Youth Substance Use Services – Surrey, Newton (Job #8610 – 2002)
3-month part-time term position (17.5- 35 hours/week) (Grid 13)
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 a work-life balance. We take care of our people who take care of the people we serve.
The Child and Youth Prevention & Health Promotion Facilitator are responsible for the coordination and operation of primary prevention programs for children and youth in the Surrey (Newton) community. A broad-based health promotion approach is used in the development and implementation of programs. The goal of our P&HP programs is to provide meaningful and accurate information to the child and youth population to help youth make healthy lifestyle choices and decisions about substance use. In addition, P&HP Facilitator strives to help create healthy school and community environments and encourages youth to see the value of healthy lifestyle activities.
The P&HP Facilitator will identify strengths and substance use related themes in the school and community. This information will be used to collaborate with the school community and develop goals and strategies that reinforce strengths and resilience. Opportunities for youth to engage in healthier choices and activities will be developed with youth input wherever possible.
Please note this is not a clinical counselling position. Should a participant require counselling services, the P&HP Facilitator will facilitate referrals to the appropriate service(s).
Education and Work Experience Requirements:
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 youth. Experience working in a school setting is an asset.
- Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector
- Standard first aid certificate and CPR
- Substance use training
- Group facilitation experience
- Ability to liaise with school staff
- Familiar with working in a school setting
- Valid Class 5 Driver’s License, with business insurance (mileage reimbursed)
- Clean Driver’s abstract
- Basic computer skills
- Specialized training and experience in Health Promotion and/or Community Development
- Learning Disabilities training including ND-PAE, ADHD, Early Childhood Education, Special needs
- Mental Health, Suicide, Indigenous training
- Other certification in Recreations or Arts
- Bronze Medallion or equivalent
- Class 4 unrestricted license
- Wendy Potter, Prevention and Health Promotion- Team Lead
Salary Range: $24.01/hour – $27.33/hour
“PCRS fosters an environment that ensures a sense of belonging, dignity, and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities.”