JOB OPPORTUNITY: Relief Youth Worker
Competition #5-19 | Download job posting PDF
ABOUT DIRECTIONS YOUTH SERVICES
Directions Youth Services provides 24/7 support to at-risk, homeless, and street-involved youth under 25. Vancouver’s most vulnerable youth can connect with supports, get counselling for trauma, mental health or substance issues, and transition to more permanent housing. Directions operate several facilities and programs for youth throughout Vancouver.
Directions is a division of Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV), which for 90 years has provided trauma counselling and essential resources for children, families and individuals facing all kinds of life’s challenges.
There opportunities for relief positions which report to the Residential Management team. This position is located at our undisclosed Youth Haven and Safe House locations which are voluntary co-ed residential programs for at-risk youth aged 16 – 19 years who need a safe place to stay. This position works in a team of two staff members. The youth are encouraged to develop goals and links to appropriate services to address their needs. The programs accept intakes 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and it serves youth from all over the Lower Mainland.
Hours of work: Days, Evenings, Overnights, and Holidays
Create rapport and trusting, non-judgmental relationships with youth in the programs
Create and monitor individual service plan for youth in collaboration with the youth, connected resources and colleagues.
Maintain professional, positive relationships with community partners and other service providers.
Maintain accurate records and data entry related to youth files.
Responsible for maintaining knowledge of current best practices and available resources.
Ensure clear and concise communication and information transfer to colleagues and management including shift change.
Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, supervision sessions and performance evaluation process.
WHAT YOU BRING
Education and training:
Completion or in pursuit of Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Psychology or other related degrees/diploma/certificate and/or two years recent related experience with at-risk youth.
Current First Aid, FoodSafe Level 1 and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certificates are an asset.
Ability to deal effectively with conflict situations, manage aggressive behavior, and use non-violent crisis intervention and behavioral management techniques
Ability to communicate proficiently both verbally and in writing
Ability to work independently and a part of a team
Ability to work in a culturally diverse population
Basic computer literacy
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
Knowledge of issues/needs of high risk and/or street involved youth including harm reduction and low barrier resources.
WHY WORK HERE?
Friendly work environment
Flexible working hours
Support the local community
WHAT WE OFFER YOU
Directions Youth Services offers purposeful careers, serving the most vulnerable members of our community. This role offers you the opportunity to make a direct and positive impact in our community.
We support career development and training for staff to reach their potential, and offer mentorship and professional advancement in a supportive environment. We recognize the importance of work-life balance, wellness and a safe, inclusive and welcoming workplace that values diversity and respect for all.
Salary/Pay Grade: Relief wages range between $20.18 and $ 21.61 depending on the program
Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: Until filled
HOW TO APPLY
Please send us your resume and cover letter. Please outline your interest for this role, demonstrate your relevant experience, and tell us where you heard of this opportunity, in your cover letter.
FSGV is an equal opportunity employer. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your contact information to email@example.com for follow-up.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls please. Thank you for your interest.
FSGV is committed to the principles of diversity. We encourage applications from qualified people of all genders and sexual orientations, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities.