Job Posting 75041

Youth & Family Development Worker
The Lower Mainland Purpose Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
40 Begbie Street, New Westminster
closed 9 days ago (Fri, 17 Sep)
full time  •  $24 per hour


Position: Youth & Family Development Worker

35 hours per week (permanent position) / $24.00 per hour


The Youth & Family Development Worker will have education, knowledge, and training of adolescent development, mental health, and criminogenic needs, as well as a deep understanding of youth issues and the systems within which at-risk youth operate. The YFDW is responsible for supporting the wide-ranging needs of youth and their families through a strengths-based approach, including assisting youth and families to meet identified goals and objectives such as: facilitating life skill development, connecting to community resources and supports, strengthening relationships, and supporting transition to independence.



  • Work from a strength-based perspective to assess strengths and needs of youth and families.
  • Provide one-to-one support to youth with mental health challenges.
  • One-to-one service to adjudicated and non-adjudicated youth struggling with a variety of barriers.
  • Provide goal-focused intervention through assessing client needs, and develop service plans to assist youth/family achieve objectives.
  • Provide support and education to family/caregiver where required.
  • Community outreach.
  • Provide life skills training in both an individual and group setting.
  • Maintain accurate reports and file documentation in accordance with COA administrative and service standards.
  • Work in a collaborative practice model with community agencies and Ministry of Children and Family Development.


  • A 4-year degree in social work, psychology or related field is required, with 2 years’ experience in the field of youth and family services.
  • Experience delivering community-based services to youth and their families.
  • Knowledge of working with mental health and complex developmental conditions.
  • Knowledge of adolescent development and issues related to at-risk youth.
  • Knowledge of sexual exploitation and experience working with sexually exploited youth.
  • Knowledge of the legislation and policies that govern service delivery in the social service sector.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, counseling, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of group process and facilitation techniques.
  • Knowledge of collaborative practice and the ability to work effectively with a variety of professionals.
  • Exceptional report writing skills.
  • Class 5 license and vehicle required; Class 4 or willingness to get.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, some evening/weekend work required.
  • First Aid certification required.

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