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.
The overnight housing support 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 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, Aboriginal youth, at-risk youth, and youth exiting the foster care systems is required. Previous supportive housing work 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 which is a shared accommodation setting for youth in and from foster care.
The hours of this position are overnight 12-7AM Friday to Sunday.
Assisting participants to set and achieve personal goals
Facilitating 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 combination of relevant life experience will be taken into consideration.
Class 5 driver’s license
“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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