Youth Outreach Settlement Worker

Job No: PCRS342
Location: Surrey

Youth Outreach Settlement Worker

REACH Program for Youth - Surrey

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.

Position Summary:

PCRS is seeking a Youth Outreach Settlement Worker fluent in Spanish for the REACH Program for Youth. The successful candidate will empower and support newcomer youth ages 13-24 to overcome their challenges created by cultural and background differences. They will provide individual outreach support, in-depth assessment and one-to-one work with multi-barrier youth based on individual needs. Youth are initially identified as struggling due to multiple barriers and facing social isolation, pre-arrival trauma experience, and interruption in schooling. The position requires a solid working knowledge of the issues newcomers face arriving in Canada. This includes but is not limited to an understanding of the settlement process and the English Language Learner system in Canada 

Primary Duties:

  • Connect with multi-barrier immigrant/refugee youth through off-site outreach meetings, motivating them to address and recognize individual barriers towards independence
  • Provide assessment of youth’s current life skills including academic level, independent living skills, communication, and social skills
  • Develop and implement individual wraparound plans including participant defined primary and comprehensive goals
  • Provide youth with one-to-one support to accomplish specific goals
  • Assist youth in identifying their essential needs, self-care, community connectedness, employment, and education needs, e., identification documents, accommodation, resume, appropriate clothing, transportation etc.
  • Provide community connection support to youth through outreach and various activities that take place in the community
  • Provide research assistance for education and training opportunities for youth in preparation for self-development
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings, committee meetings and Society staff meetings
  • Liaise with contract partner agencies and referring agencies and other professionals as required

Work Conditions:

  • Hours are based on a flexible Workers should be available to work evenings and potentially weekends, as there may be a need for earlier or later hours depending upon circumstances to offer support to youth at key times.
  • Travel between multiple sites in the community

Academic and Job Experience Required:

  • Relevant post-secondary degree (Child and Youth Work, Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work) or Child & Youth Care Diploma, plus two years of experience working with at-risk youth populations, or a combination of related education and work experience with youth
  • Fluency in reading, writing, and speaking

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector
  • Proof of being fully Vaccinated for Covid 19
  • Standard first-aid certificate and CPR Use of own vehicle Paid mileage
  • Class 4 or 5 driver’s license with Business Use Insurance
  • Driver’s Abstract must be submitted 

Desired Requirements:

  • Second language preferred
  • Experience working with immigrant/refugee youth struggling with the settlement and navigating through cultural and family dynamics
  • Experience providing 1-to-1 case management
  • Skilled in Motivational Interviewing and Mental Health Training

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:       

Carlos Sandoval, Team Lead; REACH Program for Newcomer Youth

Salary Range:   $27.26/hour – $28.43/hour, plus benefit package (100% employer-paid)

Closing Date:   June 17, 2022, at 4:30 pm
 

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 hr@pcrs.ca. Personal information will be kept confidential."

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