IRAYL (Inter Regional At Risk Youth Link) Surrey (Job# 8460 – 1903)
Term Full Time (35 hours/week) (Grid 13) (Five Months Term)
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.
Outreach workers operate in pairs and provide immediate response services to at-risk youth at all Sky-Train stations and community youth across the Lower Mainland. This position requires an 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 sound judgment and initiative. The Youth Outreach Worker position offers an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of issues related to at-risk and high-risk youth, their needs, challenges and the various community agencies and networks that serve them.
- 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, knowledge of community agencies offering youth-specific activities and workshops, etc.
- Attend various community meetings to identify youth and their specific needs, map and locate family and community networks, and form relationships with other service providers and agencies to ensure all information is current and relevant.
Academic and Job Experience Required:
- B.A. in a related field plus one-year related experience, or a Child and Youth Care or Youth Justice Diploma plus two 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 record check including the vulnerable sector
- Standard first-aid certificate and CPR
- Computer skills (MS Word/Excel/Outlook)
Dimensions of Work
Work is based on a rotating shift schedule of 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. And 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., 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.
Valerie Clement, Supervisor, Surrey Youth Outreach Services
Salary Range: $24.01 /hour, plus 10.2% in lieu of benefits
“PCRS fosters an environment that ensures a sense of belonging, dignity, and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities.”