Child and Youth Care (Integration Support) Worker (Recruiting All Year Round)

PROVIDING RESOURCES & INDEPENDENCE TO YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

(PRIYD)

POSITION: CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WORKER

ONGOING INTERNAL/EXTERNAL JOB POSTING

JOB TITLE: Integration Support Worker (ISW)

DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM: PRIYD

HOURS: Hourly, Part-Time. ISWs work 5 – 34hrs per week, primarily after school and on weekends, with 1-6 clients or

groups. This position is not on-call – most clients/groups will be matched with the ISW for a 12-month period.

REGIONS: Positions available in Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby and New Westminster.

JOB PURPOSE: PRIYD is a community-access program focusing on functional life-skills and community integration for

children and youth. Referrals are received from the Ministry of Children and Family Development- Children and Youth with

Special Needs team, as well as from Family Preservation and Reunification Services. ISWs are an integral part of the PRIYD

staff, providing one-to-one and group-based support to those in the program.

ORGANIZATIONAL CHART: This position reports to the PRIYD Regional Service Coordinators. Coordinators report to

the PRIYD Program Managers. The Program Managers report to the Director of Family Services.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

 Supporting children and youth who may have significant developmental delay

 Working with children and youth who have been impacted by family crisis such as: domestic violence, foster placement, parental illness or incapacity

 Maintaining accurate, timely and confidential case notes, timesheets, expense forms and related admin duties

 Utilizing modelling, coaching and counselling to assist children and youth through transitions

 Developing positive and supportive relationships with referred clients, their families and other significant figures in the child/youth’s life

 Identifying and utilizing appropriate community resources and programs as part of a goal-oriented plan

 Liaising with social workers, behaviour consultants, educational staff and families as part of an integrated team

 Participating in and implementing ongoing training opportunities as required

 Planning, implementing and evaluating service plan goals

 Advocating on behalf of clients and families when appropriate

QUALIFICATIONS/JOB REQUIREMENTS

 Two years of post-secondary education in child/youth care and development, or a related field

 One to two years experience working with children and youth with behavioural challenges, or mental and/or physical disabilities

 Standard First Aid certificate (concurrent training is also acceptable)

 Demonstrated ability to work with hard-to-reach children, youth and their families

 Ability to identify health and safety issues for children and youth

 Criminal record check is a condition of employment

Compensation: $18.65 per hour

Resumes to: Jai Wilson, Program Manager

Email: jwilson@fsgv.ca

Fax: 604-733-7009