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Youth Care Worker – permanent Full-Time

FEBRUARY 20, 2018 | INTERNAL/EXTERNAL JOB POSTING

COMPETITION NO.  18-24
POSITION: Youth Care Worker – Full Time

CURRENT LOCATION: Family Connections Centre – Surrey

CURRENT HOURS: 40 hours per week (shift work required Monday to Friday)

POSITION SUMMARY:

FCC is a unique, part time residential program that assists families to stay together or reunify.  The dynamic Youth Care Worker position develops therapeutic relationships with youth to foster change in the youth and their families. Duties include one-on-one and group interventions, case planning, and being involved in supporting positive change in family dynamics.  The residential component incorporates therapeutic group and recreational programming, behavioural management, day to day care of the youth, as well as liaising with social workers, schools, and various community resources.  Report writing, case management and maintenance of files and other administrative duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate degree or diploma in Child and Youth Care or related
  • 2 years’ experience working in a residential setting, or with youth
  • Solid understanding of family systems
  • Working knowledge of substance use issues
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbal and written
  • Must possess the following:  valid BC driver’s license, current first aid, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certificate (training provided),
  • Excellent supervisory references
  • Criminal record check is required

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Show initiative
  • Willingness to engage in recreational activities with youth
  • Engage with youth in all facets of their lives
  • Work from a strength based perspective and harm reduction model
  • Able to follow instruction/direction

START DATE: March 19, 2018

SALARY: $19.46 – $22.95 per hour dependent on qualifications and experience

CLOSING DATE: March 2, 2018

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION AND RESUME TO:

Matt Vlasic Program Manager

mvlasicfcc@gmail.com

INTERNAL CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED BY MARCH 2, 2018