Job Posting 73379

Housing Support Worker
Pacific Community Resources
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver
closed yesterday (Fri, 30 Jul)
part time  •  $25.71/hour – $28.43/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer-paid)
Kwayatsut - Vancouver Supported Housing Program

Regular Part Time (17.5 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.

Position Summary:

The youth housing support worker will provide one-on-one support to a caseload of young people ages 16 through 24. The youth housing support worker will help youth work on life skills and individualized goals, provide back-up support to other housing staff, and support participants in maintaining housing and transitioning into long term sustainable housing. The position involves coordinating with other case management staff and community supports. The successful applicant will have a background in the social service sector, nonviolent crisis intervention and experience liaising with on-site security and other emergency 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. The youth housing support worker may have to lift up to 30 lbs and peform some physical tasks in helping youth move in/out of the program and meet the cleaning and hygiene standards of the building.

Academic and Job Experience Required:

B.A. or a degree in a related field, or a community service support worker (CSSW) diploma or a child and youth care counsellor (CYCC) diploma plus two years’ experience.                                            

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector
  • Standard first-aid certificate and CPR

Desired Requirements:

  • Experience working with multi-barriered homeless youth from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience working with youth in a residential setting is an asset
  • Experience working with youth dealing with mental health and addictions challenges
  • Sound judgement and effective interpersonal skills
  • Clear and concise communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong understanding of non-binary gender representations, expressions, and identities
  • Strong understanding of Indigenous culture and impacts of colonialism, racism, and oppression
  • Strong understanding of foster care and the child welfare systems
  • Certificate of completion for nonviolent crisis intervention or similar program
  • Valid driver’s license and use of own vehicle will be an asset 

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:         

Youth Housing Supervisor-Kwayatsut

Salary Range:     $25.71/hour – $28.43/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer paid)
Closing Date:     July 30, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Apply at: https://pcrs-external.scouterecruit.net/jobs/PCRS202

 

“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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