Residential Child and Youth Worker
Job Title: Residential Child and Youth Worker
Program: Quick Response Program
Supervisor: Jeet Dhaliwal, Residential Supervisor
Employment Type: Regular Full-Time (35 hrs./week)
Grid 13 ($28.47 - $31.24)
Closing Date : 29 Sept 2023
Closing Time: 4.00 p.m.
No of Hires: 2
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 seeks a Residential Child and Youth Worker to work as part of a residential team that is responsible for the direct care of youth placed with Pacific Community Resources Quick Response Program.
The Residential Child and Youth Worker is a member of the residential team which is responsible for the direct care of youth placed with Pacific Community Resources Quick Response Program. The program provides short-term (six to eight weeks) assessment and stabilization services to youth in the Fraser Region who are at high risk of harming themselves or others. Core responsibilities include assisting in stabilization by providing basic care and supervision to youth, on and off site; participating in the assessment and planning for each youth; and assisting in household duties. Adherence to standards of professional practice and ability to work independently within a team framework are essential.
The Youth Worker will have a sound understanding of levels of care and standards, and both normal and delayed or problematic development and behavior.
- Maintain a Safe and Supportive Environment and Provide a High Standard of Basic Care
- Assist in the Completion of a Comprehensive Assessment on Youth Involved in the Program
- Assist in Regular Household Duties
- Contribute to Team Performance
- Performance of Duties in Accordance with Accepted Standards of Practice
- 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/education with at-risk youth.
- Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector.
- Driver’s license (unrestricted)
- Use of own vehicle required. Paid mileage.
- Driver’s Abstract
- Sound judgement and effective interpersonal skills
- Clear and concise communication skills, both verbal and written
- Medical clearance
- Current standard first aid certificate
- Able to pass MCFD screening hub.
· Residential experience with youth.
· Sexual abuse training
· Learning disabilities training including FASD, ADHD, Early childhood education, special needs
· Knowledge of attachment theory
· Knowledge of trauma informed practice
· Second language prevalent in the Fraser Region
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.