Career Services Job Board

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

Job Search Resources

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

Mental Health Worker

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

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

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

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

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

Life Skills Facilitor - Open til filled

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

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


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

Closing Date: Until Position Filled

Youth Worker - open til filled

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

Scope: 

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

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

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

Youth Worker

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

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

Summary of Duties:
A) Assist in the development and implementation of afterschool, professional development days, spring break and summer programming, sports and recreational activities as well as workshops focusing on aspects of healthy living, life skills and self- reliance, groups focusing on personal confidence, self-esteem and enhancement of cultural identity and drug/alcohol intervention and prevention.
B) Assist in the development and implementation of fundraising events for special events and activities.
C) Liaise with outside agencies and the community on programs relating to Katzie First Nation Youth
D) Assist in the delivery of community events that build support for the KFN language & culture
E) Provide positive experience for children and youth such as summer camping trips and the yearly canoe journeys.
F) Assist in the development and implementation of yearly community building events (Easter, Halloween and Christmas).
G) Maintain an open and on-going relationship with parents of Katzie First Nation children.
H) Contribute to the collaborative fostering of a positive learning environment for Katzie First Nation students.

Job Skills and Abilities
? Ability to multi-task & work independently
? Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills
? Plan/participation in Special Events
? Must possess strong organizational skills
? Conduct themselves in a professional manner and maintain strict confidentiality
? Ability to work independently while also a team player
? Must love children


Qualifications/Experience
? Criminal record check required
? Valid Class 4 BC driver's license
? Experience in developing age appropriate youth programs
? Experience working in a youth Centre for 5-19 years of age
? Post-secondary qualification in Child & Youth Care, Social Services or similar experience
? Ability to facilitate productive discussions on education issues with parents, teachers and students.
? Excellent interpersonal skills.
? Ability to provide tutoring to students
? Knowledge of Coast Salish culture and Katzie First Nation cultural practices and traditions.
? 3 years experience working with youth
? experience with Microsoft office, reporting, budgeting

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

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

Employment Program Coordinator - until filled

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


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

Closing Date: Until Position Filled

Youth Worker (relief) - until filled

Urban Native Youth Association
Training the Leaders of Tomorrow

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Aboriginal Safehouse Youth Workers - Relief

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

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

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

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

Activity Leader - until filled

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

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

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

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


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


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

Overnight Support Worker

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

Program Staff - Aug 1

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

Leadership Program Administrator - Aug 15

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

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

Assistant Manager - Aug 11

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

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

Youth Support Worker - July 29

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

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

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

Victim Support Worker - july 29

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

Mental Health and Addictions Worker - Aug 1

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

Mental Health and Addictions Worker - Aug 1

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

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

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

Family Services Supervisor - Aug 5

The Family Services Supervisor provides holistic leadership to a limited range of community-based programs (often including Thrift Store ministries in accordance with Salvation Army mission, values, and standards.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The incumbent is responsible for the following range of job duties:
  • Serves actively as a member of the management team for the New Westminster Citadel Corps
  •  Ensures that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is exemplified in the performance of all job responsibilities and through personal example
  • Gives oversight to community ministries program, ensuring ministry objectives are consistently accomplished and that a spiritual focus is applied to all program initiatives
  • Prays with and shares the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with clients, staff, and volunteers, endeavouring to assimilate them into Body of Christ as appropriate (including linking clients to the church family and church programs where possible)
  • Provides intakes services, client assessment, emergency assistance, and short-term spiritual counselling for clients
  • Provides direction and support to all community ministries staff so that they may develop spiritually and to ensure that they work together to achieve the purposes of the organization and enhance the ministries of The Salvation Army
  • Develops strategies and recommendations for staff and volunteer development, handles recruitment, orientation, performance management, and terminations
  • Assists the Corps Officer with ongoing strategic planning to ensure programming reflects client needs
  • Provides input into the preparation of an operating budget for the community ministries programs and monitors and/or manages financial performance accordingly
  • Works with the Corps Officer to ensure that programs meet contractual, legal, and internal accreditation requirements
  • Networks with Salvation Army, government, and community social service providers to coordinate resources for the benefit of clients and program
  • May engage and implement in a local Emergency Response Plan, assisting with provincial/federal emergencies as required
  • May coordinate marketing strategies to ensure continued Thrift Store revenue growth
  • May coordinate and/or organize annual donation and fundraising efforts and/or special or seasonal programs (e.g., Red Shied Appeal, Christmas Kettle Campaign, Food Drives, Donation Drives, Christmas Hamper, Toy Distribution, Summer Camps, Community Dinners, etc.)
  • May provide visibility for The Salvation Army within the community through service club participation, media relations, general public relations, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
 
NOTE: Not all incumbents perform all of the duties described above but perform in a similar range of duties.
QUALIFICATIONS
The successful job applicant will have:
  • Two (2) years of Community College (an alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable)
  • Current Certification in First Aid/CPR
  • One (1) year but less than three (3) years of prior related experience, including experience in a variety of social service programs with some supervisory experience and experience communicating orally and in writing
  • The performance of the job requires attentive listening (supervision, counselling, conflict resolution, etc.) and moderate attention when doing computer work
  • The incumbent is responsible for the direct supervision of non-supervisory personnel and provides input into discipline, hiring and/or firing decisions, or provides advice and guidance within the established guidelines
  • The incumbent must take the following precautionary measures in addition to health and safety rules: Universal Precautions, FoodSafe training, and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training
 
SALARY/GRADE: Grade 11. Salary is based on experience and a 40-hour work week. This is a TEMPORARY Full-Time position with an expected start date of September 2, 2014, until March 2016 or earlier.
Interested applicants must respond in writing by AUGUST 5, 2014 to:
LIEUTENANT SHARON TIDD
EMAIL: Sharon_Tidd@can.salvationarmy.org
The Salvation Army New Westminster Citadel Corps
325 6th Street
New Westminster, BC V3L 3A9

Facilitator/Job Developer - Aug 1

Facilitator / Job Developer
Job Posted: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Closing Date: Friday, 1 August 2014
 
(in 9 days)
Pacific Community Resources
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $21.96 to $25.00 per hour plus % in lieu of benefits
Pacific Community Resources Society requires a Life Skills/Employment Readiness Facilitator/ Job
Developer for the Baristas Youth Program in Surrey and Vancouver. The successful applicant will
be responsible for one-to-one case management of program participants, organizing and delivering
the life and employment skills programming components of the program, supporting participants in
their work experience placements within the coffee retail sector, and program promotion. This
position requires a high level of skill as a facilitator, as well as a sound understanding of
employment and life skills facilitation with at-risk youth and multi-barrier population. Workshops
are designed to provide interaction with peers and information on topics such as self-esteem, selfawareness,
career exploration and interviewing skills
The position also involves developing relationships with local employers and community
organizations, and includes directly marketing and placing clients with employers or supporting
clients in their own marketing process. This requires a sound understanding of employability issues
and programs, the Transtheoretical Model of Change, motivational and instructional techniques as
well as expertise as a career counsellor and as a professional in the field of employment
counseling.
The successful candidate will be skilled in electronic file management, excellent client service,
facilitating small and large groups. S/He will possess either a BA or a degree in a related field or
CSSW or CYCC diploma, Life Skill and Employment Certifications plus 2 years’ experience.
Desired Qualifications: Familiarity with Employment Assessments, the Transtheoretical Model of
Change, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Counselling, Life and Employability
Coaching, significant understanding of the impacts of trauma, Family Systems, as well as
Addictions Counselling Training and familiarity with e-based individual and group counselling and
the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Practitioners.
? A Criminal Records Check Is Mandatory
? Driver’s License with Business Insurance Use
? Use of own vehicle required. Paid mileage
? Driver’s Abstract must be submitted.
Closing Date: Close of business (4:30 p.m.), Friday August 1, 2013
Salary Range: $21.96 - $ 25.00 per hour (CYCC2) plus “in lieu of” benefits compensation
Send Resume to: Pacific Community Resources Society
ATTN: Judy Crooks, Baristas Program Coordinator
Email to: resumes-ecs@pcrs.ca
Please quote ”Baristas Youth Program - Facilitator” in the subject line of your email
We thank you for your interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
To subscribe for future career opportunities, please visit www.pcrs.ca/careers
PACIFIC COMMUNITY RESOURCES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Send all letters and resumes to Judy Crooks

resumes-ecs@pcrs.ca
Contact Details:
Pacific Community Resources
#201-2830 Grandview Highway
Vancouver, BC, V3H 3W2


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

Program Coordinator - Aug 3

Programming Coordinator - South Surrey
About Arts Umbrella
With a mission of “inspiring kids for life through the arts,” Arts Umbrella is a not-for-profit arts education center for children and youth ages 2 to 19. Arts Umbrella fosters the creativity of young people by providing innovative and quality visual and performing arts programs that inspire intellect, spirit, and passion. Delivering both tuition-based and free outreach programs, Arts Umbrella touches the lives of 16,000 children a year. Programs range from general to pre-professional courses in theatre, dance, painting, sculpture, architecture, film, photography, media arts, and more.
 
The Opportunity
Arts Umbrella is looking for a personable and enthusiastic individual as the Coordinator of Programming at our South Surrey location. This position requires a detailed-oriented person who is collaborative, flexible, and extremely well-organized. Reporting to the Director of Offsite Programming, this position acts as the first point of contact with staff, students, families and the community. The Coordinator plays a key role in facilitating the smooth running of Arts Umbrella South Surrey; including supporting class schedule creation and contract coordination, as well as timesheets and payroll for over 45 instructors, first-aid management, and the health and wellness of the overall facility. The Coordinator supervises and schedules front desk staff and will work Wednesday through Saturday from 9:00AM – 5:00PM.   
 
Join our team
The ideal candidate is a self-starter, creative thinker, and confident professional. He or she must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships. We are looking for a passionate, articulate, and driven individual with the capacity to plan and coordinate a variety of concurrent projects and meet deadlines. A post-secondary degree or diploma plus three to five years of work experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience is preferred. Strong experience in Microsoft Office, knowledge of Filemaker and Activenet will be considered an asset.
 
Why Arts Umbrella
For 35 years, Arts Umbrella has been offering a lively, positive, and supportive work environment and an opportunity to make a difference. We are passionate about the arts and believe that through education we can positively impact our community and our world. Arts Umbrella is an organization with a heart, where self-expression and creativity are valued and nurtured.
 
How to Apply
If this sounds like you, please forward your resume and cover letter in one PDF document to job@artsumbrella.com indicating Coordinator, Programming in the subject line no later than Sunday, August 3, 2014. We will review resumes as they arrive and schedule interviews when appropriate.
 
Arts Umbrella thanks all applicants for their interest and advises that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  
 

Community Programmer - Aug 1

Community Programmer
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL JOB POSTING
Community Programmer
 
KNH is seeking a self motivated, high energy, compassionate individual with experience working with a multi-barriered population to oversee the running of the Steeves Manor Resource Room in a large BC Housing facility with over 200 tenants.   
Working collaboratively and under the general direction of the Director of Community Programs, the Community Programmer is the person-in-charge for the day-to-day operation of the Steeves Manor Resource Room. The Community Programmer engages tenants and community in initiatives that support their needs using a strength based participant directed model of service delivery.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • To work as part of a team to provide a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all tenants
  • Engage a diverse group of tenants in an annual planning process and implement a logic model, monitoring framework and evaluation tools that will support the needs of the tenants
  • Oversee the Resource Centre. Support tenants in accessing social, economic, recreational and educational services and resources in the community. Assess and react to potential emergencies/ crisis situations
  • Complete quarterly and annual reports that are both qualitative and quantitative for both Kits House & BC Housing
  • Set-up systems to help with the day to day smooth running of the program
  • Complete a daily staff log
  • Design and implement promotional materials as required
  • Engage in Community Development and build partnerships with local community agencies and health providers
  • Develop a volunteer program which includes job descriptions, tracking hours, building community capacity through volunteerism and provide volunteer training opportunities for tenants
  • Effectively recruit, maintain and coordinate volunteers
  • Maintain ongoing programs, providing support to volunteers and participants. Develop, implement and evaluate these and new programs run through the Resource Centre.
 
Qualifications and Skills Required:
  • Post secondary education in a related field or equivalent training and experience
  • Successful experience working with vulnerable, low-income adults and seniors who may also be living with a physical disability, addictions and/or mental health challenge
  • Experience with program planning, development and delivery with a grass-roots approach
  • Experience working with participant volunteers
  • Strong knowledge of community resources and services
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to set up healthy boundaries and work as a team
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Internet & Publisher
  • Attitudes and values which are compatible with the goals and philosophy of Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
  • Willingness to engage in the development and implementation of special events and celebrations hosted by the Neighbourhood House
  • Class 4 or ability and willingness to attain one
  • Food Safe Certificate
 
Job Details:
Salary:  $16.59 - $18.47 per hour
Schedule: 28 hours per week, occasional evenings and weekend work
Location:  3rd and Wallace St. Vancouver
Expected Start Date:  Last week of August
Job application closing date: Friday August 1st, 2014.
 
Application Process:
As per Association of Neighbourhood Houses HR polices, all factors being equal, first priority will be given to internal and local applicants.
Please email resumes and cover letters to: 

Team Lead - July 31

Team Lead, Before and After School Worker
Job Posted: Saturday, 19 July 2014
Closing Date: Thursday, 31 July 2014
 
(in 8 days)
Richmond Youth Service Agency
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Richmond Salary: $18.31-21.33/hr
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL WORKER, TEAM LEAD
Posting Date 07-17-2014 Closing Date 07-31-2014
Competition # BAS-071714 Location Richmond

SUMMARY STATEMENT
The Before and After School Worker, Team Lead will work with a diverse group of children to provide a safe, nurturing and creative environment for children to play, learn and thrive. The Team Lead is the on-site supervisor and main contact for the program. This person will create opportunities for social and emotional development, community-building and homework support through following and facilitating an age-appropriate lesson plan and have the ability to adapt the plan as needed to meet the needs of the group. In all activities the worker strives to develop assets in participants. 

OVERVIEW
Position Title Before and After School Worker, Team Lead Part-Time Headquarters 100-7900 Alderbridge Way Richmond
Program Richmond Youth Centre Department Youth Services Division
Status Bargaining Unit Classification Program Coordinator 1
Wage CBA Grid 12 Reviewed July, 2014 Draft Subject to JJEP

QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Knowledge
• Child and Youth Care Diploma or related Human/Social Service area
• First Aid Certification
• Food Safe Certification
Training and Experience
• Two years experience working with school aged children
• Must be at least 19 years of age
• Up to date vaccinations

GENERAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Well developed interpersonal, conflict resolution, oral and written communication skills;
• Demonstrated ability to teach skills and work effectively with others;
• Good organization, time and general management skills;
• Experience facilitating groups with children;
• Ability to follow, facilitate and adapt lesson plans;
• Working knowledge of age-appropriate activities and resources;
• Understanding of asset building; and
• 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.

RELATIONSHIPS
Report to Program Supervisor/Manager
Subordinate Staff Volunteers
Internal Contacts All other RYSA Staff and Volunteers
External Contacts Elementary School staff of Richmond School District, Parents and Caregivers

DOMAINS
A. Individual Group and Client Support
• Plans, organizes, implements and evaluates group-based recreational, social and educational activities.
• Welcomes new children and their families to the program. Explains and interprets the philosophy, goals and objectives of the program to families and answers questions. Ensures enrolment information is in order including medical and emergency information, dietary instructions and parental consent forms in compliance with statutory requirements such as licensing. Ensures safety of participants.
• Oversees the day-to-day operation of the program by ensuring that the necessary facilities and equipment are in place, program guidelines and policies are adhered to, and program standards and licensing requirements are met. Responds to emergencies in accordance with established policies and guidelines
• Encourages and facilitates participation in activities; provides guidance and instruction. Monitors and manages individual and group behaviour.
• Plans, carries out and evaluates developmentally appropriate activities and experiences for children using modelling, observing, questioning, demonstrating and reinforcing techniques. Develops daily program schedules that include indoor/outdoor, active/quiet and individual and group activities.
• Prepares snacks according to food safe standards
B. Community Liaison
• Recruits, selects, dismisses, orients, trains, monitors and provides support to program volunteers.
• Maintains awareness of community resources and supports.
• Liaises with community service providers and other professionals to coordinate service provision, facilitate referrals to the program and represent the organization or program in external events. 
C. Administrative/Miscellaneous
• Maintains related records and statistics and produces reports as required.
• Makes recommendation to the supervisor regarding program development, policy and procedure formulation and program evaluation. 
• Supports supervisor in development of reports and statistics to RYSA and funders as required.
• Purchases snack and program supplies from petty cash fund, recording and submitting receipts; maintains and orders supplies within a prescribed budget. 
• 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
• Performs other related duties as required

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This position requires working with a diverse group of children and volunteers of all ages. Staff are expected to practice in a culturally sensitive manner. Submit your letter of interest and resume explaining how your skills, experience and knowledge will support success in this position to by email. Please no phone calls, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Applicants MUST reference #BAS-071714 in the subject line of your email or they will not be reviewed.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Submit your letter of interest and resume explaining how your skills, experience and knowledge will support success in this position to by email at employment@rysa.bc.ca. Please no phone calls, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Applicants MUST reference #BAS-071714 in the subject line of your email or they will not be reviewed.
Contact Details:
Daylene Marshall
Richmond Youth Service Agency
100-7900 Alderbridge Way
Richmond, BC, V6X2A5

Tel: 6042717600
Fax: 604-271-7626
E-mail: employment@rysa.bc.ca
www:   www.rysa.bc.ca

Communications Assistant - Aug 13

Communications Assistant
Job Posted: Monday, 21 July 2014
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 August 2014
 
(in 21 days)
Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Part time
Location: New Westminster Salary: $14 -$16 per hour (depending on experience)
Exciting Employment Opportunity for a –
Communications Assistant
 
The Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks (FBCYICN or the Federation) is a youth-driven, provincial, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young people in and from government care in BC, between the ages of 14 and 24.  To learn more about this unique and dynamic organization go to www.fbcyicn.ca.
 
Job Summary:  The Communications Assistant works closely with the Communications Coordinator to oversee a variety of communications roles that support the relationships between the Federation and our stakeholders, including producing the Fed news and e-newsletter, Power Pages magazine, maintaining the website, managing and responding media requests, and overseeing our social media strategy.
 
Further, communications at the Federation involves:
 
  • Promoting and informing our stakeholders (young people in and from care, members, partners, allies and the broader community) on who we are and what we do; and
  • Amplifying the voices of youth in and from care to raise awareness and engage the broader community as allies in the youth-in-care movement.
 
Key Areas of Responsibility:
 
ü  Youth Facilitation and Consultation – like all FBCYICN work, we strive toward youth-driven communications.  Working youth members, and adult allies you will work to present and refine our style, brand and key messaging through consultation with stakeholders.
ü  PowerPages Magazine – coordinate a 14 week magazine production cycle and produce a magazine that aims to provide relevant resources to and amplify the voices of, youth in and from care while keeping our community and youth-in-care movement connected.
ü  Website and E-newsletter – oversee the production of these tools aimed at keeping our key stakeholders informed on our work, opportunities and resources relevant to youth in and from care.
ü  Social Media – managing a strategy to maintain a strong presence on social media including moderating and updating our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) …@FBCYICN says: #youthincareareawesome!
 
 
ü  Partner and Media Relations – delivering support in partner projects (like BC Child and Youth in Care Week) around media and communications issues.  Includes tracking and responding to media requests based on our key messages, reviewing and writing formal correspondence, advocacy letters and reports.
ü  Attend mandatory Steering Committee Meetings on:
  • October 25 to 27, 2014; and  
  • February 14 to 16, 2015.
 
Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Experience):
 
Must haves:
  • Criminal Records Review is required as part of any offer of employment.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and the ability to travel within and outside of BC.
  • Possess a current Emergency First Aid Certificate or be willing to certify upon hiring.
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, the values and mission of Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks (FBCYICN).
  • A passion for improving the lives of young people in and from care and a principled belief in the importance of meaningful youth participation and youth engagement.
  • An understanding of the needs and issues facing young people in and from government care in BC.
 
Experience and Assets:
  • A current (or working towards) degree or diploma in arts, humanities, journalism, communications or public relations, or the equivalent  in education and experience.
  • Working in a professional environment and the ability to be punctual, reliable, adhere to office-appropriate dress codes, use of language and other elements identified in FBCYICN’s code of conduct.
  • Experience working directly with youth.
  • Prior Experience as a youth in care or someone who has received government services included but not limited to child and youth mental health, and youth justice.
  • Self-identified Aboriginal ancestry and/or knowledge of Aboriginal principles and perspectives on child welfare practice.
  • Experience in website management.
  • Experience developing social media strategies.
  • Progressive experience in, or knowledge of, contentious issues management and media relations.
  • Facilitation experience.
  • 1 years’ experience working in a similar role.
  • Experience working directly with youth and supervising volunteers.
  • Public relations, social movement and campaign expertise.
 
Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated writing and editing proficiency.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with social media.
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills.
  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated skill in desktop publishing, and a related knowledge of graphic design principles, print production, and photography.
  • Strong computer skills i.e. Microsoft Office and working knowledge of Social Media.
  • An ability to trouble shoot minor IT issues.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, specifically, proven ability to develop strong working relationships with others (especially a youthful approach with young people!); be able to work through disagreements/disputes and maintain effective working relationships with all parties.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with skills associated with effective project management leading to the successful delivery of events and projects.
  • Strong ability to manage multiple and competing demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change.
  • A strong understanding of personal/professional boundaries including the demonstrated ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
 
Terms of Employment:
 
Full Start Date:            Ideally Monday September 15, 2014
End Date:                    March 31, 2015
Type of Position:         Part-time (28 hours per week)
Days of Work:             4 days between Monday to Friday 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Flexibility:                    Some evenings and weekends required
Rate of Pay:                $14 -$16 per hour (depending on experience)
Reports To:                 Executive Director and/or Program Manager
Location:                     Primary office location in New Westminster, BC.Some travel throughout BC is required.
 
Application Requirements:
 
A full version of the Position Description can be downloaded @ www.fbcyicn.ca/get-involved/jobs/
 
Please forward a current resume, along with a cover letter to Ann Veerman at HRpartner@Telus.net or fax to (604) 527-7764 attention “Ann Veerman”.  
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday August 13th by 4:30 PM
 
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only qualified candidates will be contacted. 
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please forward a current resume, along with a cover letter to Ann Veerman at HRpartner@Telus.net or fax to (604) 527-7764 attention “Ann Veerman”.
Contact Details:
Jules Wilson
Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks
500 - 625 Agnes Street
New Westminster, BC, V3M 5Y4

Tel: (604) 527-7769(604) 527-7769
Fax: (604) 527-7764
E-mail: jules.wilson@fbcyicn.ca
www:   www.fbcyicn.ca
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Child and Youth Care Worker - Sept 22

Residential Child and Youth Care Worker
PROFESSIONAL CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WORKERS REQUIRED
We are a non-profit organization in the lower-mainland providing residential services to youth struggling with a range of issues such as: addiction, attachment difficulties, social skill deficits, anger management, contact with law enforcement and/or the sex trade, and mental health. 

Qualifications:
1. Experience and skill at providing care to children and youth who have experienced severe conflict within the family and community at large, and exhibit severe conduct and behavioural disorders.
2. Practical and theoretical knowledge of adolescent development.
3. Child and Youth Care diploma or related degree, or three years of relevant experience.
4. A variety of work and educational experiences that will be beneficial to providing care to young people in crisis.
5. Demonstrated ability to manage stress and perform well under pressure.
6. Ability to maintain a non-judgemental attitude in the face of a variety of behaviours, and does not have biases in terms of culture, religion, race, creed, sexuality, ability or physical appearance.
7. Sound oral and written communication skills.
8. Know the importance of completing all paperwork and files pertaining to the care of each youth residing in the home in a timely manner without reminders.
9. Available to work a minimum of 24 hours per week including evenings, weekends, and overnight shifts. 
 
Send resumes to: cycpositions@gmail.com

Manager of Employment Programs - Aug 21

Manager of Employment Programs
Job Posted: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Closing Date: Thursday, 21 August 2014
 
(in 27 days)
MOSAIC
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)
 
POSITION   FUNCTION & DUTIES:
Under the direction of the Senior   Manager and/ or Director, the Manager is responsible for:
  •   Supervising   the Coordinators and staff of employment programs
  •   Supervising   staff working with partners in the Employment Program of BC
  •   Ensuring   targets and goals are met
  •   Creating   and maintaining an environment of continuous learning and improvement
  •   Providing   overall direction and coordination for marketing and  community outreach activities  of employment services
  •   Developing   and implementing MOSAIC’s recruitment services strategy and coordinating the   efforts of the recruitment services team
  •   Assisting   the Senior Manager and Director with the design and implementation of new   programs/ projects
  •   Assisting   the Senior Manager and Director with proposal writing
  •   Attending community meetings and forums at the   request of the Senior Manager and/or Director
  •   Providing assistance to the Senior Manager and/or   Director in one, or more, of the following areas: financial administration,   human resources management, public relations, community liaison, and   volunteer management
  •   Being part of the Departmental leadership team   and taking an active role in departmental and all-staff meetings
  •   Undertakes   other duties, as assigned by the Senior Manager and/or Director
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  •   Post   secondary education in relevant field
  •   Good   management and communication skills, knowledge of employment services and   contractual targets.  Ability to lead   teams and collaborate with partners to achieve goals and undergo change
  •   Experience   in coordinating or managing provincially and/or federally funded programs,   supervising and training staff, scheduling activities, marketing, job   development and developing and maintaining systems and procedures
  •   Highly   organized, motivated, and flexible
  •   Experience   working with  immigrant and diverse   populations
  •   Criminal   Record Check
 
 
CONTRACT:
This is a parental leave backfill position.  It would be a full-time contract, 35 hrs   per week for up to one year. Start rate of pay is based on experience.
 
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Hiring Team - MOSAIC Employment Programs
1522 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, B.C. V5L 3Y2Fax: 604-254-3932604-254-3932 Email: employmentprograms@mosaicbc.com

Please reference “Manager” in the subject line of your application and submit via email (Word / PDF format) or fax. No telephone calls please. 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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Coordinator - Aug 11

Coordinator
Job Posted: Thursday, 24 July 2014
Closing Date: Monday, 11 August 2014
 
(in 17 days)
Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Delta Salary: (not entered)
JOB TITLE     Coordinator                                                     START DATE   September 2014
 
 
REPORTS TO
 
Director of Counselling and Support Services
 
 
Summary of Responsibilities
 
The Coordinator provides direction, support and day to day operational supervision to the Youth  Team in Delta and other staff or volunteers as assigned and ensures that key responsibilities including, planning, coordination, documentation, reporting, development and evaluation are done in a timely and appropriate manner.
 
 
JOB DUTIES
 
  • Coordinates the day to day operations of the MCFD youth team programs and staff, and assists in the development and/or implementation of all program plans, goals/objectives, policies and procedures.
  • Ensures that services are effectively and efficiently delivered in accordance with the Organization’s mandate, the program’s mandate and all policies and other legal and budgetary requirements.
  • Assists in the development of program annual and project based budgets and monitoring and tracking expenses in accordance with the requirements of the finance department and program funder.
  • Ensures that systems are in place to support the program’s profile in the community.
  • Ensures that all contract deliverables are met or exceeded.
  • Provides day supervision (including clinical supervision), recruitment and performance evaluation and assists with grievance resolution, problem solving, discipline, of all program staff.  
  • Safe guard clients’ rights, including confidentiality, and the quality assurance of the programs by ensuring that “best practices” are met and maintained by the program staff at all times.
  • Ensures that all program and client records, are accurate, maintained and completed in conformance with the organization’s the funder’s and accreditation standards.
  • Ensures that appropriate client related systems are in place including, intake.
  • Supervises all expenditures within the existing budgets and ensures monitoring and tracking is done in accordance with policy and procedures.
  • Represents the Organization in the community.
  • Assists in ensuring that all funder reports and reports to the Program Director are completed and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that a good working relationship is maintained with all community and other external stakeholders.
  • Delivers direct counselling to clients.
  • Other related duties as required.
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
 
  • Clean Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector)
  • A Bachelors degree (or equivalency) in Counselling, Social Work or a related field.
  • A minimum of two years of direct program delivery experience in the sector.
  •  A demonstrated working knowledge of specific community based programs and related provincial and community support service systems, applicable legislation and policies on issues related to assigned programs and services.
  • Professional knowledge such as Drug and Alcohol, Suicide prevention and Intervention, Child and Youth Abuse and Neglect, etc.
  • A working knowledge of formal counselling and assessment techniques such as solution focused, cognitive or expressive therapies used with children, youth and adults.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity towards cultural, religious and gender based diversity issues.
  • Demonstrated teamwork, leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Computer literate, using a variety of software.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to set goals and prioritize.
  • Must exhibit personal maturity and sound judgment, having excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to find creative, collaborative, positive solutions to challenges and have the ability to deal tactfully with sensitive issues.
  • Reliable vehicle insured for business use (two million liabilitiy).
  • Valid first aid certificate.
  • Class 1V drivers’ license.
 
 
 
CLOSING DATE
 
August 11th 2014
 
 
HOW TO APPLY
 
Please mail or email a resume and cover letter to:
 
Director Counselling and Support Services
2875 St. George Street
Vancouver, BC V5T 3R8
 
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
HOW TO APPLY

Please mail or email a resume and cover letter to:

Director Counselling and Support Services
2875 St. George Street
Vancouver, BC V5T 3R8
Email: ksnowden@bgcbc.ca
Contact Details:
Yana T
Boys and Girls Clubs
2875 St. George Street
Vancouver, BC, V5T 3R8

Tel: 604-879-6554604-879-6554
E-mail: info@bgc-gv.bc.ca
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community Mental Health Support Worker - Aug 1

Community Mental Health Support Worker
Job Posted: Friday, 25 July 2014
Closing Date: Friday, 1 August 2014
 
(in 4 days)
Fraserside Community Services Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Surrey Salary: $19.11 per hour (Grid Level 11)
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
POSTING #14-MH-BH-04
 
Fraserside Community Services Society invites applications for the following position:
 
Job Title:              COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT WORKER
Program:              Bolivar Court Supported Housing (Surrey)     
Classification:     GRID LEVEL 11 - Adult, Youth and/or Child Worker        
Rate of Pay:         $19.11 per hour (0-2000 hrs); and increments in accordance with the terms of the Collective Agreement
 
OVERALL JOB FUNCTION:
To provide a supportive partnership to a client with an acquired brain injury and serious and persistent mental illness by facilitating an individualized goal-oriented treatment plan which is based on a Psychosocial Rehabilitation approach.  To support, motivate and encourage the client to live safely and as independently as possible and utilize community rehabilitation, education, social and recreational programs in the community.
 
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
            •      Minimum Diploma in a related human/social service field and one year recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
            •      Knowledge of and commitment to the principles of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and the Recovery Model
            •      Knowledge of concurrent disorders, Acquired Brain Injury and community resources an asset
            •      Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with family members, support networks, team members, the community and other mental health service providers
            •      Demonstrated skills in planning, decision making, coaching and human relations such as a genuine concern and respect for mental health clients
            •      Candidate must have excellent communication skills, self awareness and good boundaries
            •      Valid First Aid/CPR and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention certification
            •      Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and database entry and familiarity with an electronic case management system is preferred
            •      Valid Class 4 BC Drivers License and a reliable vehicle required, with business class insurance and $3,000,000 third-party liability
 
               
PRESENT HOURS OF WORK:
10.0 hours per week (Monday to Friday – 2.0 hours per day) based on a flextime schedule as authorized by the employer to meet client needs.
 
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:                25 July 2014
DATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CLOSED:                1 August 2014
 
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 Resources
Fraserside Community Services Society
E-mail: hr@fraserside.bc.ca

Programmer - Aug 15

Programmer
Job Posted: Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Closing Date: Friday, 15 August 2014
 
(in 15 days)
Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)
JOB TITLE     Programmer                                        START DATE    August
 
 
REPORTS TO
Kivan Club Coordinator
 
 
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.
 
 
 
CLOSING DATE
August 15th @ 5:00 pm
 
 
 
HOW TO APPLY
 
Please mail or email a resume and cover letter to:
Kivan Programmer Hiring Committee
2875 St. George Street
Vancouver, BC   V5T 3R8
 
 
 
 
 
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
HOW TO APPLY



Please mail or email a resume and cover letter to:

Kivan Programmer Hiring Committee

2875 St. George Street

Vancouver, BC V5T 3R8

Email: laddison@bgcbc.ca
Contact Details:
Yana T
Boys and Girls Clubs
2875 St. George Street
Vancouver, BC, V5T 3R8

Tel: 604-879-6554604-879-6554
E-mail: info@bgc-gv.bc.ca
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Facilitator/Job Developer - Aug 11

Facilitator/Job Developer
Pacific Community Resources Society requires a Life Skills/Employment Readiness Facilitator/ Job Developer for the Baristas Youth Program in Surrey and Vancouver. The successful applicant will be responsible for one-to-one case management of program participants, organizing and delivering the life and employment skills programming components of the program, supporting participants in their work experience placements within the coffee retail sector, and program promotion. This position requires a high level of skill as a facilitator, as well as a sound understanding of employment and life skills facilitation with at-risk youth and multi-barrier population. Workshops are designed to provide interaction with peers and information on topics such as self-esteem, self-awareness, career exploration and interviewing skills.

The position also involves developing relationships with local employers and community organizations, and includes directly marketing and placing clients with employers or supporting clients in their own marketing process. This requires a sound understanding of employability issues and programs, the Transtheoretical Model of Change, motivational and instructional techniques as well as expertise as a career counsellor and as a professional in the field of employment counseling.

The successful candidate will be skilled in electronic file management, excellent client service, facilitating small and large groups. S/He will possess either a BA or a degree in a related field or CSSW or CYCC diploma, Life Skill and Employment Certifications plus 2 years’ experience.
 
Desired Qualifications: Familiarity with Employment Assessments, the Transtheoretical Model of Change, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Counselling, Life and Employability Coaching, significant understanding of the impacts of trauma, Family Systems, as well as Addictions Counselling Training and familiarity with e-based individual and group counselling and the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Practitioners.

? A Criminal Records Check Is Mandatory
? Driver’s License with Business Insurance Use
? Use of own vehicle required. Paid mileage
? Driver’s Abstract must be submitted.
 
Closing Date: Close of business (4:30 p.m.), Monday, August 11, 2014
Salary Range: $21.96 - $ 25.00 per hour (CYCC2) plus “in lieu of” benefits compensation
Send Resume to: Pacific Community Resources Society
ATTN: Judy Crooks, Baristas Program Coordinator
Email to: resumes-ecs@pcrs.ca
Please quote ”Baristas Youth Program - Facilitator” in the subject line of your email
We thank you for your interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
To subscribe for future career opportunities, please visit www.pcrs.ca/careers
PACIFIC COMMUNITY RESOURCES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
 

Youth Transitions Worker - Aug 8

Youth Transitions Worker
Job Posted: Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Closing Date: Friday, 8 August 2014
 
(in 8 days)
Pacific Community Resources
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $21.96 to $25.00 per hour
Pacific Community Resources Society requires an experienced Youth Transitions Worker for Broadway Youth Resource Centre’s Youth Transition to Independence Program in Vancouver. This position works with youth in and from government care and provides support to them during their transitions between foster placements and out of care. This position works with young people to set their transition goals, connects young people to resources and teaches lifeskills that will help young people succeed.
A solid background in work with youth at-risk and government care systems is required. This position also contributes to the overall support to Broadway Youth Resource Centre’s resource room.
Qualifications:
Candidates will possess either a BA or a degree in a related field or CSSW or CYCC diploma plus two (2) years of experience.
??A Criminal Records Check Is Mandatory
??Valid First Aid Certificate required.
Familiarity with Attachment Theory, Strengths-based approach, Ansell Casey Life Skills, Motivational Interviewing, and Addictions Counselling Training are all assets. The successful candidate will be comfortable connecting with a diverse population including Aboriginal, newcomers, and LGBTQ youth to ensure they feel safe, supported and connected.
Closing Date: Close of business (4:30 p.m.), Friday, August 8th, 2014
Salary Range: $21.96-$25.00 per hour
Send Resume to: Pacific Community Resources Society
Bradley Napier – Supervisor, Youth Transitions Program
Resumes@pcrs.ca
Please reference “Youth Transitions Worker” in all correspondence.
We thank you for your interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
To subscribe for future career opportunities, please visitwww.pcrs.ca/careers
PACIFIC COMMUNITY RESOURCES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Send all letters and resumes to Brad Napier at:

resumes@pcrs.ca
Contact Details:
Ray Wilson
Pacific Community Resources



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

Community Recreation - Youth Centre Staff - Aug 15

Term Contract Opportunity
Location: Abbotsford Parks, Recreation, and Culture Facilities - Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre
Position Title: Community Recreation - Youth Centre Staff
Number of Positions: 2
Hours of Work: Various hours per week dependent on programs
Start & End Date: As soon as possible after closing
Rate of Pay: $15

Under the supervision of the Community Recreation Coordinator, the Community Recreation Youth Staff is responsible for planning and facilitating after school, evening and weekend youth programs (drop in, events and camps) at Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Supervise weekly youth drop-in sessions at Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre for a youth ages 11 to 17.
  • Provide assistance to the Community Recreation Coordinator in the development of increased youth programming.
  • Provide assistance to the Community Recreation Coordinator in the planning and implementation of special events for youth.
Qualifications:
  • Knowledge and experience working with youth.
  • Post Secondary training in recreation and/or child and youth care or similar program at a recognized college and/or university.
  • Sound knowledge of the social and recreational needs and interests of youth
  • Experience developing/leading child and youth related programs
  • Current Emergency First Aid, CPR ‘C’ & AED certification
The applicant/incumbent will be required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check in order to work in this position and to report to their Manager if any criminal charges are laid against them that may be related to their employment.

Posting Closing Date: August 15, 2014

To submit a resume please visit us online at:  www.abbotsford.ca/careers

Peer Support Shift Lead - Aug 8

Peer Support - Shift Lead (Emergency Night Shelter)
Job Posted: Sunday, 27 July 2014
Closing Date: Friday, 8 August 2014
 
(in 8 days)
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Vancouver DTES Salary: $22/hr
    INTERNAL/EXTERNAL
JOB POSTING NO. 14-011
The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre is seeking
 
Peer Support Worker - Shift Lead (Emergency Night Shelter)
The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre is a Drop-in Centre and Emergency Night Shelter offering a wide variety of services to a diverse community of women and children living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.
 
Reporting directly to the Shelter Co-Manager(s), the Peer Support Worker Shift Lead ensures the day to day operations and functions of the Emergency Shelter.  Working with DEWC employees, she oversees and ensures policies, procedures, and operational systems are implemented and followed throughout the shift.  She will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.
 
Primary Responsibilities:
The Peer Support Worker Shift Lead is responsible to promote principles of peer support when supporting women to secure practical needs and manage crisis in the Emergency Night Shelter with the goal of identify and address barriers.  She will work in collaboration with other DEWC peer support, advocacy, outreach, and skills development staff to promote integrated services to women and in-centre volunteers.
She will monitor women in the shelter using peer support tools to address conflicts in the emergency night shelter.  She will oversee and be responsible to ensure a clean and comfortable environment that operates in compliance with the Centre’ Mission Statement, Statement of Principles, and policies and procedures.  
The Peer Support Worker Shift Lead will manage crisis between, within and among various groups and individuals including by mentoring a variety of self help coping skills and different approaches to personal situations while maintaining a culture of ‘people helping people help themselves’.
She will actively participate as a team member to support volunteers from the community and is responsible for communicating effectively and respectfully with volunteers and mediating conflicts as they occur.
 
Qualifications:
Minimum 5 years related experience working with low-income women, at least 2 years in a women serving or inner city drop-in environment
Must have a strong working knowledge and analysis of the issues impacting women in the dtes, including violence against women, mental health, homelessness, and addictions
Candidate must work from strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework
We are seeking a collaborative team member who has experience in supervising staff.
Must have Peer Support theory training and/or experience
Strong conflict resolution skills and practice
Demonstrated crises intervention training and experience
Experience providing assisted referral as well as familiarity with support services, agencies and community resources in the Downtown Eastside
Excellent communication skills required, including the ability to work in a respectful and cooperative manner with co-workers, and centre members
Ability to work within a chaotic environment and with a diverse community of women
A First Aid certificate is required
Candidate must undergo a criminal record check
Women with addiction issues need to be at least 2 years clean and sober
 
Aboriginal Women and Women of Colour are Strongly Encouraged to Apply
 
Position Details:          Part –Time (33 hrs/wk) Union position at $22.00 hour + benefits
Please submit resume and covering letter via email/mal or fax to
Peer Support Worker Shift Lead Hiring Committee
Quote Job Posting No. 14-011
302 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC  V6A 4J1
Fax:  604-681-8470   hr@dewc.ca
Closing:  Internal July 29th, 2014.  External August 8th, 2014
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please submit resume and covering letter via email/mal or fax to Peer Support Worker Shift Lead Hiring Committee
Quote Job Posting No. 14-011
302 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 4J1
Fax: 604-681-8470 hr@dewc.ca
Closing: Internal July 29th, 2014. External August 8th, 2014
Contact Details:
Nicole Johnston
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
302 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC, V6A 4J1

E-mail: admin@dewc.ca
www:   www.dewc.ca



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