Program Assistant

- Closes November 22, 2018

  • Chilliwack

Chilliwack Health and Housing Centre – Chilliwack (Job #8640 – 1002)

Auxiliary (Grid 6)

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:

PCRS requires an auxiliary/casual experienced program assistant who will work at our Chilliwack Health and Housing Centre. This site is a multi-program site, assisting individuals in the areas of housing, health, substance use support, youth programming and employment services.  We serve adults, youth and families residing in the Chilliwack area. The successful applicant will have experience working within a diverse environment and a genuine interest in working with vulnerable or marginalized individuals. They are responsible for creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for participants and service providers. The candidate will have excellent customer service skills and telephone manner and experience with a busy multi-line phone system. This role requires exceptional attention to detail, adaptability, strong time management skills, and an individual who is comfortable with frequent changes as well as awareness and understanding of participants accessing the centre or openness to learning.

Primary Duties:

  • Provide reception to youth, adults, families and service providers at the site.
  • Data entry and desktop publishing.
  • Assist participants to connect with the right service on site, and in the community.
  • Manage on-site
  • Respond to general email inquiries and other duties as assigned.

Academic and Job Experience Required:

A minimum of three years administrative experience is required.  Experience with substance use or mental health services is an asset. As English skills for proof-reading are essential, a second language is an asset.

Advanced computer skills are essential; the successful applicant will be proficient in MSWord, Excel, Outlook and desktop publishing. Experience publishing newsletters through platforms such as Mail Chimp is an asset.                                             

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector


  • Jutta Wykpis, Manager, Chilliwack Health and Housing Centre
Salary Range:     $19.09/hour – $21.65/hour

“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: Jutta Wykpis, Manager, Chilliwack Health and Housing Centre

Please quote “Job #8640- 1002” on your cover letter

and in the subject line of emails.

Resumes without Job # and cover letters will not be accepted.

Only those qualified for an interview will be contacted.

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