Job Posting 88173

10K Housing Support Worker
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver
closes in 59 days (Wed, 30 Nov)
full time - temporary / contract  •  GS 7 Step 1 $42,569.80 per year

JOB OPPORTUNITY: 10K Housing Support Worker – Term position

 

10K Housing Support Worker Competition #90-22

 

About this Role

Directions Youth Services is a division of Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV), which for more than 90 years has provided a variety of essential resources for children, families and individuals in the Greater Vancouver community.  We believe in the resiliency of Vancouver’s youth who are at-risk, homeless, and street-involved. We assist youth under the age of 25 to get counselling for trauma, mental health or substance issues. Our teams strive to create spaces and build connections with youth who are facing challenges of street life, substance use, mental health concerns, and disconnection from their communities. Directions inclusive programs of shelter and drop-in, safe houses and other unique programs are committed to being a community leader in harm reduction work and fostering low-barrier spaces where all youth are welcome. 

 

This position reports to the Manager of Supported Housing and Transitions.  These positions support youth, 16-19 years old, who are living in independent suites in The Kettle on Burrard. In collaboration with the 10K program coordinator, the 10K Housing Assistance Worker will encourage and support positive youth engagement opportunities through individualized service planning, weekly groups and on-site evening activities.  Youth are referred to this program by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services (VACFSS).

Key Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain a safe and positive culture through role modelling and presence on the floor.
  • Ensure a welcoming and respectful environment that reflects the diverse youth population we serve.
  • Assist 10K program supervisor and 10K youth Worker in the assessment of each youth’s readiness for, confidence in and motivation for change.
  • In collaboration with the 10K program coordinator and 10K youth worker, plan and facilitate on-site life skill programming and recreation/community-based activities.
  • Ensure effective communication and assessment through reporting and log entries, both verbal and written.
  • Maintain facility upkeep including cleaning, laundry, inventory and restocking supplies
  • Actively participate in staff meetings, supervision sessions and performance evaluations processes.
  • Maintain professional and positive relationships with MCFD, other service providers and community partners
  • Responsible for remaining up-to-date on current best practices and available resources.
  • Adheres to the policies and procedures while maintaining professional standards of ethics and confidentiality set forth by FSGV.

 

What we offer you:

 

Benefits of working with us:

Flexible scheduling

Starting at three weeks’ vacation for full time staff (pro-rated for part-time) and growing to more +

Three (3) paid household leave days a year

One paid Wellness Day a year

Paid sick days

Two and a half paid Agency days for full time staff (pro-rated for part-time)

Five paid days for education leave/year (pro-rated for part-time)

One paid Moving Day/year

Subsidized professional association annual dues (if applicable)

Possibility of remote work/ hybrid work

A work culture that values transparency, teamwork, learning, fairness and integrity

 

Health and Welfare benefits:

Generous group health/dental benefits after 3 months.

Three flex options for health/dental coverage depending on the coverage you need

Option of psychological/counselling services (up to $1500/year)

Employee Assistance Plan

Long Term Disability Plan

Group Life Insurance, Travel insurance, ++

 

 

Work Hours: 35 hours per week 3:00pm – 11:00pm Sunday to Thursday. Term position with the possibility of extension until March 31st 2022.

 

Salary: GS 7 Step 1 $42,569.80 per year

 

Location:  Directions Youth Services – 1138 Burrard St. Vancouver, BC

 

Start Date: As soon as possible

 

Closing Date: Remain open until filled

 

What you bring:

 

Education, Training, Experience

 

  • Completion or in process of obtaining a 2-year diploma in youth care, related field or 2 years post-secondary in related field.
  • 2+ years’ experience working with high-risk youth.
  • A combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Current First Aid, Foodsafe Level 1 and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certificates are an asset

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

 

  • Professional verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of issues/needs of high risk and/or street-involved youth including harm reduction and low barrier resources.

 

Additional Requirements

  • Successful completion of criminal record check
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination status will be required

 

How to apply:

If this describes you, please submit your application to us through our website, https://fsgv.ca/careers/

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest.

We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the communities we so proudly serve, while encompassing the principles of equity, inclusion and diversity. We strongly encourage applications from people of colour, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, people of all gender expressions and sexual orientations including queer, trans, and two-spirit people. In our words and actions, we recognize the challenges for those facing inequalities, while acknowledging our privilege, as we continuously strive to remove bias and reduce barriers that individuals may experience in the hiring and job-seeking process. We invite feedback from all applicants who apply for roles with the Agency.

If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your resume and cover letter (indicating the competition number #90-22 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to your contact information to  for follow-up. **if you are an internal candidate, please indicate “Internal Candidate” in the Comments section at the bottom of the online application**

Our programs are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unseeded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw(Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil Waututh), Qayqayt,Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwekwetlem,Semiahmoo,Matsqui,and Tsawwassen First Nations. Huy ch q’u.

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