Housing First Transition and Resource Room Support Worker

open until filled - Closes

  • Vancouver

Broadway Youth Resource Centre – Vancouver (Job #7700 – 1901)

Term Full Time – Until March 31, 2020 (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.

Position Summary:

This is a combined position 17.5 weekly will be devoted to  Resource Room support and Facilities, and 17.5 Weekly hours will be devoted to Housing First Transition.  The Resource room portion of the position will work primarily morning hours to support staff, partners and participants at the Broadway Youth Resource Centre. The Housing First Transition portion will provide support in transitioning up to 55 participants into long term housing over a 12 month period.

Primary Duties:

  • Provide reception to youth and service providers at the site
  • Support youth, partners and visitors to connect with the right program
  • Coordinate the workflows of facilities related tasks for the centre
  • Integrate volunteers and practicum students into the program
  • Organize site tools including key management, technology and other resources
  • Manage on-site bookings, specifically the kitchen bookings system
  • Respond to general email inquiries and other duties as assigned
  • Working directly with youth to transition to permanent housing
  • Maintain a high standard of case notes and files
  • Liaising with non-profit housing waitlist and market landlords
  • Developing other housing resource potentials including family unification

Academic and Job Experience Required:

A minimum of two years of youth work experience is required. Diploma or Degree in Social Services or Child and Youth Care an asset. Additional experience with administrative systems is desired. Basic computer skills are essential; the successful applicant will have very strong advocacy skills, exceptional organizational skills and be able to work independently.  A solid background in work with LGBTQ2S* youth, Aboriginal youth, at-risk youth, and youth exiting the foster care systems is required. Experience with BC housing and non-profit housing agencies is an asset. Additional requirements include a class 5 or higher valid drivers and the ability to work independently.                                             

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal records check including the vulnerable sector
  • Valid first aid certificate
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Own Vehicle (Mileage covered)
  • Drivers abstract.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:

  • Allison Parker, Manager, Broadway Youth Resource Centre
  • Brian Gustavson, Supervisor, Vancouver Housing First
Salary Range:     $23.31/hour – $26.53/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer paid)
Closing Date:     Open until filled

“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: Allison Parker, Manager, Broadway Youth Resource Centre

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