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Youth Justice Worker


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 culturally safe, trauma informed, and strength-based approaches.

About Sources

SOURCES is a community-based non-profit organization providing support and hope to communities in the Lower Mainland, on Vancouver Island, and across Northern BC.  Sources strives to create vibrant and resilient communities through support to adults, children, youth, and families facing challenges in life such as mental health, disability, poverty, substance use, and conflict. We support our communities through leadership, education, and volunteerism.

Sources is committed to learning about, celebrating and incorporating Indigenous knowledge into our practices as we continue our work in truth and reconciliation. People of all races, cultures, ethnicities, LGBTQ2S+, and abilities are welcomed to work with us. We value diversity, respect, and collaboration as we promote our mission: social wellness for our community.

Description of position

Reporting to the Youth Services Manager, the Youth Justice Worker is a permanent employee of Sources Community Resources. Responsibilities include providing support and monitoring of youth involved in the justice system. The Youth Justice Worker will network with and prepare written reports and/or required documentation for the MCFD Youth Probation Officer(s). The Youth Justice Worker will also provide transportation and support for youth in the program. Other parts of this job may include supporting the youth in finding and completing community work service hours as well as conducting curfew checks. Additionally, this position also receives referrals from the MCFD Child and Youth Mental Health team. The service goals typically include supporting the youth in emotion regulation and community engagement.  The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong ability to develop therapeutic rapport with youth. An important part of this role is to complete required documentation including completing monthly reports, providing updates to referring agent, session notes, and other administrative work. The work is outreach in nature, requires shift flexibility and is provided mainly in South Surrey and White Rock area.

General Responsibilities:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to maintain records, write session notes, and complete monthly reports.
  • This is an outreach position which requires a flexible schedule
  • Complete various program related administration tasks
  • Ability to professionally liaise with community partners

Program Specific Responsibilities:

  • Must have experience working with youth on probation and/or involved with the criminal justice system.
  • Working knowledge of mental health concerns, including common diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance abuse and eating disorders.
  • Training and ability to work from a culturally safe, trauma informed, harm reduction perspective an asset.
  • Training in Indigenous Cultural Safety an asset (Training may be accessed through Sources)
  • Ability to work in professionally and in collaboration with youth and MCFD staff.


  •  Possess an undergraduate degree, ideally in Child and Youth Care, Youth Justice, or related.
  • Use of a vehicle that is safe and passes inspection.
  • Effectively utilize Office suite including Excel, Word, Outlook and central data systems
  • Effectively communicate professionally, verbally and written in English
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention Training (Training may be accessed through Sources)
  • Criminal Records check through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Criminal Records Review
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and driver’s abstract

Start Date: October 4, 2023 or ASAP.

Salary: $27.00/hour


  • 100% employer paid coverage for extended health and dental
  • Long term disability, life insurance, critical illness insurance, accidental death & dismemberment coverage
  • Employee & Family Assistance plan
  • Pension plan
  • Generous paid time off, starting at 3 weeks 

Closing Date: when filled

How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to Samantha Fine, Youth Services Manager at Please include where you saw this job posting in your email. Thank you.