Youth Outreach Worker Job at Pacific Community Resources Society – Surrey, BC
Regular Full Time – (35 hours/week) (Grid 13)
Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) is a large not-for-profit agency that serves some of the most vulnerable people in our communities from Vancouver to Hope. Our vision is to see everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities. Our strong agency values of advocacy, diversity and inclusion, empowerment, service excellence, stewardship, and well-being guide us in our work with participants and how we support our diverse staff. We place a high value on work-life balance. This is demonstrated through our compensation and comprehensive/fully employer-paid benefits package, including extended health and dental, sick leave, Municipal Pension, and flexible work options for many positions. Our Employee Family Assistance Program has a full preventative health program including nutrition awareness, stress reduction, and tools to assist our staff with maintaining a work-life balance. We take care of our people who care for the people we serve.
PCRS requires an experienced youth outreach worker for the Youth Outreach and Empowerment Support Services (YOESS) program which operates as part of the Surrey Youth Resource Centre and provides supports to youth across the South Fraser Service Delivery Area (SDA) inclusive of Surrey, Langley, Delta, and White Rock.
The YOESS team works with some of the most vulnerable and complex youth within the SDA who are between the ages of 13 and 18 years old and in the care of, or on a Youth Agreement with the Ministry. These youth are at great risk for a range of negative outcomes and are struggling with an array of difficult and interrelated circumstances, issues, and factors. They are typically disconnected from positive supports, culture, and family, and require a specialized and intensive aide to connect with and access a range of supports addressing addictions, homelessness, violence, mental health, isolation, sexual exploitation and/or gang involvement.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience in meeting youth where they’re at, recognition of the ongoing influence of trauma and disconnection on the youth served and building on youth’s strengths and passions to create meaning and bolster resilience. A multi-dimensional approach to permanency planning will include relationship- based services, outreach services and direct support to youth through transitions as well as an integrated understanding of the Four Dimensions of Permanency.
Provide culturally safe and diverse outreach supports services to vulnerable youth in the South Fraser SDA.
Establish relationships with youth to ensure they are supported to make connections with family and others, housing supports, health service referrals, addictions services, mental health supports, transitions planning, life skills support and sports & recreation.
Work collaboratively with various stakeholders, such as government, families, related organizations, community organizations and service providers.
Meet with youth to identify their specific needs, goals, care planning, and passions as well as support their emotional wellness, physical health and a strong sense of identity and belonging.
Hours – afternoons and evenings, some
There will be a need for earlier or later hours depending upon circumstances, including morning meetings and evening youth events, offering support at key times and coordinating others to assist when not available.
Academic and Job Experience Required:
B.A. in a related field plus one-year related outreach experience, or a Child and Youth Care Diploma plus two years’ experience, OR a combination of education and related experience working with vulnerable youth.
Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector.
Proof of being fully Vaccinated for Covid 19
Valid BC driver’s license with Business insurance use and use of own vehicle
Driver’s abstract must be
Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Counselling, Addictions Counselling Training, MentalHealth Training, Sexual Abuse Training, Depression/Suicide/Co-occurring Disorder Training.
Valerie Clement, Associate Manager, Surrey Youth Outreach Services
Salary Range: $27.81/hour – $29.00/hour, with full benefits package
Closing Date: Open Until filled.
Offer of employment is conditional upon the applicant providing us with proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19
“Pacific Community Resources Society is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from people of all gender identities and expressions, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples and visible minorities. Persons who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact our H.R. department at [email protected] Personal information will be kept confidential.”
About the Company
Company: Pacific Community Resources Society –
Company Location: Surrey, BC