Career Services Job Board

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

Job Search Resources

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

Life Skills Facilitor - Open til filled

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

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


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

Closing Date: Until Position Filled

Youth Worker - open til filled

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

Scope: 

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

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

Human Resources
1926 Tsawwassen Drive
Tsawwassen BC, V4M 4G2
Fax: 604-948-5249
E-mail: hr@tsawwassenfirstnation.com

Employment Program Coordinator - until filled

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


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

Closing Date: Until Position Filled

Youth Worker (relief) - until filled

Urban Native Youth Association
Training the Leaders of Tomorrow

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Aboriginal Safehouse Youth Workers - Relief

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

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

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

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

Activity Leader - until filled

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

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

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

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


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


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

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: https://charityvillage.com/jobs/search-results/job-detail.aspx?id=307707&l=2

Female Youth Worker - Jan 30

Female 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
  • 77 hours per pay period
  • Schedule: Overnights
  • Overnight shift premium may apply
  • Full benefits package, including sick and personal leave
  • Preferred start date: ASAP 
Schedule: 
 
Sun
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat
Week 1
19:30
7:30
22:30
8:30
22:30
8:00
 
 
 
19:30
7:30
Week 2
 
19:30
7:30
22:30
8:00
 
 
 
 
19:30
7:30
 
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.
 
**Relying upon the provision of s.42(3) of the Human Rights Code.
To apply, go to: https://charityvillage.com/jobs/search-results/job-detail.aspx?id=307651&l=2

Youth Outreach Worker - Jan 30

Youth Outreach Worker
Job Opportunity (Internal/External)
Pacific Community Resources
Pathways to Education™
Youth Outreach Worker
Regular Full Time Position, Vancouver
CYCC2
 
Program Overview
The primary goal of the Pathways to Education Program (TM) is to enhance the educational success of youth living in the Downtown Eastside and Strathcona community. It seeks to address barriers to success in high school by providing youth with social, academic, financial and advocacy supports. The Pathways program is one element of the community-driven Our Place Graduation Strategy, a place-based approach to improving the educational success of children and youth living in the Inner City. The Strategy has brought together partners from the health, education, and social services sector, working collaboratively “to provide the necessary supports and services to children and families in order to ensure that the child will graduate from high school”. The Pathways program is early in the development phase, and we are looking to develop a dynamic, diverse, community-based team to bring this exciting program to fruition.
 
Position Summary
The Youth Outreach Worker is responsible for providing 1-to-1 case management to support youth succeed both academically and socially. This position involves outreach in homes, schools, and communities, as well as liaising with family members, school personnel, and community staff to support the educational needs of youth. In addition, youth outreach workers will support the after-school tutoring programming based in the community. The successful candidate will be dynamic, skilled and experienced connecting with diverse communities, including Aboriginal, newcomer, and LGBTQ youth to ensure they feel safe, supported, and connected. In addition, verbal and written fluency in Cantonese, Mandarin, and/or Vietnamese is a highly valued asset. This position reports to the Program Coordinator of the Pathways Program.
 
Responsibilities
1. 1-to-1 Case Management, including monitoring youth progress and participation in their education
• Develop a plan in collaboration with student and appropriate adults (i.e. Parents, teachers & other school staff, community partners) to address needs/goals of individual youth
• Facilitate and support parental involvement in the educational goals and plans for their child
2. Develop resources & support and guide tutoring program
• Develop diverse resources that address specific learning styles, abilities, and need
• Support youth to fully engage in tutoring supports
3. Develop supportive and engaging relationships with youth
• Work with youth to identify goals, strengths, issues and students concerns, while supporting their participation in tutoring, mentoring, school and community activities
4. Support Volunteer Tutors
• Support and guide volunteers to engage with youth
• Develop, model and monitor the volunteer tutor’s role and tutoring techniques
 
Required Qualifications
• A relevant post-secondary degree (Child and Youth Work, Education, Psychology, Social Work) or Child & Youth Care Diploma, plus 2 years of experience working with at-risk youth populations, or a combination of related education and work experience with youth
 
Desired Qualifications
• Experience working with youth and families in the Downtown Eastside community
• Experience providing 1-to-1 case management
• Experience working in programs supporting the educational success for youth in this community
• Experience and/or knowledge of working with the public school system (grade 7 -12)
• Specific training and/or experience with youth with special needs or new language learners
• Experience working with and guiding volunteers
• Verbal & Written fluency in Cantonese, Mandarin, or Vietnamese an asset
 
Dimensions of Work
• Primary interface is directly with youth and volunteers in the Pathways program
• Direct reporting relationship to Program Coordinator/ Supervisor
• Coordination and sharing information with relevant program, school, and community staff
 
Work Conditions
• Hours are based on a flexible schedule. Workers should be available to work evenings and potentially weekends, as there may be a need for earlier or later hours depending upon circumstances to offer support to youth at key times.
• Travel between multiple sites in the community
 
Basic Requirements
• Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector.
• Valid level 1 First Aid Certificate will be an asset.
 
Closing Date: Open until position filled.
Salary Range: $21.96 to $25.00 per hour plus a competitive benefits package including pension.
 
Send Resume & Cover Letter to:
Pathways to Education Program
Email to: resumes@pcrs.ca
The Hiring Panel includes community partner agencies. If you do not wish your resume to be shared with the Hiring Panel, please let us know.
Please reference “Pathways – Youth Outreach Worker” in all correspondence.
We thank you for your interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Program Worker - Jan 31

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: Margaret Fulton Centre, North Vancouver, and West Vancouver Adult Day Program
Status: Casual
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $18.95 - $20.72 per hour
Hours: 0830-1630, Casual hours Monday to Friday
Reference#: 071200-kwe

JOB SUMMARY: 

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. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

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 jobs.vch.ca and search job number 071200

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

JOB SUMMARY: 

RECOVERY RESPECT RESILIENCE 
VANCOUVER COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IS COMMITTED TO COLLABORATING WITH CONSUMERS AND FAMILIES TO BUILD ON STRENGTHS, TALENTS AND INTERESTS IN ORDER TO FOSTER A COMMUNITY OF HOPE, GROWTH AND SELF-DETERMINATION. 

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. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

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
 
Location:
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
 
Terms: 
Full-time, Feb/2015 to March/2016 with possibility of extension
 
Reports To: 
Supervisor, YMCA Connections
 
Situation:
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. 
 
Qualifications:
  • 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.
 
Desirable:
  • Fluency in one of the main newcomer languages other than English.
  • Event planning experience.
  • Experience developing online curriculum.

Competencies:
  • 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:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ymcagv&jobId=66972&lang=en_CA
 

Casual Residential Care Worker - Jan 26

Casual On Call Residential Care Worker
Job Posted: Monday, 12 January 2015
Closing Date: Monday, 26 January 2015
 
(in 6 days)
North Shore ConneXions Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: North Vancouver Salary: $16.17 - $18.82/hour
Come join our team!
 
North Shore ConneXions Society is a nonprofit society that has been providing services for families, children and adults living with developmental disabilities or developmental delays since 1956. We have a strong reputation for providing quality supports and services.
 
With a large staff team of over 200 employees, ConneXions maintains a high level of employee satisfaction by providing professional development and wellness opportunities. Recruitment is ongoing for the residential and day programs.
 
Many employees of ConneXions have been employed for many years if not decades. With a fairly low turnover rate we are proud that surveys over the past few years have revealed our staff teams are over 95% satisfied with their employment.
 
Employees of ConneXions are provided with training in:
Food Safe or Food Safety
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
Emergency First Aid
Person Centered Planning
Confidentiality
Reporting
Personnel Needs
Unique Needs of Persons Served
Promoting Wellness of the Person Served
Diversity
Customer Service
Personal Privacy
Rights of the Person Served and Personnel
WHMIS 
Ethical Code of Conduct
 
Eligible employees also have access to Essential Learning which is a web based learning service with hundreds of courses available.  All training is free!
 
North Shore ConneXions Society is currently recruiting for Casual on Call Residential Care Workers to work within our residential options. This position requires all applicants to have a solid skill set working within community inclusion and in supporting individuals to make meaningful choices and decisions.
 
Applicants to this position must have demonstrated experience working as part of a motivated team acting as a positive role model. You must have the knowledge of theory, principles and practices in the field of Community Living, Key Worker experience with the awareness of all administrative responsibilities, experience working with people with challenging/aggressive behaviours and experience with augmentative communication techniques.
 
Your role as a Residential Care Worker is an important one and is to:
~ support individuals to become self-sufficient in all areas of daily living
~ work as a positive role model, to coach and instruct individuals
~ support meaningful inclusion and participation into the community
~ facilitate the involvement of family members and friends
~ perform general administration duties - report writing, record keeping, and accountability of funds

Your skill set as a Residential Care Worker includes but is not limited to:
~ experience working with people with developmental disabilities and developmental delays
~ knowledge of theory, principles and practices in the field of Community Living
~ Key Worker experience
~ experience / formal training in augmentative communication
~ dietary training
~ experience with tube feeds
~ knowledge of lifts and transfers
~ experience with challenging behaviours
~ excellent written and verbal communication
~ demonstrated ability to teach skills and work effectively with others
~ ability to function efficiently under pressure and manage multiple concurrent demands
 
All applicants to ConneXions must have:
~ a valid Class 5 (minimum) BCDL
~ a valid first aid certificate with CPR/AED training
~ a negative Tuberculosis screening test
~ a clear Drivers Abstract
 
The purpose of this position is:
~ to support families and serve children and adults living with developmental disabilities or developmental delays by:
~ to provide quality programs and services which support the development, independence and empowerment of adults, children and families
~ to work in partnership with adults, children, families, Society members and members of the community
~ to advocate for and developing a full range of community-based services to meet the unique needs of each person and family
 
How to apply:
Send a formal cover letter and resume to nicoleb@nsconnexions.org or via fax to 604.984.9882 or visit the ConneXions website at www.nsconnexions.org and apply online.
 
Please quote the exact position title you are applying for so you application can be forwarded to the right department.
 
Successful applicants will be required to undergo a criminal record checked processed by ConneXions and to submit two or three professional references as part of the screening process.
 
Come join our team!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please submit a formal cover letter indicating Casual on Call Residential Care Worker to the attention of Staff Services at nicoleb@nsconnexions.org or by fax to 604.984.9882.
Contact Details:
Nicole Boiselle
North Shore ConneXions Society
1070 Roosevelt Crescent
North Vancouver, BC, V7P 1M3

Tel: 604.984.9321604.984.9321
Fax: 604.984.9882
E-mail: nicoleb@nsconnexions.org
www:   www.nsconnexions.org
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Activist - Jan 26

Anti-Violence Activist
Job Posted: Thursday, 8 January 2015
Closing Date: Monday, 26 January 2015
 
(in 6 days)
Vancouver Rape Relief & Women's Shelter
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)
Hiring anti violence activist to join us in the women’s movement
(Full-time 1-year contract)
Position will remain open until filled.
 
Have you ever organized an event, project, protest, social media campaign, teach-in, presentation, petition, or campaign that demanded social justice, particularly for women? Ever been told you are too opinionated, expect too much? Are too impatient for change? Have you seen how you can achieve more by working in a group of like-minded activists? If you are ready to bring your life experience, creativity and drive to the women’s movement, we want to hear from you!
 
We are looking for energetic women who are not afraid to mop the floor, sit with a woman through a pelvic exam or stand with her as she advocates for herself with a police officer, sometimes all in the same day! You will do a combination of work required to operate a 24-hour rape crisis centre and a shelter for battered women and their children.
 
We are a feminist organization run by a collective. We aim to end violence against women and are active in the international women’s liberation movement. In addition to running a rape crisis centre and shelter we provide support, education and actions groups; recruit and train volunteers; fundraise and initiate public awareness and discussion about sexist violence. You will adapt quickly to this unique job situation that will require your best empathy skills, thinking and determination to be someone that makes a difference! You will be challenged and supported to think and act effectively for an end to male violence and help achieve women’s equality.
 
Please visit us online for more information at www.rapereliefshelter.bc.ca.
 
You will contribute your special skills to the fight to end violence against women:
  • Ability to think and speak independently and apply your knowledge effectively.
  • Project or event planning and promotion
  • Ability to organize members of your community to campaigns in progress
  • Budgeting and fundraising
  • Ability to get informed about social services, community services, and current events
  • You will have an informed opinion on key factors affecting women’s equality
  • Willing to assist your co-workers (volunteer and paid) to do their best in our collective efforts to stop male violence against women.
Credentials will only be valued as much as work and life experience.
 
We are especially, but not only, interested in applications from First Nations women, working class women, women of colour and lesbian women.
 
Apply by email with your resume and cover letter to us at info@rapereliefshelter.bc.ca.
 
We thank those who send in resumes. Please be advised that we will only be able to contact those applicants we
choose for short listing. Position will remain open until filled.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please send your cover letter and resume via email.
Contact Details:
Vancouver Rape Relief & Women's Shelter
c/o P.O. Box 21562
1424 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC, V5L 5G2

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

Programmer - Jan 23

Programmer - Langley Club
Job Posted: Thursday, 15 January 2015
Closing Date: Friday, 23 January 2015
 
(in 3 days)
Boys and Girls Clubs
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Langley Salary: (not entered)
Summary of Responsibilities
 
Reporting to the Club Coordinator, the Programmer has a range of responsibilities that includes program development and delivery of educational, recreational, and social-based activities for children and youth. The Programmer is also involved in the supervision of part-time staff and volunteers.
 
JOB DUTIES
  • Supports the Club Coordinator in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the assigned site.
  • Plans, organizes, and implements recreational, social and/or educational activities and programs designed to meet the needs of the children/youth who visit the Club programs.
  • Ensures that the physical, emotional, social, safety, well-being, first aid, and nutritional needs of participants are met within BGC program standards, guidelines, and policies.
  • Plans and implements regular special events such as parent information nights, Halloween, social events, and day camps.
  • Provides behaviour management techniques and other best practices as outlined in the training segments.
  • Assists in the supervision and scheduling of staff.
  • May act on behalf of the Coordinator during vacation leaves, etc.
  • Ensures that accurate program records, reporting forms, etc. are filled out in a timely manner and maintained with confidentiality in mind at all times.
  • Assists in Activity Leader, Junior Leader, and Volunteer orientations.
  • Builds relationships with children, youth, parents, and community members.
  • Monitors safe work practices of all staff and participants.
  • Works with the Club Coordinator to carry out safety and emergency procedures.
  • Ensures that the facility is clean and tidy at the end of each program session, and ensures that the facility is locked and the alarm set at the end of the day.
  • Other related duties as required.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Clean Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector)
  • A degree in recreation, social services, child and youth care, or equivalent (a diploma in recreational programming, child and youth care or community service worker with experience in supervision and program planning).
  • Experience working with children and/or youth in a social recreational program setting.
  • Ability to work independently as well as effectively with program staff and the ability to form relationships with parents and children who attend the programs.
  • Proven behaviour management experience.
  • Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills with the ability to problem solve and find resolutions.
  • Excellent oral, written, facilitation, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proven time and general management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a variety of computer software to generate and exchange information.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings.
  • A Class IV license (process must be initiated within 30 days and obtained within 6 months).
  • Valid Standard First Aid (16 hr. course) and CPR certification (must be obtained within 3 months).
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) training (must be obtained within 3 months).
  • Participates in BGC’s Put the Child First training.
  • Second language and experience working with culturally diverse people are assets.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please email a resume and cover letter
Contact Details:
Langley Club Hiring Committee
nlutz@bgcbc.ca

Coordinator - Jan 30

Coordinator of Career Focus Program
Job Posted: Friday, 16 January 2015
Closing Date: Friday, 30 January 2015
 
(in 10 days)
MOSAIC
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $23.71 to $26.69 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.
MOSAIC is seeking a creative and energetic Coordinator to initiate and oversee a project to connect recent immigrant IT graduates with local IT companies using a subsidized work placement.

DEPARTMENT: MOSAIC Employment and Language Services

CORE FUNCTION: Under the general supervision of the Senior Manager of Employment, the Coordinator is responsible for establishing the Career Focus project, recruiting clients and employers, and establishing and maintaining the subsidized work placement agreements.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Extensive knowledge of employment programs and services, local labour market conditions (i.e. the IT sector), standard office equipment, word processing and presentation software.
• University degree, college diploma, or training certificate in adult education, employment counselling, ESL studies and/or appropriate combination of training and experience. Career Development Practitioner certification an asset.
• Experience initiating programs and/or services and in supervising staff.
• Ability to manage projects involving multiple partners.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Comfortable engaging with employers. Experience with wage subsidy programs an asset.
• Proficient in word possessing, spreadsheets, the Internet, and email.
• Strong interpersonal, cross-cultural, written, and verbal communication skills. Possesses patience, tact, and flexibility. Ability to work with diverse groups.
• Flexible, able to adjust approach in order to meet the requirements of the project.
• Experience achieving high levels of client satisfaction and contractual targets.
• Fluency (Verbal and written) in another language is an asset.
 
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please reference Your Name - “Career Focus Coordinator” in the subject line of your application and submit via email (Word / PDF format) or fax. Please indicate any additional languages spoken.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contact Details:
Hiring Team
MOSAIC
1522 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC, V5L 3Y2

Tel: 604-254-0244604-254-0244
E-mail: employmentprograms@mosaicbc.com
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Youth Care Worker - Jan 31

Residential Youth Care Worker
Job Posted: Tuesday, 6 January 2015
Closing Date: Saturday, 31 January 2015
 
(in 11 days)
Strive Living Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Maple Ridge, BC Salary: $21.22
Residential Youth Care Worker (Maple Ridge)
Compensation: $21.22/hour

Are you energetic and interested in a dynamic career?
 
Do want to make the difference in the lives of youth?
 
Do you enjoy being physically active and participating in activities such as swimming, hiking, and biking?
 
Are you in school for Recreation, Youth Justice, or a Social Work related field?
 
If these sound like you then you may be the perfect candidate for the position of Residential Youth Care Worker!
Please read below for more details. Students are encouraged to apply!
 
Strive Living Society has employment opportunities for a Casual Residential Youth Care Worker our highly specialized staffed residential home located in Maple Ridge. The Residential Youth Care Worker is responsible for implementing the day-to-day operations of the home. They provide and maintain a safe, supportive environment that is culturally open and accessible in order to support the personal development of resident youth. The Residential Youth Care Worker facilitates all aspects of the resident youth's life, including accompanying them on daily recreational outings, to medical appointments, providing all meal preparation, supporting them in their bedtime routine and to develop life skills. The Residential Youth Care Worker reports directly to the Residential Coordinator.
 
We are currently hiring for casual employees at our Maple Ridge location.  In order to qualify for casual status you will need to be available for 3 shifts a week with one of those shifts being on the weekend. Shifts are as follows: 7:00 am-3:00 pm, 3:00 pm-11:00 pm, 11:00 pm-7:00 am*awake overnight. You will also be expected to attend a monthly 2 hour meeting.  Preference will be given to those with overnight availability.
Casual employees cover shifts when full-time and part-time employees cannot work a shift for various reasons.  Casual work can be perfect for individuals looking to supplement their income, looking for experience, or students.

Qualifications and Conditions:

• Currently pursuing or possessing a certificate, diploma, or degree in Child and Youth Care Counseling, Social Work, or a related field.
• Minimum 2 years experience in child & youth care, or a combination of relevant education & experience working with youth with that are at-risk or developmental delays and special needs.
• Criminal record clearance
• Valid BCDL class 5 and suitable driver's abstract
• Valid first aid and CPR certification
• FoodSafe certification
• Will have the ability to manage crisis, including incidents of aggression, and work independently as well as part of a team.
• Must have a broad based knowledge of the family and social issues that Aboriginal youth face today, including the generational impacts of the residential school system on Aboriginal families and communities, and a good understanding of Aboriginal cultures and traditions.
• Must have previous experience working with youth with special needs, including experience following and implementing behavior management and crisis intervention plans and using specialized augmentative and visual communication strategies, such as the use of PECS.
• Will have the ability to identify with mandate, policies and procedures of the organization.
• Must have strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to compile accurate records and prepare reports.
• Must have a personal support system and self-care plan in place.
• Willingness to take on additional training as required.

The agency provides paid orientation, Mandt training, a competitive wage ($21.22/hr) and ongoing professional development opportunities.

Please send a resume and a cover letter to jaimi@striveliving.ca.  In your cover letter please mention your availability.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those who meet the minimum qualifications will be contacted for interview.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please send your resume and cover letter to jaimi@striveliving.ca. In your cover letter please note your availability.
Contact Details:
E-mail: jaimi@striveliving.ca
www:   www.strivelivng.ca

Program Supervisor - Jan 26

Program Supervisor - Bolivar Court Supported Housing - Temporary
Job Posted: Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Closing Date: Monday, 26 January 2015
 
(in 6 days)
Fraserside Community Services Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Surrey Salary: $23.48 per hour
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
POSTING #15-MH-BH-01
(Temporary 3 months - possible extension)
 
 
Fraserside Community Services Society invites applications for the following position:
 
Job Title:                    PROGRAM SUPERVISOR – Mental Health Housing
Program/Area:            Bolivar Court Supported Housing (Surrey) 
Classification:             Program Coordinator 2        
Rate of Pay:                $23.48 per hour (0-2000 hrs) and increments in accordance with the terms of the Collective Agreement
 
OVERALL JOB FUNCTION: 
The Program Supervisor will oversee all day-to-day aspects of the residential program; provide supervision and leadership for staff, volunteers and students including staff recruitment, adequate staffing schedules, orientation, ongoing supervision, performance reviews, training and staff meetings; participate in program evaluation; reporting and budgets and maintenance of the program site; facilitate a strong working relationship with Mental Health Services and the clinical support team; participate in the provision of direct service for clients and provide leadership and coordination for all client activities carried out by the program.
 
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Post Secondary education in the mental health field and a minimum of 3 years experience with psychiatrically disabled adults in addition to a minimum of 1 year supervisory experience required or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Certificate and the Advanced Citation in Concurrent Disorders / Substance Abuse preferred; Sound knowledge of and commitment to the principles of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and the Recovery Model
  • Experience working with clients who are struggling with substance use, mental and spiritual wellness, poverty and homelessness and strong skills in working with a multi-barrier population while maintaining appropriate boundaries and providing solid team leadership
  • Strong understanding of oppression and marginalization, specifically related to people living with mental health and substance use issues; Sound knowledge of established and emerging practices for urban populations with complex needs related to mental health, substance use and homelessness
  • Demonstrated ability to work in cooperation and coordination with families, support services and networks
  • Knowledge of community resources is essential
  • Valid First Aid/CPR and Non-violent Crisis Intervention certification
  • Access to a reliable vehicle and Class 5 unrestricted BC Drivers License 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and database entry; Familiarity with an electronic case management system is preferred
 
PRESENT HOURS OF WORK: 40.0 hours per week; hours of work scheduled to meet program needs as determined by the Program Director. This is a temporary position for a minimum 3 months with the possibility of extension.
 
This position is open to male and female applicants. 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 hr@fraserside.bc.ca
 
DATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POSTED:                        12 January 2015
DATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CLOSED:                        26 January 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 WorkInNonProfits.ca.
E-mail applications
Contact Details:
Human Reources
Fraserside Community Services Society
E-mail: hr@fraserside.bc.ca

Outreach worker - Jan 29

Homeless Outreach Worker - Temp PT
Job Posted: Monday, 19 January 2015
Closing Date: Thursday, 29 January 2015
 
(in 9 days)
Lookout Emergency Aid Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $20.72 per hour to start as per BCGEU

** Selection is based on applicants who currently hold a valid Class 4 Drivers' Licence.
 
NOTICE:                                                                                                                       JOB POSTING #463
 
POSITION:       OUTREACH WORKER -           1Temporary Part-TimeAL MITCHELL PLACE
                        (Position available immediately for 6 – 12 months or until incumbent returns.)
                                           
SALARY:               $20.72 per hour to start.  Positions are covered by the Community Health Sector Collective Agreement (BCGEU).
 
PROBATIONARY/TRIAL PERIOD: Shall be 3 months/488 hours in length with reviews held at the mid and end-point of the Period.  Conditional on satisfactory service, the employee shall be confirmed in the position until the term ends.  Unsatisfactory reviews shall end the employment.
 
HOURS AND DAYS OF WORK: Will work Friday and Saturday.  Shift times 09:00 to 17:00 hrs. may be changed to later if required. Days of rest shall be consecutive. Shifts are 7.25 hours in length.  Schedule may change with two weeks notice.
 
JOB DESCRIPTION: The Outreach Program assists the absolute homeless (including drop in/shelter users) or prevents people from becoming absolute homeless by finding and accessing housing and appropriate services, assisting in both the establishment of a stable living environment and the development of supportive relationships in the community, including with service providers/business.  These individuals may have a variety of challenging and often overlapping problems including serious mental illness, substance abuse (including IV drug use), hygiene issues, treatment (medical, psychiatric and rehab), and increasingly HIV+/Aids.  Outreach Workers provide the necessary support and resources to address each individual’s issues and to reduce the risks of both future homelessness and their lifestyle choices.  The worker will foster healthy attitudes and practices in such areas as housing, nutrition, treatment (including psychiatric, medical and/or rehab) and will, where no other service exists, assist the person build social and life skills that will enhance their quality of life.  Contact with individuals is generally for up to three months, although an extension to six months is possible.  A few individuals may be maintained on a caseload.
 
JOB DUTIES:  As posted - in brief to provide assistance, support and skill training to adult men and women to establish and maintain stable living situation, as independent as possible.  Will discuss, isolate and assess problems, develop a flexible plan of action, ensure basic needs are met, network clientele with needed services, provide crisis intervention as necessary, administer finances and medications or arrange coverage of same; complete required paper work, maintain statistical data; aid in the training/upgrading placement programs for staff, volunteers and students. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Grade 12 education.  Minimum of two years related work experience and prefer a minimum of one year of case management experience or equivalent.  Good familiarity with related resources. Suitability to work with disadvantaged and challenging adults in a less structured or isolated environment, strong ability to manage stress.  Must provide a record of a recent Criminal History check.  Must have current Standard First Aid Certificate; Crisis Intervention Skills Training an asset.  Must have a current Class Four driver’s licence.   Excellent oral and written communication skills; Must have excellent interpersonal skills.  Must be able to quickly learn job responsibilities and duties. Must have  the physical/mental ability to perform the job; must be able to operate job related equipment. Must have ability to understand and maintain clientele/ worker boundaries.  Must have ability to provide work direction.  Must have a strong ability to relate to people in working relationships and in clientele communication.  The job functions require a high degree of confidentiality and concentrated mental and written attention.  External work will occur.  The job duties are complex and may have a few disagreeable factors.   Use of an automobile may at times be useful.   A minimum of two years’ sobriety is required if substance misuse a past problem.  This position is team oriented.
 
CLOSING DATE:    Applications will be accepted until 17:00 hours,  January 29, 2015.  All applications are to include a cover letter and resume with the Job Posting number by email to:  info@lookoutsociety.ca  or fax to: 604-255-0790 or to Administration Office at 429 Alexander St. Vancouver, BC V6A 1C6. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 
NO PHONE INQUIRIES PLEASE.
 
                                                     THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO MALE AND FEMALE APPLICANTS
                                                               HIRING IS SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK
c. BCGEU;   Shop Steward
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
info@lookoutsociety.ca
Fax: 604-255-0790

Mail: 429 Alexander St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1C6
Contact Details:
Human Resources
Lookout Emergency Aid Society
429 Alexander Street
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1C6


Fax: 604-255-0790
E-mail: info@lookoutsociety.ca
www:   lookoutsociety.ca



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