Job Posting 99162

Resource Room Youth Worker
Pacific Community Resources Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver
closes in 6 days (Thu, 29 Feb)
full time  •  Grid 13($29.96 - $31.24/hour)

Resource Room Youth Worker

Broadway Youth Resource Centre

Supervisor: BYRC Supervisor

 

Regular Full Time (35 hours/week)

Grid 13 ($29.96-31.24/hour)

Closing date: Until filled.

 

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.

                                                                            

Opportunity

 

The Resource Room Youth Worker supports youth ages 13-24 to connect to services and community through the hub services model. The Resource Room Worker works primarily afternoons and evenings to support staff, partners, and participants at the Broadway Youth Resource Centre.

The worker will work in a youth centered manner to build relationships, support in identifying goals and strengths of the youth and support in developing robust youth centered programming. The Resource Room Youth Worker will provide case management services during opening hours, develop, and run programming, as well as outreach services to connect with community services and participants.

 

This position is one that requires a strong vison of collaborative youth work to support youth connection to community and a sense of belonging. This position requires some facilitation of the Resource Room space as well as connected drop in program facilitation. Staff require a working knowledge of addictions and mental health, including harm reduction. Knowledge of local resources is required.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Develop and facilitate youth programming within the Resource Room
  • Support youth, partners, and visitors to connect with the right program within or outside of PCRS.
  • Outreach with youth to attend appointments and make community connections.
  • Work regularly scheduled shifts on the Resource Room floor providing youth with basic needs and relational case management.
  • Actively support and encourage participants in a strength based and participant centered framework.
  • Develop partnerships with relevant agencies and programs to support access for youth.
  • Provide case management support with youth, one-to-one and sometimes in a community setting.
  • Connect with social workers, youth outreach and other supports for youth.
  • Support Resource Room culture and maintain safer spaces for youth, as well as maintaining health and safety.
  • Provide harm reduction education and supplies and provide appropriate referrals.
  • Be able to assess mental health risk for individuals and provide appropriate interventions and or referral.

 

Qualifications

  • B.A. in Social Work, Education, Social Justice, Community Development, or related discipline
  • or a combination of education, life experience and related work experience with at-risk youth under the age of 24, including case management and program development/facilitation.
  • Combination of experience and education is considered. 
  • Experience creating and working within a culturally inclusive environment for staff, partners, and participants. 
  • Class 5 Driver’s License with Business Use Insurance; use of own vehicle required (as needed; mileage is paid); Driver’s abstract. 

 

Additional Assets

 

  • Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector. 
  • Current Standard First Aid certificate and Mental Health First Aid 
  • Trauma informed practice, suicide intervention training 
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention 
  • Be available for flexible working hours that may include evenings and weekends. 

 

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.

 

We Offer

  • Equitable Base Pay
  • Generous paid vacation time, personal time, sick time; additional paid time off for life events
  • Additional paid holidays, ex. Easter Monday, Boxing Day *
  • Extended health, prescription, dental & vision care plan, with 100% Employer-Paid Premiums*
  • Disability and Life Insurance Coverage *
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program including preventative health & counselling *
  • Membership in the Municipal Pension Plan with generous employer contributions *
  • Flexible schedules and earned time off program *
  • Full-day agency orientation and extensive training, with regular ongoing performance evaluations
  • In-house digital and classroom learning opportunities; staff funding for professional development *
  • Opportunities to use your voice & participate in committees on policy, wellness, safety, EDI, etc.

* Eligibility will vary depending on terms and role requirements – details for this posting will be provided on request.

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