Youth Worker - Female Applicants Only (Overnight)

Covenant House Vancouver - Vancouver, BC (6 months ago)

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Do you want to make a difference in the lives of homeless and at-risk youth? Covenant House Vancouver is the premier provider of residential and support services for our city’s homeless youth, and we are growing! You will be joining a team of dedicated and committed youth workers whose mission is to help at-risk young people move off the streets and on to independence.

The youth worker is responsible for the direct implementation of Covenant House Vancouver’s philosophy, policies and principles as they pertain to client care. The youth worker oversees building activity, including client, program, building security, operations and community relations. Provide services to youth living on the street and/or in the community.

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Location 575 Drake Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 4K8


Initiate, develop and maintain relationships with service resistant youth 16-24 years of age

Assess the needs of and establish ‘plans of care’ for clients

Assist clients in identifying attainable short and long-term goals, strategies for meeting these goals, and an action plan for implementation

Assist clients in exiting street life, maintaining independence in the community, and/or accessing supported living

Provide youth with practical resources including food, clothing, transportation etc

Ensure adherence to and role model Covenant House principles and core values

Shelter Service to youth age 16-24

Conduct intake/admission interview, assessment and develop and manage through daily contact, and individualized Client Plan with youth on caseload for the duration of their stay

Support youth with daily routines in the highly structured environment

Assess and address the immediate needs of either resident and non-resident youth, especially those who are seeking support when other service providers are closed

Address serious behaviour, mental health, emotional, and addictions issues through counselling, implementing Special Covenant, defusing/managing critical incidents, supportive relationships, and referrals to other CHV programs and/or community service providers

Assist youth with accessing community support networks

Escorts to community resources when requested

Coordinate youth meetings and activities

Manage crisis intervention and counselling including briefing and debriefing for youth

Assist in admission/intake interviews and assessments as needed

Accompaniment to appointments, visitation in hospital or independent living situation, 1 to 1 support, risk assessments, supportive counselling

Greet clients upon entry to the Drop in, introduce the services provided, orient new clients, complete program intake/admission and assessment, and establish plans


Diploma or degree in related social service

Minimum of 2 years related experience

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Non-violent crisis intervention / managing hostile interactions certificate a strong asset

Valid first aid certificate

Familiar with runaway and street involved youth issues

Leadership and team building

Basic computer skills

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in and would like to be a part of a family like organisation with excellent growth opportunities, please send us your resume. We also offer a great benefits package, competitive salary and the opportunity to attend a variety of training courses all paid for by Covenant House

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Covenant House Vancouver celebrates quality and diversity in the workplace. Our commitment is to ensure equity in employment, and we affirm and welcome applicants from all backgrounds of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation and age, except as prescribed by law. We encourage applicants from qualified aboriginal persons, persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and others with the skills and knowledge to effectively engage with those from diverse backgrounds