Youth Outreach Worker
Youth Outreach Worker
Youth Outreach and Empowerment Support Services Team
Supervisor: Valerie Clement, Associate Manager
Regular Full-time (35 hours/week)
Grid 13 ($29.96 - $31.24/hour)
Closing Date: Ongoing until filled.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Valid BC driver’s license with Business insurance use and use of own vehicle
- Driver’s abstract must be submitted.
- Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Counselling, Addictions Counselling Training, Mental Health Training, Sexual Abuse Training, Depression/Suicide/Co-occurring Disorder Training.
- Hours – afternoons and evenings, some weekends.
- 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.
Who We Are
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. We work with youth and vulnerable adults in the areas of education, employment, housing, substance use and mental health, and youth and family support services. We are CARF Accredited and a Certified Living Wage Employer.
Our Vision - Everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities!
Our Mission - To inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration.
Our Values - Advocacy, Diversity and Inclusion, Empowerment, Service Excellence, Stewardship, Well-being
We are grateful to operate on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷm əθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Qw'?ntl'en (Kwantlen), se’mya’me (Semiahmoo), sc̓əwaθən məsteyəxʷ (Tsawwassen), q̓ic̓əy (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Coquitlam), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), máthxwi (Matsqui) and Stó:lō Nations.
- Equitable Base Pay – we are a Certified Living Wage Employer
- Generous paid vacation time, personal time, sick time; additional paid time off for life events
- Additional paid holidays, ex. Easter Monday, Boxing Day
- Extended health, prescription, dental & vision care plan, with 100% Employer-Paid Premiums
- Disability and Life Insurance Coverage
- Employee & Family Assistance Program including preventative health & counselling.
- Membership in the Municipal Pension Plan with generous employer contributions
- Flexible schedules and earned time off program *
- Full-day agency orientation and extensive training, with regular ongoing performance evaluations
- In-house digital and classroom learning opportunities; staff funding for professional development.
- Opportunities to use your voice & participate in committees on policy, wellness, safety, EDI, etc.
* Eligibility will vary depending on terms and role requirements – details for this posting will be provided on request.
Persons who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact our HR department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Personal information will be kept confidential.