Youth Worker – Community Support Services (Casual)

Covenant House Vancouver - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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Covenant House Vancouver is the premier provider of services for at-risk youth in the Vancouver area. We also offer a great benefits package, competitive salary and the opportunity to attend a variety of training courses all paid for by Covenant House. Join our team and help change the world for young people. The Community Support Services drop-in Youth Worker position is a casual on0call position however majority of shifts are scheduled 4-6 weeks prior.

The youth worker is responsible for the direct implementation of Covenant House Vancouver’s philosophy, policies and principles as they pertain to client care. The youth worker provides support to youth living on the street and/or in the community by building relationships and trust with youth within a low barrier environment.

General Information

Location

575 Drake Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 4K8
Canada

Employee Type

Casual

Required Degree

2 Year Degree

Description
• Initiate, develop and maintain relationships with service resistant youth 16-24 years of age
• Assess the needs of and establish ‘plans of care’ for clients
• Assist clients in identifying attainable short and long-term goals, strategies for meeting these goals, and an action plan for implementation
• Assist clients in exiting street life, maintaining independence in the community, and/or accessing supported living
• Provide youth with practical resources including food, clothing, transportation etc
• Ensure adherence to and role model Covenant House principles and core values
• Shelter Service to youth age 16-24
• Conduct intake/admission interview, assessment and develop and manage through daily contact, and individualized Client Plan with youth on caseload for the duration of their stay
• Assess and address the immediate needs of either resident and non-resident youth, especially those who are seeking support when other service providers are closed
• Address serious behaviour, mental health, emotional, and addictions issues through counselling, implementing Special Covenant, defusing/managing critical incidents, supportive relationships, and referrals to other CHV programs and/or community service providers
• Assist youth with accessing community support networks
• Escorts to community resources when requested
• Coordinate youth meetings and activities
• Manage crisis intervention and counselling including briefing and debriefing for youth
• Assist in admission/intake interviews and assessments as needed
• Accompaniment to appointments, visitation in hospital or independent living situation, 1 to 1 support, risk assessments, supportive counselling
• Greet clients upon entry to the Drop in, introduce the services provided, orient new clients, complete program intake/admission and assessment, and establish plans

Requirements
• Diploma or degree in related social service
• Minimum of 2 years related experience
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Non-violent crisis intervention / managing hostile interactions certificate a strong asset
• Valid first aid certificate
• Familiar with runaway and street involved youth issues
• Leadership and team building
• Basic computer skills

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in and would like to be a part of a family like organisation with excellent growth opportunities, please send us your resume. We also offer a great benefits package, competitive salary and the opportunity to attend a variety of training courses all paid for by Covenant House

Covenant House Vancouver celebrates quality and diversity in the workplace. Our commitment is to ensure equity in employment, and we affirm and welcome applicants from all backgrounds of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation and age, except as prescribed by law. We encourage applicants from qualified aboriginal persons, persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and others with the skills and knowledge to effectively engage with those from diverse backgrounds