Youth Support Worker
Pacific Community Resources Society
closes in 2 days (Thu, 28 Sep) full time - temporary / contract
• Grid 13($29.96 - $31.24/hour)
Term Youth Support Worker
(9 months Term, may be subject to extension)
Supervisor: Chloe Smith/Katrina Ovens, YSW Team Lead
Grid 13 ($29.96 – 31.24)
Closing Date: September 28, 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.
Traverse is a program located in Chilliwack, BC, that provides bed-based treatment for youth (13-18) whose lives have been impacted by substance use. Traverse is a recreation-based program using a therapeutic approach focusing ontrauma-informed practice to provide treatment and basic care, service planning and therapeutic recreation to respond to the emotional and practical needs of youth.This is an opportunity to work as a group facilitator within a larger multi-disciplinary team comprised of clinical counsellors, youth support workers, recreation workers, kitchen team, housekeeping and the intake and transition team.
Support the day to day needs of participants and daily activities of the program
Support the emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental needs of participants
Support youth with emotional regulation and coping skills
De-escalate crisis and facilitate conflict resolution
Facilitate, co-facilitate, and support group-based programming with a focus on substance use, relevant mental health skills, life skills and recreation programming.
Encourage, motivate and involve participants in all program activities and adapt groups to fit individual needs
Participate alongside participants in programming and be a healthy role model by incorporating Traverse program agreements into your practice
Completing and managing daily documentation such as case notes, critical incident reports, care team updates, trip planning, group outlines and programming calendars.
Respond to challenging behaviors and situations with trauma informed practices, using a non-judgmental professional approach with appropriate boundaries and kindness.
Set and maintain values-based boundaries
Dispense medication in accordance with medical direction
Provide 1-1 and group support to participants
Collaborative treatment team planning for your caseload of key youth
Create an atmosphere of inclusivity, acceptance, support and confidence.
Work within a flexible work schedule and work the meet the operational requirements of a 24 hr, continuous intake, bed-based program.
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.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
Knowledge and understanding of addictions, mental health, youth-work and trauma-informed practices.
Class 5 Driver’s license
Practiced understanding of cultural awareness and sensitivity when working with people from all genders, cultures and identities.
Self-awareness of personal biases, personal signs of burnout, and self-care practices
Experience working with and delivering recreation programs for individuals with various abilities.
Experience working in a bed-based setting and an understanding of policy and procedure in such setting.
Demonstrated ability to work with youth with behavioural, social, emotional and mental health challenges
Effective computer skills and ability to use databases and Microsoft office suite.
Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector.
Tuberculosis and medical clearance
Current standard first aid certificate
Business use insurance
Use of own vehicle required (Mileage is paid)
Who We Are
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. 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.
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