Child & Youth Prevention & Health Promotion Facilitator

Job No: PCRS360
Location: Delta

Child & Youth Prevention & Health Promotion Facilitator.

Youth Substance Use Services - Delta

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:

The Child and Youth Prevention & Health Promotion Facilitator is responsible for the coordination and operation of primary prevention programs for Children and youth in the Delta community.  A broad-based health promotion approach is used in the development and implementation of programs. The goal of our P&HP programs is to provide meaningful and accurate information to the child and youth population to help youth make healthy lifestyle choices and decisions about substance use. In addition, P&HP Facilitator strives to help create healthy school and community environments and encourages youth to see the value of healthy lifestyle activities.

The P&HP Facilitator will identify strengths and substance use related themes in the school and community.  This information will be used to collaborate with the school community and develop goals and strategies that reinforce strengths and resilience.  Opportunities for youth to engage in healthier choices and activities will be developed with youth input wherever possible.

Please note this is not a clinical counselling position.  Should a participant require counselling services, the P&HP Facilitator will facilitate referrals to the appropriate service(s).

Academic and Job Experience Required:

B.A. in a related field plus one-year related experience, or a Child and Youth Care Diploma plus two years’ experience or a combination of related work experience and education with youth. Experience working in a school setting is an asset

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal Record Check, including the vulnerable sector
  • Proof of being fully Vaccinated for Covid 19
  • Standard first-aid certificate and CPR
  • Substance use training
  • Group facilitation experience
  • Ability to liaise with school staff
  • Familiar with working in a school setting
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License, with business insurance (mileage reimbursed)
  • Clean Driver’s abstract
  • Basic computer skills

Desired Requirements:

  • Specialized training and experience in Health Promotion and/or Community Development
  • Learning Disabilities training including ND-PAE, ADHD, Early Childhood Education, Special needs
  • Mental Health, Suicide, Indigenous training
  • Other certification in Recreations or Arts
  • Bronze Medallion or equivalent
  • Class 4 unrestricted license

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Wendy Potter, Team Lead, Prevention & Health Promotion Facilitator 

Salary Range:   $27.26/hour – $28.43/hour, plus 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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