Job Posting 73394

Youth Worker
Pacific Community Resources
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Surrey
closes in 3 days (Fri, 30 Jul)
part time  •  $25.71/hour – $28.43/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer-paid)
IRAYL (Inter-Regional At Risk Youth Link) Program - Surrey

Regular Part-Time (27.5 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 a work-life balance. We take care of our people who take care of the people we serve.

Position Summary:

PCRS seeks a regular part-time youth worker to augment support for our Surrey Youth Resource Centre and the Caregiver Support Program. This youth worker is responsible for supporting activities at the Surrey Youth Hubs and maintaining a welcoming, safe, inclusive, and vibrant space for youth to access the supports and services they need to achieve their goals. This person will develop and enhance relationships with all service staff in the building and many partners in our direct community.  In addition to supporting programming at the Hubs, this worker will provide one-to-one case management for youth whose caregivers are working with the Caregiver Support Program. They are a skilled youth worker who excels at supporting youth to achieve their goals while fostering a strong connection for youth to the Hubs and other community opportunities.

The youth worker will work collaboratively with the Youth Programming Coordinator to offer resource room drop-in programming, including the planning and implementing activities and groups connected to space. They have a solid understanding of youth engagement, psycho-social development, and community development. The youth worker will engage with young people to offer both brief one-on-one support and some longer-term case management while working as a dynamic member of the larger Youth Services Team, supporting youth connected to more than one PCRS program.

This position requires working flexible hours into the evenings and weekends and availability to cover daytime shifts where needed. 

 

Primary Duties:

  • Support Hub staff to provide programming, groups and special events in the hubs and create a welcoming and inclusive environment for youth.
  • Provide advocacy and support to assist youth and their families to access information and support services.
  • Communicate regularly with CCYH partners, and develop and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Provide vacation and flex day coverage to Hub Coordinators (CCYH & NYH)
  • Provide one-to-one case management support to youth whose caregivers are participants in the Caregiver Support Program (CGS).
  • Offer innovative and fun one-to-one outing opportunities to youth.
  • Work collaboratively with staff from multiple programs in the Hubs and those from other PCRS family-focused support programs.
  • Help facilitate an inclusive connection between youth from the CGS program and the hubs. 

Academic and Job Experience Required:

B.A. in a related field plus one year related experience, or a Child and Youth Care or Youth Justice Diploma plus two years’ experience, or a combination of related work experience and education with at-risk youth.                                             

Basic Requirements:

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

Desired Requirements:

  • Crisis intervention and de-escalation training
  • Trauma-informed practice training
  • Training to address depression/suicide/mental health assessment an asset
  • Certification in recreation, arts, and youth engagement is an asset 

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:         

Associate Manager, Surrey Youth Services

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

Apply at : https://pcrs-external.scouterecruit.net/jobs/PCRS194

 

“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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