Child and Youth Worker
East Van Education Centre
Supervisor: Chris Sontowski
Regular Full Time 35 hours per week
Grid 13 ($26.42 - $29.00/hour)
Closing Date: 31 Mar 2023
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.
This position works with students in planning and achieving goals identified with the student. This requires a sound understanding of child development, goal setting and other strategies to assist a student to have success.
The successful applicant will possess a solid ability to provide behavior management, family outreach, and in some instances may be required to provide teacher support in the classroom environment. As part of a team of youth workers and teachers, the applicant will have strong skills in mediation, recreational/ program planning, relationship building, assessment. It is expected that the candidate will have good knowledge and skill in working with youth who often experience barriers and work to promote resilience.
• 1)To Support Resilience in Youth:
• Understanding the importance of creating a safe, nurturing environment
• Acting as a positive role model for youth
• 2)To Support High-Quality Learning Environments:
• Seeking out opportunities for experiential learning and community connection through recreational programming
• 3) To Maintain a Safe, Inclusive and Positive Environment:
• Handling emergency situations safely and in accordance with agency policy.
• Maintaining good safety practices and a preventative approach.
• Understanding the stresses of the job and takes steps to prevent personal burn-out.
• Is comfortable providing individual supervision and behavior support when required.
• Supervising areas outside the school including break area and resource room.
• 4) Participate in Case Management:
• Contributing in developing supportive approaches towards achieving individual goals for youth.
• Participating in daily documentation as required by agency protocols
• Maintaining contact with families and/or caregivers where appropriate.
• Maintaining contact with Social Workers or other professionals as necessary.
• Participate in IEP development outcomes.
• 5) Maintain Administrative Policies:
• Attending and participates as required in all staff meetings, planning meetings, committee meetings, and agency staff meetings.
• Communicating effectively with both co-workers and supervisors.
• Maintaining youth files.
• Maintaining petty cash records according to the financial policies of the agency.
• Carrying out administrative tasks as assigned.
• BSW or BA CYC plus a minimum of one year experience in an education setting. in a related field plus one year experience, an equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered
• Experience and understanding of working with FAS/D.
• Criminal Records Check including the vulnerable sector
• Valid Level 1 First Aid Certificate will be an asset
• Class 4 Driver's License or willing to obtain Class 4
• Proven ability to work in an anti-oppression, anti-racist framework.
• Proven ability to facilitate workshops
• Proven ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and partners
• Proven ability to work within a high stress environment
• Proven skill in conflict resolution, mediation and engagement of youth
• Suicide Prevention Training
• Trauma Informed/Resilience Training
• Substance use, mental health Training
• ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) training
• Proven experience working with Indigenous, LGBTQ2SIA+, BIPOC populations of youth
Who We Are
Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) is a large not-for-profit agency that serves the some of the most vulnerable people in our communities from Vancouver to Hope. We work with youth and vulnerable adults in the areas of education, employment, housing, substance use and mental health, and youth and family support services. We are CARF Accredited and a Certified Living Wage Employer.
Our Vision - Everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities!
Our Mission - To inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration.
Our Values - Advocacy, Diversity and Inclusion, Empowerment, Service Excellence, Stewardship, Well-being
We are grateful to operate on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷm əθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Qw'?ntl'en (Kwantlen), se’mya’me (Semiahmoo), sc̓əwaθən məsteyəxʷ (Tsawwassen), q̓ic̓əy (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Coquitlam), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), máthxwi (Matsqui) and Stó:lō Nations.
• Equitable Base Pay – we are a Certified Living Wage Employer
o Generous paid vacation time, personal time, sick time; additional paid time off for life events
o Additional paid holidays, ex. Easter Monday, Boxing Day *
• Extended health, prescription, dental & vision care plan, with 100% Employer-Paid Premiums*
o Disability and Life Insurance Coverage *
o Employee & Family Assistance Program including preventative health & counselling *
• Membership in the Municipal Pension Plan with generous employer contributions *
• Flexible schedules and earned time off program *
• Full-day agency orientation and extensive training, with regular ongoing performance evaluations
• In-house digital and classroom learning opportunities; staff funding for professional development *
• Opportunities to use your voice & participate in committees on policy, wellness, safety, EDI, etc.
* Eligibility will vary depending on terms and role requirements – details for this posting will be provided on request.
Persons who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact our HR department at . Personal information will be kept confidential.
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