Job Posting 94270

Youth Worker
YMCA of BC
North Coast / Nechako / North East
1160 7th Ave, Prince George, BC
closing today (Thu, 1 Jun)
on-call / relief / casual  •  $20.14

Apply now – Great opportunity to… make a difference in the lives of at risk youth.

 

Role:

Youth Worker

Wage:

$20.14 hourly.

Benefits:

YMCA Membership, 5 Paid Sick Days/Year, 6% Vacation Pay, discount on child care (excluding Infant & Toddler Care)

Hours:

Casual with the potential of part time shifts. Flexible scheduling.

Location:

Youth Around Prince.  1160 – 7th Ave

About the Program:

Youth Around Prince (YAP) provides a wide range of emotional and practical support for at risk youth attending YAP’s drop in, focusing on empowering youth to make positive change. YAP works from a minimal barrier, harm reduction perspective to build relationships and rapport while meeting needs of at risk youth.

Responsibilities of this role:

·        Be present in YAP’s drop-in centre during all hours of operation, ensuring adequate supervision and safety for participants.

·        Establish rapport and build positive relationships with at risk youth, including youth with varying levels of mental wellness, substance use concerns, challenging behaviour and complex health and social needs.

·       Provide emotional and practical support to help youth meet needs, including food security, hygiene, harm reduction, housing, life skills training, social opportunities, advocacy and outreach.

·        Provide resource information and/or referrals as needed to bridge support internally and externally, as indicated, to help meet additional needs beyond the scope of the drop-in.

·        Monitor behaviour, be aware of dynamics between individuals, de-escalate conflict, deal with crisis and follow safety plan.

·        Perform administrative tasks such as completing intake forms, assessments, collecting statistics, informing reports, youth surveys and using communication book.

·        Maintain a clean, functional and welcoming environment.

·        Maintain YMCA core values and follow YAP protocols. Uphold Code of Conduct and Standards of Behaviour.

Qualifications:

·       Diploma in relevant social service field or educational equivalent.

·       Minimum one year related work and/or volunteer experience.

·       Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working with at risk youth.

·       Lived experience a major asset.

·       Strong personal and professional boundaries.

·       Commitment to low-barrier, non-judgmental and harm reduction approaches.

·       Knowledge of relevant resources and commitment to ongoing learning.

·       Understanding of the impacts of colonization/ residential schools on Indigenous peoples.

·       Understanding of the impacts of violence/ abuse and trauma and the interconnectedness with mental health and substance use.

 

 

To apply: Send a short cover letter and resume to

Anita Perry

Coordinator, Youth Around Prince

 

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