Youth Justice Worker – Permanent, Full Time
MAY 15, 2019| EXTERNAL/INTERNAL JOB POSTING
COMPETITION NO. 19-053
Position: Youth Justice Worker – Permanent, Full Time
Location: Youth Justice – Youth Services Program – White Rock, BC
Hours: 35 hours/week
We are looking for a Youth Justice Worker to join our Sources Youth Justice team! This individual must be an independent team player, have a passion for working with youth, and have a good understanding of trauma and strength-based approaches.
Sources is a community-based non-profit organization that has been providing help, encouragement, and hope for individuals and families in White Rock, Surrey, Delta, Langley, and Prince George for 40 years. We serve 40,000 individuals yearly and that is all owing to our dedicated team. We provide services such as food banks, counselling, employment services, and community living programs. At Sources we value respect and collaboration as we are all striving to promote the same mission—social wellness for our community.
Sources Youth Justice Program
The Youth Worker responsibilities will be to provide support and monitoring of youth on probation, provide Intensive Support and Supervision (ISSP), provide or arrange for curfew checks and/or community work service, and support a service plan for the youth. The Youth Worker will network with and prepare written reports and/or required documentation for the MCFD Youth Probation Officer(s). The Youth Worker will also provide transportation and support for at risk youth. This position also receives referrals from the MCFD Child and Youth Mental Health team to support youth to build adaptive skills and self-management. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability and willingness to initiate contact with difficult to serve youth. The work is outreach in nature, requires shift flexibility and is provided mainly in South Surrey and White Rock. Report writing, case management and maintenance of files and other administrative duties as required.
- · Provides outreach services to at-risk children and youth with mental health challenges.
- · Engages with youth effectively in both providing direction and participating in activities.
- · Ability to work with a trauma informed, strength bases, harm reduction approach an asset.
- · Enjoys working in a team environment.
- · Ability to maintain records and write session notes, reports and logs.
- · Ability to effectively liaise with MCFD and CYMH referring agents.
- · Possess an undergraduate degree, ideally in Child and Youth Care or related.
- · Experience working with youth dealing with any of the following: family issues, criminal justice issues, substance use, behavioral problems, mental health issues.
- · Must have experience working with youth on probation.
- · Must possess a valid BC Drivers License.
- · Use of a vehicle that is safe and passes inspection.
- Must be able to participate in recreational activities
- Excellent references
- Criminal record check is required
Closing Date: May 24, 2019. Internal candidates will be contacted by May 24, 2019.
How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to Manager, Youth Services firstname.lastname@example.org Please include where you saw this job posting in your email. Thank you.