Youth Housing Worker

Pacific Community Resources Society - Surrey, BC (30+ days ago)

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Surrey Youth Housing Services

Regular Full Time (35 hours/week) (Grid 13)

PCRS is a long-standing, award-winning not-for-profit that serves the most vulnerable people in the Province of B.C. We believe that helping the most marginalized individuals and families will raise the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Our vision is to see everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities, and our mission is to inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration. We value advocacy, diversity and inclusion, empowerment, service excellence, stewardship, and well-being. We have been recognized for placing a high value on work-life balance. Our Employee Family Assistance Program has a full preventative health program including nutrition awareness, stress reduction, and tools to assist our staff with maintaining work-life balance. We take care of our people who take care of the people we serve.

Position Summary:
Pacific Community Resources Society is seeking an experienced Youth Housing Worker in Surrey. The successful applicant will be a member of the Surrey Youth Housing Services team, based out of the Surrey Youth Hubs. This worker will provide housing search support to youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The Youth housing worker assists young people with one-on-one housing searches, moving assistance, workshops, advocacy and support. This position requires staff to liaise with other agencies and community partners and landlords.

Primary Duties:
Provide housing supports to youth, including housing searches and moving assistance.
Maintain accurate case notes and reports.
Facilitate positive relationships between youth and landlords.
Create and support service plans and connect youth to resources in the community.
Provide outreach support to participants in the community. The use of the personal vehicle is required (mileage is paid).

Academic and Job Experience Required:
A. or a degree in a related field plus one (1) years’ experience; OR Diploma in related field plus (2) years related experience.
A sound understanding of counselling methodology
Demonstrated experience working with vulnerable, at-risk and homeless youth
Strong administrative skills including experience with writing case notes and data collection
Experience and knowledge of the trauma-informed practice
Good communication skills both written and verbal
Demonstrated experience with case management

Basic Requirements:
Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector
Standard first-aid certificate and CPR
Driver’s Abstract
Full Class 5 Driver’s License with Business Insurance Use
Use of own vehicle required. Paid mileage

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:
Tyler Lee, Supervisor, Surrey Youth Housing Services

Hours of work: Flexibility mandatory, some evenings and weekend work will be require

Core hours of Monday to Friday 11 am-7 pm subject to program needs.
Salary Range: $24.01/hour – $27.33/hour, Plus Benefit package
Closing Date: Open until filled

PCRS fosters an environment that ensures a sense of belonging, dignity, and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities.”