Relief Youth Care Workers - Vancouver, BC

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 will make a difference in the lives of the youth we support and play an integral role in supporting their successful achievements.

We are looking for Relief Youth Care Workers for our residential programs across Vancouver. Our programs serve at-risk children and youth, some of whom are street entrenched and/or have complex mental health and behavioural issues. This position requires availability on weekends.


  • Minimum high school diploma and related experience working with at-risk youth
  • Must complete a satisfactory criminal records check
  • Unrestricted BC Class 5 Unrestricted Driver's Licence
  • Must be available for at least one weekend shift per week
  • Clear, direct, and sensitive verbal and written communication skills


  • Post-secondary education in a related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FASD, ADHD, Global Developmental Delay, addictions, and attachment issues
  • Working knowledge of different child and youth care approaches, the development of youth service plans, and government regulations applicable to the program
  • Experience and knowledge with First Nations culture and teachings
  • Post-secondary education in a related field
  • Patience and a non-reactive demeanor to handle aggressive behaviours and boundary pushing
  • Current NVCI and/or MANDT training


  • Completing daily reports and documentation of events as necessary
  • Facilitating recreational and/or educational activities
  • Carrying out basic household duties and encouraging youth participation as appropriate
  • Assisting with and teaching youth life skills as required
  • Encouraging acceptable social standards with youth and helping them set and maintain appropriate limits
  • Providing input into assessments and youth care plans

If you’re still reading this and are as excited to join us as we are excited that you read this whole posting, then do not delay! Send your resume and a brief cover letter telling us why you would be a great addition to our team.

Job Type: Casual


  • working with challenging behaviours in residential settings: 1 year (Required)
  • working with at-risk youth: 1 year (Required)


  • Secondary School (Required)


  • MANDT (Preferred)
  • Proof of ability to legally work in Canada (Required)
  • Availability to work weekends (Required)
  • BC Unrestricted Class 5 Driver's License (Required)
  • NVCI (Preferred)