Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) is a large not-for-profit agency that serves some of the most vulnerable people in our communities from Vancouver to Hope. Our vision is to see everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities. Our strong agency values of advocacy, diversity and inclusion, empowerment, service excellence, stewardship, and well-being guide us in our work with participants and how we support our diverse staff. We place a high value on work-life balance. This is demonstrated through our compensation and comprehensive/fully employer-paid benefits package, including extended health and dental, sick leave, Municipal Pension, and flexible work options for many positions. 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 care for the people we serve.
PCRS seeks an experienced youth housing support worker (HSW) for its supported youth housing programs in Vancouver. The successful applicant will be part of an integrated youth services team providing support for at-risk youth at our Kwayatsut housing site.
The youth housing support worker will provide one-on-one support to a caseload of young people ages 16 through 24. The youth housing support worker will help youth work on life skills and individualized goals, provide back-up support to other housing staff, and support participants in maintaining housing and transitioning into long term sustainable housing. The position involves coordinating with other case management staff and community supports. The successful applicant will have a background in the social service sector, nonviolent crisis intervention and experience consulting with on-site security and other emergency staff.
A solid background in work with LGBTQ2S* youth, Indigenous youth, at-risk youth, and youth exiting the foster care systems is required. Previous supportive housing work preferred. We require the candidate to be able to connect well with Indigenous youth, newcomer youth, LGBTQ2S* youth, and youth of color, to ensure that they feel safe, supported, and connected.
Weekend and evening work may be required.
Academic and Job Experience Required:
B.A. or a degree in a related field, or a community service support worker (CSSW) diploma or a child and youth care counsellor (CYCC) diploma plus two years’ experience may be considered.
Offer of employment is conditional upon the applicant providing us with proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19
"Pacific Community Resources Society is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from people of all gender identities and expressions, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples and visible minorities. Persons who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact our H.R. department at . Personal information will be kept confidential."
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