Job Posting 98081

SYJA Case Manager
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 16 days ago (Sat, 25 Nov)
full time - temporary / contract  •  ranges from $26.88 per hour to $29.78 per hour
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Case Manager, Street Youth Job Action
Case Manager, Street Youth Job Action (SYJA) Competition #79-23
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. 
Job Summary
Street Youth Job Action (SYJA) goal is to support and assist at risk youth in achieving their pre-employment and life skill goals. Working one on one with youth to promote positive choices and furthering developing life skills. Provides direct training to youth towards independence. Provides assessment and individual goal planning services.
About our Opportunity:
Our Valued Benefits:
  • BC sick days
  • Two paid Wellness Days a year
  • Two and a half paid Agency days for full time staff
  • A work culture that values transparency, teamwork, learning, fairness and integrity
   For permanent staff:
  • Starting at three weeks’ vacation for full-time staff growing to more +
  • Three paid household leave days a year
  • Five paid days for education leave/year
  • One paid Moving Day/year
  • Subsidized professional association annual dues (if applicable)
Health and Wellness Resources:
   For permanent staff
  • Generous health/dental benefits after three 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: 35 hours per week. Mon- Fri, 10am- 6pm. Term position until March 31, 2024.
Salary: GS9, ranges from $26.88/hour to $29.78/hour
Location: 1138 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
Posting End Date: Posting will remain open until filled
What you bring:
Education, Training, Experience
  • 2 years’ diploma/certificate in social work, youth care or other related field
  • Minimum 2 years experience working with high-risk youth
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Knowledge of and belief in the Harm Reduction model
  • Knowledge of substance misuse, adolescent development and the problems encountered by chemically dependant youth
  • Ability to deal effectively with conflict situations, manage behaviour, and use non-violent crisis intervention techniques
  • Ability to establish/maintain satisfactory work relationships with the public and other employees to deal tactfully and effectively with co-workers, public and other agencies and to maintain confidentiality
Additional Requirements
  • Successful completion of criminal record check
  • 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,
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 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 #79-23 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.

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