JOB OPPORTUNITY: Safehouse Youth Worker
Safehouse Youth Worker – Overnight Competition #68-23
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 position is located at our undisclosed Safehouse location. Our voluntary residential program is for youth between 16 – 18 years old, of all genders, who need a safe place to stay. This low barrier environment welcomes intakes 24/7. We provide immediate support for basic needs, connections to longer term services, youth-led goal achievement and service planning. Staff work collaboratively with a shift partner to provide responsive care for the youth and report to the Program Manager.
About our Opportunity:
Our Valued Benefits:
Health and Wellness Resources:
Pension: Pension plan enrollment for eligible employees
Work hours: 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday 11:30pm-7:30am
Salary: $25.06 per hour (Grade 8 Step 1) (with a $2.00 per hour shift premium added to wages for overnight hours worked)
Location: Confidential location
Posting End Date: Posting will remain open until filled
What you bring:
Education, Training, Experience
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
How to apply:
If this describes you, please submit your application to us through our website, https://fsgv.ca/careers/
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest.
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 communities, persons with disabilities, 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 biases and reduce barriers that individuals may experience in the hiring and job-seeking process. We invite feedback from all applicants who apply for roles within 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 #68-23 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience 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**
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