Youth Counsellor

- Closes December 14, 2017

  • Chilliwack

Learning to Lead (L2L) Program (Chilliwack)

Job # 8620-1001

Term Full Time (Until June 30, 2018)

PCRS is funded by the National Crime Prevention Centre (NCPC) to deliver a licensed, Leadership and Resiliency Program (LRP) for at-risk youth in Chilliwack. The LRP engages participants in school and helps to improve attendance, academic performance and reduce behavioral and substance-related problems. Three required components of the LRP are weekly in school resiliency group meetings, monthly learning/community-service events, and monthly alternative/adventure activities.

Position Summary:

The successful applicant will engage youth (ages 12 – 18) within the scope of resiliency group counselling, volunteer/service learning experiences, and adventure activities. The LRP serves students who are challenged by substance use, academic and/or disciplinary issues, and/or other family risk factors.

Primary Duties:

  • Plan, organize and run resilience groups for youth alongside L2L staff.
  • Collaborate with counsellors and school staff to connect with youth.
  • Administrative tasks including but not limited to: social media communication with youth, referral management, assessment recording, data input and storing, community communication through PowerPoint and other means.
  • Implement, plan and facilitate monthly service projects and outdoor activities, alongside the Supervisor, with each group.
  • Report and communicate regularly with Supervisor.
  • Support Supervisor in exploring new ways to find sources of funding for the program.

Academic and Job Experience Required:

B.A. in related field (Social Work, Counselling) plus 1-2 years’ experience working with at risk or multi-barriered youth.

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal records check including the vulnerable sector
  • Valid emergency first aid certificate.
  • Valid class 4 driver’s license
  • Use of own vehicle required with Business insurance. Paid mileage.
  • Driver’s abstract
  • Flexible work schedule; evenings and some weekends.
  • Excellent level of written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail.

Desired Requirements:

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the challenges of at-risk youth.
  • Knowledge and experience of using clinical assessment tools, including trauma-informed practice.
  • Knowledge or experience with youth development strategies and programming.
  • Problem solving and conflict management skills.
  • Knowledge and experience of recreational outdoor activities, community-service projects and alternative/adventure activities.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience working with the public school system (grade 7 -12).
  • Demonstrates ability to work with youth and adults, including parents, volunteers, and other education professionals.
  • We require the candidate to be able to connect particularly with First Nations, newcomer, and LGBTQ2S* youth, to ensure they feel safe, supported and connected.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:         

  • Danny Gray, Supervisor, Learning to Lead Program
 Salary Range:     $22.74/hour – $25.88/hour

PCRS is strongly committed to equality and diversity.  We welcome applications from Aboriginal persons, visible minority group members, persons with diverse abilities with the skills and knowledge to productively engage in our communities.

How to apply

Closing Date:     Close of business (4:30 pm) on December 14, 2017

Send Cover Letter and Resume to: resumes@pcrs.ca

ATTN: Danny Gray, Supervisor, Learning to Lead Program

Please quote “Job #8620-1001” on your cover letter

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