Female Youth Gang Intervention Team Leader
Female Youth Gang Intervention Team Leader
Stop Exploiting Youth Program - Surrey
Term Full Time (35 hours/week) (18 Months) (Grid 17)
**Flexible hours may be required.
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.
Pacific Community Resources Society requires an experienced leader to work as part of an integrated program supporting young females. This position will be responsible for supporting a team of three (3) who work specifically with sexually exploited youth and carrying a specialized caseload of young women (13-19) who are currently involved or at risk of being involved in gangs.
The successful applicant will have a high-level understanding of all aspects of how young women enter and exit gang life and have a solid understanding of the trauma-informed practice. The successful applicant will be able to provide outreach response and support services, establish relationships and rapport, and offer immediate response services to situations involving youth sexual exploitation, locating missing youth, gang-involved youth and assist in the development of wrap-around service plans
The team leader will have in-depth knowledge of gangs in Surrey.
The successful applicant will bring the leadership experience and knowledge to support a team and will offer education around youth in gangs, human trafficking and sexual exploitation to youth and professionals as needed. Applicants should have experience being a part of multidisciplinary care teams and have a strong background in collaborative planning.
Hours are based on a flexible schedule as required but will primarily cover early afternoon until mid-evening as there may be a need for earlier or later hours depending upon circumstances; offering support at key times a day and/or evening and coordinating others to assist when the case manager is not available. The schedule may vary at any time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Academic and Job Experience Required:
- B.A., BSW, CYCC diploma, plus five years of related experience. A combination of education and experience may be considered
- Three years of supervisory experience in a related setting
- Criminal Record Check, including the vulnerable sector
- Standard first-aid certificate and CPR
- Valid Class 5 Driver’s License, with business insurance
- Use of own vehicle (with reimbursement)
- Clean Driver’s Abstract
- Valid Standard First Aid certificate
- Sound judgement and effective interpersonal skills
- Clear and concise communication skills, both verbal and written
- Strong understanding of youth sexual exploitation and strategies to assist these youth with positive relationships and healthy lifestyle choices
- Strong understanding of the gang landscape and the community supports available in Surrey, BC
- Strong understanding of challenges faced by youth in care and MCFD systems
- Solution Focused and Addictions Counselling Training
- Mental Health, Sexual Abuse and Depression/Suicide/Co-occurring Disorder Training
Erin Harvie, Manager Surrey Youth Services –Surrey North
Salary Range: $30.67/hour – $32.01/hour, plus term benefit package (100% employer-paid)
Closing Date: Friday August 31, 2022, at 4:30pm
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@example.com. Personal information will be kept confidential."