PLEA Community Services is currently seeking a Regular Part-Time Curfew Monitor for our Ridge Meadows Youth Services team. The proposed start date for this position is December 5, 2023. This position requires BCGEU membership.
The curfew monitoring service is provided to youth who have either been released from custody on bail conditions, or have been sentenced to a court order. The Curfew Monitor provides services to youth who are referred by their probation officers, conducts confirmation of curfew compliance through telephone calls and in-person visits, provides required reports and provides bail transport if necessary.
Position Type: Regular Part-Time
Location: Maple Ridge, BC
Hours of Work: The usual hours of work in this position are Tuesday to Saturday from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM, based on 20 working hours per week.
Minimum Requirements: completion of grade 12 and some post-secondary courses in the health or social services field and experience providing services to youth who are high risk and their families/caregivers, including work with youth involved in the youth justice system.
Who We Are:
PLEA is an accredited, not-for-profit, charitable community services agency that has operated throughout BC for more than 40 years. We deliver high quality, innovative services to children, youth, adults, and families facing significant challenges in their lives. PLEA is an ally in reconciliation. The organization is committed to providing culturally safe programs and continuing to work towards breaking down the barriers that cause harm to Indigenous people and communities.
What You Will Do:
- Monitor compliance with the terms and conditions of Youth Court Orders.
- Perform frequent and random curfew checks by telephone and in-person as assigned. Report all known instances of non-compliance to the supervising probation officer.
- Provide transportation for youth in bail placements as required for intake, discharge and appointment attendance. Assist in meeting bail case management objectives as developed in consultation with the supervising probation officer.
- Respond to critical incidents, implements crisis intervention strategies that address the specific health and safety issues of those involved, and inform the manager when such situation s arise. Provide on-call and duty coverage for the program.
- Develop positive connections to the community, including maintaining effective working relationships with all formal and informal service providers.
- Ensure that all records, reports, files and documentation pertaining to service delivery are accurate, complete and in compliance with PLEA's policies and procedures.
- Adhere to all policies and procedures established by PLEA, and meet the performance expectations of the position in a manner that demonstrates compassion and respect for all persons served. Exercise the responsibilities of the position in a manner consistent with the philosophical approach and mandate of the program.
- Perform other related duties as required.
What You Will Bring:
- Excellent interpersonal, counseling and written communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to prepare accurate reports.
- Demonstrated ability to develop effective relationships with a range of different individuals and groups in the community, and to be sensitive and understanding of their social realities including issues of race, culture, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, poverty and lifestyle.
- Excellent organizational, time and general management skills.
- Ability to work effectively on a team with other program staff, community professionals and collaterals. Demonstrated ability to work independently and be accountable for results.
- Knowledge of theory, principles and best practices with respect to providing services to youth with who are high risk, and have complex care needs, and their families/caregivers.
- Good understanding of relevant Criminal Justice Legislation and policies, the role of Youth Court, Child Welfare Legislation and policies including the Child, Family and Community Service Act; and applicable government legislation, regulations and accreditation standards.
- Direct program delivery experience in the community social services sector, with a demonstrated working knowledge of community-based programs and related provincial and community support services is preferred.
PLEA Benefits and Perks:
- Education and Training Fund
- Physical Activity Fund
- Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP): confidential and voluntary counselling support services and wellness resources.
- Discounted Membership Fees for Club 16 Trevor Linden and She's Fit.
- Employee Recognition Program (i.e., long service awards).
- Agency-Sponsored Social Events (i.e., summer barbecue, annual holiday party, and team days).
- Perkopolis Membership - exclusive managed discount, reward, and benefits programs.
- Satisfactory Criminal Record Clearance.
- Must possess a valid Occupational First Aid Level 1 Certificate or be willing to obtain one prior to hire.
- A valid B.C. Driver's License (Class 5), and suitable driver's abstract.
- Documentation that applicant is legally approved to work in Canada.
- Our funding contracts require that successful applicants are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date.
Please submit a resume and cover letter referencing the competition number 2023205CM1. Closing date for Internal Applications: Friday, November 24, 2023, at 4:30PM. If the position is not filled internally, it will remain open until filled.
Note: PLEA conducts primary source verification of applicant's credentials including education, training, work history, and licensure.