Job Posting 83527

Resource Centre Youth Worker
Pacific Community Resources Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 8 days (Sat, 4 Jun)
full time - temp / contract  •  $27.26/hour – $28.43/hour, plus benefit package (100% employer-paid)

Position Summary:

PCRS requires a full-time youth Worker who will primarily work evening and weekend hours to support staff, partners, and participants at the Broadway Youth Resource Centre. Staff require knowledge of addictions and mental health, including harm reduction. Knowledge of local resources is needed. This site is in Vancouver and is a multi-service, multi-agency program serving youth ages 12-24 from across the Lower Mainland.

Primary Duties:

  • Develop and facilitate youth programming within the hub
  • Support youth, partners, and visitors to connect with the right program
  • Outreach with youth to attend appointments and make community connections
  • Work regularly scheduled shifts on the Resource Room floor, providing youth with basic needs and relational case management
  • Develop partnerships with relevant agencies and programs to support access for youth
  • Provide case management support to youth
  • Connect with social workers, youth outreach and other supports for youth
  • Support resource room culture and maintain safer spaces for youth
  • Maintain health and safety of resource room space
  • Provide harm reduction education and supplies and provide appropriate referrals
  • Be able to assess mental health risks for individuals and provide appropriate interventions and or referral

Academic and Job Experience Required:

  • B.A. in Social Work, Education, Social Justice, Community Development or related discipline or a combination of education, life experience and related work experience with at-risk youth under the age of 24, including case management and program development/facilitation.

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector
  • Proof of being fully Vaccinated for Covid19

Desired Requirements:

  • Strong understanding of anti-oppression, trauma-informed, and decolonizing practices
  • Facilitation and program development training
  • Crisis Intervention and/or De-escalation training
  • Training to address Depression/Suicide/Mental Health Assessment
  • Additional training in substance uses treatment/support recovery
  • The second language in Cantonese/Mandarin, Farsi, Spanish or another language relevant to East Vancouver/Midtown community is an asset
  • Individuals who are Indigenous or LGBTQ2S are encouraged to apply

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