Job Posting 99329

Youth Outreach Settlement Worker- Arabic Speaking
Pacific Community Resources Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Surrey
closes in 4 days (Thu, 29 Feb)
full time - temporary / contract  •  Grid 13($29.96 - $31.24/hour)

Youth Outreach Settlement Worker- Arabic Speaking

REACH Program

Term Full-Time

 

Grid 13 ($29.96 - $31.24/hour)

Closing Date: February 29th, 2024 at 4:00pm

Supervisor: Team Lead, REACH Program for Youth

 

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

PCRS is seeking an Arabic speaking Youth Outreach Settlement Worker for the REACH Program for Youth. The successful candidate will empower and support newcomer youth ages 13-24 to overcome their challenges created by cultural and background differences. They will provide individual outreach support, in-depth assessment and one-to-one work with multi-barrier youth based on individual needs. Youth are initially identified as struggling due to multiple barriers and facing social isolation, pre-arrival trauma experience, and interruption in schooling. The position requires a solid working knowledge of the issues newcomers face arriving in Canada. This includes but is not limited to an understanding of the settlement process and the English Language Learner system in Canada.

 

Primary Duties

 

  • Connect with multi-barrier immigrant/refugee youth through off-site outreach meetings, motivating them to address and recognize individual barriers towards independence.
  • Provide assessment of youth’s current life skills including academic level, independent living skills, communication, and social skills
  • Develop and implement individual wraparound plans including participant defined primary and comprehensive goals.
  • Provide youth with one-to-one support to accomplish specific goals.
  • Assist youth in identifying their essential needs, self-care, community connectedness, employment, and education needs, i.e., identification documents, accommodation, resume, appropriate clothing, transportation etc.
  • Provide community connection support to youth through outreach and various activities that   take place in the community.
  • Provide research assistance for education and training opportunities for youth in preparation for self-development.
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings, committee meetings and agency staff meetings.
  • Consult with contract partner agencies and referring agencies and other professionals as required.

 Work Conditions

 

  • Hours – Core Service hours are Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm (flexibility may be required due to programming needs)
  • There will be a need for flexibility such as early mornings, later evenings, and at times, the occasional work on weekends to support youth events.  

 

Qualifications

 

  • A Child and Youth Care Degree, B.A. in a related field plus one year’s related experience, or a Child and Youth Care Diploma plus 2 years’ experience, or a combination of education and related work experience.
  • Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector.
  • Valid Class 5 BC driver’s license & access to a vehicle with business insurance
  • Driver’s abstract must be submitted.
  • Advanced speaking, writing, reading in Arabic language.

Additional Assets

 

  • Trauma-Informed Practice Training, Motivational Interviewing
  • Purposeful Counselling, Addictions Counselling Training
  • Mental Health Training, Sexual Abuse Training
  • Depression/Suicide/Co-occurring Disorder Training.

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.

People who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application process may contact our HR department at. Personal information will be kept confidential.

 

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