Job Posting 74676

Youth Support Worker
Pacific Community Resources
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 3 days (Thu, 30 Sep)
on-call / relief / casual  •  $25.71/hour – $28.43/hour

Broadway Youth Resource Centre (BYRC) – Vancouver, BC
Auxiliary Staff/ On Call 
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:
The Broadway Youth Resource Centre (BYRC) is located in East Vancouver and is a hub of youth services and partner agencies serving youth ages 12-24. Auxiliary Youth Support Workers support young people in our various programs in the BYRC resource room. Shifts are subject to on-call request and may encompass day, evening or weekend schedules. Auxiliary staff will be expected to submit their availability for shifts at the beginning of the month and supervisors will contact them with requests for shifts. Auxiliary staff are not to exceed 40 hours per week in shift time. Consistent refusal of shifts by auxiliary staff may result in a reduced offering of shifts or removal from on call list.
The Youth Support Worker will work to create a welcoming environment and to provide support, resource and referral and crisis intervention to the youth who access our programs. The role requires an adaptable and flexible personality, comfortable completing a range of activities including leading activities, connecting youth to supports and services, supporting a youth who have mental health and substance use concerns. This position is a good place to learn about the variety
Primary Duties:
1) Operational:
• Specific duties will vary from program to program but may include activities such providing youth worker support to resource room, housing programs, addictions recovery homes and education programs.
• Create a safe and welcoming space for all youth to attend and participate in programming.
• Maintain program documentations including evaluation, log books and required recording
• Facilitate drop in programming for youth ages 12-24 including life skills.
• Supporting housing participants with goal development and progress.
• Collaborate with other professionals including youth workers, social workers, teachers, counselors and other health professionals.
• Uphold and maintain good health and safety practices.
• Delegate tasks to volunteers/others as appropriate.
• Attend orientation to each site and program as well as learn all safety procedures on site.
• Contact onboarding supervisor with all the shifts, cost centers and supervisor names during a pay period.
• Other duties as specified by a supervisor or manager.
2) Team Building:
• Communicate effectively with coworkers and staff, and participate in team efforts.
• Attend staff meetings and in-service training, as required.
Academic and Job Experience Required:
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, combined with at least one years’ experience in an applicable field or Child and Youth Care Diploma plus two years’ of related work experience with at-risk youth under the age of 24.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
• Experience and knowledge in the housing, addictions support and recovery, education or resource room programs.
• Experience creating and working within a culturally inclusive environment for staff, and participants.
Basic Requirements:
• Effective verbal, interpersonal, presentation, and written communication skills.
• Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector
• Current Standard First Aid and CPR
Desire Requirements:
• Group facilitation will be an asset.
• Strong understanding of anti-oppression, trauma-informed and decolonizing practice
• Crisis Intervention and De-escalation Training an asset
• Training to address Depression/Suicide/Mental Health Assessment an asset
• Second language in Cantonese/Mandarin, Vietnamese, Spanish, or other relevant languages in the East Vancouver/Midtown community, is an asset.
• Individuals who identity as Aboriginal or LGBTQ2S are encouraged to apply.
• Associate Manager, Broadway Youth Resource Centre
Salary Range: $25.71/hour – $28.43/hour
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
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