JOB OPPORTUNITY: Senior Intake Worker - Afterhours
Senior Intake Worker - Afterhours Competition #70-21
ABOUT DIRECTIONS YOUTH SERVICES
Directions believes in the resiliency of Vancouver’s youth who are at-risk, homeless, and street-involved. For many youths, home is not a place of safety or belonging. We strive to create spaces and build connections with youth who are facing challenges of street life, substance use, mental health concerns, and disconnection from their communities. Directions is committed to being a community leader in harm reduction work and fostering low-barrier spaces where all youth are welcome.
Directions Youth Services provides 24/7 support to assist youth under the age of 25 to connect with supports, get counselling for trauma, mental health or substance issues, and transition to more permanent housing. Directions runs 12+ programs inclusive of shelter and drop-in, safe houses, detox and other unique programs for youth throughout Vancouver and employs more than 220 passionate, team members.
Directions is a division of Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV), which for more than 90 years has provided a variety of essential resources for children, families and individuals in the Greater Vancouver community.
HERE’S WHAT WE CAN DO TOGETHER
The Senior Intake worker position is an entry level, permanent part time (28 hours per week) position that provides initial reception/intake to the Centre, determining eligibility for youth wishing to enter the Centre working with the support of Youth Workers. This position works to promote safer, healthier alternatives, and where possible, to assist in their transition from the street to residences and providing referral information where possible to eligible and ineligible clients, the position will consist of working with a variety of at risk and homeless youth struggling with addiction, including those with intellectual, emotional/social challenges, dual diagnosis, and sexual abuse victims. This position reports to the Afterhours Supervisor and/or Senior Manager of Directions Youth Services Centre. This position reports to the Program Manager of Directions Youth Services Centre
Hours of work: (7 paid hours per shift, plus 1 unpaid meal break) 28 hours salary per week
Position #1: 00:00-08:00 Wednesday-Sunday (Work week starting Tuesday 11:59pm, last shift ending Sunday at 7:59am)
Position #2: 11:30pm-7:30am Sunday-Thursday (Work week starting Sunday night at 11:30pm, last shift ending Thursday 7:30am)
YOUR KEY CONTRIBUTIONS
WHAT YOU BRING
Education and training:
Working conditions: 24 hour crisis response program
WHAT WE OFFER YOU
Directions Youth Services offers purposeful careers, serving the most vulnerable members of our community. This role offers you the opportunity to make a positive impact in our community.
We support career development and training for staff to reach their potential, and offer mentorship and professional advancement in a supportive environment. We recognize the importance of work-life balance, wellness and a safe, inclusive and welcoming workplace that values diversity and respect for all.
Salary/Pay Grade: GS6, Step 1 – $ 1,198.96 gross bi-weekly with a competitive benefits & pension
Start Date: ASAP
Location: 1138 Burrard St Vancouver BC
Post End Date: Open till positions are filled
HOW TO APPLY
If this describes you, please submit your application to us through our website.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest.
FSGV is committed to the principles of diversity. We encourage applications from qualified people of all genders expressions and identities, sexual orientations, visible minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities.
If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your resume and cover letter (indicating the competition number #70-21 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to your contact information to for follow-up.
**if you are an internal candidate, please indicate “Internal Candidate” in the Comments section at the bottom of the online application**
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