IRAYL (Inter-Regional At Risk Youth Link) (Job #8460-1001)
Regular Full Time (Grid 13)
Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) is an award-winning, accredited not-for-proﬁt that has served the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley for over 30 years. Our participants are often vulnerable or marginalized from society. PCRS is committed to integrated service delivery which is people-centred, inclusive, collaborative, and evidence-based. PCRS has an annual operating budget of approximately 24 million; employs nearly 350 staff; and engages over 200 volunteers.
Pacific Community Resources Society requires an experienced outreach youth worker for the IRAYL program. The Outreach workers operate multi-regionally, in pairs and provide immediate response services to at-risk youth at all Sky-Train stations between Tri-Cities. The position requires a sound understanding of behaviours that impact at-risk youth including poverty; youth gang issues, street entrenchment, substance misuse, FASD and mental health barriers. The successful applicant will have expertise in working with youth, experience as an outreach worker and strong abilities to use sound judgment and initiative.
- Provide outreach services to youth along the Skytrain line and hubs located at Skytrain stations.
- Establish relationships with youth to ensure they are connected to various community resources.
- Engage with and encourage youth to participate in pro-social activities located near Skytrain stations by offering access passes, schedules, etc.
- Attending various community meetings to identify youth and their specific needs, mapping and locating family and community networks, forming relationships with other service providers and agencies to ensure all information is current and relevant.
Dimensions of Work:
Work is based on a rotating shift schedule of 11:30 – 8:00pm and 3:00pm – 11:00pm, Monday to Friday, including flexibility that may involve weekend participation. This position can be quite physical involving long stretches of walking, inclement weather and carrying a full backpack at all times.
Academic and Job Experience Required:
- A. in a related field plus 1 year related experience, or a Child and Youth Care or Youth Justice Diploma plus 2 years’ experience, or a combination of related work experience and education with at-risk youth.
- Experience working with children and youth from immigrant, refugee and aboriginal communities is an asset as is the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with multiple police authorities and social service providers throughout Metro Vancouver.
- Criminal records check including the vulnerable sector and enhanced security clearance is mandatory
- Valid level 1 first aid certificate
- Computer skills (MS Word/Excel/Outlook)
- Familiarity with resources across the Lower Mainland
- Brief intervention training
- Solution focused counselling
- Addictions counselling training
- Mental health training
- Sexual abuse training
- Depression/suicide/co-occurring disorder training
Tyler Lee, Supervisor, IRAYL
Salary Range: $22.74/hour – $25.88/hour, plus a comprehensive benefits package
PCRS fosters an environment which ensures a sense of belonging, dignity and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities.