Job Posting 73381

Youth Housing Support Worker
Pacific Community Resources
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver
closes in 3 days (Fri, 30 Jul)
full time  •  $25.71/hour – $28.43/hour
Vancouver Youth Housing Program

Auxiliary staff (variable works schedule)

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 Auxiliary Housing Support Worker will provide one-on-one support to youth housing participants aged 16 through 24 and help them work on life skills and individualized goals, provide ongoing case management and provide support to participants in maintaining housing. The position involves supporting participants with household tasks and room preparation for new move-ins/outs. 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 is preferred.

Staff will 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.  This worker will be a part of a team of workers providing 24-7 support on-site at PCRS’s Alder House Program, a shared accommodation setting for youth in and from foster care. 

The hours of this position on-call auxiliary program supervisors will notify auxiliary staff when shifts become available, and staff will select which shifts they would like to take. Both daytime and overnight auxiliary staff are required, and as such, a wide variety of shifts will be available.  

Primary Duties:
Assisting participants to set and achieve personal goals

Facilitating the successful transition to long term sustainable housing after program involvement

Supporting participants with household tasks

Keeping accurate and up to date case notes and files

Helping support cleanliness and upkeep of programming site. 

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 a combination of relevant life experience will be taken into consideration.                  

Basic Requirements:

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

Desired Requirements:

Class 5 driver’s license

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:         

Manager Vancouver Youth Housing Program

Salary Range:     $25.71/hour – $28.43/hour
Closing Date:     July 30, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.

Apply at: https://pcrs-external.scouterecruit.net/jobs/PCRS201

 

“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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