Resource Centre Youth Worker

Job No: PCRS348
Location: Vancouver

Resource Centre Youth Worker

Broadway Youth Resource Centre - Vancouver

Term Full-Time (35 hours/week) (1yr) (Grid 13)

**Flexible Hours required may include evenings & weekends

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 requires a full-time youth Worker who will primarily work evening and weekend hours to support staff, partners, and participants at the Broadway Youth Resource Centre. Staff require knowledge of addictions and mental health, including harm reduction. Knowledge of local resources is needed. This site is in Vancouver and is a multi-service, multi-agency program serving youth ages 12-24 from across the Lower Mainland.

Primary Duties:

  • Develop and facilitate youth programming within the hub
  • Support youth, partners, and visitors to connect with the right program
  • Outreach with youth to attend appointments and make community connections
  • Work regularly scheduled shifts on the Resource Room floor, providing youth with basic needs and relational case management
  • Develop partnerships with relevant agencies and programs to support access for youth
  • Provide case management support to youth
  • Connect with social workers, youth outreach and other supports for youth
  • Support resource room culture and maintain safer spaces for youth
  • Maintain health and safety of resource room space
  • Provide harm reduction education and supplies and provide appropriate referrals
  • Be able to assess mental health risks for individuals and provide appropriate interventions and or referral

Academic and Job Experience Required:

  • B.A. in Social Work, Education, Social Justice, Community Development or related discipline or a combination of education, life experience and related work experience with at-risk youth under the age of 24, including case management and program development/facilitation.

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector
  • Proof of being fully Vaccinated for Covid19

Desired Requirements:

  • Strong understanding of anti-oppression, trauma-informed, and decolonizing practices
  • Facilitation and program development training
  • Crisis Intervention and/or De-escalation training
  • Training to address Depression/Suicide/Mental Health Assessment
  • Additional training in substance uses treatment/support recovery
  • The second language in Cantonese/Mandarin, Farsi, Spanish or another language relevant to East Vancouver/Midtown community is an asset
  • Individuals who are Indigenous or LGBTQ2S are encouraged to apply

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:       

Interim Supervisor, Broadway Youth Resource Centre

Salary Range:   $27.26/hour – $28.43/hour, with a term benefit package (100% employer-paid)
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 hr@pcrs.ca. Personal information will be kept confidential."

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