Career Services Job Board

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

Job Search Resources

Life Skills Facilitor - Open til filled

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

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

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

Closing Date: Until Position Filled

Youth Worker - open til filled

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


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

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

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

Employment Program Coordinator - until filled

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

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

Closing Date: Until Position Filled

Youth Worker (relief) - until filled

Urban Native Youth Association
Training the Leaders of Tomorrow


Aboriginal Safehouse Youth Workers - Relief

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

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

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

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

Activity Leader - until filled

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intake worker - Jan 7

Intake Worker, Seniors Abuse and Information Line
Job Posted: Friday, 12 December 2014
Closing Date: Wednesday, 7 January 2015
(in 21 days)
BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $20-$23/hour, depending on skills and experience
Intake Worker, Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL)
- Part-time Position Available -
The BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support (BCCEAS) is a non-profit organization leading the way in elder abuse awareness, prevention and response. BCCEAS provides public education as well as direct services through the Elder Law Clinic, Legal Advocacy Program, Victim Services Program and the Seniors Abuse and Information Line (“SAIL”).  Callers to SAIL receive information, support and referrals.
SAIL is a toll free provincial telephone helpline. It is a safe place for older adults, and those who care about them, to talk to someone about situations where they feel they are being abused or mistreated, or to receive information about elder awareness prevention. We are looking for an Intake Person to join our team, responding to callers to the SAIL line.
The Intake Worker is responsible for responding to calls to the Seniors Abuse and Information Line. S/he provides callers with information, emotional support and referrals to our legal and victim services programs and to external resources, as required.  
        ·          Assess needs of callers.
        ·          Provide information on elder abuse prevention, identification and response, including referrals to the          
BCCEAS Elder Law Clinic, Legal Advocacy Program and Victim Services Program, and community, government, justice, health and other resources.
        ·          Learn about the resources as provided on our database, the internet and other sources.
        ·          Initiate follows-ups and assisted referrals. 
        ·          Document calls in the SAIL database.
  • A Diploma or Degree in Social Services or Social Work or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in providing information and referrals to callers or clients.
  • Experience and training related to interviewing and assessing client needs, analyzing complex situations and researching relevant information to support clients.
  • Preferably knowledge of issues affecting seniors, including community resources, government agencies, provincial and federal legislation relating to seniors, abuse and neglect of older adults.
  • Fluency in English language, verbally and in writing. Knowledge of a second language an advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills on the phone, in writing and in person.
  • Empathy and confidence in supporting older adults, able to remain calm under pressure and demonstrate diplomacy and tact.
  • Excellent references from previous employment.
  • Competency working in Microsoft Office programs. Experience with data entry an asset.
SAIL operates 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, 7 days a week except holidays. The Intake Worker must be available primarily for weekend and evening shifts, working from home. BCCEAS will provide equipment and set up so that the Intake Worker can take calls at home. Occasional weekday availability to come in to the office for a few hours a month to attend staff meetings.   
Hours per week: Approximately 12-18 hours plus occasional hours for relief work as needed.
Location:Intake Worker’s home office, and downtown Vancouver
Start date: Late January or 1 February 2015
Salary: $20-$23/hour, depending on skills and experience
Criminal Records check required.
Please send cover letter and resume by email or Fax with “SAIL Intake Worker” in the subject line before 4:00pm, January 7, 2015 to:
B.C. Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support
Fax: 604.437.1929
We wish to acknowledge all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on
Please send cover letter and resume by email or Fax with “SAIL Intake Worker” in the subject line before 4:00pm, January 7, 2015. We wish to acknowledge all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
Contact Details:
Fax: 604-437-1929

On Call Response - Jan 16

On Call Emergency Mobile Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Response Workers
Surrey Women’s Centre is CHANGING THE DEFINITION OF VICTIM by providing a wide range of Crisis, Court and Counselling services to women and girls who experience domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and other forms of family violence. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to ensure that women and girls have the support they need when they need it.
The Surrey Women’s Centre operates the Surrey Mobile Assault Response Team (SMART) in partnership with Fraser Health and VictimLINK BC.  SMART provides a 24-hour crisis response service for survivors of recent physical and sexual assault. Emergency Response Workers provide in-person and telephone support, including accompaniment, to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault accessing hospitals across the Fraser Health region.
Successful candidates MUST have a vehicle for business and be able to respond to either Surrey Memorial Hospital or Abbotsford Regional Hospital within 30 -45 minutes, during the day or evening.
  • Respond to all accompaniment requests within 30 to 45 minutes
  • Provide confidential services that reflect the SMART service model. Services include but are not limited to crisis intervention, risk assessment and safety planning, emotional support and practical assistance to survivors of physical and sexual assault
  • Provide information about, accompany and facilitate access to, hospital for urgent medical treatment and the collection of forensic evidence.
  • Model and advocate trauma-informed care for all survivors of gender-based violence
  • Provide information about the legal system including reporting options, rights and remedies; facilitate alternative reporting options for women and girls including Third Party and Bad Date Reporting
  • Facilitate access to police, transition homes and other emergency resources as required
  • Identify, document and address barriers which may limit access to emergency resources across the Fraser Health region
  • Maintain effective working relationships with all team members
  • Liaise and work cooperatively with hospital personnel, police, victim services and other agencies to meet the need of women and girls; ensuring the coordination of supports and services
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and experience working with feminist, trauma-informed and harm reduction models of intervention.
  • A combination of education, training and experience providing crisis support to survivors of gender-based violence
  • Experience providing crisis intervention including risk assessments and safety planning, emotional support and practical assistance to survivors of violence.
  • Ability to work with diverse clientele including marginalized women and girls who experience multiple barriers (eg youth, sex workers and Aboriginal women and girls).
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, advocacy and conflict resolution skills.
  • Understanding of the laws and policies that impact the experiences of women and girls that disclose gender-based violence
  • Applicants must have a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Criminal records check and Driver’s abstract required.
  • Successful applicants will have flexible availability.  Shifts are scheduled on a 24-hour clock.  Day, evening and weekend availablity is required.
Please e-mail your applications to

Victim Support Worker - Jan 15

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. The program is hiring for 2 positions one being Punjabi speaking.
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.
  • Provide accompainment and/or transportation to RCMP, Crown Counsel, court and related medical appointments.
Please e-mail your application to: 

Mental Health Worker - Dec 31

Community Mental Health Worker
Posting Number:                  Numerous
Residential/Enhanced housing/Youth/Co-occuring Disorder
20.72 – 22.49/hour
Permanent (with benefits) and/or Casual positions
Job Summary: The Community Mental Health Worker is responsible for the delivery of psycho-social focussed support services by engaging the clients in their recovery process and planning through daily life skills.
Required Qualifications: Equivalent combination of post-secondary education and experience in an applied Human/Social Service field and two years in a mental health setting including community work experience; Valid BC Drivers License with access to a vehicle; and various other pre-requisities.
Submit Applications To:          
Human Resources Coordinator - Re: Job Posting # Numerous
Coast FoundationSociety (1974)
293 East 11th Avenue,Vancouver,BCV5T 2C4
Visit the website at:
All Applicants must submit a current resume and cover letter. 

Program Coordinator - Jan 2

Residential Program Coordinator - 2 residential programs in Tri-Cities area
Job Posted: Friday, 12 December 2014
Closing Date: Friday, 2 January 2015
(in 16 days)
Fraserside Community Services Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Tri-Cities area Salary: $23.48 per hour (Grid Level 14)
Fraserside Community Services Society invites applications for the following position: 
Job Title:                RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR (2 residential programs in Tri-Cities area)
Program:                Community Living Residential Programs      
Classification:        Grid Level 14 - Residence Coordinator        
Rate of Pay:            $23.48 (0-2000 hrs) and increments in accordance with the terms of the Collective Agreement
The chosen candidate will be responsible for: person centered service coordination and staff leadership of licensed residential programs; working as a contributing team member to provide leadership in Community Living Services; developing appropriate opportunities for residents within the community and develop and maintain positive rapport with families, support networks and the community in general; oversight of all day to day aspects of the residential programs including individual support, planning, training and activities, staff recruitment, staff supervision, participation in the ‘on call’ procedures, program evaluation, budgeting and professional and community liaison.
  • Minimum Post Secondary Education in human service field and three years experience working with people with a developmental disability and training and/or experience in staff supervision or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Sound working knowledge of theory, principles and practices in community living, residential programs for persons with a developmental disability and strong community living values
  • Experience in individual planning and promoting home and community involvement
  • Ability to function efficiently under pressure and manage multiple concurrent demands
  • Knowledge of needs of an aging population, including best practices in personal care, administration of medications and menu planning
  • Knowledge of the Quality of Life framework an asset
  • Augmentative communication training preferred
  • Valid First Aid/CPR, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certification; Mandt System Training an asset
  • TB skin test in past two years, medical certificate of health and immunization record
  • Successful Person in Charge Application with Community Care Licensing is required
  • Class 4 BC Unrestricted Driver’s License; Reliable personal vehicle with business insurance and $3,000,000 third-party legal liability insurance required
  • Working knowledge of Windows operating system and MS Word; familiarity with an electronic case management system is preferred
  • Successful Criminal Record Check
HOURS OF WORK:  40 hours per week - Supervisor works a flex-time schedule and provides direct shift and on site coverage according to program and departmental needs as authorized by the employer.
This position is open to male and female applicants except where bona fide occupational requirements prevent it.  This position requires union membership. 
Applicants are requested to submit a resume, quote posting number, provide an E-mail address and telephone number, and include qualifications, experience and any other information that may assist the Society in arriving at a hiring decision.
E-mail applications to  
DATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POSTED:                                December 11, 2014
DATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CLOSED:                                January 2, 2015
Fraserside is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest in Fraserside. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on
E-mail applications
Contact Details:
Human Resources
Fraserside Community Services Society

Youth Worker - Dec 31

OCW-120814 On-Call Child and Youth Activities Worker
Job Posted: Monday, 8 December 2014
Closing Date: Wednesday, 31 December 2014
(in 14 days)
Richmond Youth Service Agency
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Richmond Salary: (not entered)
Certificate or Diploma in Youth Work, relevant education and or a combination of education and work experience will be considered. A knowledge of at risk youth issues, youth engagement practices and community resources and supports.  6 months experience working with children and youth.  First Aid and Food Safe Certification.

General Skills and Abilities
The Youth Activities Worker must possess the following:
? well developed interpersonal, conflict resolution, oral and written communication skills;
? a demonstrated ability to teach skills and work effectively with others;
? good organization, time and general management skills;
? experience facilitating groups of children and youth;
? an ability to work in a stressful environment often dealing with crisis situations;
? a working knowledge of youth issues, learning supports, activities and resources;
? an understanding of asset building; and
? an ability to work as part of an effective team with other program staff and community professionals.

NOTE: Statements included in these guidelines are intended to reflect in general the duties and responsibilities of this classification and are not to be interpreted as being all inclusive.
Report to: Program Supervisor/Manager
Subordinate Staff: Volunteers
Other Internal Contacts: all other RYSA staff
External Contacts: School Staff of the Richmond School District, RCMP, Parents and Caregivers

Summary Statement
The On-Call Child and Youth Activity Worker will work with a diverse group of children and youth to create opportunities for learning, recreation, community involvement and skill development. In all activities the worker strives to develop assets in participants and in the community. Overall the worker will engage children and youth, support them towards school success and attachment, develop life skills, increase community connections, help them overcome barriers
towards their personal and learning goals.

A.     Individual Group and Client Support
  • Plans, organizes, implements and evaluates group-based recreational, social and educational activities
  • Encourages and facilitates participation in activities; provides guidance and instruction
  • Monitors and manages individual and group behaviour
  • Reports problems to supervisor
  • Provides skill-building to participants such as social skills; models appropriate behaviour
  • Ensures safety of participants
  • Responds to emergencies in accordance with established policies and guidelines
  • Maintains related records and statistics and produces reports as required
  • Liaises with participants’ families, teachers and other professionals
  • Prepares snacks according to food safe standards
  • Performs other related duties as required
B.      Community Liaison
  • Supports volunteers involved in the program and activities towards success
  • Maintains awareness of community resources and supports
  • Develops and supports relationships with school staff
C.      Administrative/Miscellaneous
  • Provides supervision of children and youthduring activities
  • Supports supervisor in development of reports and statistics to RYSA and funders as required
  • Maintains adequate client data
  • Supports volunteers involved in the program
  • Seeks supervision from supervisor on regular basis
  • Subscribes and adheres to ethical principles of service as outlined in the code of ethics of the Child and Youth Care Association of BC

Additional Information
This position requires working with at risk youth towards personal and school success. The program includes the use of volunteers in achievement of program and client outcomes. At risk youth are those who are identified as experiencing
emotional, behavioral, familial and/or cultural issues which impair their ability to function successfully in a variety of environments. Position hours will include evening work in order to meet client needs. The work is conducted using an outreach approach and involves a thorough knowledge of the community. Staff are expected to practice in a culturally sensitive manner.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on
Quote Competition OCW-120814 in the subject line and email your cover letter and resume in one pdf file to
Contact Details:

No phone calls please.

Mental Health Worker - Dec 31

Casual Mental Health Worker
Job Posted: Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Closing Date: Wednesday, 31 December 2014
(in 14 days)
MPA Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Negotiable / Flexible
Location: Vancouver Salary: $18.95 - $20.72
Why Work for MPA
MPA Society is an award-winning non-profit service agency that has supported people living with mental illness for over 40 years. Created on the principle of self-empowerment, our programs promote the dignity and well-being of people with mental illness by inspiring hope and supporting their recovery.
MPA Society operates over 30 social, vocational, recreational, advocacy and housing programs that support people in their own communities. For those individuals who join our team, we offer a dynamic working environment, competitive wages and benefits, as well as an opportunity to grow professionally with the organization, while applying your abilities and values in a meaningful way for those we support.
POSITION: Mental Health Worker
MPA Resource Centre
HEU – MPA Certification
$18.39 – $20.11
Applicants must be available to accept casual shifts for blocks of work as well as weekends.
MPA Resource Centre employees must be committed to the mission, philosophy, values and beliefs of MPA Society. This commitment includes an understanding, acceptance and practice of the principles of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and harm reduction strategies as well as an understanding of the determinants of health.
Under the direction of the Manager, the MHW works independently and as part of a larger team to deliver social/recreational, work, and volunteer programs as well as the delivery of the support and advocacy services. Advocates on behalf of our members to secure shelter, food, healthcare and economic benefits.
1. Monitors and ensures the safety of clients and the facility by performing duties such as screening telephone calls and visitors, ensuring the rules of the Resource Centre are upheld and ensuring that those in attendance qualify for program participation.
2. Implements and participates in the delivery of life skills, recreational and/or social activities designed to meet the needs of members, providing demonstrations as required. Adapts and modifies established activities to meet the special needs of members. Accompanies clients on outings such as appointments and leisure activities.
3. Promotes client participation in activities, and provides feedback regarding the performance and progress of members
4. Observes members and their environments.
5. Receives member feedback, inquiries, and complaints and reports to the Program Manager and responds as required.
6. Engages clients, gathers background information, determines clients’ suitability for the program, and makes referrals to other programs and services in collaboration with the Program Manager.
7. Assists individuals to obtain shelter, economic assistance, health services, clothing and employment by performing such duties as advocacy, facilitating placement in programs and assisting clients to be job ready, and identifying community resources to meet member needs.
8. Assists members in maintaining an effective liaison with their support networks.
9. Provides support on life skills and health maintenance, including symptom management, support, coping skills, and money management skills.
10. Engages with clients, identifies and assesses potential emergency crisis situations, and develops short-term strategies to deal with such situations.
11. Implements, when necessary, crisis management techniques, while accessing other agencies or professionals to provide appropriate support services.
12. Works with members, peers, supervisors, and other agencies and professionals in the community in a cooperative and professional manner.
13. Completes and maintains related records and documentation such as incident reports, daily logs and other documentation as required. Fulfils administrative duties including petty cash, purchasing of supplies within budgetary guidelines, etc. Maintains an inventory of equipment, tools, and material related to activities and procedures.
14. Undertakes meal preparation responsibilities including food preparation, cooking and clean up by following menus, safe food handling and sanitary protocols. Maintains an inventory of supplies and identifies items for purchasing.
15. Has the physical capability of lifting 40 lbs of weight.
16. Performs cleaning and light maintenance duties.
17. May be asked to supervise students and volunteers.
18. Performs other related duties as assigned.
1. Baccalaureate in Behavioural Sciences or a Diploma in Mental Health and two years recent related working experience in mental health or an acceptable combination of formal education and experience.
2. Understanding, knowledge and ability to implement Psychosocial Rehabilitation principles and the ability and willingness to work within its philosophy; concurrent disorders and the Harm Reduction Model of Recovery.
3. Knowledge of resources and collateral services available to our members that will assist them in all areas of their lives. This includes but is not limited to medical, economic, housing, social recreation, and vocational.
4. Abilities to operate related equipment.
5. Ability to carry out the physical demands of the position.
6. Certificates in CPR, First Aid, Food Safe and Class 5 unrestricted BC Driver Licence.
7. Must possess a certificate in Non Violent Crisis Intervention
1. A working understanding of resources and collateral services available to our members that assist their medical, economic, housing, social, recreation and vocational needs.
2. Ability to operate related equipment.
3. Ability to organize, prioritize and problem solve.
4. Ability to establish and maintain rapport with members.
5. Ability to observe and recognize changes in members.
6. A good understanding of the issues facing persons with a psychiatric disability.
7. Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
8. Ability and willingness to cook for a large number of individuals using limited resources.
9. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team
How to Apply:
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All applicants please send your cover letters and resumes to quoting job # RC - CAS. Please note only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.
Contact Details:
Jennifer Llewellyn
MPA Society
122 Powell Street
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1G1

Counsellor - Dec 22

Children Who Witness Abuse Counsellor - Children Who Witness Abuse Program
Job Posted: Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Closing Date: Monday, 22 December 2014
(in 5 days)
Options Community Services Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Surrey Salary: Competitive wage
Temporary Full-time – 35 hours/week until September 21, 2015
This position requires union membership. Compensation in accordance with Appendix A of the BCGEU Collective Agreement (Paraprofessional Grid 13)
Options Community Services Society requires a temporary full-time Children Who Witness Abuse Counsellor to work five days a week providing psycho-educational group and individual counseling to children and youth who have been exposed to domestic abuse and/or violence, and support to the non-offending parents/caregivers. This position may require work outside normal office hours.

  • Provide age appropriate support groups using a psycho-educational approach to working with children and youth, addressing emotional, social, behavioural, and psychological issues arising from exposure to domestic violence and abuse
  • Identify the impact of witnessing abuse on individual children and develop an effective counselling plan to address identified client needs
  • Provide parents with support groups and individual counselling sessions where resources permit
  • Deliver prevention activities in schools

Job Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with community resources and excellent advocacy skills
  • Must be sensitive to, and respectful of, cultural and lifestyle diversity
  • Demonstrated competency in preparing statistical reports, writing case session notes, maintaining client file documentation, and completing statistical, quarterly, and annual program and funder reports that meet accreditation and agency standards. Information recorded must be objective, accurate, concise, and timely
  • Must have highly developed self-care, time management, and organizational skills, which are critical in this fast paced and demanding work environment
  • Be able to work independently, set priorities, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Substantiated effectiveness in fostering a collaborative, positive, respectful, and supportive team environment
  • Equitably, cooperatively, and effectively share program workload with other staff
  • Provide on-going evaluation and assessment of the program and its services with the goal of improving and maintaining a quality service.
Education, Training, and Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree in an appropriate discipline and/or a combination of relevant training, education and experience. 
  • Preferred Level I and Level II Certificate for Children Who Witness Abuse Counsellor Training
  • Extensive experience facilitating CWWA psycho-educational groups for children and youth who have experienced domestic abuse/violence.
  • Thoroughly understands the effects of relationship violence on children and youth, the dynamics of violence against women in relationships, and the intergenerational cycle of abuse.
  • Adhere to the policies, procedures, and standards of Options Community Services, as established in policy and program manuals, the job description, written memos, and verbal agreements
  • Fluent with relevant policies, procedures and legislation.
  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal record search
  • Valid BC Class 5 License and permanent use of a reliable vehicle.
  • Current First Aid/CPR Certificate
  • Computer literacy skills essential
  • Multilingualism an asset
  • Crisis Line training an asset
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on
Please submit cover letter and resume

NOTE: Options Community Services Society is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce. Applicants not selected for an interview will not necessarily be notified. An eligibility list will be maintained for up to 6 months.
Contact Details:
Deara Dirk, M.Ed. - Senior Program Manager
Stopping the Violence Programs

Options Community Services Society
9815 – 140th Street, Surrey, BC, V3T 4M4

Fax: 604-572-5136

Facilitator - Dec 22

Facilitator / Resource Advisor
Job Posted: Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Closing Date: Monday, 22 December 2014
(in 5 days)
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: White Rock Salary: n/a
Job Posting:   Facilitator / Resource Advisor at PICS Job Options BC – White Rock Project (Temporary position for 26 weeks - full-time 35 hrs / week)
Summary: Assist with delivery of Job Options BC program in White Rock; recruit suitable clients and provide job search assistance, counselling, facilitation, and placement support to program clients.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or equivalent; proven experience / training in career counselling (Career Development Practitioner), job search facilitation, and job development preferably in a multicultural setting; or a suitable combination of education, training, experience and certification. Excellent computer skills are required. Fluency in English is mandatory and fluency in second language is preferred.  Suitable vehicle is required.
Key duties and responsibilities:
  • Recruit, screen, and assess participants for program suitability and eligibility for the Job Options BC Program
  • Develop Return to Work Action Plans to facilitate the ongoing management of client’s employment future
  • Design, prepare, and update job search material – manuals, forms, exercises and handouts
  • Deliver Life Skills and Job Search workshops in group settings; coach clients to develop their interviewing skills; assist clients in networking with employers; arrange short-term training as required
  • Work with participants to determine their individual needs and skills to market to employers in the labour market
  • Participate in marketing and promotional activities for the programs
  • Assist clients in typing, editing, correcting and making changes to all job search documents and update these in the client files in the office
  • Assist and follow-up with clients in the implementation of the financial supports component of the program (including training allowances, wage subsidies and other program supports payments)
  • Provide ongoing consultation and guidance to clients; follow up, review, and monitor their progress throughout the intervention and post-track period
  • Provide Internet and email orientation to clients to enable them to access job leads and apply on-line
  • Connect participants with appropriate community resources
  • Maintain and control access to office facility and resources
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned from time to time
Starting Date: asap
End Date:       June 15, 2015
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on
Email resume & cover letter:

Closing Date: December 22, 2014 at 2 pm.
Contact Details:
Judy Pavlovic
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society
205 - 12725 80 Avenue
Surrey, BC, V3W 3A6

Tel: 604-596-7722
Fax: 604-596-7721

Program Instructor - Dec 23

Theatre Arts Program Instructor
Job Posted: Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Closing Date: Tuesday, 23 December 2014
(in 6 days)
Vancouver Board of Education
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Part time
Location: Vancouver Salary: 25.00 to 35.00 plus 10.67% in lieu commensurate with experience
 Job Description:
You will plan, implement, and instruct specialized Out of School Time (OST) programming for secondary and elementary students in one or more Community Schools Hubs which is comprised of a high school and neighbouring elementary schools. You report to and work closely with the Community Schools Coordinator and associated VSB staff to ensure that each program is implemented in a physically and emotionally safe environment and aligns with the program goals.
The Community Schools Hubs and Out of School Time programs offered vary across the district. As a Program Instructor for the Killarney, David Thompson, Gladstone, and Windermere school hubs, you will provide arts-focused after-school instruction in the Sing, Act, Move program at several elementary schools and assist in student assessment as needed over the course of two terms (7 and 8 weeks). Sing Act Move will encompass Glee club, drama , dance or any combination based on the instructors skills and experience.
Extensive experience and a passion for working with children and youth
Exemplary leadership , communication and organizational skills
Ability to relate to and manage diverse students in a school setting
Expertise in an arts related discipline (music instruction and/or performing arts such as dance or drama)
Completed specialized training in an arts practice (not necessarily in an academic institution)
Criminal Records Check
Current first aid and CPR certification (preferred)
HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development (preferred)
The job is approximately 2 hrs/program (including set up/take down) and occurs between Mon-Fri 3-5 pm from January – June, 2015 (2-5 days per week). Time will be provided for planning. This position requires travel to a variety of sites on Vancouver’s East Side. Some flexibility and adaptability will be needed for this position.
Overview of Community Schools Teams
Please see the attached description and video on the school board’s website:
How to Apply:
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Please send your cover letter, resume and three professional references to Gavin Clark ( and include ASSAI Instructor 2015 in the subject line.
*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, however we thank all applicants.
Contact Details:
Gavin Clark Community Schools Coordinator

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