Relief - Youth Support Worker

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver - Surrey, BC (30+ days ago)

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Position : Youth Support Worker

Closing Date : Open until filled

Type : Relief (varied shifts/round-the-clock)

Location : Surrey

Nature of Work : AM/PM, Weekend & Statutory holidays

Posting #1 : 2500-122019

We are a human rights and social services charitable not-for-profit agency for women and girls affected by the justice system.

EFry is committed to the belief that people are willing and able to take responsibility for their own lives if provided with the resources, opportunities and skills to do so. We value working together with others who are committed to equality, fairness, and opportunity for those we serve.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establish rapport with young females to ensure their safety and well-being on a daily basis
  • Record all activities and interactions with participants
  • Lead daily group activities and participate in case management while living among the women

· Monitor day-to-day operations of residence to ensure quality control for all equipment and maximum cleaning effectiveness

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Two year Diploma in Child & Youth Counselling plus 2 years related experience or the equivalent

combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum 6 months experience in residential environment with knowledge of issues related to

substance abuse and violence.

  • Good working knowledge of legislation and policies related to Social Assistance and Mental

Health Act.

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Negative TB Test, Food Safe Level 1 and Standard First Aid with CPR-C,

and Dr’s Note of fitness required

  • Local Police search and Provincial Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Clearance required
  • Must have own vehicle and valid BC driver’s licence
  • Satisfactory driver’s abstract
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.

Efry actively promotes a program of employment equity and equal opportunity to ensure equal access to employment opportunity for all persons.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume.

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview. No phone calls please.

Job Type: Casual

Experience:

  • handling youth with issues on substance abuse and violence: 1 year (Preferred)