Child and Youth Care Workers for NEW PROGRAMS - Vancouver/Richmond

HOLLYBURN FAMILY SERVICES - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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At Hollyburn, we empower growth and inspire change and we’re looking for people to join our team who want to do the same. If this sounds like you, read on. We want you with us!

We are Hollyburn Family Services, an industry leading organization that provides quality residential programs, counselling and support services to children, youth, and families since 1990. We value the uniqueness of each individual and their inherent capacity for growth. We rely on our core values to create a trusting and safe environment free from harassment and discrimination for our team and for our clients. We treat our employees, clients, and community with fairness, dignity and respect, and as such strive to hire and build a team reflective of these values. We are proud to have a diverse team, all of whom have unique abilities which to enrich the lives of their clients.

You are a positive energetic role model who has a passion and skill for providing support, care, and can act as a mentor in supporting the personal growth for our youth at risk. You want to make a difference in the lives of people we support and play an integral role in supporting their successful achievements.

We are looking for Full-Time Child and Youth Care Workers for two new programs opening in the South Vancouver/Richmond areas in February 2020 for at-risk children and youth. Each line will include one weekend day:

  • Two (2) Child and Youth Care Workers for 7am – 3pm line
  • Two (2) Child and Youth Care Workers for 3pm – 11pm line

Please specify in your cover letter/message which line you are applying for.


  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with youth at risk
  • Post-secondary education in a related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of addictions, FASD, and attachment issues
  • Unrestricted BC Class 5 Driver's Licence
  • Criminal records check and ability to pass Ministry of Children and Family Development consolidated check
  • Clear, direct, and sensitive verbal and written communication skills


  • Have an understanding of Indigenous culture, traditions, traditional foods, and symbols of youth heritage
  • Have a demonstrated ability to deal with challenging and street-entrenched youth, strategy development, mediation, counseling, advocacy, community networking, and life skills management
  • Have demonstrated knowledge of different child and youth care approaches, the development of youth service plans, and applicable legislation and government regulations
  • Possess current MANDT, NVCI, and/or First Aid training


  • Assist and teach youth life skills as required
  • Encourage acceptable social standards with youth and help set and maintain appropriate limits
  • Provide input into assessments and youth care plans
  • Maintain forms and reports for each youth client
  • Help with daily operations of the program such as grocery shopping, house and yard work, meal prep, and engage youth to participate in these activities as well
  • Facilitate recreational and/or educational activities with youth

Because we know our team is our heart and our most important asset:

We offer extensive training opportunities to all employees. We support professional development and advancement within our every growing organization. Our salaries are competitive and our benefits package for full-time employees includes 100% employer premium paid BC Medical, extended health, dental, vision care, life insurance, wellness days and sick leave. Employees are responsible for paying their own Long Term Disability Premiums. After a six-month probationary period, our employees become eligible for our Registered Retirement Savings Plan where Hollyburn matches contributions up to 3% of gross salary.

If you’re still reading this and feel you are ready to jumpstart your career at Hollyburn, send us your resume and cover letter, specifying which full-time line you are applying for.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $42,600.00 to $45,900.00 /year


  • working with street-entrenched youth: 1 year (Preferred)
  • working with at-risk youth: 1 year (Preferred)


  • DCS / DEC (Preferred)


  • Valid proof of ability to legally work in Canada (Required)
  • Unrestricted BC Class 5 driver's licence (Required)