Job Posting 85758

Community Work Service Worker
Pacific Community Resources Society
Fraser Valley
closes in 49 days (Fri, 30 Sep)
full time  •  27.26/hour – $28.43/hour, plus benefit package (100% employer-paid)

Position Summary:

The primary role of the Community Work Service Worker is to provide youth with opportunities to complete court ordered community work service hours.  The Worker will secure placements for youth, provide support to youth, document hours and provide feedback to Probation Officers.  This position requires an understanding of the Criminal Youth Justice Act and experience working with youth on probation.  This position also requires expertise in community outreach, marketing, working with funders and experience in life skills training.

A secondary role of this position includes delivering employment and life skills support to individuals involved in the Community Work Service Program as well as Honour Secondary School Program. This service will be delivered through individual sessions and group type settings. The goal is to help the participants overcome barriers to successfully transition to employment using a client-centered, non-judgmental, strength-based approach. It is imperative that the Community Work Service Worker demonstrates the ability to support a diverse population and takes initiative to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for participants and staff. A strong ability to use initiative and to function independently is also required. 

Primary Duties:

1) Youth Support:

  • Perform assessment of the youths’ skills and abilities to ensure successful completion of community work service hours
  • Develop and monitor plans, in collaboration with youth, for successful program completion
  • Provide one-to-one support
  • Provide effective, impactful, and motivational employment and life skills workshops to participants in a group or individual setting tailored to their unique needs.  
  • Collaboratively work with a team to maintain, update, and provide services to youth within the Community Work Service Program and Honour Secondary School.
  • Support participants in the resource room in a way that promotes independence and self-sufficiency.  Provide referrals to other community support services as required. 
  • This position requires flexibility and may include evening and weekend shifts

2) Community Outreach/Public Relations/Advocacy:

  • In collaboration with Manager, other PCRS staff, and community, identifies key community agencies and individuals to connect with and share information with regarding community work service placements.
  • Provide written and verbal communication to Probation Officers and other officials regarding the outcome or status of community work service hours.
  • Liaise with referring and other professionals, agencies, the community and the youth’s family and friends, as needed

3) Administrative and Financial:

  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings, planning meetings, committee meetings, as required
  • Maintain files, case notes and reports according to agency standards
  • Maintain petty cash and mileage records according to the financial policies of the agency
  • Provide back-up administrative support for SYRC as required

4) To Maintain Health and Safety:

  • Handle emergency situations safely and in accordance with agency policy.
  • Maintain good safety practices and a preventative approach.
  • Understand the stresses of the job and take steps to prevent personal burn-out.
  • Adhere to Working Alone policy, checking in and out & always advising staff of appointment locations.

Academic and Job Experience Required:

  • B.A. in a related field plus 1 year experience, OR Child and Youth Care Diploma plus 2 years’ experience OR a combination of related work experience and education with at-risk or multi-barriered population

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal Record Check, including the vulnerable sector
  • Proof of being fully Vaccinated for Covid19
  • Standard first-aid certificate and CPR
  • High level of computer knowledge and skills
  • High level of communication skills both verbal and written

Desired Requirements:

  • Sexual Abuse Training
  • ACT Training
  • Working knowledge of the Youth Criminal Justice Act
  • Crisis Intervention and De-escalation Training/Nonviolent Communication Certification
  • Solution Focused/Motivational Interviewing Training
  • Learning Disabilities Training including FASD, ADHD, Early Childhood Education, Special Needs
  • Depression/Suicide/Mental Health Assessment Training
  • Life Skills Certificate
  • Trauma Informed Practice
  • Training in employment services, education or another relevant field.
  • Working with and supporting individuals with complex barriers and a broad range of cultural backgrounds.
  • Coaching and mentoring participant through job search techniques.

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