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

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

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.

Anti-Violence Activist

Anti-Violence Activist
Job Posted: Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Closing Date: Monday, 9 March 2015
 
(in 31 days)
Vancouver Rape Relief & Women's Shelter
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)
Hiring anti violence activist to join us in the women’s movement
(Full-time 1-year contract)
Position will remain open until filled.
 
Have you ever organized an event, project, protest, social media campaign, teach-in, presentation, petition, or campaign that demanded social justice, particularly for women? Ever been told you are too opinionated, expect too much? Are too impatient for change? Have you seen how you can achieve more by working in a group of like-minded activists? If you are ready to bring your life experience, creativity and drive to the women’s movement, we want to hear from you!
 
We are looking for energetic women who are not afraid to mop the floor, sit with a woman through a pelvic exam or stand with her as she advocates for herself with a police officer, sometimes all in the same day! You will do a combination of work required to operate a 24-hour rape crisis centre and a shelter for battered women and their children.
 
We are a feminist organization run by a collective. We aim to end violence against women and are active in the international women’s liberation movement. In addition to running a rape crisis centre and shelter we provide support, education and actions groups; recruit and train volunteers; fundraise and initiate public awareness and discussion about sexist violence. You will adapt quickly to this unique job situation that will require your best empathy skills, thinking and determination to be someone that makes a difference! You will be challenged and supported to think and act effectively for an end to male violence and help achieve women’s equality.
 
Please visit us online for more information at www.rapereliefshelter.bc.ca.
 
You will contribute your special skills to the fight to end violence against women:
  • Ability to think and speak independently and apply your knowledge effectively.
  • Project or event planning and promotion
  • Ability to organize members of your community to campaigns in progress
  • Budgeting and fundraising
  • Ability to get informed about social services, community services, and current events
  • You will have an informed opinion on key factors affecting women’s equality
  • Willing to assist your co-workers (volunteer and paid) to do their best in our collective efforts to stop male violence against women.
Credentials will only be valued as much as work and life experience.
 
We are especially, but not only, interested in applications from First Nations women, working class women, women of colour and lesbian women.
 
Apply by email with your resume and cover letter to us at info@rapereliefshelter.bc.ca.
 
We thank those who send in resumes. Please be advised that we will only be able to contact those applicants we
choose for short listing. Position will remain open until filled.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please send your cover letter and resume via email.
Contact Details:
Vancouver Rape Relief & Women's Shelter
c/o P.O. Box 21562
1424 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC, V5L 5G2

E-mail: info@rapereliefshelter.bc.ca
www:   www.rapereliefshelter.bc.ca

Summer Camp Coordinator - March 30

Summer Camp Coordinator - Camp Potlatch
Job Posted: Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Closing Date: Monday, 30 March 2015
 
(in 7 days)
Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Vancouver, BC Salary: upon hired
Summary of Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director of Camp and Facilities, the Summer Camp Coordinator is responsible for a range of responsibilities that include services, administration, human resource functions, and program delivery associated with the summer camp operations at Camp Potlatch.
 
JOB DUTIES
  • Oversees the day-to-day operation of the summer camp program.
  • Supports the Camp Manager with the day-to-day operation of the Outdoor Centre.
  • Ensures that Boys and Girls Club’s program standards, guidelines and policies are followed, and that the programs align with BGC’s mission, vision, values, and strategic direction.
  • Ensures the BC Camping Association Standards are upheld.
  • Ensures that the physical, emotional, social, safety, well-being, first aid, and nutritional needs of campers are met within Boys and Girls Club standards, guidelines, and policies.
  • Provides behaviour management techniques and other best practices as outlined in the training segments.
  • Assists with administration, budgeting, quality assurance, and program evaluation.
  • Provides day-to-day leadership to the staff team, and deliver direct program delivery as necessary.
  • Other related duties as required.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Clean Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector).
  • An undergraduate degree or diploma in a related field, preferably in recreation, social services, or child and youth care.
  • A minimum of two years working in a senior leadership role(s) at an accredited summer camp or other large child and youth-serving recreation sector program.
  • Provincial/Nationally recognized certifications in swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and rock climbing (Challenge Course).
  • A Class IV driver’s license (process must be initiated within 30 days and obtained within 3 months of start date).
  • Standard First Aid and CPR level C.
  • Occupational First Aid Level III (must be obtained within 6 months).
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) training (must be obtained within 3 months).
  • Participate in BGC’s Put the Child First training.
  • Experience supervising, training, evaluating, and recognizing volunteers.
  • Demonstrated teamwork, leadership, and supervisory skills with the ability to problem solve and find resolutions to issues/conflict.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Advanced computer and data management experience, with working knowledge of MS Office and computerized registration systems.
  • Superior organizational, problem solving, and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently under pressure and remain focused within a constantly changing work environment.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as well as living on site for the duration of the Camp program (May – October).
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
By email a resume and cover letter
Contact Details:
Camp Potlatch Hiring Committee
camp@bgcbc.ca

Mental Health Worker - April 1

Mental Health Workers - Casual
Job Posted: Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Closing Date: Wednesday, 1 April 2015
 
(in 9 days)
Stepping Stone Community Services Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Langley Salary: $20.00 - $21.42 per hour
For Enhanced Supported 24/7 Housing Program, Langley, BC
 
Stepping Stone Community Services Society is currently seeking one part-time staff  for Saturday and Sunday (7am to 3pm)  and casual staff that are available to work during the day (7am to 3pm), afternoons (3pm to 11pm) and overnight (11pm to 7am). These shifts may include weekdays and weekends.  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. Proficient computer skills. Current First Aid/CPR. Criminal Record check required. Salary $20.00 - $21.42 per hour dependent on experience. 
 
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: April 1, 2015
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please send cover letter and resume to Janet Burden, Executive Director by email or fax.
Contact Details:
Email: jobpostings@sscss.org
Fax: 604-530-3811

Program Assistant - April 1

Program Assistant
Job Posted: Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Closing Date: Wednesday, 1 April 2015
 
(in 9 days)
Pacific Community Resources
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Surrey, BC Salary: $18.50 - $20.99 per hour plus a competitive benefits package including pension.
Pacific Community Resources Society requires a full-time experienced program assistant to support the staff at the Work BC Fleetwood/Guildford Employment Services Centre. 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. The program assistant 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, attention to detail and an individual who is comfortable with frequent changes in priorities based upon the needs of the centre.

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.

Desired qualifications include strong comprehension of all Microsoft Office programs and database systems including MS Word, Excel, and various web-based applications. The Program Assistant would work collaboratively with a team as well as independently.

Required:
  • A Criminal Record Check
  • Current First Aid Certificate
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please reference “Program Assistant - FGESC” in all correspondence.
Contact Details:
Send Resume and Cover Letter to: Attention: Leslie Martin, Centre Coordinator
Email to: resumes-ecs@pcrs.ca

Please reference “Program Assistant - FGESC” in all correspondence.
www:   www.pcrs.ca

Mental Health Advocate - April 5

Mental Health Advocate
Job Posted: Saturday, 28 February 2015
Closing Date: Sunday, 5 April 2015
 
(in 13 days)
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)
 
Mental Health Advocate
Internal/External Posting (Full-Time, Permanent,  Union Position:  BCGEU)
 
The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) is a drop-in centre and emergency night shelter offering a wide variety of services and programs to a diverse community of women and children living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver
 
The Mental Health Advocate is responsible for providing advocacy and assisted referral services to women with mental health concerns who live and/or work in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver primarily in the areas of BC Benefits and income assistance, Residential Tenancy, Housing, and the Ministry for Children and Families.  Reporting directly to the Associate Director, the Mental Health Advocate will work in collaboration with other DEWC staff to promote integrated services to women.  She will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.
  
Primary Responsibilities
 
Advocacy:  Provides information, referral, accompaniment, and advocacy to women in the areas of Income Assistance, Residential Tenancy, Housing, and Ministry for Children and Families.  Supports women to obtain housing including emergency housing.
 
General Advocacy:  Advocates for reform on behalf of women living in the downtown eastside by making submissions to government and other agencies.  Participate in political lobbying efforts concerning relevant issues such as poverty, housing, welfare, and MCFD.
 
Referral:  Assist women through the referral process to internal and external services such as counseling, victim’s assistance, housing, legal aid, education, etc. to ensure a successful transfer of service.
 
Outreach and Liaison:  Develops and maintains links with other community agencies that work in the areas of women, poverty, and housing by attending relevant meetings and community events.
 
Education and Programming:  Develops and facilitates educational workshops and programming related to advocacy issues.
 
Resources and Administration:  Develops and maintains resource files on related advocacy issues.  Maintain statistics and activity reports as per the funders reporting requirements. Submit quarterly activity reports to management team.
 
 
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum 5 years related experience working with low-income women, at least 2 years in a women serving or inner city drop-in environment
     
  • Must have a strong working knowledge and analysis of the issues impacting women in the DTES, including violence against women, mental health, homelessness, and addictions
     
  • Candidate must work from strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework
     
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of and ability to interpret the BC Benefits Act & Regulations & Residential Tenancy Act and the Child Family and Community Services Act
     
  • Excellent writing and research skills including the ability to write tribunal/arbitration submissions
     
  • Understanding of and practices a trauma informed care response when working with women
     
  • Efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving abilities
     
  • Demonstrated computer and IT aptitude
     
  • Experience providing outreach and accompaniment
     
  • Skilled in program facilitation and development as well as working in partnerships with allied service providers
     
  • Strong conflict resolution skills and practice
     
  • Demonstrated crises intervention training and experience
     
  • Experience providing assisted referral as well as familiarity with support services, agencies and community resources in the Downtown Eastside
     
  • Excellent communication skills required, including the ability to work in a respectful and cooperative manner with co-workers, and centre members
     
  • Ability to work within a chaotic environment and with a diverse community of women
     
  • A First Aid certificate is required
     
  • Candidate must undergo a criminal record check
     
  • Women with addiction issues need to be at least 2 years clean and sober
 
Aboriginal Women and Women of Colour are Strongly Encouraged to Apply
 
 
                                   
 
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please submit resume with covering letter via email or mail by 5:00 pm on April 5, 2015
**No Phone Calls or Enquiry Emails Please**
Contact Details:
Attn: Mental Health Advocacy Hiring Committee
Fax: (604) 681-8470
Email: hr@dewc.ca
www:   www.dewc.ca

Caseworker - March 30

Caseworker
Job Posted: Monday, 16 March 2015
Closing Date: Monday, 30 March 2015
 
(in 7 days)
Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $21/hr
Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland (www.bigsisters.bc.ca) is a non-profit society committed to enhancing the confidence, self-esteem and well-being of girls. We are proud to offer our employees a supportive and positive working environment, and our commitment to work/life balance.  As an organization that is seen as a leader in mentoring, we look for employees who are committed to our mission and passionate about mentoring for at-risk girls.
 
We are seeking a mature and positive person with strong case management skills, for a permanent position as a Caseworker. This will be a full time (5 days/week) position primarily for our Big Sisters Program. In this role, you will make and monitor matches between volunteer mentors and girls (ages 7-17) to ensure that safe and healthy mentoring relationships take place.  You will provide support to the girls, volunteers and families involved in the programs so each match can work towards helping the girl achieve her goals and boost her self-esteem.

 
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Maintain ongoing contact with the volunteer, child and parent to ensure a supportive and healthy relationship where the child’s safety is upheld;
  • Provide support, counselling and referrals to other agencies/services as needed to the matches;
  • Recruit volunteer mentors and perform one-to-one screening of potential volunteers;
  • Conduct screening interviews with Little Sisters and parents/guardians;
  • Deliver child safety training to girls and their parents/guardians;
  • Match volunteers with Little Sisters;
  • Facilitate volunteer training sessions and workshops, as required;
  • Maintain accurate confidential records and file maintenance;
  • Keep accurate caseload statistics to provide monthly reports;
  • Monitor service delivery and ensure that program standards are met ;
  • Act as a resource on educational and social issues and resources to meet the needs of your caseload;
  • Provide administrative program support as required.
 
THE CANDIDATE
  • You have at minimum (required) a two-year post-secondary diploma in a related field (eg. Education, Psychology, Social Work, Counselling, Child & Youth Care);
  • You have a valid driver’s license and access to a car for out-of-office appointments (required);
  • You have 1 to 3 years direct program delivery experience working with children and families;
  • You are a well-organized, mature, self-starter with the ability to work independently and in a team;
  • You have a flexible schedule, with the ability to work some evenings;
  • You have experience working with a culturally diverse client/volunteer base;
  • You are knowledgeable about child and adolescent development;
  • You are skilled at motivating and supporting volunteers;
  • You are skilled at facilitation, interviewing and training;
  • You are computer literate in Microsoft Office and Outlook;
  • Experience working with a case management database is an asset;
  • Second language an asset;
  • You are motivated by our mission to increase the confidence and self-esteem of girls in the Lower Mainland.
 
 
THE POSITION:
 
This is a full-time (37.5 hrs/week), permanent position. The hourly rate is $21.00. Some evening and weekend work will be required. Anticipated start date is April, 2015.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please confirm your interest by submitting your resume and cover letter by Monday, March 30th, 2015 by 4pm.
Contact Details:
Big Sisters Program Manager
Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland
34 East 12th
Vancouver, BC, V5T 2G5

Tel: 604-873-4525604-873-4525
E-mail: cmulhern@bigsisters.bc.ca
www:   www.bigsisters.bc.ca
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Victim Services Case Worker

RCMP SUPPORT SERVICES - CAREERS
The City of Surrey is a place of innovative transformation and accelerated growth—where the future is limitless and possibilities are endless. If you are excited about helping build the city of tomorrow—and you share our values of integrity, service, teamwork, innovation and community—join us, today.

Working in partnership with the largest municipal RCMP detachment in Canada, we provide services to the half a million residents of the city from our main office on 57th Avenue and from our five district offices. We work closely with the community on crime prevention initiatives, as well as provide support and advice to those who have been affected by crime.
Victim Services Case Worker
The City of Surrey's RCMP Surrey Detachment currently has an opportunity for a Victim Services Caseworker. The successful applicant will provide direct emergency crisis support to victims and witnesses of crime and other trauma along with ongoing emotional support, information and practical assistance. You will also provide and assist clients with referrals to community or government agencies, arrange emergency transition housing, accompany victims to the hospital and assist RCMP Members with next-of-kin notifications and hospital identifications.

The successful candidate will have completed grade 12 supplemented by a post-secondary diploma or degree in a related field plus a minimum of one year's related experience OR completion of several related post secondary courses plus 3 years directly related experience. A valid BC driver’s license with a safe driving history is required.

This position requires successful candidates to obtain and maintain the RCMP Reliability Security Clearance throughout their employment with the RCMP Surrey Detachment
We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent opportunities to advance.

To apply online, visit www.surreycareers.ca

Youth Worker - April 5

Urban Native Youth Association
Training the Leaders of Tomorrow

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Aboriginal Safehouse Youth Worker - Full Time

UNYA has an employment opportunity for a full time Youth Worker with our Aboriginal Safehouse Program (ASH). ASH Youth Workers are responsible for implementing the day-to-day operations of the Aboriginal Safehouse. They help 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 Program Manager and ASH Assistant Manager. The hours for this position will be Sunday -- Thursday overnights (12am -- 8am).

Qualifications and Conditions:
1. Must possess a degree in Social Work, diploma in Child & Youth Care, or post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline, and/or a combination of relevant education & experience working with Aboriginal youth in a residential setting.
2. Demonstrated experience establishing rapport and working effectively with Native youth, and youth who are homeless and street-involved.
3. Must have experience advocating with service providers (i.e. MCFD) for youth who should be receiving additional support.
4. 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.
5. Must demonstrate a good working knowledge of community resources in Vancouver, particularly youth & Aboriginal-specific resources.
6. Demonstrated self-initiative, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
7. Will have the ability to identify with the mandate, policies and procedures of the organization.
8. Must possess a strong working knowledge of computer systems and programs.
9. Must have strong written and oral communications skills, including the ability to compile accurate records and prepare reports.
10. First Aid and FoodSafe certification are assets; must be willing to obtain certification if provided the opportunity.
11. Must have a personal support system and self care plan in place.
12. Must have a Criminal Record Check completed by and satisfactory to UNYA.
13. Given the needs of youth accessing our services, 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 for youth residing in the Safehouse.
2. Maintain the day-to-day operation of the house, including meal preparation, cleaning, and maintenance.
3. Consult with youth, the Safehouse Manager & Assistant Manager, 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. Educate youth with regard to safe health practices.
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. Attend and positively participate in staff meetings as required, including FUNYA.
10. 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.
11. As required, actively promote and participate in fundraising activities for program development.
12. 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.
13. 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 cover letter 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: April 5, 2015.

UNYA accepts complete applications for advertised positions, only. You must state clearly on your cover letter which position you are applying for. All applications must be sent in electronic form, to the email address specified on the posting. Hard copies and unsolicited applications / resumes will not be reviewed, but immediately destroyed.

Youth Worker - April 13

YOUTH WORKER-Safe House program
This is a two year term position, starting April 20, 2015 and ending April 15, 2017.  This is a 40 hours per week position, (Monday- Friday, 4pm-Midnight) and reports to the Program Manager of Safehouse and Training.  This position is located at our undisclosed Safehouse location. Safe House is a voluntary co-ed residential program for at-risk youth aged 16 – 18 years who are in need of a safe place to stay.  The program encourages youth to develop goals and links to appropriate services to address their needs. Safehouse accepts intakes 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and it serves youth from all over the Lower Mainland.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
This position works in a team of two staff members and provides care and support for youth in the program. They have regular communication with the youth and are responsible for creating a safe and welcoming environment for all youth. This position will assist the Program Manager in the training and the supervision of hourly staff, practicum students and program volunteers. 

DUTIES:
  • Create rapport and trusting, non-judgmental relationships with youth in Safehouse.
  • Create and monitor individual service plan for youth in collaboration with the youth, connected resources and colleagues.
  • 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.
  • Recruit, train and supervise practicum students, program volunteers and hourly staff in collaboration with the Program Manager.
  • Monitor petty cash float and maintain accurate financial records.
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, supervision sessions and performance evaluation process.
  • Adhere to all program and agency policies and procedures.   

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:   
  • Completion of a post-secondary degree or diploma in Social Work or the Social Sciences and /or 5 years of related experience.
  • Current First Aid and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certificates.  
  • Knowledge of issues/needs of high risk and/or street involved youth including harm reduction and low barrier resources.
  • Professional verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience assisting at- risk youth in crisis.

RESUMES TO:    
Larisa Hanssen, Program Manager of Safehouse and Training
Email: lhanssen@fsgv.ca
 
PAY GRADE:       
7, Step 1($3637.00) and benefits
 
START DATE:     
April 20, 2015                                 
 
CLOSING DATE:   
April 13, 2015
 



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