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

www.electroniclabourexchange.ca
www.hotjobs.ca
www.jobbank.gc.ca
www.jobsemplois.gc.ca
www.jobshark.ca
www.katimavik.org
www.netwercc.com
www.neuvoo.ca
www.triumphvocational.com
www.vch.ca
www.workinfonet.ca
www.youth.gc.ca
www.workopolis.ca

Mental Health Worker

We have a Permanent full-time MHW position in Community Homes Division (Crossroads). In a manner consistent with the Coast's mission, philosophy, policies and objectives. The position is responsible for providing direction and support to clients in such areas as: Mental and physical health, daily operation of social, recreational, work and food programs, ensuring the safety and welfare of Clients in the program.

Required Qualifications:
Mental Health Worker certificate and/or training/education and experience in a related field. Experience with, and an understanding of, Psychosocial Rehabilitation required. First Aid/CPR Certificate, Acceptable to Coast criminal record check, Medical and Tuberculosis clearance required.

Hours of Work: (subject to change) Position starts ASAP
Week 1
Sat and Sun - Off
Mon to Fri - 11 pm to 7am

Week 2
Fri to Sun - Off
Mon to Thurs 11 pm to 7 am

To apply, send resume to: sbwbk-3961944586@job.craigslist.org

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.
Experience
• 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 breakingground@hsls.ca 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.

Scope: 

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
Qualifications/Experience:
  • 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
E-mail: hr@tsawwassenfirstnation.com

Youth Worker

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

Scope:
5 days per week; 35 hours per week
Permanent - Full-time

Summary of Duties:
A) Assist in the development and implementation of afterschool, 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.
B) Assist in the development and implementation of fundraising events for special events and activities.
C) Liaise with outside agencies and the community on programs relating to Katzie First Nation Youth
D) Assist in the delivery of community events that build support for the KFN language & culture
E) Provide positive experience for children and youth such as summer camping trips and the yearly canoe journeys.
F) Assist in the development and implementation of yearly community building events (Easter, Halloween and Christmas).
G) Maintain an open and on-going relationship with parents of Katzie First Nation children.
H) Contribute to the collaborative fostering of a positive learning environment for Katzie 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


Qualifications/Experience
? Criminal record check required
? Valid Class 4 BC driver's 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, Social Services or similar experience
? 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 Katzie First Nation cultural practices and traditions.
? 3 years experience working with youth
? experience with Microsoft office, reporting, budgeting

Please fax or mail resume, a cover letter with salary expectation and two current reference contacts to:

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
10946 Katzie Road
Pitt Meadows B.C V3Y-2G6
FAX: 604 465-5949
E-Mail: fzxwj-4218270731@job.craigslist.org
Deadline Date: N/A

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.
Experience
• 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 reception@hsls.ca 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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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 safehouse.manager@unya.bc.ca. 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
Email: surreyclub@bgcbc.ca


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

Overnight Support Worker

LDR Holistic is a 12 bed, male-only, residential addiction treatment facility located in south Langley. We are seeking conscientious candidates to assume the part-time and full-time positions of Overnight Support Worker.
The part-time position includes one to two overnight shifts per weekend with the possibility of additional overnight shifts arising from sick leave or vacation time of full-time staff. Shifts occur in residence but may include short group outings to A/A or N/A evening meetings.
The full-time position includes four overnight shifts per week with the possibility of weekend overnight shifts arising from sick leave or vacation time of other staff. Shifts occur in residence but may include short group outings to A/A or N/A evening meetings.
The successful candidate will have a passion for helping others and an educational background in addiction or family and/or individual counselling, or be currently enrolled in a recognized counselling program. You will be seeking to gain practical experience in the addiction treatment field and be committed to assisting and supporting individuals who are serious about recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. You work well under limited supervision. You are genuine in your interactions with clients and staff and model the interpersonal skills you expect from your clients.
If you are serious about helping others learn how to help themselves we want to hear from you.
To apply, please forward your current resume highlighting your relevant work experience, and/or education in Word or PDF format to sandra@ldrholistic.com
 

Program Assistant - July 21

Program Assistant
Job Posted: Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Closing Date: Monday, 21 July 2014
 
(in 7 days)
Pacific Community Resources
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $18.50 to $20.99 per hour
Pacific Community Resources Society requires a full-time experienced program assistant to support the staff in the Employment Program of BC, Fraser Works location in Burnaby. The focus of administrative support is split between front end reception and supporting workshop Facilitators. We require exceptional verbal and written English skills as proof-reading of marketing and job search related materials will be required in this position.
The successful applicant will have experience working within a diverse environment, greeting and communicating with people from a variety of ethnicities and languages. He/she will have excellent customer service skills, excellent telephone manner and experience with a busy multi-line phone system. This role requires adaptability, strong time management skills, and an individual who is comfortable with frequent changes in priorities based upon the needs of the centre. Advanced computer skills are essential and the successful applicant will be proficient in MSWord, Excel, Outlook and navigating the Internet to locate employment related and other information as required.
A minimum of 3 years administrative experience is required. Experience with Employment Services and working in a not for profit, social service setting is an asset.
First Aid and a Criminal Records Check Is Mandatory
Closing Date: Close of Business (4:30 p.m.) Monday, July 21, 2014
Salary Range: $18.50- $20.99 per hour (OA2)
Please reference “Program Assistant Fraser Works” in all correspondence.
Send Resume and Cover Letter to: Attention: Michelle Onderwater
Coordinator, Sub-Contracts
Email to: resumes-ecs@pcrs.ca
We thank you for your interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
To subscribe for future career opportunities, please visit www.pcrs.ca/careers
PACIFIC COMMUNITY RESOURCES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Send all letters and resumes:

resumes-ecs@pcrs.ca
Contact Details:
Michelle Onderwater
Pacific Community Resources



E-mail: resumes-ecs@pcrs.ca
www:   www.pcrs.ca

Manager Youth Services - July 21

Manager Youth Services
Job Posted: Thursday, 10 July 2014
Closing Date: Monday, 21 July 2014
 
(in 7 days)
Pacific Community Resources
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Surrey Salary: $35.28 to $42.34 per hour plus benefits including pension
Pacific Community Resources Society requires a regular full-time experienced social services professional to manage integrated youth services for at-risk youth in Surrey.
The successful candidate will possess a strong ability to provide vision and leadership for staff and services for a one-stop youth centre involving a number of partner agencies. S/he will possess experience and skills in the following areas: community development; networking with government and community services; policy and proposal writing; personnel management; financial and facility management; fund development; supervision and consultation to social work and youth care positions; ability to work with at-risk, marginalized youth, parents and professionals, advisory groups and diverse populations. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong partnership development and management skills.
This position requires a sound understanding of adolescent growth and development, assessment, counselling methodology, integrative case management, child welfare legislation, staff development, program development, team work, contract management and outcomes evaluation.
The successful applicant will have strong knowledge base of the Surrey area and programming needs.
Key Areas of Accountability
The Manager of Youth Services has six key areas of responsibility that are considered critical to the success of the mission of the organization.
1. Operational Leadership to Surrey Youth Resource Centres
2. Program Development
3. Public Relations and Program Marketing
4. Relationship with Key Stakeholders
5. Program Administration
Specific Task and Duties
1) Operational Leadership to Surrey Youth Services
a) Responsible for hiring and coordinating the orientation for new supervisory staff.
b) Available to staff to consult or provide training regarding policies issues and program development.
c) Assists staff in understanding the Act/Regulations and roles of the Ministry of Child and Family
Development and Ministry of Attorney General along with other funders.
d) Coordinates supervision meetings and assesses program performance in meeting contract outcomes.
e) Manages personnel problems and addresses service delivery issues.
f) Delegates appropriate responsibilities and tasks to staff and provide the necessary training.
g) Provides leadership in identifying problems and problem resolution.
h) Provides leadership in program evaluation and development.
2) Program Development:
a) Familiar with the programming needs of Surrey.
b) Explores and pursues opportunities for partnership and program development.
c) Responsible for development of proposals for program expansion, renewal and development in
collaboration with the Associate Director of Youth Services.
3) Public Relations and Program Marketing:
a) Participates in/develops community networks related to youth services
b) Engages in public relations with government policy-makers.
c) Engages in public relations with the media and the public.
e) Prepares reports/conducts special studies, makes presentations.
4) Relationships with Key Stakeholders:
a) Maintains professional working relationships with various Ministry Team Leaders.
b) Organizes and coordinates meetings with various Ministries.
c) Participates in various committees, working groups, associations.
d) Maintains effective and appropriate relationships with partnering service delivery organizations, with
government officials, volunteers, community groups.
e) Communicates and/or promotes the agency's services, funding needs, and value to the community.
f) Represents the agency at community and fund raising events, or other official functions.
d) Liaises with national and provincial membership organizations.
5) Program Administration:
a) Works with the Associate Director of Youth Services and the Director of Operations, for financial
planning, management and outcome monitoring.
b) Responsible for the overall operational/service delivery implementation and administration of the Youth
Services contracts.
c) Supports Program Supervisors to learn and become fiscally responsible for program budgets.
d) Responsible for responding to client complaints and addressing client concerns through identified
complaint procedures.
e) Represents the Agency as delegated.
f) Works with the Board of Directors’ and their committees as required.
g) Understands and applies the Agency’s Policies and Procedures.
h) Assists the Executive Management team in the administration tasks of the Agency as delegated.
6) Team Work:
a) Actively participates in the Management Team at PCRS.
b) Is instrumental in developing teamwork in Youth Services
e) Communicates effectively with co-workers and supervisors.
f) With the Manager of HR, supports Youth Services in professional development and training.
Qualifications:
? A level of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant
discipline, combined with at least five years of experience in a senior management position
responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of operational programming.
? Demonstrated competence in program management, supervision, personnel management, fiscal
management, and budgeting.
? A thorough knowledge of the Child Protection and Youth Justice Act.
? Possess excellent time management skills; ability to balance multiple, often conflicting priorities.
? Ability to lead the department in order to achieve outcomes.
? Effective team building and mentoring skills.
? Strong verbal, interpersonal, presentation and written communication skills are essential. Committed to the Agency’s mission, vision and values.
Basic Requirements
? A Criminal Records Check Is Mandatory
? Current Standard First Aid Certificates are required for all positions
? Class 5 drivers licence preferred with Business Use Insurance
? Use of own vehicle required. Paid mileage.
? Driver’s Abstract
Closing Date: Close of Business (4:30 p.m.) July 21st, 2014
Salary Range: $ 35.28 - $ 42.34 per hour (Manager 2), depending on
experience, plus a competitive benefits package including
pension.
Send Resume and Cover Letter to:
Attention: Michelle Shaw, Associate Director of Youth Programs
and Services
Email to: resumes@pcrs.ca
Please reference “Surrey Youth Services Manager” in all correspondence.
We thank you for your interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
To subscribe for future career opportunities, please visit www.pcrs.ca/careers
PACIFIC COMMUNITY RESOURCES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Send all letters and resumes to:

Michelle Shaw: resumes@pcrs.ca
Contact Details:
Michelle Shaw

Vancouver, BC, V5M 2C9


E-mail: resumes@pcrs.ca
www:   www.pcrs.ca

Youth Development Coordinator - July 20

East Richmond Community Association
Youth Development Coordinator

Applications are being accepted for the position of Youth Development Coordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive youth program within a Recreation Services setting. This is a challenging and highly rewarding opportunity in the field of youth development.

Duties and Responsibilities:
? Works within the community centre setting to ensure a coordinated delivery of youth programs consistent with Richmond's Strategy for Youth Services.
? Fosters healthy youth development through an intentional asset based model.
? Designs and provides recreational, cultural and social experiences that reflect youth interests.
? Ability to work with youth towards developing wide-ranging opportunities that reflect the interests of youth.
? Promotes and raises the profile of youth and youth issues within the community.
? Networks with other youth serving agencies in meeting the needs of youth.

Qualifications:
? Grade 12 plus completion of a diploma in child and youth care related studies and two years experience in program development, applied leadership, supervision, programming and building and managing large-scale budgets or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
? Standard or Emergency First Aid and CPR C.
? Criminal record check.
? Class 4 B.C. driver's license (or willing to obtain)

Desired Qualifications:
? Experience and/or education related to social work, counselling, addiction and drug or alcohol abuse.
? Experience with volunteer boards.
? Facilitating and mentoring experience.
? Volunteer coordination experience.
? Marketing and event planning skills.
? Experience with Class software.
? Food Safe.

Related Skills Knowledge and Abilities:
? Knowledge and experience in-group facilitation.
? Working knowledge of youth development and popular youth culture.
? Demonstrated skill in conflict resolution.
? Ability to incorporate Youth Involved Process in planning programs and services.

Hours of Work and Remuneration:
? 35 hours per week. (Proposed schedule Tuesday to Saturday)
? Evening and weekend work is a requirement of this position.
? $24.09 -- $25.55 per hour
? Benefits package after 3 months

Send covering letter and current resume to:
East Richmond Community Association: Attention HR Committee
12800 Cambie Road, Richmond BC, V6V 0A9
Fax: 604-278-2609
Email: kmaceachern at richmond.ca

Deadline to Apply: Sunday, July 20th, 2014. Only successful applicants will be contacted.
Thank you to all applicants in advance for their interest in this position.

Coordinator of Programs/Chaplain - July 21

Coordinator of Programs/Chaplain
RESPONSIBILITIES

Characteristic responsibilities
The incumbent is responsible for the following range of job duties characteristic, or typical of the job class:
  • Assists with the development of policies and procedures and strategic planning for the program as approved by senior management
  • Liaises with educational institutions, volunteer bureaus and community groups to promote volunteerism within the facility and attract applicants
  • Recruits, orientates, trains, evaluates, recognizes and assigns work in cooperation with collective agreements and Salvation Army Territorial Standards
  • Submits incident reports and informs the appropriate individual of health and safety concerns  (volunteers, student placements)
  • Matches volunteer’s skills with work/activity needed within collective agreements; prepares task lists for volunteers for guidance
  • Develops and maintains an appropriate record keeping system
  • Maintains statistical records for Belkin House
  • Develops, reviews, and revises volunteer handbook
  • Plans, organizes and facilitates special events, including Volunteer Appreciation.
  • Assist with outings and off site functions
  • Works with Belkin House CSC residents and individuals with DCC within the volunteer department.
  • Oversees large volunteer groups in cooperation with the Food Services Department
  • Takes leadership of volunteer orientation
  • Ensures that a proper Christian spiritual focus is applied to initiatives and that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is exemplified in the performance of all job responsibilities and through personal example
  • Responsible to demonstrate by word and action a positive and professional role model for Employees, Residents, Volunteers and Students and to contribute to the mission and goals of Belkin House.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
 
Coordination of Programs responsibilities
  • Purchases supplies and equipment and ensures inventory control
  • Produces in-house advertisements and promotes programs
  • Schedules room bookings, and oversees classroom equipment and maintains classrooms.
  • Develops, plans, organizes and facilitates residents programs and activities.
  • Liaises with community resources and volunteer to develop programs and activities for residents
  • Oversees intake process of resident programs in cooperation with caseworkers, following standard criteria. 
  • Liaisons with Caseworkers regarding resident progress and participates in case conferencing meetings
  • Gathers and reports volunteer and program, spiritual formations & statistics.
  • Oversees, collects and reports program evaluations.
  • Manages special programming, classes and in-services
  • Plans, organizes and facilitates special events and outings
  • Works with professional individuals, businesses and organizations to support the curriculum and capacity of programs for residents (Life Skills and Living Skills)
    
Chaplaincy responsibilities
  • Prays with and/or leads people to faith in Jesus Christ as opportunity permits
  • Plans and conducts creative worship services and spiritual formation classes
  • Assists community clients or congregants towards achieving personal and spiritual well being
  • Works as a team member with other pastoral care givers in problem-solving for the benefit of individuals
  • Communicates in an empathetic and influential manner with clients, congregants, families, staff and community agencies
  • Maintains written records / logs of activities (including activity reports and statistical information)
  • Refers community members and clients to representatives of other faith communities as needed
  • Knows and acts in accordance with safety and security procedures of the facility to ensure safety and confidentiality of community members, clients or congregants
  • May serve on Salvation Army Councils and Committees
  • Performs other duties as assigned
NOTE: Not all incumbents perform all of the duties described above but perform a similar range of duties.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • The successful job applicant will have completed up to two (2) years of Community College.
    NOTE: An alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable.
  • The applicant should also have at least 2 years of prior related experience, especially working in a leadership capacity with volunteers, working with marginalized individuals including men, women and children, and working in a chaplaincy role; and an understanding of homelessness, mental health and addictions issues.                          

OTHER CONDITIONS / REQUIREMENTS
  • Successful obtainment of Enhanced Reliability Status Security Clearance
  • Successful obtainment of the Criminal Record Check clearance through the Criminal Records Review Program
  • Successful obtainment of clearance through The Salvation Army Child Abuse Registry
 
TERMS:  TEMPORARY (Covering a Maternity-Parental LOA), 40 hours a week
DAYS & TIME   :  Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM with a half-hour unpaid meal break
 
Interested applicants must respond in writing by JUL 21, 2014 and quote Job No. 1445 to: 
 

Assistant Coordinator, Mentorship Program - July 21

Assistant Coordinator, Mentorship Program
Urban Native Youth Association
Training the Leaders of Tomorrow
Employment Opportunity
FT Assistant Coordinator - Mentorship Program
 
The Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) has an employment opportunity for a full-time Assistant Coordinator (40 hours per week) with our Mentorship Program. This individual will be working with youth and community volunteers to provide positive mentoring opportunities for at risk Aboriginal youth in Vancouver and connect them with resources in the community. This position will include some evening and/or weekend work. This position reports directly to the Program Coordinator and MCFD Programs Administrator.

Note: Potential Start date August 11th, 2014
 
Qualifications and Conditions:
  1. Must have a valid B.C. Driver’s License.
  2. Must have a Youth Worker Training Certificate and/or experience and knowledge in related field working with youth in both individual and group settings, particularly with high-risk Native youth. Consideration will be given to a combination of education, training and experience.
  3. 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 culture and traditions.
  4. Must have a good working knowledge of community resources in Vancouver, particularly youth and Aboriginal-specific programs and services.
  5. Will have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  6. Will have strong written and oral communications skills – including the ability to compile accurate records, prepare reports and facilitate volunteer training sessions and workshops.
  7. Must have a personal support system and self care plan in place.
  8. Must have a criminal record check completed by and satisfactory to UNYA.
  9. Preference will be given to qualified Aboriginal applicants.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Help plan and implement activities for the program, focused primarily on providing culturally appropriate mentoring opportunities for Aboriginal youth, and connecting youth to relevant services and programs in the community.
  2. Maintain sound financial and office management. Oversee and monitor program expenditures, ensuring that the program remains within its allocated budget. Prepare and submit required financial reports in a timely and accurate manner.
  3. Build and maintain a network of working relationships/partnerships to provide effective referrals and ensure that a comprehensive support system is available to Aboriginal youth who are at risk. This includes liaising with other youth specific programs and services, both within the Ministry and in the community at large.
  4. Identify and establish contact with youth who may benefit from the program, respond to referrals, and consult with youth to identify their needs. As necessary, maintain a wait list while working to ensure that youth on the wait list are matched with appropriate mentors as soon as possible.
  5. Recruit, assess and screen community members interested in becoming positive volunteer mentors for Aboriginal youth.
  6. Provide orientation and training, ongoing support and supervision for mentors. Develop and implement recognition and retention strategies to ensure the ongoing engagement of volunteer mentors in the program.
  7. Ensure the successful and appropriate matching of mentors with high risk youth.
  8. Maintain accurate logs and compile statistical records to support program needs and inform ongoing program development and evaluation.
  9. Consult with and report to the Mentorship Program Coordinator on a regular basis and positively contribute to team meetings to inform the ongoing evaluation and adjustment of the program.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter stating the position that you are applying for and a resume to the attention of the Mentorship Program Coordinator at mentorship@unya.bc.ca. All applications must be sent in electronic form, to the email address specified. Resumes will not be reviewed without a covering letter. Only those short-listed will be contacted.

Program Staff - Aug 1

Program Staff
  
PATHWAYS CLUBHOUSE
CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION-RICHMOND BRANCH
 
PROGRAM STAFF – COST UNIT-37.5 HRS PR WEEK-(MONDAY-FRIDAY POSITION)
ONE YEAR CONTRACT POSITION
 
Pathways Clubhouse is a recovery & rehabilitation program for people with serious and persistent mental illness. We ensure a high standard of service is provided to members while following International Standards for Clubhouse Programs:
 
Responsibilities:
  • Reporting to the Program Manager, the Program Staff is responsible for working side by side with members in the daily operation of the Clerical, Orientation, Social and Thrift Store unit (COST). 
  • The work of the COST unit includes reception, tours, social planning, publications, outreach and the operation of the Thrift Store.
  • Ensure members are provided with unit work, housing, employment, volunteer, community support, and social opportunities
  • Ensure members are given the opportunity to be involved in the decision-making, delivery and evaluation of the Clubhouse.
 
Qualifications:
  • Minimum one year experience in the mental health field
  • Able to work evenings and weekends, when required
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Access to a reliable vehicle
  • A criminal record check is required
  • Must hold and retain First Aid and C.P.R. certificates
 
 
Application Deadline:  Friday, August 1st at 4:00 p.m.
Please submit resume and covering letter to:
 
Lisa McWhinnie - Program Manager
7351 Elmbridge Way, Richmond, B.C.  V6X 1B8
Email:  lisa.mcwhinnie@cmha.bc.ca

Shelter Resource Worker - July 24

SHELTER RESOURCE WORKER -- 1 Part Time + - RUSSELL HOUSING


SALARY: $18.95 per hours to start. Positions are covered by the Health Community Sector Collective Agreement (BCGEU).


PROBATIONARY/TRIAL PERIOD: 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 confirmed in the position until the term ends. Unsatisfactory reviews shall end the employment.

HOURS AND DAYS OF WORK: Position will work Thursday through Sunday, with rotating shifts between midnight, days and afternoon. Shifts are 7.25 hours in length. Schedule may change with two weeks' notice.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Shelter Resource Workers are the front line staff working within a 24 hour, 7 day-a-week emergency shelter for adult homeless men and women who cope with a wide variety of problems (eg. mental illness, addictions, etc.) and have few if any housing options. The Shelter Resource Worker carries out a variety of duties related to the operation of the 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 towards 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 clientele.

JOB DUTIES: As posted, in brief; to provide support, supervision and aid to distressed/disoriented/disabled adults, to accept referrals; identify and share information on a variety of Lookout or external resources. Refers guests to services, interviews and provides with the basic necessities ensuring a safe and supportive environment for all; complete the required paper work to do above; maintain statistical data; support tenants/volunteers/anyone coming for assistance, and aid in the training/upgrading of staff including casuals.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Grade 12 plus two years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must have current Standard First Aid Certificate, Crisis Intervention Skills training an asset. Demonstrated knowledge/familiarity with related resources such as Mental Health System, Welfare System, and Addiction Support organizations. Demonstrated suitability to work with disadvantaged and challenging adults in a diverse environment. Demonstrated ability to work independently. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated physical/mental ability to perform the duties of the job. Demonstrated ability to deal with others effectively. Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment. Demonstrated ability to provide work direction and to understand and maintain client/worker boundaries. A minimum of two years sobriety is required if substance misuse a past problem. The job functions require a reasonably high degree of confidentiality and concentrated mental and written attention. Limited external work may occur. The job duties are complex and may have a few disagreeable factors. Use of an automobile may at times be useful. This position is team oriented.

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until 17:00 hours, July 24, 2014 All applications are to include a cover letter and resume with the Job Posting number by email to: the email address above 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.

NO PHONE INQUIRIES PLEASE.

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO MALE AND FEMALE APPLICANTS
HIRING IS SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK

Program Manager - July 17

Program Manager
                                                                                                                                                                     
BC Victims of Homicide (BCVOH), an initiative of BCBH, is hiring a Program Manager who will be responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of bereavement support program(s) that will include funding development, grant-proposal writing, oversight of facilitation, training, building community partnerships, marketing, support groups, assessment, evaluation, reporting and feedback , The BCVOH program operates under the direction of the Executive Director with input from the Advisory Committee and governance from the BCBH Board of Directors. 
 
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  1. Knowledge:  Education, skills and experience in program development and management and victim services.  Familiarity with the Criminal Justice System and Restorative justice community programs.
  2. Education:  Relevant combination of post-secondary education, training and experience in bereavement support, victim services and program management;
  3. Skills:  Successful and tactful abilities in administration, networking, marketing, English written and verbal communication and relationship-building.  Self-motivated with the ability to work under minimal supervision;
  4. Experience:  Three to four years of experience with non-profit organizations as a Program Coordinator or Manager.  Frontline work experience with victims of violence in the justice system context and the ability to advocate on behalf of the clients.  Experience facilitating support groups is an asset.
  5. Person Suitability:  Exhibit visionary leadership with proven positive, effective and motivational leadership qualities.  Highly organized, passionate, energetic and able to motivate and be a strong role model for staff and volunteers; Ability to empathise with those who have disabilities, language barriers and cultural challenges. 
  6. Additional Qualifications:  Access to a vehicle is an asset.  Additional languages an asset.  Flexibility in schedule to accommodate some evening and weekends is required. 
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
 
Terms and Compensation: Compensation will be on a contractual basis at $25 per hour.
TIME FRAME: September 2, 2014 – October 31, 2015, with potential of contract renewal dependent upon funding.
 
Work Schedule:  35 hours/week - flex day schedule. Occasional evening and weekend work is required, and the hours are to be included as part of the week’s allowable hours.
 
Apply:  We invite you to submit your Cover Letter and Resume by Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. to Asja Hadzismajlovic by email bcvoh@telus.net.  We thank all candidates for their interest in BCBH and the BCVOH.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Leadership Program Administrator - Aug 15

Leadership Program Administrator
The Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia (ECEBC) is a not-for-profit organization that enhances early childhood educators’ ability to be a strong voice for the profession.  It influences society to value children and childhood and to respect the professionals who care for and educate children.

Hours of Work: 
35 hours per week, requiring some flexibility for evening and weekend work for conference calls, Board meetings, Leadership Institutes and ECEBC’s Annual Conference.
 
Position Summary:
Reporting to ECEBC’s Executive Director, the Leadership Program Administrator will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Executive Director, for ECEBC’s Leadership Program, Annual Conference and general office duties. 
 
Qualifications:
  • Experience working with not-for-profit organizations
  • Knowledge of the Early Childhood Education field (preferred, but not necessary)
  • Knowledge of ECEBC as a provincial organization, its programs and services
 
Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to effectively deal with a variety of demands and work well with minimal supervision and under time constraints
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational, administrative and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and database programs, including Word, Excel, and Access
  • Knowledge and understanding of bookkeeping and accounting
  • Knowledge of current social media applications
 
Compensation:
Wages and benefits will be discussed during the interview process.
 
Detailed job description is available at www.ecebc.ca.
 
Please fax your cover letter and resume to fax 604.709.6077.  Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Assistant Manager - Aug 11

Assistant Manager - Employment Services - 1 year Term Position
posAbilities assists persons with developmental disabilities to lead meaningful and healthy lives by partnering with the community to provide a comprehensive range of person-centered services for individuals and the families who care for them.    Schedule flexibility is a requirement of this position as some work may need to be performed outside of regular business hours. 
 
This is a ONE –YEAR Term positon due to start in July 2014.
 
MANDATE
To ensure Employment Services provides services to individuals with diverse abilities which are meeting acceptable standards of delivery. The Assistant Manager is a member of the management and administrative team and is expected to work collaboratively as a team member to achieve strategic organizational objectives.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS
  • Post-secondary education or certification in Employment Services or Social Services working with individuals with developmental disabilities or other barriers to employment.
  • 3-5 years of progressively more responsible supervision or management experience in a social services sector
  • Experience supervising staff under a collective agreement
  • Experience facilitating and developing  new services and service areas
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of health professionals, families, employers, funders, persons served and other stakeholders
  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable Provincial legislative policies, and other Government frameworks and systems that are stakeholders in Community Living and/or Employment Services
 
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Patient, meticulous and logical
  • Able to work quickly, under pressure and to deadlines
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical, administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work to a high degree of accuracy
  •  Excellent written and spoken English
  • Good team-working skills
 
RESPONSIBILITIES 
  • Provide Employment Service Staff with direction & mentorship as required
  • Assist Manager with the hiring of employees and maintaining appropriate levels of staffing at all times.
  • Receive and process referrals, while maintaining Employment Specialist Portfolio’s at a manageable level so as not to affect quality of service but meet measured outcomes as identified by the funder
  • Employment Service site visits as required
  • Attend community round table meetings as needed
  • Ensures service petty cash budgets are balanced and approved
  • Assist and deliver performance evaluations
  • Is responsible for discipline and discharge of employees in accordance with the agency’s policies and the Collective Agreement.
  • Approves long-term leaves in collaboration with the Team Manager.
  • Ensures that all teams operate within the framework of the agency’s Code of Ethics, Statement of Principles, and Mission Statement.
  • Facilitate monthly Team Meetings
  • Monitors and ensures compliance to accreditation standards.
  • Assists as needed by attending Community Meetings to promote posAbilities Employment service.
  • Reviews, and enters approved timesheets, flex sheets, vacation and sick leave requests for all staff within assigned staff teams
  • Reviews and implements annual program risk assessments, accountability systems and other related Safety and Health Programs and procedures.
  • Ensures that Employment Services operate within the agency’s OSH program parameters.
  • Reviews and provides follow up on all incident reports received, including accident investigations.
  • Ensures that all services provided meet the expectations and requirements of the agency’s contractual obligations.
  • Participates in policy and procedures review and development.
  • Identifies opportunities for innovation, strategic positioning and/or strategic growth.
  • Facilitates in conjunction with the Employment Manager the development of new services and service areas.
  • Identifies training needs for one’s staff and supports employees to undertake/receive professional development.
  • Participates in formal or informal training of employees.
  • Provide orientations to new staff members.
  • Fosters a positive team culture, resolves or mediates conflict, and promotes employee engagement.
  • Communication – External & Internal
  • Maintains respectful, professional, effective and productive relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Communicates and promotes the agency’s mission, vision and services.
  • Represents the agency at community events and other functions.
  • Participates in committee work, as needed.
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The Assistant Manager is expected to work a schedule based on service and staff team needs. The ability to function independently and frequently under pressure, while managing multiple concurrent requirements and deadlines including participating in, resolving and effectively managing stressful and emergency/crisis situations is an ongoing expectation. Participation at meetings, and other events may involve long workdays and/or evening/weekend work. The Assistant Manager works primarily out of his/her service.
 
Interested parties please contact careers@posabilities.ca with cover letter and resume.   No SkyDrive Links please!   Please note, while we would like to connect with everyone interested in this position, only applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted. 

Program Director/Trainer - July 31

BURNABY SENIORS OUTREACH SERVICES SOCIETY

POSITION AVAILABLE: Program Director/Trainer

TERM: Permanent Part-time

LOCATION: Burnaby

DESCRIPTION: Burnaby Seniors Outreach Services Society (BSOSS), a not-for-profit agency providing peer support for the emotional well-being of Seniors in the Burnaby area, requires a part-time Programme Director/Trainer.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Program Director/Trainer manages other part-time office staff, oversees volunteers and volunteer programs, provides training for senior peer counselling and other volunteer programmes, submits applications for funding from appropriate sources, and liaises with other community agencies involved with the delivery of services to Seniors.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have experience working with seniors and volunteers; have excellent communications skills; be approachable with good customer service and interpersonal skills; understand the not-for-profit sector; be familiar with the relevant community resources; have experience writing grant proposals; and have experience managing a small office. A criminal record clearance is manditory.

EDUCATION: Post-secondary degree or diploma in Social Services, counselling, gerontology, adult education or an equivalent combination of education & experience.

COMPENSATION: $22 - $25 per hour depending on education and experience
HOURS: minimum 12 hours/week, additional as funding permits.

Please send resume and cover letter to BSOSS by email at
bsoss@telus.net with Program Director Job in the subject line.
No phone calls please. All emailed applications will be acknowledged
with thanks; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be
notified.
Applications received until July 31, 2014

Youth Support Worker - July 29

Overnight Youth Support Workers
Job Posted: Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Closing Date: Tuesday, 29 July 2014
 
(in 13 days)
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Part time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $20.98 per hour
 
OVERNIGHT YOUTH SUPPORT WORKERS
 (6 month term positions)
     SAFE HOUSE
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL JOB COMPETITION NO. 60-14
 
 
There are two hourly term positions available reporting to the Program Manager of the Safehouse program. These positions are located at our undisclosed Safehouse location which is a voluntary co-ed residential program for at-risk youth aged 16 – 18 years who need a safe place to stay.
 
Hourly Position #1- 24 hours per week:
  • Thursdays 12:00pm - Fridays 8:00am
  • Fridays  12:00pm - Saturdays 8:00am
  • Saturdays 12:00pm - Sundays 8:00am
 
Hourly Position #2 - 16 hours per week:
  • Saturdays 11:30pm – Sundays 7:30am
  • Sundays 11:30pm - Mondays 7:30am
 
PURPOSE OF POSITION: 
These term positions work in a team of two staff members. Youth Support Workers provide care and assistance to youth accessing the Safehouse program. They are responsible for creating a safe and welcoming environment for all youth.
 
DUTIES:
  • Create rapport and trusting, non-judgmental relationships with youth in Safehouse.
  • Maintain facility upkeep including cleaning, laundry, inventory and restocking of supplies. 
  • Maintain professional, positive relationships with partners including MCFD and service providers.
  • Maintain accurate logs, record keeping, and data entry related to youth files and statistics.
  • Responsible for reading youth files and ensuring information is accurate, current and clear.
  • Responsible for maintaining knowledge of current best practices and available resources. 
  • Ensure clear and concise communication and information transfer to colleagues and management including shift change.
  • Monitor petty cash float and maintain accurate financial records.
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meeting, supervision sessions and performance evaluation processes.  
  • Adhere to all program and agency policies and procedures.   
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:
  • Completion or in pursuit of Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Psychology or other related degrees/diplomas and/or two years of  related experience, preferably in a supportive role with at-risk youth.
  • Current First Aid and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certificates.
  • Professional verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of issues/needs of high risk and/or street-involved youth.
 
 
PAY GRADE:            7 Step 1 ($20.98/hr.)
 
CLOSING DATE:      July 29, 2014                         
 
START DATE:           ASAP
 
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
RESUMES TO: Larisa Hanssen, Program Manager

EMAIL: lhanssen@fsgv.ca
Contact Details:
Larisa Hanssen, Program Manager, Safe House Program
Family Services of Greater Vancouver

E-mail: lhanssen@fsgv.ca
www:   www.fsgv.ca

Victim Support Worker - july 29

Victim Support Worker
Job Title: Victim Support Worker (Crisis and Court Programs)
Job Summary: Victim Support Workers support women and girls who have experienced physical and/or sexualized violence to increase their safety by providing crisis intervention and support including assistance accessing and navigating key medical, legal and social services.
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide crisis intervention, emotional support and practical assistance to women and girls accessing the Surrey Women's Centre 24-hour Crisis Line, and, where resources permit, on an emergency drop-in basis.
Establish supportive confidential relationships with recent victims of domestic violence including criminal harassment, sexual assault, human trafficking, child and elder abuse.
Conduct risk assesments and develop safey plans.
Coordinate immediate access to basic emergency resources including food, shelter, clothing, and transportation.
Provide information about medical and legal reporting options; ensuring women and girls understand their legal rights and remedies.
Assist with, and support women to, understand alternative reporting options including Third Party and Bad Date Reporting.
Identify, understand and address the immediate needs of women and girls at increased risk for violence.
Provide assistance with Victim Impact Statements, Crime Victim Asisstance applications, income assistance, housing and other related applications and forms.
Regularily support the Surrey Mobile Assault Response Team (SMART) to ensure 24/7 emergency mobile response coverage.
Provide accompainment and/or transportation to RCMP, Crown Counsel, court and related medical appointments.
 
Please e-mail your application to 
No Phone Calls Please

Mental Health and Addictions Worker - Aug 1

Mental Health and Addictions Worker
 
Part Time & Casual Positions
 
Job Summary:         
The Worker must have the personality, temperament and competence to work with residents with a mental illness and addiction in a home-like environment.  The incumbent should be well motivated and have the ability to motivate others.  This position involves assisting residents with activities of daily living and generally includes role modeling in a manner that will maintain and respect the spirit, dignity and individuality of others.  
This role involves partnering with residents and their clinical supports in order to maintain recovery and overall wellness.  The ideal person for this post will have an understanding of the needs of people with mental illness, a background in addictions, a caring and practical approach, a commitment to equal opportunities and diversity and good communication and follow-through skills.
 
Education, Training and Experience: 
  1. Minimum post-secondary diploma in a social service field – mental health and/or addictions training preferred
  2. Minimum 2 years recent, related experience in a community mental health program
  3. Emergency First Aid and CPR
  4. Food Safe Certificate
 
Please submit Resume and cover letter by noon on, Friday Aug1th at 4pm:
Debbie Reid Housing coordinator - Supportive Housing
Email: 

Mental Health and Addictions Worker - Aug 1

Job Title: Mental Health & Addictions Rehabilitation Worker Job Description No.: C.NI.81502i.001
Classification: Supported Employment Worker
Support Worker 2
Grid / Pay Level: C 10
C 10
Collective Agreement: Community HSCIS No.: 81802
81502
Union: UFCW
HEU
BCGEU
Job Code: 81502i
Program / Department: Mental Health & Addiction Services Benchmarks (if Applicable):  
Reporting To: Coordinator    
Facility/Site VIHA:NI, Courtenay – Campbell River & Mt Waddington

Summary
In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority, patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at VIHA; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

Supporting a multidisciplinary care team and to assist clients experiencing mental health, addiction, behavioral and developmental problems to live successfully in the community, the Mental Health & Addiction Rehabilitation Worker provides life skills, coaching, advice, and support services for both individuals and in group settings, by determining day to day care to meet individual and/or group needs and situational requirements based on an established plan of treatment/care; facilitates employment opportunities, and supports vocational and job skills training, supervision and experience in hands on work and day-to-day work projects.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
1. Contributes to the care planning process and the development, maintenance and delivery of the client-centered plan of treatment/care by interacting with clients to identify problems and needs, obtaining information regarding client interests, skills, suitability and job readiness, and available opportunities from a variety of sources; providing information and feedback, both written and verbal, to the Case Manager and/or multidisciplinary team on clients needs and wants; and documenting instructions received from the Case Manager and/or multidisciplinary team.
2. Documents and monitors client specific rehabilitation and vocational goals developed as a subset of and consistent with the established plan of treatment/care.
3. As directed, develops client specific rehabilitation activities that match client interests and available opportunities with the identified client specific goals, by providing support, demonstrations, life skills coaching, modeling and behavioural management skills to clients, their families and their personal networks, in areas such as:
  • maintaining personal hygiene
  • housekeeping and household management
  • grocery shopping, meal planning and preparation
  • budgeting to meet financial obligations and monthly living expenses
  • making and keeping appointments
  • determine appropriate programs, services and supports
  • appropriate social and interpersonal skills
4. Encourages and promotes independence and self-sufficiency for clients.  Receives client feedback, inquiries and complaints, responding in accordance with established protocols and procedures.  Reports regularly to the appropriate Case Manager and/or multidisciplinary team on the condition, behaviour, performance, progress and needs of clients.  Acts as an advocate as required, by assisting clients with problem solving in areas such as landlord-tenant disputes, financial assistance, accessing community resources, and obtaining volunteer placements.
5. Identifies available community resources, including health care services, housing, social, economic and recreational resources and agencies and vocational opportunities by networking, following up on requests and referrals, locating prospective employers, and maintaining partnerships with government recruiting bodies and employment programs.  Provides clients with related information and facilitates clients accessing community resources in support of the rehabilitation and vocation goals.
6. Promotes the abilities of clients to employers and to the community.  Prepares and supports clients and employers with job placement by explaining wage related information, such as wage subsidy, and terms of placement.  Attends regularly at work sites to follow up with the employer and the client to ensure that the terms of placement remain intact and that the needs and expectations of both parties are being met.
7. Organizes, monitors and participates in vocational retraining activities for clients.  Provides orientation for clients working in various work experience situations by explaining the purpose for the job, directions on how the job is to be completed, timeframes, and work schedules.  Monitors the progress of each client in the context of his/her performance and the demands of the job.
8. Identifies and implements short term strategies to deal with potential emergency or crisis situations and responds in accordance with established procedures, i.e. call 911, refer for professional intervention.  Documents emergencies and crisis situations and steps taken and reports to Case Manager and/or multidisciplinary team.
9. Processes client payments for work experience situations, as required, including ensuring appropriate approvals are in place.  Investigates and resolves discrepancies and follows up on problems.  Completes and maintains related documents, reports, records in accordance with established procedures. 
10. Facilitates client attendance at appointments, programs and services, including escorting or accompanying client(s) to appointments, and for shopping and leisure activities, including driving a personal vehicle.  Participates in and supervises client-focused social and recreational activities as required.
11. Receives and greets clients and visitors and performs a variety of clerical duties as required, such as:
  • Answering and directing telephone calls and taking and relaying messages;
  • Responding to inquiries and providing routine information in accordance with established procedures, referring more complex inquiries as appropriate;
  • Completing and processing required forms and documentation;
  • Maintaining client records, including documenting care instructions received from the Case Manager and/or multidisciplinary team, entering data in computer programs, and contacting client or health care professionals for clarification as required;
  • Filing, retrieving, photocopying and faxing documents;
  • Maintaining supplies and equipment by preparing requisitions, receiving supplies, checking invoices and storing and distributing; and
  • Accessing and maintaining petty cash in accordance with established procedures.
  • Carries out administrative transactions such as client accounts, collecting rents and money from clients for personal items, making deposits and withdrawals.
12. Provides personal care assistance to clients as required, including all aspects of activities of daily living such as assisting with personal hygiene, feeding, toileting, lifting and transferring needs as required and set out in the plan of treatment/care.  Administers medications, or provides medication reminders, as directed and in accordance with established policies and procedures.
13. Performs indoor and outdoor home maintenance duties as directed in accordance with the established plan of treatment/care, including sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, dishes, laundry, raking leaves and mowing lawns.
14. Provides direction to volunteers and assists with orientation of new staff and education experiences of students as well as sharing expertise with other members of the team as required.  Participates in staff meetings, quality improvement initiatives, committees and inservices, and maintains up-to-date knowledge through involvement in appropriate work-related continuing education as required by the employer.
15. Ensures a safe and healthy working environment by observing universal precautions and infection control procedures; removing obvious hazards; reporting faulty equipment, accidents, injuries and near misses; and adhering to and enforcing rules regarding safety.
16. Performs other related duties as required.
Qualifications
A. Education, Training and Experience
Diploma in Community Social Services or health related program, such as Human Services, Mental Health, Life Skills & Career Development, or Practical Nursing; Two (2) years recent, related experience;  Recognised post basic education related to mental illness and addiction, such as Counseling Skills training; knowledge of applicable legislation, such as the Mental Health Act and the Guardianship Act; knowledge of available programs, their interrelationships, and their function in delivering care in the community; and Knowledge of the local labour market; or An equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Current Level "C" Basic Life Saving Certificate.  Food Safe certificate.  Valid BC Driver's License
B. Skills and Abilities
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain rapport with clients.
  • Deal with others effectively.
  • Prioritize and organize client demands made and care needs.
  • Analyze and resolve problems.
  • Teach life skills.
  • Sound judgment and good observation skills.
  • Work independently, demonstrating initiative, with limited supervision.
  • Work cooperatively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Promote positive change and independence.
  • Physically carry out the duties of the position.
  • Operate related equipment, including a computer.



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