Job Posting 78031

Youth Worker
Archway Community Services
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
Abbotsford
closed 3 days ago (Fri, 3 Dec)
full time  •  $19.00 per hour

JOB POSTING 2021-114-04
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL

Immigrant Youth Services 

Youth Worker 

Wage: $19 per hour

Full Time (35 hours/week)

Permanent

Archway Community Services has been helping people since 1969.  We provide more than 90 programs and services to clients at every stage of life.  Our vision for the future is justice, opportunities and equitable access for all.  We strive toward that goal by fostering community well-being and social justice through positive action and leadership.  Come help us help people.

JOB SUMMARY

The Youth Worker position is responsible for providing support to immigrant and refugee youth.  This position will plan and facilitate lunch time programming in schools, plan and facilitate after school programs at our office, plan and implement online activities, and work one-to-one with multi-barriered youth. This Youth Worker meets youth from a wide variety of backgrounds and provides them with professional support in all situations.    

Responsibilities

  • Plan and facilitate lunch hour activities in assigned schools or online
  • Plan and facilitate after school homework support, leadership, life skills and recreation activities 
  • Plan and facilitate special programs during school breaks, including field trips
  • Connect with teachers and counselors to identify new immigrant youth 
  • Connect with newly arrived youth at assigned schools; prepare and design creative ways to reach targeted youth and recruit them for lunch time and after school programs 
  • Complete intake and needs assessment with youth who are new to the program
  • Refer youth to appropriate services at Archway and in the community
  • Provide one-to-one support, including outreach, case management and wraparound goals for multi-barriered youth
  • Maintain client records, ensure all files are complete with information clearly and precisely documentedwhile maintaining client confidentiality 
  • Connect with families and guardians as necessary  
  • Transport youth to and from programs 
  • Prepare snacks and clean up 
  • Enter program attendance and one-to-one sessions into funder’s database (iCare); assist with quarterly and annual reporting 
  • Recruit volunteers to support immigrant youth 

 

Requirements and qualifications

Education and Certification:

  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check.
  • Minimum two years post-secondary education in a relevant field or an equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Valid class 5 drivers’ license, clean driving record and reliable vehicle that can be insured under business use 
  • First aid certificate 

Experience:

  • At least 2 years’ experience engaging and working with youth and/or people from diverse backgrounds

Knowledge and Skill Set

  • Well-developed written, verbal, and active listening skills; able to communicate effectively and respectfully with people with a variety of language abilities  
  • Well-developed organizational and computer skills.  
  • Effective problem-solving skills.  
  • Strong recruitment and marketing skills  
  • Strong facilitation and cross-cultural skills  
  • Ability to speak in a language other than English (especially Punjabi)

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Driving clients to/from programs
  • High degree of flexibility in changing plans

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