Youth Justice Worker

INTERIOR COMMUNITY SERVICES - Kamloops, BC (30+ days ago)

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Interior Community Services is looking to fill the temporary part-time position of Youth Justice Worker.

The Youth Justice program provides an alternative-to-custody sentencing option for youth in conflict with the law, and/or supports the re-integration of young offenders in the community following a period in custody. The Youth Justice Worker assists youth to address factors leading to their illegal behaviours and improve their functioning in the community. This role provides support and monitoring to youth in complying with the conditions of their probation order, and assists the Youth Probation team in providing supervision to young offenders in the community.

The program includes four areas: Curfew Monitoring, Community Work Service, Non-Residential Attendance Programs and Intensive Support and Supervision Program.

  • Curfew Monitoring involves staff monitoring court ordered curfews through phone calls and location checks.
  • Community Work Service involves supporting youth in finding work placements to complete community work service hours assigned; ensuring supervision and reporting to the probation officer.
  • Non-Residential Attendance Programs involves supporting youth who may be attending day programs in or out of community through phone support, Integrated Case Management meetings, transportation, and engaging/supporting youth in their individualized plans.
  • Intensive Support and Supervision Program involves monitoring compliance of the court orders, or conditions of release from custody; along with facilitating the support of youth, to enable them to serve a community based sentence.

This position is temporary until February 2020, or upon return of the incumbent.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Degree or Diploma in related Human/Social Service field and related experience with at-risk youth.
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license, safe driving record (abstract), own reliable vehicle insured with Business Use and 3 Million liability insurance.
  • Valid CPR- C. Non-violent Crisis Intervention (CPI), Naloxone and safeTALK training will be provided.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Youth Justice System
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and interact effectively and support youth with challenging behaviours
  • Strong experience providing support, life skills development, interventions and guidance to youth
  • Strong ability to recognize, assess and deal effectively with aggressive/and or physically assaultive behaviour and crisis situations
  • Strong ability to uphold policies and procedures and ensure plans are carried out.
  • Strong demonstrated ability to develop healthy relationships and boundaries with youth
  • Must work co-operatively and effectively with co-workers, supervisor and other professionals
  • Strong ability to problem solve and make ethical decisions
  • Strong time management and ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong oral and written communication and accurate record keeping
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to travel frequently and work a flexible schedule including some weekends/evenings

OTHER: This position is 20 hrs/ week. Pay starts at $20.91 per hour as per collective agreement. This position qualifies for group benefit coverage after the probationary period.

Successful candidates must provide satisfactory criminal record checks.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Salary: $20.91 /hour

Experience:

  • Youth Support: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)

Licence:

  • Class 5 Drivers License (Preferred)
  • CPR-C (Preferred)