Community-Based Health Promotion and Prevention Worker

- Closes November 23, 2018

  • Surrey

Youth Substance Use Services Programs – Surrey (Job #8610 – 1002)

Regular Full Time (35 hours/week) (Grid 13)

PCRS is a long-standing, award-winning not-for-profit that serves the most vulnerable people in the Province of B.C. We believe that helping the most marginalized individuals and families will raise the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Our vision is to see everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities, and our mission is to inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration. We value advocacy, diversity and inclusion, empowerment, service excellence, stewardship, and well-being. We have been recognized for placing a high value on work-life balance. Our Employee Family Assistance Program has a full preventative health program including nutrition awareness, stress reduction, and tools to assist our staff with maintaining work-life balance. We take care of our people who take care of the people we serve.

Position Summary:

The Community-Based Prevention and Health Promotion (P&HP) facilitator is responsible for the delivery of health and prevention programming to youth in the community of Surrey.  The goal of our P& HP programs is to provide meaningful and accurate information to the student population in mainstream and alternative schools, parents, community groups, as well as internal PCRS programs.  In this way, we hope to help youth increase their personal resilience to make healthy lifestyle choices and decisions about substance use.

The successful applicant will have knowledge and understanding about the physiological and psychological impacts of substances; enjoy and be comfortable presenting to children, youth and adults; be able to facilitate groups for youth; be able to think outside of the box and be creative.

This position requires flexible scheduling and may include evening and weekend hours.

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

Academic and Job Experience Required:

A four year Degree in a related field (Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Psychology) plus one year of full-time direct experience working with youth OR a two year Child and Youth Care Diploma, plus two years full time directly related experience OR equivalent education and experience.  Experience in working in the A/D field is beneficial. 

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector
  • Valid standard first aid and  CPR certificate
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License, with business insurance (mileage reimbursed)
  • Clean Driver’s Abstract
  • Basic Computer Skills

Desired Requirements:

  • Experience in working with at-risk youth
  • Substance Pharmacology/Issues pertaining to Substance Use and its effects
  • Understanding of trauma-informed practice
  • Understanding and Training in Motivational Interviewing
  • Other certification in Recreations or Arts
  • Bronze Medallion or equivalent
  • Class 4 unrestricted license
  • Learning Disabilities training including ND-PAE, ADHD, Early Childhood Education, Special needs


  • Wendy Potter, Prevention and Health Promotion- Team Lead
Salary Range:     $23.31/hour – $26.53/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer paid)

“PCRS fosters an environment that ensures a sense of belonging, dignity, and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities.”


How to apply

Send Cover Letter and Resume to:

ATTN: Wendy Potter, Prevention and Health Promotion- Team Lead

Please quote “Job #8610 – 1002” on your cover letter

and in the subject line of emails.

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