Pre-Employment Transition Worker

- Closes June 22, 2018

  • Vancouver

Alternate School Program – BYRC (Job #2500 – 1001)

Regular Full Time (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. In fact, we care about well-being so much that we were the recipient of the 2016 Surrey Board of Trade’s Surrey Child & Family Friendly Workplace Award. This means we have been recognized for placing high value on work-life balance, laughter and joy in the workplace, exercise and nutrition, and self-care. Also, 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 Pre-Employment Transition Worker is a member of the education partnership team which includes the Vancouver School Board (VSB), Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and PCRS. This position is located at Broadway Youth Resource Centre (BYRC) and all programs housed here participate in the BYRC Community culture and events. The core duties are to develop and support student readiness for employment through linkages to successful employment experiences, thereby strengthening community connectedness and social determinants of health. This service promotes participants well-being and social health in particularly for Indigenous youth. Indigenous candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Primary Duties: 

  • Develop and maintain connections within the business community to ensure a variety of appropriate and stable work placements for participants.
  • Provide employer education and connection regarding hiring youth with diverse skills and adaptations for employment including youth with FASD, learning differences, mental health and other needs.
  • Provide ongoing support to participants and provide consultations (on site or by phone) with employers supervising the work experience participants. This also includes on-site supervision for youth in work placements.
  • Links with key stakeholders (parents, and others) to seek their support with successful job placement strategies.
  • Support participants and team members in daily school activities and routines.
  • Plan, lead and support cultural programming and activities.
  • One-to-one and outreach work with participants to help maintain connection with school and work placements.
  • Work with school team to support the participant’s individual education plans.
  • Take a lead role in developing and implementing Transition Plans for participants graduating from the program.
  • Reports as required by Vancouver Coastal Health.

Academic and Job Experience Required:

BSW or B.A. in a related field plus one year experience, or Child and Youth Care Diploma plus two years’ experience. Previous experience working with multi-barriered or at-risk youth, and in employment readiness programming, or the equivalent is required. Learning disabilities training including FASD, ADHD, Early childhood education, Special needs substance abuse/addictions counselling training are an asset. 

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal records check including the vulnerable sector
  • Standard first aid and CPR certificate
  • Non-violent crisis intervention
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Willingness to receive annual flu vaccinations, as per the VCH vaccination policy


  • Chris Sontowski, Supervisor, West Coast Alternate School
Salary Range:     $22.97/hour – $26.14/hour, plus a comprehensive benefits package

 “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: Chris Sontowski, Supervisor, West Coast Alternate School

Please quote “Job #2500 – 1001” on your cover letter

and in the subject line of emails.

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