Required:
B.A. or a degree in a related field, a community service support worker (CSSW) diploma or child
and youth care counsellor (CYCC) diploma plus two years’ experience. Extensive field experience
and/or combination of relevant life experience will be taken into consideration.
Manager Vancouver Youth Housing Program
“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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