Overnight Awake Youth Housing Worker
Pacific Community Resources Society
closes in 7 days (Thu, 7 Mar) full time
• Grid 13($29.96 - $31.24/hour)
Overnight Awake Youth Support Worker
Regular Full Time (80 hours/week)
Grid 13 ($29.96 – 31.24) Plus Night shift premium (awake): $1.00/hour
Closing Date: March 1, 2024, 4:30pm
Supervisor: Chloe Smith/Katrina Ovens, YSW Team Lead
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.
Traverse is a program located in Chilliwack, BC, which provides bed-based treatment for youth (13-18) whose lives have been impacted by substance use. Traverse is a recreation-based program using a therapeutic approach focusing ontrauma-informed practice to provide treatment and basic care, service planning and therapeutic recreation to respond to the emotional and practical needs of youth.This is an opportunity to work as a youth support worker within a larger multi-disciplinary team comprised of clinical counsellors, youth support workers, recreation workers, kitchen team, housekeeping and the intake and transition team.
Support the day to day needs of participants and daily activities of the program, including the emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental needs of participants, in group and 1-1 settings.
Support youth with emotional regulation and coping skills.
De-escalate crisis and facilitate conflict resolution.
Facilitate, co-facilitate, and support group-based programming with a focus on substance use, relevant mental health skills, life skills and recreation programming.
Encourage, motivate, and involve participants in all program activities and adapt groups to fit individual needs.
Participate alongside participants in programming and be a healthy role model by incorporating Traverse program agreements into your practice.
Support youth with exploring and experiencing diverse cultures and spiritualities.
Completing and managing daily documentation such as case notes, critical incident reports, care team updates, trip planning, group outlines and programming calendars.
Respond to challenging behaviors and situations with trauma informed practices, using a non-judgmental professional approach with appropriate boundaries and kindness.
Set and maintain values-based boundaries.
Dispense medication in accordance with medical direction.
Collaborative treatment team planning for your caseload of key youth.
Create an atmosphere of inclusivity, acceptance, support, and confidence.
Work within a flexible work schedule and work the meet the operational requirements of a 24 hr, continuous intake, bed-based program.
Communicate effectively with coworkers and staff and participate in team efforts.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, bachelor’s degree in an unrelated discipline plus one years’ direct experience or Child and Youth Care Diploma, Child, and Youth Justice Diploma, Community Social Services Diploma plus two years’ experience.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
Knowledge and understanding of addictions, mental health, youth-work, and trauma-informed practices.
Class 5 Driver’s license
Practiced understanding of cultural awareness and sensitivity when collaborating with people from all genders, cultures, and identities.
Self-awareness of personal biases, personal signs of burnout, and self-care practices
Experience working with and delivering recreation programs for individuals with various abilities.
Experience working in a bed-based setting and an understanding of policy and procedure in such setting.
Demonstrated ability to work with youth with behavioural, social, emotional, and mental health challenges.
Effective computer skills and ability to use databases and Microsoft office suite.
Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector.
Tuberculosis and medical clearance
Current standard first aid certificate
Business use insurance
Use of own vehicle required (Mileage is paid)
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.
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