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.

Casual Youth Worker - Feb 27

Casual Youth Worker
Job Function
The youth worker is responsible for the direct implementation of Covenant House Vancouver’s philosophy, policies and principles as they pertain to client care. The youth worker oversees building activity, including client, program, building security, operations and community relations. Provide services to youth living on the street and/or in the community.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Initiate, develop and maintain relationships with service resistant youth 16-24 years of age
  • Assess the needs of and establish ‘plans of care’ for clients
  • Assist clients in identifying attainable short and long-term goals, strategies for meeting these goals, and an action plan for implementation
  • Assist clients in exiting street life, maintaining independence in the community, and/or accessing supported living
  • Provide youth with practical resources including food, clothing, transportation etc
  • Ensure adherence to and role model Covenant House principles and core values
  • Shelter Service to youth age 16-22
  • Conduct intake/admission interview, assessment and develop and manage through daily contact, and individualized Client Plan with youth on caseload for the duration of their stay
  • Support youth with daily routines in the highly structured environment
  • Assess and address the immediate needs of either resident and non-resident youth, especially those who are seeking support when other service providers are closed
  • Address serious behaviour, mental health, emotional, and addictions issues through counselling, implementing Special Covenant, defusing/managing critical incidents, supportive relationships, and referrals to other CHV programs and/or community service providers
  • Assist youth with accessing community support networks
  • Escorts to community resources when requested
  • Coordinate youth meetings and activities
  • Manage crisis intervention and counselling including briefing and debriefing for youth
  • Assist in admission/intake interviews and assessments as needed
  • Accompaniment to appointments, visitation in hospital or independent living situation, 1 to 1 support, risk assessments, supportive counselling
  • Greet clients upon entry to the Drop in, introduce the services provided, orient new clients, complete program intake/admission and assessment, and establish plans
Minimum Qualifications
  • Diploma or degree in related social service
  • Minimum of 2 years related experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Non-violent crisis intervention certificate
  • Valid first aid certificate
  • Familiar with runaway and street involved youth issues
  • Leadership and team building
  • Basic computer skills
  • Self awareness

Other Information
  • Preferred start date ASAP
  • Shifts: Coverage for all shifts based on need, including weekends and overnights

Job Contact Info
*No phone calls please*
Please note to attach your cover letter and resume and upload into one file as the system does not allow you to upload multiple files.  We thank all applicants for their interest, but only qualified candidates will be contacted. Covenant House Vancouver is an equal opportunity employer.
Please Note: All candidates must successfully complete a criminal records check prior to commencing employment at Covenant House Vancouver.
To Apply, Go To:

Youth and Adult Job Developer - Mar 20

Youth & Young Adult Job Developer
Job Title: Youth & Young Adult Job Developer [Community Social Service Diploma]
Work Site: Gastown Vocational Service
Status: Temporary Full Time - Baseline-With End Date (1.00 FTE)
Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Salary: $20.72 - $22.49 per hour
Hours: 0815-1700; 9 day fortnight
Reference#: 072062-cgi



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


Education & Experience:
  • Community Social Service Diploma or completion of a recognized program in psychosocial rehabilitation or equivalent.
  • Two years' recent related experience with job coaching, marketing and development with client’s with disabilities, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Valid B.C. driver's license. 

Knowledge & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness. 
  • Knowledge of community, social, mental health and health resources 
  • Knowledge of employment marketing and coaching, with individuals with disabilities 
  • Knowledge of issues affecting youth and young adults. 
  • Ability to demonstrate and assist client with development of employment and training skills. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients. 
  • Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. 
  • Ability to establish/maintain working relationships with external agencies. 
  • Proven computer skills and ability to utilize contemporary software applications including MSWord, Excel, Outlook and the Internet. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, to work independently with minimal direction, problem solve, take initiative, anticipate potential problems/conflicts and take appropriate actions. 
  • Ability to work within a team environment and to operate standard office equipment. 
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position 
For more information and to apply online, please visit jobs.vch.caand search for Ref # 072062
Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

Facilitator - Mar 17

Facilitator, YMCA Connections
Position Title:
Facilitator, YMCA Connections
Robert Lee YMCA, with significant off-site work at satellite locations
Salary Range: 
$25/hour plus benefits, as per Human Resource Policy
Start Date: 
February 2, 2015
Full-time, Feb/2015 to March/2016 with possibility of extension
Reports To: 
Supervisor, YMCA Connections
The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a multi-service, not for profit organization. YMCA Connections programming supports immigrant integration and building welcoming and inclusive communities in a number of areas in the Lower Mainland.
Nature and Scope:
This position has a major responsibility for program delivery and community outreach. The environment is fast-paced and involves weekend work, as well as some evenings. The incumbent will be resourceful, flexible and be passionate about supporting new immigrants. Program delivery happens in various locations, so access to a vehicle is necessary. The Facilitator will work within a staff team.
Major Responsibilities: 
  • Course delivery, including some curriculum development
  • Event and activity planning, including the coordination of volunteers.
  • Community outreach and marketing.
  • Other duties as assigned. 
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience, preferably in an immigrant serving organization.
  • A post-secondary degree in a related discipline.
  • Outstanding facilitation, with the knowledge, techniques and personality to easily engage participants.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of immigrant issues and cross-cultural communication.
  • Demonstrated skills in curriculum development and workshop design, including use of multi-media
  • Excellent knowledge of Canadian history, politics, culture and society.
  • Very familiar with the Lower Mainland.
  • Excellent communications skills, including verbal and written English.?
  • Proven competence with administration and reporting.
  • Very good Microsoft Office skills.
  • A First Aid/CPR-C Certificate.
  • A Criminal Record Check.
  • A valid BC Driver’s License and access to a vehicle.
  • Fluency in one of the main newcomer languages other than English.
  • Event planning experience.
  • Experience developing online curriculum.

  • Commitment to Organization and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA of Greater Vancouver.
  • Service Attitude/Customer Focus: Identifies needs and wants of members/ participants as priority, responds in an effective and timely manner.
  • Teamwork: Ability to work effectively with others to achieve optimal collective results.
  • Outcomes Oriented: Ability to lead, manage and achieve identified goals.
  • Self-Management – the ability to work independently within prescribed parameters, discern the relevance of issues and communicate them effectively to program and administrative supervisor(s).
Application Process:
Internal applicants should inform their supervisor prior to application. Please apply online using
the link below:

Casual Youth Worker - Mar 8

This is a casual hourly paid position within the Youth Detox Program. This position requires Union Membership. The position will generally require casual shift work, evenings, days, and awake overnights, shifts are both booked in advance for vacation/leave coverage and short notice call ins to cover regular employees way due to illness. This position reports to the Manager of the Youth Detox Program.
This entry level Youth Worker position focuses on the role of creating and maintaining a safe, supportive and therapeutic living environment for detoxing youth in a team environment. Youth workers aid and manage the daily needs of the residents, the position will consist of working with a variety of youth residents struggling with addiction including those with intellectual, emotional/social challenges, dual diagnosis and sexual abuse victims.
  • Assessment and screening of referrals, non-standard hours admissions, including suicide risk assessment/safety plans and discharge of clients; completes all relevant documentation following standard procedure.
  • Performs searches of client belongings during admission, orients and assists residents settle in to program, safely dispose of contraband, sharps, and weapons following standard procedure.
  • Provides support, encouragement and education to clients in matters related to crisis intervention, harm reduction, conflict resolution, community resources, alcohol and drug information, and advocacy to clients and referral calls.
  • Monitors youth in detox 24 hours per day, ensuring the safety and comfort of clients, by observing and documenting client behaviour, withdrawal symptoms/stressors/physical and emotional needs and informing counselling staff/supervisor as required.
  • Monitors the overall safety of the resource through enforcing program guidelines and observation to detect severe withdrawal, drug use, and contraband.
  • Participates in the management of emergency situations by initiating first aid, calling emergency medical services, and defusing situations.
  • Responsive to counselling team, other service agencies and health care professionals in the development, implementation and revision of client service plans.
  • Attend medical assessments, advocating for client and communicating non-medical program model to physicians for clients requiring medical clearance or withdrawal management medication treatments, or medication approval. Follow standard procedures in ordering receiving and disposing of all medication, administrating all approved medication following established policy.
  • Ensures maintenance of the facility and care of clients by performing household cleaning, yard work, and minor repairs. Preparation of meals, maintaining supply inventories, assisting with orders and shopping.
  • Performs clerical duties as required such as answering phones, filing, sorting, and indexing Maintaining daily client logs, notes, documents, forms, reports, youth review and statistical information.
  • Participates in training practicum students and trainees in a job shadow model.
  • Assist youth in accessing community support by supervising, escorting, and transporting clients to all outside appointments.
  • Actively participate in staff meetings, supervision, and continuing education and/or agency initiatives.
  • Ensure adherence to all program and agency policies and procedures, accreditation and community licensing standards.
  • Perform all other duties as required.
Education and Training:
  • Two years post-secondary course/diploma/certificate in related field
  • Valid BC Drivers License - requires submission of abstract.
  • Current First Aid Certificate and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training an asset 
  • Minimum one year experience working with youth, preferably in support of youth who have alcohol /drug misuse issues.
  • Applicants with personal experience with addiction require a minimum two years clean/sober 
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered 
  • Knowledge of community, social and health resources
  • Knowledge of substance misuse, adolescent development and the problems encountered by chemically dependent individuals; basic understanding of behavioural management
  • Basic knowledge of mental health issues and treatment
  • Ability to observe and recognize change in clients
  • Ability to demonstrate and assist clients with the daily activities of living
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients
  • Ability to deal effectively with conflict situations, manage aggressive behaviour, and use non-violent crisis intervention and behavioural management techniques
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Ability to establish/maintain satisfactory work relationships with the public and other employees to deal tactfully and effectively with co-workers, public and other agencies and  to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently and a part of a team
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse population
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
Working Conditions:
  • 24 hour residential program
  • Ability to work shift work, awake overnights, days, evenings
Catherine Nelson
Manager, Youth Detox
Wage Grid:    
Standard grid level 10 - General Services Collective Agreement
$16.17 per hour + 9.8% in lieu of benefits

Program Worker - Mar 10

Program Worker
Vancouver Coastal Health is world renowned for innovation and a focus on quality care and outcomes. The remarkable range of specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for Nurses, Sonographers, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Mental Health professionals and many other health care and allied professionals. Launch an exciting career with us where you can apply your skills and develop new ones alongside some of Canada's finest practitioners. Come for the job. Stay for the team. 
Job Title: Program Worker
Work Site: West Vancouver Adult Day Program
Status: Temporary Full-time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $18.95 - $20.72 per hour
Hours: 0816-1615
Reference#: 071891-jfe


Within the context of a client and family centred care model and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization, the Program Worker works in cooperation with multi-disciplinary team members to carry out established recreation and activity programs. Responsibilities include organizing activities, accompanying clients on outings, coordinating portering and demonstrating and teaching activity techniques. Reports relevant observations of client progress and behaviours to the Therapist and/or other healthcare staff, provides direction to volunteers, organizes equipment and supplies for activities, ensures a safe work environment and maintains an established inventory of supplies. 


Education & Experience 
Grade 12. Completion of a recognized therapeutic recreation program or activity courses that include assessment and program planning components plus two (2) years’ recent, related experience. 
Preference will be given to applicants who have successfully completed a recognized therapeutic recreation program or activity courses.
Current First Aid and CPR. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. 
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position. 
Ability to operate related equipment. 
Ability to work independently and cooperatively as a member of the team. 
Ability to organize and prioritize. 
Ability to communicate with seniors with cognitive deficits. 
Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients. 
Ability to instruct. 
Basic knowledge of Recreation Therapy principles. 
For more information and to apply please visit and search job number 071891

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
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
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
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


Training and Program Manager - Feb 28

Training and Program Manager
Full-time position in Vancouver
The BC Society of Transition Houses (BCSTH) is a non-profit society of Transition, Second and Third Stage Houses, Safe Houses, Children Who Witness Abuse (CWWA) programs and other groups serving the needs of women, youth and children who experience violence. We are the only agency in British Columbia to offer training and support to service providers who deliver these programs.
BCSTH works from an Intersectional Feminist Framework incorporating a critical lens to the systems of power. Without ranking, we identify power as including our experience with and ability to access systems, our social or economic status, ability, Aboriginal, citizenship/nationalities, class, education, ethnicity, experience of colonization, gender, geographic location, health, occupation, refugee/immigrant status, religion, and sexuality. BCSTH acknowledges that this is not exhaustive.
BCSTH is currently seeking a full-time Training and Program Manager for a one year term with possibility of renewal.
Position Summary:
 The Training and Program Manager (TPM) will assist the Executive Director (ED) in the management, development, delivery and evaluation of all aspects of BCSTH programs and services. The TPM will participate in the development and execution of the strategic plan, operations plan and workplans. This position is expected to provide leadership and direction within the organization with a specific focus on the development and delivery of training.
The TPM is expected to provide leadership in the area of Transition Houses, Second Stage, Safe Home and outreach services. This position will be involved in the development of provincial policy within the organization. The TPM is expected to carry out the work of the organization so as to achieve the overall mission and the strategic plan for the organization as established and approved by the Board of Directors.
Key Responsibilities: 
  1. Program / training development, delivery, management and evaluation.
  2. Relations with Member Organizations.
  3. Community and Government relations.
  4. Program Coordination.
  5. Staff Supervision.
  6. Operational Planning and Implementation
  7. Administration.
  • Minimum two years program experience working within Transition Houses, Second and Third Stage Transition Houses, Safe Homes, older women’s supports and outreach programs and an understanding of issues of violence against women
  • Minimum of two years of project management and training experience with strong supervisory skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, preventing violence against women along with a clear understanding of feminist and anti-oppressive analysis of violence against women.
  • Ability to budget, manage finances and cash flow. Knowledge of non-profit accounting procedures and generally accepted accounting principles for non-profits.
  • Excellent public speaking skills, able to participate in panels at conferences, deliver trainings and speak to key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate ability to develop, implement and evaluate program development strategy.
  • Competent in computer software: Access, Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook and Moodle, with excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Self-motivated, excellent interpersonal skills, strong analytical and innovative problem-solving skills with an outstanding sense of humour.
  • Ability to work flexible hours is mandatory, position may require travel and overnight stays.
How to apply:
For more information about the position and the organization visit our website:
Please send your cover letter and resume to Catherine Talbott.
To apply, go to:

Program Coordinator - Feb 27

Life Without Limits Program Coordinator
Job Posted: Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Closing Date: Friday, 27 February 2015
(in 11 days)
Cerebral Palsy Association of BC
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Part time
Location: Vancouver -- Downtown Salary: $16.5/hr.
Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia
Part time – 3-4 days/week
The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC (CPABC) is an independent charitable organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We provide support, education and information to people living with Cerebral Palsy (CP) in British Columbia.
Job Title:  Life Without Limits Program Coordinator
Job Summary: The Program Coordinator holds responsibility for the day to day smooth running of Life Without Limits Programs and services.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1)      Handle all aspects of planning, organizing, scheduling, programming and evaluation of CPABC programs, including, but not limited to Dance, Yoga, Community Connection Series programs and special projects such as Community Kitchen, Pre-Employment Training program, etc.;
2)      Recruit and supervise all staff and volunteers associated with CPABC programs and special projects;
3)      Liaise with Community Centres and other location sites to ensure rooms are booked and equipment is available;
4)      Monitoring attendance/addressing issues and concerns with program participants; maintain accurate record of all inquiries and contacts;
5)      Prepare program evaluation report; conduct follow-up calls to past participates and recording information gathered for reporting purposes;
6)      Ensure the highest standards in programming and delivery are maintained;
7)      Resolve issues that arise during work on a program; assess client needs, provide support and crisis management as needed;
8)      Promote Life Without Limits programs to the public; organize and participate in interviews, photo and video shoot with programs’ Funders
9)      Maintain contacts with a wide range of healthcare professionals and service providers
10)   Participate and attend functions and fairs as a representative and promoter of the CPABC  as needed;
11)   Participate in the wide range of administrative tasks necessary for the smooth running of the Association programs and services;
12)   Undertake any duties consistent with the overall purpose of the post as directed by the supervisor.
Job Requirements:
Postsecondary education in an area relevant to social services, health, recreation, or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of disability issues affecting people living with CP
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to produce reports maintain records and      provide data for programs evaluation and monitoring purposes
  • A working knowledge of administrative and office computer programs and applications
  • Willing and be able to work outside of normal hours work, the time and days to be decided by management,      depending on the need
  • Ability to organize plan and prioritize activities
  • Ability to facilitate a diverse group in a support-type setting
  • Ability to be flexible and respond to new or unexpected events
  • Ability and willing to take initiative; strong leadership ability
  • Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities  
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member CPABC team.
Reporting and Other Relationships:           
Reports to the Executive Director
Three to four days per week; this is a contract job.
How to apply:
Send your resume and cover letter in pdf formats. Closing date is Friday, August 8, 2014.
Office Location:
330-409 Granville Street, Downtown Vancouver, V6C 1T2
NOTE: Applicants not selected for an interview will not necessarily be notified.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on
Send your resume and cover letter only in pdf format via email. No phone call please.
Contact Details:
Feri Dehdar
Cerebral Palsy Association of BC
801-409 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC, V6C 1T2

Tel: 604-408-9484604-408-9484
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On call Child and Youth Activities Worker - Feb 27

OCW-120814 On-Call Child and Youth Activities Worker
Job Posted: Thursday, 29 January 2015
Closing Date: Friday, 27 February 2015
(in 11 days)
Richmond Youth Service Agency
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Richmond Salary: $15.85/hr
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.

Youth Case Manager - Mar 5

Youth Case Manager
Job Posted: Friday, 20 February 2015
Closing Date: Thursday, 5 March 2015
(in 8 days)
Drive Youth Employment Services
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: East Vancouver Salary: $19.87 - $24.45/hour
The Youth Case Manager collaborates with a high-energy, client-focused team to deliver exceptional youth employment services in Northeast Vancouver. Working out of Drive Youth Employment Services, the Case Manager supports youth 16-30 to achieve employment goals under the Employment Program of British Columbia model. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits.
  • Provide 1:1 Case Management services to youth 16-30 including needs assessments, workshops, employment counselling, and program referrals
  • Understand and implement policies and procedures of the Employment Program of BC (EPBC), including administering financial supports
  • Maintain accurate and consistent files in the Integrated Case Management (ICM) system per EPBC standards
  • Negotiate and manage client wage subsidy, self employment and training agreements
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of community resources and employment programs for youth
  • Identify clients who may need crisis services and facilitate referrals
  • Maintain an excellent working knowledge of local labour market trends and community resources for youth job seekers
  • Actively participate in departmental and all-staff meetings; including team meetings and case conferences
  • Collaborate with lead organization and other partners to deliver a seamless service experience for clients
  • Motivated, enthusiastic individual with 2 years employment counselling experience, ideally with multi-barriered youth ages 16-30
  • Post-secondary degree in child and youth care, social work, employment counselling, or related field
  • Strengths based case-management style
  • Experience with the Integrated Case Management (ICM) system and Employment Program of BC
  • Commitment to ongoing training surrounding the EPBC model including strong ability to adapt
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including ability to manage high caseloads
  • Excellent administrative skills including database management
  • Knowledge of local youth services/community resources
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on
Please quote “Youth Case Manager” in the email subject and apply to no later than 5pm, March 5, 2015. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Contact Details:
Shawna Smith, Coordinator
Drive Youth Employment Service
2106 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC, V5N 4B4

Youth Care Counsellor - Mar 13

Youth Care Counsellor
Job Posted: Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Closing Date: Friday, 13 March 2015
(in 16 days)
Sources Community Resources Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Surrey Salary: $17.80 - $21.00 per hour
POSITION: Youth Care Counsellor – Full Time Permanent
CURRENT LOCATION: Family Connections Centre - Surrey
CURRENT HOURS: 40 hours per week (Monday – Friday shift work is required, flexibility to work both day/evening shifts, weekend on-call pager rotation necessary)    
POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for supervising youth in a residential program, including one-on-one assessment and case planning, and conducting weekly parenting sessions.  The residential component incorporates therapeutic group and recreational programming, behavioural management, day to day functions, as well as liaise with social workers, schools, and various community resources.  Report writing, case management and maintenance of files.
QUALIFICATIONS: • Undergraduate degree or diploma in Child and Youth Care • Minimum of two years’ experience working with youth and/or families • 2 years’ experience working in a residential setting • Solid understanding of family systems • Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbal and written • Must possess the following:  valid BC driver’s license, current first aid, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certificate (training provided), Food Safe certificate • Excellent references • Criminal record check is required
START DATE: To be determined
SALARY: $17.80 - $21.00 per hour
CLOSING DATE: March 13, 2015
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on
Contact Details:

Youth Care Counsellor - Mar 27

Youth Care Counsellor
Job Posted: Thursday, 19 February 2015
Closing Date: Friday, 27 March 2015
(in 30 days)
Sources Community Resources Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Surrey Salary: 17.80 per hour
POSITION: Youth Care Counsellor – Casual Status
CURRENT LOCATION: Family Connections Centre - Surrey
CURRENT HOURS:       On-Call (Mon – Fri shift work is required, flexibility to work day, evening,  and overnight shifts is necessary)
POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for supervising youth in a residential program, including planning, organizing and implementing daily routines.  Plans and participates in therapeutic activities.  Carries out behaviour management with knowledge of child development.  Assists residents in recognizing their strengths and identifying opportunities for growth.  Report writing, case management and maintenance of files.
QUALIFICATIONS: • Undergraduate degree or diploma in Child and Youth Care • Minimum of two years’ experience working with youth and families required • Minimum of 2 years experience working in a residential setting • Solid understanding of family systems • Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbal and written • Must possess the following:  valid BC driver’s license, Criminal records check required, current first aid, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certificate, Food Safe certificate • Excellent references
SALARY: $17.80 per hour
CLOSING DATE: March 27, 2015
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on
Contact Details:

Client Service Coordinator - Mar 13

Client Service Coordiantor - ESC
Job Posted: Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Closing Date: Friday, 13 March 2015
(in 16 days)
Boys and Girls Clubs
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Delta Salary: Not available
Summary of Responsibilities
The Client Service Coordinator  (CSC) is responsible for ensuring that clients are provided with appropriate services and supports under the guidelines of the Employment Program of BC (EPBC) and as directed by the Manager of Employment Services for Boys & Girls Club of South Coast BC (BGC).  The CSC is responsible for case management activities including; client intake and conducting assessments of individuals’ employability.
The CSC will assist clients by delivering a diverse individualized services focused on career exploration, decision making, and planning and job search preparation.  The CSC will be the main contact for case managed clients throughout their participation in EPBC. 
  • Provides follow up services to participants in the program as appropriate.
  • Ensures that accurate program and client records are maintained and complete.
  • In consultation with Employment Services Manager, Financial Support Purchase Services (FSPS) monitor expenditures within budgets.
  • Maintains accurate recording of client data and program budget
  • Provides service awareness and navigation of systems to clients.
  • Conducts formal needs assessments with clients using various assessment tools and makes referrals to specialized assessment providers as required.
  • Develops, reviews, revises and updates action plans according to client needs.
  • Identifies job coaching/mentoring needs and coordinates with mentor services as required.
  • Monitors client progress by reviewing activities and results on an agreed upon schedule.
  • Conducts one-to-one employment counseling to enhance self-sufficiency and labour market attachment.
  • Supports clients in accessing services as needed.
  • Supports clients in the development of effective resumes, networking, accessing the hidden job market, and other job search activities.
  • Determines client needs and eligibility for financial supports and administers those supports.
  • Ensures client activities are based on needs and fall within the scope of the maximum client funds average.
  • Communicates effectively in English both verbally and written with service providers, funders, internal stakeholders and clients.
  • Utilizes the integrated case management system (ICM) to capture client data and monitor client progress.
  • Prepares client progress notes, action plans and follows up reports in accordance with Ministry requirements.
  • Opens, maintains and closes client files using the ICM.
  • Creates reports of client data in ICM system
  • Clean Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector)
  • A degree or diploma in Career Development, Social Work, Human Resources, Psychology, Counselling or Education combined with a minimum of two years of experience in the employment services industry (or a relevant combination of education, and industry training with a minimum of three years related experience). 
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite. Excellent knowledge of Excel & PowerPoint
  • Experience working with youth, youth at risk, disability clients, aboriginal communities, and people with addictions issues.
  • Experienced in the field of employment services with a solid knowledge of Federal and/or Provincial employment programming.  
  • Proficiency working with the Integrated Case Management System (ICM) and aptitude for numbers. 
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Creative and passionate in working with clients to enhance labour market attachment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and capable of working with specialized populations.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to providing quality service.
  • Good team player.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings.
  • Willing to travel and do outreach throughout catchment area.
  • Excellent ability to facilitate career exploration and pre employment workshops as required.
  • Ability to communicate to a broad range of clients.
  • Reliable vehicle insured for business (2 million liability).
  • The following are considered an asset:
    • Certified Career Development Practitioner
    • MBTI certificate
    • Personality Dimensions certificate
    • Career Crossroads certificate
    • Making Sense of LMI certificate
    • Starting Points certificate
    • Employment Counseling certificate
    • Multilingual capacity an asset
    • Familiarity with assessment and counselling present and past practices, including Assessment Component of Employment Counselling ACEC)
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on
Please email your cover letter and resume
Contact Details:
Client Service Coordinator Hiring Committee

Support Worker - Mar 2

Support Worker-Children and Youth
Job Posted: Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Closing Date: Monday, 2 March 2015
(in 5 days)
Strive Living Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: North Vancouver/Richmond Salary: $17.27
Are you looking for an exciting career in youth work? Do you enjoy working with children?
Do you want to work for a fun organization with an exceptional work culture?
Exciting opportunities exist for the right individuals to join a progressive non-profit organization as a Support Worker in our Children and Youth Department. The position entails working in specialized residential settings with individuals who are diagnosed with developmental delays, PICA, FASD as well as Autism, OCD and challenging behaviors.
The ideal candidate must have experience supporting youth with complex behaviours and an understanding of the challenges present for verbal and non-verbal youth with Autism, challenging behaviors and other diagnosis. You must possess knowledge of positive behavioural support strategies, visual support strategies, sensory support strategies, medication administration, critical thinking skills, have the ability to write reports and complete the necessary documentation, as well as maintain boundaries, provide daily structure and consistently follow the support plan outlined within a warm and supportive environment.
Available shifts are as follows:
15-24 Friday 12:00 pm-6:00 pm, Saturday 7:00 am-3:00 pm, Sunday 7:00 am-12:00 pm
15-25 Friday 6:00 pm-11:00 pm, Saturday 3:00 pm-11:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
15-26 Friday-Saturday 11:00 pm-7:00 am awake overnight
North Vancouver Temporary
15-33 Monday-Friday 6:00 am-2:00 pm
15-34 Monday-Friday 2:00 pm-10:00 pm
15-35 Monday-Friday 4:00 pm-11:00 pm
15-36 Saturday-Sunday 8:00 am-4:00 pm
15-37 Saturday-Sunday 2:00 pm-10:00 pm
15-38 Saturday-Sunday 4:00 pm-11:00 pm
North Vancouver
15-30 Saturday-Sunday 6:00 am-2:00 pm
Please specify in your cover letter which position(s) you are interested in applying for by number. For example: 15-30.
We are also looking to fill casual positions at our locations in Richmond, North Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, and Vancouver. In order to qualify for a casual position candidates must be available for 3 shift a week including one on the weekend.
The successful applicant must have the following skills:
-Experience with developmental disabilities, mental health, autism and other disorders
-Experience with challenging behaviours and behaviour management strategies
-Experience working in a team environment with little supervision
-Experience with dealing with emergency situations
-Experience with providing structure to an individual in care
-Personal care
-Behaviour management
-Community activities and integration
-Physical activities
-Crisis management
-Autism experience
Must be able to obtain:
-Criminal record check
-Negative TB test
-First Aid and CPR Certificate
-3 references
-Food Safe Certificate
-Mandt Certificate-given through Strive
-Class 5 driver’s license, reliable vehicle and a clean driver’s abstract
Compensation: $17.27, plus benefits upon meeting eligibility requirements.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on
Please send your cover letter and resume in PDF or word format. No phone calls please.
Contact Details:
Jaimi Sheppard
Strive Living Society
400-906 Roderick Ave
Coquitlam, BC, V3K 1R1

Fax: 6045445878

Group Facilitator - April 25

Group Facilitator
Vancouver Coastal Health is world renowned for innovation and a focus on quality care and outcomes. The remarkable range of specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for Nurses, Sonographers, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Mental Health professionals and many other health care and allied professionals. Launch an exciting career with us where you can apply your skills and develop new ones alongside some of Canada's finest practitioners. Come for the job. Stay for the team.
Job Title: Group Facilitator
Work Site: Gastown Vocational Services, Vancouver, BC
Status: Regular Part Time (0.50 FTE)
Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Salary: $20.72 - $22.49 per hour
Hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 1000-1700, Friday 1030-1700.
Reference#: 072966-cgi


Within the context of a client and family centered recovery model and in accordance with the established vision and values of Vancouver Coastal Health, the Group Facilitator is responsible to facilitate group programs for clients to foster skill development in life-skills, job readiness/pre-employment skills. Facilitates group programs and/or workshops utilizing established life skills material/curriculum for clients to foster skill development in job readiness, employment search, pre-education skills including communication skills, stress, time and anger management, self esteem and problem solving, job search, resume and/or interview preparation. Provides intake interviews to referred clients to gathers background information. Arranges group programs; schedules sessions times, books facilities, arranges for materials and audio visual equipment. Collaborates with multi-disciplinary team members regarding the client’s individualized employment action plans to ensure job readiness, employment and/or education success.


Education & Experience 
Diploma in Community Social Services plus two (2) years' recent, related experience providing life-skills/job readiness coaching and/or group facilitation to individuals with a mental illness or disability.

Knowledge & Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness.
  • Ability to facilitate workshops or groups
  • Ability to community effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently and collaboration with multi-disciplinary team 
  • Ability to operate related equipment
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Ability to utilize a variety of computer software applications 
  • Physical ability to perform the job.

For more information and to apply online please visis and search for Job Reference # 072966-cgi
Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

Community Youth Worker - Mar 1

Community Youth Worker
The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world by 2020, and we are proud to be one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers.
With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce that represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.
Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation - Hillcrest Centre, Thunderbird Community Centre, Marpole Oakridge Community Centre
Competition #
Application Close
March 01, 2015
Employment Type
Regular Full Time
Number of Positions
CUPE Local 15 Bargaining Unit (VMECW)
Salary Information
Pay Grade 20: $28.90 to $34.01 per hour

Main Purpose & Function
This is a highly rewarding position that is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, promoting and implementing innovative community-based services and programs for young people.  In partnership with site programming staff and the city-wide youth services team, the Community Youth Worker empowers young people by providing meaningful opportunities to develop leadership potential and by promoting acceptance.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
The Community Youth Worker provides guidance to young people on social and recreation opportunities and provides referrals to other support services. Outreach work is delivered within a service-based framework to achieve outcomes consistent with the Vancouver Park Board's Community Youth Development strategy.
This position establishes ongoing influential relationships with youth (8 to 18 years of age) for the purpose of providing support and developing their leadership potential. The successful incumbent will also recruit, train and supervise auxiliary staff, temporary grant staff and volunteers.
The Community Youth Worker will schedule, promote, evaluate and report on youth programs, services and opportunities for youth participation and engagement in the community center, in local schools and in other outreach settings such as playgrounds and day-camps.
The successful incumbent will prepare reports and maintain records and required files, provide direct leadership in youth activities and outdoor excursions, and work cooperatively with a large staff team, volunteers and community members. The work involves considerable independent judgment, initiative and intervention skills and the ability to work in sometimes stressful and difficult conditions with a minimum of supervision.
The Community Youth Worker will be required to perform community development work in order to build working relationships and partnerships with local schools and other youth service providers and to deal with a wide variety of sensitive youth and family issues, including crisis situations and substance abuse, and the ability to refer young people and families seeking specialized support to counseling agencies.
The incumbent must be prepared to accept transfers to other facilities within the organization.

Education and Experience
• University graduation in child and youth care, social services or a related discipline, and at least one year of experience related to the work.
• Applications will also be considered from those who have completed a diploma in the Child and Youth Care field and have at least two years full time experience working with youth and youth groups.
• A current and valid First Aid Certificate is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Working knowledge of standard case management techniques and their application to behavioural, social and family problems, with an emphasis on cross-cultural issues.
• Ability to recognize and deal with behavioural and social adjustment issues, and to develop and maintain harmonious relationships with youth, their families and other recreation staff and agency personnel.
• Working knowledge of MS Office Suite is preferred.
A Police Record Check is a requirement of this position. A clearance requires the absence of any criminal charges or convictions related to this position.
A current and valid BC Driver's license (Class 4 license is preferable) is required. The license must not include any restrictions that would affect the ability to legally and safely carry out job responsibilities. Local area travel and transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the Board of Parks and Recreation.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your online profile HERE.
For more information on the City's commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit the following link:

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