Recreation and Cultural Worker

- Closes November 23, 2018

  • Addiction Services
  • Keremeos

Ashnola at the Crossing – Keremeos (Job #8720 – 1017)

Term Full Time (35 hours/week) (Grid 13) (1 year)

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:

Pacific Community Resources Society requires an experienced Recreation and Cultural Worker for our Youth and Young Adult residential treatment center in Keremeos.

Duties include developing and supporting a wide range of recreation activities for young people 17 – 24 who are participating in treatment for substance use.  Activities may include yoga, physical recreation, art, drama, music, meditation, cooking, or volunteering.  The successful applicant will be creative, experienced and have an understanding of the role of recreation and activities necessary in a treatment plan.

The successful applicant will also be acutely aware of the importance of how culture, spirituality and inclusion factors into the treatment plan.  Responsibilities in this area could include coordinating celebrations, exploring and introducing a variety of cultural activities to youth and staff, leading a diversity/inclusion committee, planning engaging cultural ceremonies with activities and food, connecting with local First Nations communities, teaching inclusion/respect/awareness.

The successful applicant will work as part of a large team and will need to work a very flexible work schedule which may include evenings and weekends.  

The successful applicant will have experience and knowledge in the area of addictions/residential work, and working with at-risk youth and young adults. 

Academic and Job Experience Required:

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 at-risk

youth. Leadership or supervisory experience preferred.                

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector
  • Driver’s license class 4 with business insurance use
  • Use of own vehicle required. Paid mileage.
  • Driver’s Abstract

Desired Requirements:

  • Bronze medallion certification
  • Completion of the certified recreation program
  • Familiarity with motivational interviewing
  • Solution-focused counselling
  • Addictions counselling training
  • Mental health training
  • Sexual abuse training
  • Depression/suicide/co-occurring disorder training
  • Trauma-informed practice


  • Erin O’Toole, Operations Supervisor, Ashnola at the Crossing
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: Erin O’Toole, Operations Supervisor, Ashnola at the Crossing

Please quote “Job #8720 – 1017” on your cover letter

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