Job Posting 99679

Youth Recovery Support Worker - Asleep Overnight
Threshold Housing Society
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Victoria, BC
closes in 33 days (Fri, 29 Mar)
full time  •  $24 - 27.82 per hour

About Us

We open doors for youth and prevent adult homelessness. We serve at-risk youth experiencing homelessness, aging out of care, or fleeing violence in the home. Young adults who need a place to call home and people who believe in them. We offer safe housing, community, and support to help youth make healthy choices and shift toward a brighter future.

 

Position summary

The Asleep Overnight Youth Recovery Support staff position will be the secondary overnight contact person for youth within the Supportive Recovery Program. The goal of the program is to build protective factors and mitigate risk factors for youth who have identified substance use as a barrier in their life. The Youth Recovery Support Worker - Asleep Overnight person will work within team in a holistic approach in regard to each youths’ individual needs around mental health, life skills, community supports, housing, and other identified areas.

 

While this role will primarily be an asleep overnight position, staff will be required to be awake when there is secondary support needed by the primary awake overnight staff and can be dependent on the needs within the organization. 

 

This position will work an alternating 3 day on, 4 days off, 4 days on, 3 days off schedule with 9.5 hour shifts. The hourly wage $24.00-$27.82 hour dependent on experience and related skills. The successful candidate can expect to enter the organization no higher than the midpoint of the compensation range.

 

Duties and responsibilities 

  • Be onsite as the secondary support person, normally asleep for the duration of the shift.
  • When activated to be awake during the shift, an ability to provide direct support to youth, complete regular cleaning and maintenance duties and ensure safety protocols are being followed;
  • Work directly with youth in a trauma-informed manner to develop and maintain a harm reduction approach;
  • Assists in the general housekeeping and maintenance of the facility;
  • Keep abreast of all current social concerns and youth issues, and as required attend professional development activities to remain informed regarding issues for at-risk youth and up to date best practices in Youth Recovery Programming;
  • Assist other members of the Threshold team in establishing a trusting, non-judgmental, non-exploitative rapport with youth;
  • Provide immediate response and management of crisis situations; this includes contacting resources appropriate to the situation during regular work hours and after hours as required;
  • Daily reporting and case management notes;
  • Medication delivery;
  • Additional tasks as assigned.

 

Education & Experience 

  • Possess a relevant bachelor’s degree such as Social Work or Child & Youth Care and has a minimum of 1 year experience working with vulnerable populations and at-risk youth. Other combinations of education, experience and training may be considered.
  • Experience working within the recovery and substance use community.
  • ASIST training
  • NVCI training

 

Other

  • Up-to-date Emergency 1st Aid certificate
  • Food Safe Certificate
  • Able to provide up to date Immunization records including COVID 19 Vaccinations and annual Influenza Immunizations.
  • Must have a Criminal Record Review Check completed by and satisfactory to Threshold as well as sign Code of Conduct, Confidentiality Agreement and Sexual Misconduct Form.

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