Youth Support Worker

- Closes December 13, 2018

  • Surrey

DEWY Program – Surrey (Job #8650 – 1002)

Regular Part Time (25 hours/week) (Grid 10)

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.

The D.E.W.Y. (Day, Evening, and Weekend, for Youth) program is an intensive day treatment program that provides group and individual treatment, life skills training, and healthy lifestyle support, to youth ages 13-18 who are struggling with substance use.  The program also provides follow-up support and aftercare services up to the age of 24.  The program seeks to provide youth with the skills and abilities necessary to successfully make changes according to each youth’s individual goals. This position is 25 hours weekly. Core program hours are 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Tuesday to Friday.

Position Summary:

The Youth Support Worker will primarily assist the site’s clinical counsellor in the day to day operations involved in the optimal functioning of a substance misuse intensive day treatment program. This includes assistance in the planning and development of groups, the running of various treatment and life skills groups, the attendance of administrative duties, and the building of meaningful relationships with community partners and organizations. The Youth Support Worker will also be expected to transport youth to facilitate program attendance, supervise youth when the clinical counsellor is absent or otherwise occupied, and maintaining site organization (supplies) and tidiness.

Primary Duties: 

1) Assist in the planning, development, and execution of various groups:

  • Co-facilitate and assist clinical counsellor in program execution (including clinical groups).
  • Execute planned groups in the absence of the clinical counsellor.
  • Implement behavioural management strategies with complex concurrent disorders youth.
  • Provide transportation to youth to and from program sites in a personal vehicle.

2) Administrative duties:

  • Attend and participate in all program-specific meetings, including team meetings and program-planning meetings.
  • Attend necessary agency committee meetings, including Occupational Safety and Health (OSH).
  • Track daily attendance and activities of program participants, as well as daily group summaries.
  • Carry out other administrative duties as assigned.

3) Site maintenance duties:

  • Take inventory of site needs and replenishing as necessary, including food and beverage, stationery supplies, and bus tickets.
  • Responsible for maintaining site organization and tidiness.
  • Carry out OSH duties and drills, as required by the OSH committee and manual.

4) Maintain professional standards of conduct:

  • Communicate effectively with co-workers and superiors.
  • Give and receive constructive criticism when necessary.
  • Maintain good attendance, punctuality and is appropriately dressed and groomed.
  • Interact with youth in a positive and professional manner.

Academic and Job Experience Required:

  • Completion or current enrollment in the post-secondary program, with a focus on child and youth care, social work or counselling.
  • Experience working with youth with complex behavioral needs and/or complex concurrent disorders.
  • Any combination of two years directly related education and experience as described above.
  • Highly skilled in supervising and engaging with high-risk youth.
  • Group facilitation is a strong asset.
  • Some experience in clinical documentation and administrative duties.                                             

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector
  • Standard first aid certificate and CPR
  • Non- violent crisis intervention certificate ( or willing to obtain within first 30 days)
  • Valid Driver’s License, use of own vehicle with business vehicle insurance reimbursement

Desired Requirements:

  • Ability to model to youth a commitment to a wellness-focused lifestyle.
  • Ability to foster a positive atmosphere that is conducive to the development of confidence and self-esteem in youth.


  • Rob Axsen, Supervisor, Addictions Clinical Supervisor
Salary Range:     $21.39/hour – $24.30/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:Rob Axsen, Supervisor, Addictions Clinical Supervisor

Please quote “Job #8650 – 1002” on your cover letter

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