Youth Support Worker – Day/ Evening
Program & Location : TRAVERSE - Chilliwack
Supervisor: Team Lead - Traverse
Employment Type: Regular Full Time (37.5 hours/week)
Grid 13 ($27.81 - $29.00/hour)
Closing Date: Date & Time
**Flexible hours may be required
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.
The daytime/evening YSW works as part of a large multi-disciplinary team that provides treatment for substance use for youth (13-18) in a residential setting. The team works within the strategic objectives of Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) to ensure the provision of effective and efficient services to our participants. As a member of the treatment team, the YSW will utilize trauma-informed practice to provide basic care, case planning and to respond to the emotional and practical needs of youth.
• Support the daily activities of the program through trauma-informed practice, care of participants, case planning, transitions, and discharges.
• Participate in setting attainable expectations for each participant and supporting the achievement of identified goals.
• Participate in case conferences/meetings with team members to identify and manager youth mental health and substance abuse issues.
• Collaborate with the team to facilitate the management of cases; coordinate care using a supportive case management approach within the principles of harm reduction.
• In coordination with clinical and recreational staff, support relevant group programming.
• Develop and plan activities that align with programming philosophies.
• Dispense medication in accordance with medical direction.
• Transport participants to appointments and activities as required.
• Other related duties as required.
• Provide support to participant’s families.
• Communicate effectively with coworkers and staff and participate in team efforts.
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, bachelor’s degree in an unrelated discipline plus one years’ direct experience or Child and Youth Care Diploma, Child and Youth Justice Diploma, Community Social Services Diploma plus two years’ experience.
• A sound understanding is required regarding the impact of trauma, both normal and delayed or problematic development behaviors and barriers, impulsivity, attachment issues, FASD, ADHD, the effects of abuse and how this relates to substance abuse.
• Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector.
• Tuberculosis and medical clearance
• Current standard first aid certificate
• Class 5 Driver’s license with business use insurance
• Use of own vehicle required (Mileage is paid)
• Driver’s abstract
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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