Job Posting 96561

10K Housing Support Worker
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 6 days ago (Sun, 24 Sep)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $23.39 per hour

JOB OPPORTUNITY: 10K Housing Support Worker


10K Housing Support Worker- TERM Competition #64-23


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 full-time term position reports to the Manager of Supported Housing and Transitions.  This position supports youth, 16-19 years old, who are living in independent suites in The Kettle on Burrard. In collaboration with the 10K program supervisor, 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).


About our Opportunity:

Our Valued Benefits:

  • For permanent staff
  • Starting at three weeks’ vacation for permanent full-time staff growing to more +
  • Three paid household leave days a year
  • Two paid Wellness Days a year
  • Paid sick days
  • Two and a half paid Agency days for full-time staff
  • Five paid days for education leave/year
  • One paid Moving Day/year
  • Subsidized professional association annual dues (if applicable)
  • A work culture that values transparency, teamwork, learning, fairness and integrity

Health and Wellness Resources:

  • For permanent staff
  • Generous health/dental benefits after 3 months.
  • Three flex benefit options to meet your individualized needs
  • Option of psychological/counselling services (up to $1500/year)
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Long Term Disability Plan
  • Insurance, Travel insurance, ++


Work Hours: Fulltime 35 hours/ week-  (Sunday to Thursday; 4pm - 12pm)


Salary: GS7, Step 1   $23.39 per hour


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


Posting End Date: Position will end on March 31st, 2024


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

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.
  • 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 supervisor 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.

Additional Requirements

  • Successful completion of criminal record check
  • Current First Aid, Foodsafe Level 1 and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certificates are an asset
  • 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,

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 #64-23 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.

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

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