Youth Addictions Outreach Worker

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  • Surrey

First Response Youth Addictions Outreach Program (Job #8625 – 1004)

Term Full Time (35 hours/week) (until January 2020) (Grid 13)

** This position will require outreach work on weekends and evening** 

PCRS is a long-standing, award-winning not-for-profit that serves the most vulnerable people in B.C. 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 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:

PCRS requires an experienced youth addiction outreach worker for the first response youth addictions outreach program in Surrey, Langley, Aldergrove and Cloverdale. The youth addictions outreach workers team will provide outreach services to youth struggling with addiction. This includes being a visible presence in the community (Seven days per week) and, connecting youth to services such as; programming, treatment centres, cultural supports, medical facilities, detox, youth addiction programs and follow up services. Staff will provide naloxone training and promote ways to increase health and safety, including connecting longer term supports back into the youths’ lives, namely family, community, and employment.

Academic and Job Experience Required:

Childcare diploma plus two years’ experience; or B.A. in a related field and one year related experience; or a combination of related work experience and education.

Experience in working with youth and addiction is necessary.

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector
  • Valid BC driver’s license with business insurance use
  • Use of own vehicle (mileage is paid)
  • Driver’s abstract must be submitted

Desired Requirements:

  • Familiarity with transtheoretical model of change
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Solution focused counselling
  • Addictions counselling training
  • Mental health training
  • Sexual abuse training
  • Depression/suicide/co-occurring disorder training.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:         

Becky Majoor, First Response Youth Addictions Outreach Program.

Salary Range:     $22.97/hour – $26.14/hour, plus benefits 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: resumes@pcrs.ca

ATTN: Becky Majoor, First Response Youth Addictions Outreach Program.

Please quote “Job # 8625-1004” on your cover letter

and in the subject line of emails.

Resumes without cover letters will not be accepted.

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