Prevention and Health Promotion Facilitator
Prevention and Health Promotion Facilitator
Prevention and Health Promotion Program South Surrey
Grid 13 ($29.96 - $31.24/hour)
Regular Full Time ( 35 hours/week)
Closing Date: 09/15/2023
Supervisor: Wendy Potter, Team Lead
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.
The South Surrey P&HP Facilitator is responsible for the coordination and operation of primary prevention programs in the community and within elementary, middle and secondary schools in their assigned community. Facilitators will work within a harm reduction framework that utilizes resiliency-based substance use related prevention and health promotion evidence. 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 youth to help youth make healthy lifestyle choices and decisions about substance use.
The successful applicant will enjoy working in a variety of settings, doing outreach and working independently in the community. They will be able to have flexible hours as core hours go until 6:00pm and there is the occasional evening and weekend work.
- Offer presentations within the community and to contracted schools/community partners on a variety of topics related to substances, health and wellness.
- Develop, implement and facilitate group sessions; sessions could include co-leadership with other staff or community professionals.
- Collaborate with the contracted schools/community partners to provide workshops, large health promotion events.
- Plan and participate in pro-social, healthy recreation activities with youth
- Participate in and attend working groups, committees, agency and school district meetings.
- Work collaboratively on large Prevention & Health Promotion initiatives with the P&HP team. These may include day camps, overnight summer camps, conferences and other group projects.
- Process and accept referrals, complete intake assessments and orientation as per policy, develop service goals in collaboration with youth and referring worker.
- Provide referrals and follow up for youth to appropriate community services
- As per policy and agency practice, collect, document and maintain statistical information to report to team lead and funders as required
- Engage in supervisory meetings with team lead and report critical incidents immediately
- Maintain health and safety of self, participants and community; manage inappropriate behaviour according to agency policy and practice
- Attend all agency, team and school staff meetings and professional development opportunities
- 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.
- Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector.
- Standard first aid certificate and CPR
- Substance use training
- Group facilitation experience
- Ability to consult 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
- Trauma Informed Practice
- 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
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
- 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.
People who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application process may contact our HR department at. Personal information will be kept confidential.