Career Services Job Board

Rhodes Wellness College is a Career College. Success at a Career College involves you starting employment in a new career. Please review our Careers and Outcomes page for a listing of the job skills you will be bringing into the workforce. You may also visit our Practicums page for a list of recent student work experience. Below is a listing current of job opportunities in our field.

Job Search Resources

Life Skills Facilitor - Open til filled

Breaking Ground Employment/ Life Skills Facilitator competition # 219
Job Posting
Helping Spirit Lodge Society
Facilitator Breaking Ground

Breaking Ground is an empowerment to employment program designed to facilitate the entrance to work or return to work for Aboriginal women. The facilitator will be responsible to co-facilitate in the delivery of programming with a program coordinator. Hours of work are 8:45 to 4:45 Monday to Friday.
• Lifeskills Facilitator training certificate with three years current work related experience
• Knowledge and experience in family violence issues
• Interviewing skills required
• Experience in working with low income assistance programs
• Knowledge of Aboriginal women, their historical background, socio-economic
issues and spiritual beliefs
• Communication and team building skills
• Computer skills
• Analytical skills and organizational planning essential
• Valid driver's license and vehicle an asset
• Experience in writing reports and curriculum
• Criminal record check essential
• Must demonstrate a commitment to ethical and professional work practices
• Experience in basic counseling
• Work references required.
Expression of interest, including and updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above noted qualifications must be received by email at or fax to 604-873-4402 stating competition # 219 to:
Helping Spirit Lodge Society

Preferences will be given to FIRST NATION'S WOMEN as per SECTION 41 OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS CODE
Only short --listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: Until Position Filled

Youth Worker - open til filled

Youth Worker
The Tsawwassen First Nation requires a Youth Worker who is an energetic, motivated person who loves working with children. The successful candidate will provide all TFN youth and families, residing on and off Tsawwassen Lands, culturally inviting and age-appropriate programming.


5 days per week; 37.5 hours per week
Permanent Full-time

Summary of Duties:
  1. Assist in the development and implementation of after school, professional development days, spring break and summer programming,  sports and recreational activities as well as workshops focusing on aspects of healthy living, life skills and self reliance, groups focusing on personal confidence, self esteem and enhancement of cultural identity and drug/alcohol intervention and prevention.
  2. Assist in the development and implementation of fundraising events for special events and activities.
  3. Liaise with outside agencies and the community on programs relating to Tsawwassen First Nation youth
  4. Assist in the delivery of community events that build support for the TFN language & culture
  5. Provide positive experiences for children and youth such as summer camping trips and the yearly canoe journeys.
  6. Assist in the development and implementation of yearly community building events (Easter, Halloween and Christmas).
  7. Maintain an open and on-going relationship with parents of Tsawwassen First Nation children.
  8. Contribute to the collaborative fostering of a positive learning environment for Tsawwassen First Nation students.
Job Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to multi-task & work independently
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Plan/participation in Special Events
  • Must possess strong organizational skills
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner and maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently while also a team player
  • Must love children
  • Criminal record check required
  • Valid Class 4 BC drivers license
  • Experience in developing  age appropriate youth programs
  • Experience working in a youth centre for 5-19 years of age
  • Post secondary qualification in Child & Youth Care.
  • Ability to facilitate productive discussions on education issues with parents, teachers and students.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to provide tutoring to students.
  • Knowledge of Coast Salish culture and Tsawwassen First Nation cultural practices and traditions.
Please fax or mail resume, a cover letter with salary expectation and two current reference contacts to:

Human Resources
1926 Tsawwassen Drive
Tsawwassen BC, V4M 4G2
Fax: 604-948-5249

Employment Program Coordinator - until filled

Job Posting
Helping Spirit Lodge Society
Breaking Ground Program Coordinator
Breaking Ground is an empowerment to employment program designed to facilitate the entrance to work or return to work for Aboriginal women. The coordinator will be responsible to co-ordinate the program and will participate in the delivery of programming with a program facilitator. Hours of work are 8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday.
• Must possess a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in experience.
• A certificate in Business Administration or five years current work related experience
• Experience in administering and implementing income assistance programs in a team setting
• Demonstrated ability to administer program budgets and submit timely reports
• Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting and reporting requirements for various government funding agencies
• Demonstrated experience in determining and implementing short term goals
• Knowledge of Aboriginal women, their historical background, socio-economic issues and spiritual beliefs
• Organizational and computer skills essential
• Fundraising skills essential
• Proposal writing skills an asset
• Valid driver's license and vehicle essential
• Teaching background an asset
• Experience in counselling an asset
• Criminal Record Check essential
• Networking and public speaking abilities an asset
• Must commit to work in a professional manner from a Holistic Team Approach
• Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills
Expression of interest, including and updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above noted qualifications must be received by email at or fax to 604-873-4402 stating competition # 225 to:
Helping Spirit Lodge Society

Preferences will be given to FIRST NATION'S WOMEN as per SECTION 41 OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS CODE
Only short --listed candidates will be contacted.
** First Nation's Women Strongly Urged To Apply. **

Closing Date: Until Position Filled

Youth Worker (relief) - until filled

Urban Native Youth Association
Training the Leaders of Tomorrow


Aboriginal Safehouse Youth Workers - Relief

UNYA has employment opportunities for Youth Workers with our Aboriginal Safehouse Program. ASH Youth Workers are responsible for implementing the day-to-day operations of the Aboriginal Safehouse (ASH). They provide and maintain a safe, supportive environment that is culturally open and accessible in order to support the personal development of resident youth whose families are unavailable or unable to meet their needs. ASH Youth Workers report directly to the ASH Manager and the Assistant Manager. There is no guarantee of any hours at any time for the relief workers.

Qualifications and Conditions:
1. Child care Diploma / Certificate or related University Degree.
2. Minimum 2 years experience in child & youth care, or a combination of relevant education & experience working with street-involved youth.
3. Previous experience working with Native youth.
4. Must have experience advocating with service providers (i.e. MCFD) for youth who should be receiving additional support.
5. Must have a broad based knowledge of the family and social issues that Native youth face today, including the generational impacts of the residential school system on Native families and communities, and a good understanding of Native cultures and traditions.
6. Must demonstrate a good working knowledge of community resources in Vancouver, particularly youth & Aboriginal-specific resources.
7. Will have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
8. Will have the ability to identify with mandate, policies and procedures of the organization.
9. Must possess a good working knowledge of computer systems and programs.
10. Must have strong written and oral communications skills, including the ability to compile accurate records and prepare reports.
11. First Aid and FoodSafe certification are assets; must be willing to obtain certification if provided the opportunity.
12. Must have a personal support system and self care plan in place.
13. Must have a criminal record check completed by and satisfactory to UNYA.
14. Preference will be given to qualified Aboriginal applicants.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Supervise residents in their day-to-day living, including establishing a trusting, non-judgmental, non-exploitative rapport with youth. Positively participate in ASH programming and activities in order to provide a positive role model experience for youth residing in the Safehouse. Educate youth with regard to safe health practices.
2. Maintain the day-to-day operation of the house, including shopping, meal preparation, cleaning, and maintenance.
3. Consult with youth, Safehouse Manager and staff, and other relevant individuals to identify the needs and goals of individual youth. Ensure that case plans are implemented.
4. As required, liaise and advocate for the best interests of youth with MCFD and other relevant individuals, including participating in case planning and implementation.
5. Build and maintain a network of positive working relationships with other service providers to ensure effective referrals and a good continuum of care for youth.
6. Receive and refer telephone enquiries -- including those on the 24-hour youth information and referral line - to appropriate persons/services and provide general information as required and appropriate.
7. Keep abreast of all current social concerns and street trends and, as required, attend professional development activities in order to remain informed regarding issues affecting street-involved youth.
8. Actively assist in the ongoing development and review of program components. Positively address all concerns, incidents or crises which affect program mandate, UNYA policy, personal issues, community relations, resident youth, etc.
9. Respect and maintain confidentiality of staff issues within the team, with the exception of the Program Manager and/or their direct supervisors. Respect and assure residents of confidentiality in the community and with other service professionals.
10. As required, actively promote and participate in fundraising activities for program development.
11. Consult with and report to immediate supervisor, and prepare and submit reports to supervisors, as required. Maintain accurate logs and compile statistical records to support program needs and inform ongoing program development and evaluation.
12. Perform any other duty that the Manager and Assistant Manager deem necessary to ensure the safe, healthy, and productive operation of the Safehouse.

Please email (hard copies will not be accepted) a resume and a cover letter clearly stating the position that you are applying for to the attention of the Safehouse Manager at Resumes will not be reviewed without a cover letter. No enquiries. Only those short-listed will be contacted. Closing date: When filled.

Activity Leader - until filled

Are you looking for part-time work with flexible schedules? Do you enjoy leading and supervising groups of children and youth? Are you pursuing education in recreation, teaching, social work, or child and youth care? Do you want to gain some valuable work experience?

Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC may have the job opportunity you are looking for. We are seeking individuals who have experience working with children and/or youth, have great social/interpersonal skills, are creative and energetic, and truly believe that every kid is amazing.

BGC Activity Leaders plan, develop, and implement recreational, social, and educational activities for children and youth. They create a fun and engaging atmosphere in the Club. Requirements for this position include:
• Clean Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector).
• Post-secondary training/courses in a related field.
• Experience working with groups of children in a social recreational setting.
• Program planning experience.
• Willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings.
• Organization and time management skills.
• Good written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a larger team.
• Second language and experience working with culturally diverse people are assets.

We offer:
• A starting wage of $12.00 an hour.
• On-the-job training:
o Emergency First Aid
o Put the Child First
o Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
• Scholarship opportunities.
• A team environment where people want to make a difference for children and youth.
• The potential to grow into positions with higher levels of responsibility and compensation.

If you are interested in joining us, please send a resume and cover letter stating your schedule availability to:
Surrey Club Hiring Committee
Old Yale Road Elementary School
10135 132nd Street, Surrey, BC V3T 3T6

CLOSING DATE: This posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Employment Counsellor - Oct 31

Employment Counsellor
North Shore ConneXions Society (ConneXions) provides a wide variety of services to children, youth and adults living with developmental disabilities and developmental delays.

ConneXions is currently recruiting for a Full Time, Temporary, Employment Counsellor (for people with developmental disabilities and mental health conditions) to work within our Employment ConneXions service.

This position uses a Supported Employment model to achieve client's goals of inclusion into the mainstream workforce.

One on one employment counselling: discover clients skills, experience and interest, liaise with families and other supports, handle a small and involved caseload and problem solve vocational crises as they occur
­Market clients to employers: cold call and negotiate with businesses, motivate and encourage clients to strive to fulfill their vocational goals, have knowledge of entry-level job market in a variety of industries

­On-site job coaching: use prompts to coach clients in their new job, fade coaching once client is independent, maintain ongoing support as needed, work with both client and employer to facilitate effective communication

­Administrative duties: maintain accurate records and provide reports according to CLBC requirements, strive to reach program targets whilst maintaining integrity of service, high autonomy and organizational skills, strict confidentiality of clients records and information, intermediate computer skills using Excel, Word, Outlook and ShareVision

­Knowledge and experience of: working within a non-profit environment, employment assistance and counselling in current economic climate, working with people living with a wide variety of developmental disabilities and mental health conditions, marketing and job negotiations to local business

­Must have daily use of a reliable vehicle with a Class 5 BC Drivers Licence, the ability to obtain business insurance, undergo a criminal record check clearance and submit a negative Tuberculosis screening test. Three professional references are also required.
This position pays $20.12 / hour and offers a varied, flex schedule based on the needs of the program.
Benefits are available upon completion of the probationary period.
­We are looking for someone who: has exemplary communication skills, is an excellent team player, is adaptable to different environments, willing to coach indoors and outdoors, has a strong desire to empower clients towards independence, is flexible in work processes to suit our person-centered philosophy, likes variety, good observation and perception skills, is intuitive and empathic, has strength of character to handle rejection from employers, is competitive outside of the team, curious in nature, able to exercise good judgment and creatively problem-solve, will accept constructive input from team and manager and is results-oriented with a high degree of professionalism.
If this is you, please send both a formal cover letter and current resume to the attention of Raman Manhas, Program Supervisor, at or via fax to 604.984.9882.

Youth and Young Adult Job Developer - Dec 4

outh & Young Adult Job Developer
Job Title: Youth & Young Adult Job Developer
Work Site: Gastown Vocational Services
Status: Regular Part Time (0.7 FTE)
Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Salary: $20.72 - $22.49 per hour
Hours: 0900-15300900-15300900-15300900-1530
Reference#: 069852-lem



Within the context of a client and family centred care model and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization and close collaboration with the occupational therapist, this position is responsible to provide supported employment services for youth and young adult clients with mental health disabilities. Establishes rapport with clients and their family; encourages and supports the exploration and attainment of educational and employment goals and provides information on volunteer and/ or employment opportunities and/or job training/retraining initiatives and programs. Interviews clients to identify interests, skills, work values, job readiness and suitability for employment opportunities. Provides assistance with resume writing, job search and retention skills. Facilitates resume and/or interview preparation workshops. Identifies prospective employers within the community appropriate to client’s work profiles. Develops and maintains relationships with vocational resource organizations, provincial and federal vocational training programs, wage subsidy programs, etc. to foster employment opportunities for client group. 


Education & Experience
  • Community Social Service Diploma or completion of a recognized program in psychosocial rehabilitation or equivalent.
  • Two years' recent related experience with job coaching, marketing and development with client’s with disabilities, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Valid B.C. driver's license.
For more information and to apply please visit and search job number 069852
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Assistant Coordinator - Oct 20

Assistant Coordinator (Burnaby)

The COMMUNITY LIVING SOCIETY (CLS), an innovative, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people with developmental disabilities. We have been supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities since 1978 to live full, productive and meaningful lives. This service philosophy gives the Community Living Society the opportunity to be a leader in providing person-centred, quality residential and vocational services, which allow people to reach their greatest potential. We have over 450 employees and serve over 260 individuals throughout the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.

The Role is. . .
A Permanent Full-time Community Living Counsellor -- Assistant Coordinator position in North Vancouver. Your experience in providing sound, consistent and caring support to adults with developmental disabilities coupled with your leadership and management skills will enable you to flourish in this role. You will enable four individuals in achieving greater success in certain areas of their lives by providing them with skills and opportunities to participate in their community, take part in community activities, learn tasks of daily living and meet other unique support needs they may have. You will also assist in managing an existing staff team of Community Living Counsellors.

The schedule will involve a mix of morning, day, evening and overnight shifts between Monday and Sunday.

You Are. . .
Well-organized; a leader who is able to co-operate directly with the Coordinator and who is able to maintain good relationships with supported individuals, networks, family members and team members. You role-model excellence in support and are an excellent communicator. Participating in the management of the location by assisting with Accountabilities, Payroll when needed, and running the house when the Coordinator is on holidays is required. You will be asked to take on independent projects on occasion.

We Offer. . .
Competitive compensation and the opportunity to learn new skills in an encouraging, collaborative environment.

Please submit:
A resume and cover letter outlining why you are the ideal candidate and quoting 14-67 by October 14, 2014 to Employee Services via email to the link above or fax to 604-800-0251.

Please Note
A Criminal Record Search, Driver's Abstract, T.B. Test, Medical Form and Emergency Level First Aid Certificate are required.

Casual Life Skills Workers - Oct 20

Community Integration Services Society (CISS) currently is looking for Casual Life Skills Workers to work at their day programs in the Tri-Cities and N Vancouver. The programs operate during the day between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (closed all evenings, weekends & statutory holidays). Programs support adults with developmental disabilities or varying ages in community inclusion programs focusing on employment, volunteer opportunities and physical, social and recreational activities. Casual Life Skills Workers will be required to work at all program locations and commit to working a minimum of 3 days a week (Mondays and Fridays plus one other day). Qualifications include related education, work/volunteer experience, able to do personal care (if needed), knowledge of medical and aging issues, current CPR/FA certificate, WHMIS certificate, valid driver's license, reliable vehicle that permits you to drive more than one passenger, business insurance with 2 million liability, computer skills and a good command of the English language. Wage: $16.17/ hr + $.45/km for Society business. Qualified applicants please send resumes to the attention of Pam Galt at 2175 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam B.C. V3C 3A2, or ax to 778-285-5520. Only those short listed will be contacted. Successful applicants must undergo a criminal records check.

Intake worker casual - Oct 20

SHARE Family & Community Services Society has the following employment opportunity:

Posting # 2014-029
Date: October 8, 2014

Intake Worker -- Casual, On Call
This is an HSA Bargaining Unit Position and requires Union membership
This position is open to male and female applicants

Commencement date: Immediately

Qualifications Required:
Bachelors Degree in Human Services

Classification/Salary: Intake Worker - Grid Level 11 -- UNIQUE
$17.27 -- $20.12 per hour (plus 9.8% in lieu of benefits)

Summary of Duties:
• Welcomes and processes requests for counselling and refers callers to community & SHARE resources
• Completes intakes with the computer software system and creates hard copy files
• Provides current and comprehensive knowledge of community & SHARE resources and program mandates
• Maintains data integrity of the software system, produces reports and oversees ongoing data implementation

Forward resume & cover letter stating job title and posting #2014-029 to:

Tom Hetherington
2615 Clarke St.
Port Moody, BC
Fax: (604) 936-3955

Closing Date: October 20, 2014

SHARE is committed to equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified individuals of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of visible minorities.

Youth and Family Counsellor - Oct 20

The successful candidate will provide one to one service to children aged 3-18 years who have autism and/or developmental disabilities. The Special Services to Children and their Families Program focuses on community integration, family support, appropriate behaviour and development of communication, social and life skills. This position is ideal for part time students as hours are flexible.

Options Community Services is a well established organization that provides social services in the Surrey and surrounding area.

• Working with children ages 3-18 who have a developmental disability.
• Responsibility for creating and implementing strategies designed to work toward individual client goals such as the development of social and life skills, communication skills, behaviour management skills and community involvement.
• Responsibility for scheduling, report writing, budgeting.
• Must be able to work in a team setting.
• Lifting/bending may be required.

• B.A. and/or combination of experience and education in a related field.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Energy and enthusiasm for working with children who have autism and/or a developmental disability.
• Current First Aid certificate.
• Use of a reliable vehicle for business purposes (business insurance will be required)
• Unrestricted Class 4 License or willing to obtain one ASAP.
• Fluency in a second language an asset.
• Crisis Line training an asset.

* An eligibility list will be maintained for up to 6 months

CLOSING DATE: October 17, 2014


Daniel Anctil, Program Manager
Options Community Services Society

13520 -- 78 Ave.
Surrey, BC V3W 8J6

Fax # 604-572-7413

Outreach worker - Oct 24

Outreach Worker - casual on-call
Job Posted: Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Closing Date: Friday, 24 October 2014
(in 14 days)
Lookout Emergency Aid Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Negotiable / Flexible
Location: Vancouver Salary: $20.72 per hour to start
POSITION:           OUTREACH WORKER 1 CASUAL On Call – (Various Locations)

               $20.72 per hour to start.  Positions are covered by the Health Community Sector                                                                             Collective Agreement (BCGEU).

Shall be 3 months/488 hours in length with reviews held at the mid and end point of the Period.  Conditional on satisfactory service, the employee shall be declared permanent.  Unsatisfactory reviews shall end the employment.
HOURS AND DAYS OF WORK:  On Call shifts based on availability. Shift times range from 07:00 to 18:00 hrs.  Days of rest are consecutive. Outreach works 7 days a week.  Shifts are 7.25 hours in length. Schedule may change with two weeks notice.
JOB DESCRIPTION: The Outreach Program assists the absolute homeless (including drop in/shelter users) or prevents people from becoming absolute homeless by finding and accessing housing and appropriate services, assisting in both the establishment of a stable living environment and the development of supportive relationships in the community, including with service providers/business.  These individuals may have a variety of challenging and often overlapping problems including serious mental illness, substance abuse (including IV drug use), hygiene issues, treatment (medical, psychiatric and rehab), and increasingly HIV+/Aids.  Outreach Workers provide the necessary support and resources to address each individual’s issues and to reduce the risks of both future homelessness and their lifestyle choices.  The worker will foster healthy attitudes and practices in such areas as housing, nutrition, treatment (including psychiatric, medical and/or rehab) and will, where no other service exists, assist the person build social and life skills that will enhance their quality of life.  Contact with individuals is generally for up to three months, although an extension to six months is possible.  A few individuals may be maintained on a caseload.
JOB DUTIES:  As posted - in brief to provide assistance, support and skill training to adult men and women to establish and maintain stable living situation, as independent as possible.  Will discuss, isolate and assess problems, develop a flexible plan of action, ensure basic needs are met, network clientele with needed services, provide crisis intervention as necessary, administer finances and medications or arrange coverage of same; complete required paper work, maintain statistical data; aid in the training/upgrading placement programs for staff, volunteers and students. 
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Grade 12 education.  Minimum of two years related work experience and prefer a minimum of one year of case management experience or equivalent.  Good familiarity with related resources. Suitability to work with disadvantaged and challenging adults in a less structured or isolated environment, strong ability to manage stress.  Must provide a record of a recent Criminal History check.  Must have current Standard First Aid Certificate; Crisis Intervention Skills Training an asset.  Must have a current Class Four driver’s licence.   Excellent oral and written communication skills; Must have excellent interpersonal skills.  Must be able to quickly learn job responsibilities and duties. Must have  the physical/mental ability to perform the job; must be able to operate job related equipment. Must have ability to understand and maintain clientele/worker boundaries.  Must have ability to provide work direction.  Must have a strong ability to relate to people in working relationships and in clientele communication.  The job functions require a high degree of confidentiality and concentrated mental and written attention.  External work will occur.  The job duties are complex and may have a few disagreeable factors.   Use of an automobile may at times be useful.   A minimum of two years’ sobriety is required if substance misuse a past problem.  This position is team oriented.
All applications are to include a cover letter and resume by email to:  or fax to: 604-255-0790 or to Administration Office at 429 Alexander St. Vancouver, BC V6A 1C6. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on
Send resume with job title to the contact information provided.
Contact Details:
Lookout Emergency Aid Society
429 Alexander Street
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1C6

Tel: 604-255-0340604-255-0340
Fax: 604-255-0790
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Shelter Resource Worker - October 30

Shelter Resource Worker
Job Posted: Thursday, 16 October 2014
Closing Date: Thursday, 30 October 2014
(in 10 days)
Lookout Emergency Aid Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $18.95 per hour
Job Description
Lookout Emergency Aid Society is the “safety net” which provides minimal barrier housing and a range of services to destitute and low income adult men and women who have few, if any options, and who demonstrate an inability to meet their own needs.
Job Title:
Shelter Resource   Worker
Benchmark Match:
Support Worker 1
Date Prepared: August   10, 2003
Revised June 1,   2006
The Shelter Resource Worker reports to the Emergency Services Manager or designate and works in accordance with the mission and philosophy of Lookout Emergency Aid Society including following Lookout’s Code of Ethics.  The Shelter Resource Worker carries out a variety of duties related to the operation of an emergency shelter including accepting referrals based on predetermined criteria, intaking and orienting guests, providing support that meets the needs of clients entering the shelter including but not limited to the provision of food, clothing, and support toward the resolutions of issues that have rendered them homeless.  The Shelter Resource Worker deals with the public, other service agencies and professionals involved in the support of the clients.
  1. Accepts or rejects clients to the shelter based on established criteria.  For clients not suitable for shelter, notifies Shelter Case Workers and identifies services on resource lists.
  1. Welcomes new clients to Lookout, informing clients of the aid available and making clients comfortable through methods such as providing support, supervision, food, clothing and shelter. 
  1. Provides assistance to clients through methods such as identifying and sharing information on a variety of Lookout or external community/government resources including services providing:  housing, meals, health, treatment, legal and financial needs.  Documents the clients’ activities and resource usage based on client disclosure and worker provided information.
  1. Follows up on immediate client crisis by performing duties such notifying emergency services, identifying support and service agencies or groups.
  1. Completes and maintains related manual and computerized records and documentation by performing duties such as documenting interactions with clients, maintaining statistical data, completing individual files, medication charts and accounting forms.
  1. Performs a variety of cleaning duties such as toilet cleaning, bed-making as needed,  bathing of clients as appropriate, general clean up of assigned area and running errands such as laundry.
  1. Assists clients with self care skills through methods such as providing support and encouragement to clients to maintain personal hygiene, housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, financial obligations and appointments.
  1. Provides assistance to clients and non-clients in need,  through methods such as providing first aid, distributing medications as prescribed and in accordance with established health plans; provides health related information to medical workers.  Receives and distributes money to clients following instructions from the source of funds.
  1. Participates as a team member with other staff to ensure a safe and caring environment by performing duties such as responding to emergencies and supporting others through methods such as sharing knowledge and information.
  1. Observes clients and their environments to ensure the safety of clients and the premises by performing duties such as reporting unsafe conditions, incidents and/or behaviours, interacting with clients including observing client behaviour, investigating disturbances, dealing with client emergencies in accordance with guidelines and reporting incidents to appropriate staff or authorities.  Defuses volatile situations through methods such as non-violent crisis intervention techniques.   Records observations for communication to other staff.
  1. Assists in providing orientation to new employees or students by performing duties such as familiarizing individuals with the policies and procedures or equipment of the facility and/or work area and demonstrating work procedures. Gives tours of services offered by Lookout.
  1. Provides direction to client(s), volunteer(s) and/or community placements assigned to work area by performing duties such as demonstrating tasks, monitoring work, supporting client(s), volunteer(s) and/or community placements in completing functions and maintaining their work and attendance schedules.
  1. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education, Training and Experience
Grade 12, Standard First Aid Certificate, plus two (2) years of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Demonstrated proof of two (2) years’ sobriety if having alcohol/drug problems.
Crisis Intervention Skills Training an asset.
Skills and Abilities
  1.         i.            Demonstrated knowledge/familiarity with related resources such as Mental Health System and related Agencies, Welfare System and related Agencies and Addiction  Support organizations.
  2.       ii.            Demonstrated suitability to work with disadvantaged and challenging adults in a diverse environment.
  3.     iii.            Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  4.      iv.            Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  5.        v.            Demonstrated physical/mental ability to perform the duties of the job.
  6.      vi.            Demonstrated ability to deal with others effectively.
  7.    vii.            Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.
  8.  viii.            Demonstrated ability to provide work direction.
  9.      ix.            Demonstrated ability to understand and maintain client/worker boundaries.
  10.        x.            Demonstrated ability to organize work.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on
email: or fax 604-255-0340
Contact Details:
Lookout Emergency Aid Society
429 Alexander Street
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1C6

Fax: 604-255-0790

Mental Health Worker - Oct 24

Mental Health Workers - Casual
Job Posted: Friday, 10 October 2014
Closing Date: Friday, 24 October 2014
(in 4 days)
Stepping Stone Community Services Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Langley Salary: $20-$21 per hour
For Enhanced Supported 24/7 Housing Program, Langley, BC
Stepping Stone Community Services Society is currently seeking casual staff that are available to work day (7am to 3pm), afternoon (3pm to 11pm) and overnight (11pm to 7am).  These shifts are primarily weekends but may include some weekdays. 
The purpose of the program is to provide enhanced supports for up to 25 tenants in order for them to maintain their housing and improve their quality of life.  All tenants are referred through Langley Mental Health and have a Case Manager.
Successful candidates will have a degree/diploma in the social service field and or combination of education and experience.  Only those with relevant experience working with adults with complex needs such as mental illness and addictions will be considered.  Must be mature and confident to work alone. The position demands sound knowledge and practice of psychosocial rehabilitation.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills written and verbal and proficient computer skills.  Current First Aid/CPR.  Criminal Record Check required.  
Salary $20-$21 per hour dependent on experience.
Note: We are hoping that these casual positions will attract those who are currently working in the field as Mental Health Workers, Tenant Support Workers, SIL/CLS, Outreach, Health Care Workers.
Please send cover letter and resume to Janet Burden, Executive Director by email or fax.
Fax:       604-530-3811
Thank you in advance for your interest in these positions. However, only those short-listed will be contacted.
Closing date: October 24, 2014
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on
Please send cover letter and resume to Janet Burden, Executive Director by email or fax.
Contact Details:
Fax: 604-530-3811

Youth Residential Worker - Oct 31

Youth Residential Worker
Job Posted: Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Closing Date: Friday, 31 October 2014
(in 11 days)
Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Burnaby Salary: 13.60hr
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
Employment Opportunity
Youth Residential Support Worker  - Relief (all shifts including days/afternoons/nights)
Commencement date:
As soon as possible
Residential living support for youth in care of the Ministry.
Qualifications Required:
Post secondary degree in related field/ or combination of education and experience totalling 6 years.  Current First Aid Certificate is required.
Experience and Proficiencies:
2 years experience or combination of years of experience and education to include:
Residential work 
Working with children and youth in a related area
Working knowledge of family work & family system theory
Crisis intervention/ counseling skills
Ability to establish healthy boundaries with youth, to work as part of a team, utilize group dynamic & establish/ participate in communal life activities.
Knowledge of Burnaby community resources an asset
Purpose of the Job
To ensure the safety & security of residents
To provide a supportive residential environment for the adolescents of the program
To support the development of the youth and their families
To maintain continuity & consistency as established by the program Supervisor and staff
To provide housekeeping duties on shift
Please email resume to:
Closing Date:  October 31, 2014
The Elizabeth Fry Society is committed to Employment Equity and encourages all applications from all qualified applications.  Only short listed candidates will be contacted.  No telephone calls please.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on
Please email resume to
Contact Details:
Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
Human Resources

Child and Youth Support Worker - Oct 31

14-31 Child & Youth Support Worker
POSITION: Child & Youth Support Worker
DEPARTMENT: Women and Children’s Program
STATUS: Regular full-time, Wednesday-Sunday 11am-7pm

The Child and Youth Support Worker facilitates a safe and supportive environment for children and mothers (and/or guardians) residing within the Women and Children’s Program through the provision of emotional support, information and age appropriate activities that support childhood development. The incumbent will act in accordance with The Bloom Group philosophy and provide low barrier harm reduction trauma informed support and assistance to women and children in crisis, with a focus on the development of child and youth programs.

  • Diploma in Community Social Services, Social Service Work or other relevant human services field is required, an equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered
  • Two years recent related work experience providing support to women and/or children in crisis within a residential setting is required; two years recent experience in a related field such as a women’s advocacy, women’s shelters, women’s transitional housing or second stage housing may be considered
  • Level 1 Occupational First Aid Certificate is required
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training is required
  • Food Safe Certificate is required
  • WHMIS training is required

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbally
  • Demonstration of advanced interpersonal skills specific to the role including de-briefing, active listening, conflict resolution, group facilitation, one to one direct support and problem solving
  • Demonstrated ability to participate and contribute in a strong team environment with an inclusive and collaborative approach
  • Strong ability to work under minimal supervision and act with a high degree of independent judgement, taking action on a variety of matters as required
  • Strong working knowledge of child welfare and protection issues, including relevant legislation and reporting requirements
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience providing parenting support, incorporating a women centered, culturally sensitive, strength based approach
  • Proven ability to work with a high degree of compassion, understanding and sensitivity
  • Demonstrated ability to provide non-judgmental, client-centered, non-therapeutic emotional and practical support to women and children in crisis
  • Ability to provide and receive constructive feedback
  • Demonstrated commitment to continual learning and improvement through the incorporation of reflective work-based learning approaches
  • Knowledge and understanding of the complex issues which affect women and children in poverty, with a demonstrated awareness of specific issues facing aboriginal women, women of colour, ageing women and women with disabilities
  • Proven ability to work in a stressful and changing work environment
  • Demonstrated experience or training in conflict resolution, de-escalation and risk assessment
  • Demonstrated ability to support individuals with mental health and substance use issues, utilising a harm reduction approach and working within a trauma informed care model
  • Ability to work and empathize with people who may have experienced abuse, poverty, grief and loss, oppression, violence, mental health challenges, addictions issues or may be living with HIV/AIDS and other life-limiting or life-threatening conditions
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position, experience operating related equipment and ability to effectively use industrial grade cleaning products

Date Posted: October 21, 2014
Deadline for submission: October 31, 2014
Applications: Please apply online via The Bloom Group website at or submit a cover letter and resume to the human resources office, 391 Powell Street, Vancouver BC, V6A 1G5.

Thank you for your interest in a career with The Bloom Group.
Should your application be selected for further consideration we will be in contact with you shortly.

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