Youth Outreach Worker
Pathways to Education
Term Full-Time (35 hours/week) (Grid 13) - until June 30,2023, with possibility of extension
**Flexible hours may be required
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.
The Pathways to Education Program™ is a national program, operating in 21 communities across Canada and provides a comprehensive set of academic, social, financial, and individual supports to youth. The Vancouver program location is part of a place-based collective impact initiative, the Our Place Graduation Strategy. The Surrey program location holds strong partnerships with the local schools and school district to deliver the program.
The Youth Outreach Worker is responsible for providing individualized case management and group programming facilitation to support youth succeed both academically and socially. This position involves developing relationships with youth as well as liaising with family members, school personnel, and community staff to support the educational needs of youth. In addition, Youth Outreach Workers will support the after-school tutoring and mentoring programming based in the community. The successful candidate will be dynamic, skilled, and experienced in connecting with diverse communities, including Indigenous, newcomer, and LGBTQ2S+ youth to ensure they feel safe, supported, and connected. This position reports to the Associate Manager of the Pathways Vancouver Program.
Dimensions of Work:
• Primary interface is directly with youth, families, volunteers, and colleagues in the Pathways program
• Coordination and sharing information with relevant program, school, families, and community staff
• Hours – varied mostly between 9am – 9pm Monday – Friday.
• Travel between multiple sites is required
1) 1 to 1 Case Management:
• Develop plans in collaboration with youth and appropriate adults (i.e., Parents, guardians, teachers & other school staff, community partners) to address the educational needs/goals of individual youth
• Monitor and support youth progress, engagement and participation in the program and liaise with program staff
• Engage with families and facilitate their involvement in the educational goals and plans for youth in the program
• Provide advocacy and support to assist youth access information and support services
2) Develop supportive and engaging relationships with youth:
• Work with youth to identify goals, strengths, issues, and students concerns, while supporting their participation in tutoring, mentoring, school, and community activities
3) Support the design, development, and facilitation of tutoring and mentoring:
• Develop diverse resources that address specific learning styles, abilities and needs
• Support youth to fully engage in tutoring and mentoring program
• Provide support and mentorship to volunteers to engage with youth with effective tutoring and mentoring techniques
Academic and Job Experience Required:
Post-secondary degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology, or Child and youth Care diploma. Plus 2 years’ experience working with diverse youth populations, or a combination of related education and work experience with youth.
• Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector
• Proof of being fully Vaccinated for Covid 19
• Standard first aid certificate and CPR
• Clean driver’s abstract
• Experience working with youth and families in Strathcona, DTES and Chinatown
• Experience providing 1-to-1 case management in an education context
• Experience working in programs supporting the educational success for youth in this community
• Experience and/or knowledge of working with the public school system (grade 7 -12)
• Specific training and/or experience with youth with focused learning needs, accommodations, or new language learners
• Experience working with and guiding volunteers
• Experience facilitating groups
• Knowledge of community and social services
• Understanding of impact of racism and oppression
• Understanding of impact of settlement journey
• Use of own vehicle is a strong asset (with reimbursement)
Associate Manager, Pathways to Education Program
Salary Range: $27.81/hour – $29.00/hour, Plus term benefit package (100% employer-paid)
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Apply at: https://pcrs-external.scouterecruit.net/jobs/PCRS436
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