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.

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www.vch.ca
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www.youth.gc.ca
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Life Skills Facilitor - open until 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 until filled

 

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

Scope: 

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

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

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

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

 

Employment Program Coordinator - open 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) - open 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 - open 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 Youth Worker - ASAP

Overnight Youth Worker

Covenant House is a premier provider of shelter and services thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers. It is through their efforts that we are able to help young people at risk establish a foothold on a new life.

 

Job Function

The youth worker is responsible for the direct implementation of Covenant House Vancouver’s philosophy, policies and principles as they pertain to client care. The youth worker oversees building activity, including client, program, building security, operations and community relations. Provide services to youth living on the street and/or in the community.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Initiate, develop and maintain relationships with service resistant youth 16-24 years of age
  • Assess the needs of and establish ‘plans of care’ for clients
  • Assist clients in identifying attainable short and long-term goals, strategies for meeting these goals, and an action plan for implementation
  • Assist clients in exiting street life, maintaining independence in the community, and/or accessing supported living
  • Provide youth with practical resources including food, clothing, transportation etc
  • Ensure adherence to and role model Covenant House principles and core values
  • Shelter Service to youth age 16-24
  • Conduct intake/admission interview, assessment and develop and manage through daily contact, and individualized Client Plan with youth on caseload for the duration of their stay
  • Support youth with daily routines in the highly structured environment
  • Assess and address the immediate needs of either resident and non-resident youth, especially those who are seeking support when other service providers are closed
  • Address serious behaviour, mental health, emotional, and addictions issues through counselling, implementing Special Covenant, defusing/managing critical incidents, supportive relationships, and referrals to other CHV programs and/or community service providers
  • Assist youth with accessing community support networks
  • Escorts to community resources when requested
  • Coordinate youth meetings and activities
  • Manage crisis intervention and counselling including briefing and debriefing for youth
  • Assist in admission/intake interviews and assessments as needed
  • Accompaniment to appointments, visitation in hospital or independent living situation, 1 to 1 support, risk assessments, supportive counselling
  • Greet clients upon entry to the Drop in, introduce the services provided, orient new clients, complete program intake/admission and assessment, and establish plans 

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Diploma or degree in related social service
  • Minimum of 2 years related experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Non-violent crisis intervention certificate
  • Valid first aid certificate
  • Familiar with runaway and street involved youth issues
  • Leadership and team building
  • Basic computer skills
  • Self awareness

 

Other Information

  • 77 hours per pay period
  • Schedule: Overnights
  • Full benefits including sick and personal leave
  • Start date: ASAP

 

Schedule: 

 

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Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

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Sat

Week 1

19:30

7:30

22:30

8:30

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19:30

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Job Contact:

*No phone calls please*

Once you click apply and follow the directions on our automated system, please note to attach your cover letter and resume and upload in one file as you are not able to upload the files separately. Or you may attach your resume and paste your cover letter in the text field box. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only qualified candidates will be contacted. Covenant House Vancouver is an equal opportunity employer.

Please Note: All candidates must successfully complete a criminal records check prior to commencing employment at Covenant House Vancouver.

Apply Now 

 

 

Relief Peer Support & Self Help Worker - Oct '15

Relief/Casual Peer Support & Self Help Worker
Job Posted:  Wednesday, 8 April 2015
Closing Date:  Monday, 5 October 2015
(in 126 days)
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Negotiable / Flexible
Location: Vancouver Salary: $17.00/hour to start
The Peer Support Worker is responsible for promoting the principles of peer support when supporting women to secure practical needs and manage crisis in the Drop-In Centre and/or Emergency Night Shelter.
 
Drop-In/ Shelter:  Monitors women in the Centre/Shelter using appropriate conflict resolution and crisis management skills.  Addresses conflicts in the Drop-In or the Emergency Night Shelter.  Ensures women who appear in crisis are offered appropriate supports and referrals such as medical, counseling, or advocacy.  Collaborates with centre members and volunteers to ensure the operations of the clothing room and general management of donations.  Is responsible for a clean and comfortable environment that operates in compliance with the Centre Mission Statement, Statement of Principles, and Policy and Procedures.  Supports women to access practical needs:  listens to women, distributes items such as menstrual pads, rolling papers, clothing, telephone access, mail and access to showers.
 
Conflict Resolution/ Crisis Management:  Manages 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.  Maintains a culture of 'people helping people help themselves'.
 
Volunteer Support:  Actively participates as a team member in collaboration with the Skills Development Coordinator/Program Coordinator to support volunteers from the community.  Communicates effectively and respectfully with volunteers and mediates conflicts as they occur.
 
In-Centre Programming:  Supports group facilitators and assists with special events that promote principles of self-help and peer support that reflect the Mission and Mandate of the DEWC.
 
Referral:  Uses peer support strategies when supporting women to receive assistance at the DEWC and/or other agencies as required.
 
In Centre Participation:  Participates within the staff team such as attending staff meetings, staff development and trainings, special events, and hiring committees.  Works collaboratively with in-centre and/or shelter staff.  Ensures effective communication and team approach in the smooth operation of the DEWC.
 
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 Peer Support theory training and/or experience
  • 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 a strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework
  • Strong conflict resolution skills and practice
  • Demonstrated crisis 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 is 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 must be at least 2 years clean and sober
 
How to Apply: 
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Attention: Peer Support Worker Hiring Committee
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
302 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC, V6A 4J1  
Fax: 604-681-8470
E-mail: hr@dewc.ca

 

Children and Youth Specialized Residences - 26/June

Children and Youth Specialized Residences
Job Posted:  Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Closing Date:  Friday, 26 June 2015
(in 25 days)
Strive Living Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Coquitlam Salary: $17.44/hour
Are you looking for an exciting career in health care?
Our organization offers full benefits upon meeting eligibility requirements, great opportunities to grow within and a fun and positive environment for both staff and clients!
 
Exciting opportunity exists for the right individuals to join a progressive non-profit organization as a Support Worker in our Children and Youth Department. The position entails working in specialized residential settings with individuals who are diagnosed with developmental delays, PICA, FASD as well as Autism, OCD and challenging behaviors.
The ideal candidate must have experience supporting youth with complex behaviours and an understanding of the challenges present for verbal and non-verbal youth with Autism, challenging behaviors and other diagnosis. You must possess knowledge of positive behavioural support strategies, visual support strategies, sensory support strategies, medication administration, critical thinking skills, have the ability to write reports and complete the necessary documentation, as well as maintain boundaries, provide daily structure and consistently follow the support plan outlined within a warm and supportive environment.
 
We have a variety of  part time/ full time positions available as well as casual positions with opportunities to grow within.
 
 
The successful applicant must have the following skills:
 
-Experience with developmental disabilities, mental illness, autism and other disorders
-Experience with challenging behaviours and behaviour management strategies
-Experience working in a team environment with little supervision 
-Experience with dealing with emergency situations 
-Experience with providing structure to an individual in care 
-Personal Care
-Behaviour Management
-Community Activities/Integration
-Physical Activities
-Medication
-Crisis Management
-Autism Experience
-Reliable vehicle 
-Driver's license
Must be able to obtain:
-Criminal record check 
-Negative TB test 
-First Aid and CPR Certificate
-3 References 
-Food Safe Certificate
-Mandt Certificate
-Class 5 Driver’s License, Reliable Vehicle and a clean Driver’s Abstract
 
Compensation: $17.44 - $20.32, plus benefits upon meeting eligibility requirements.
 
For more information about our Programs, Services and employment please see our website at: https://www.striveliving.ca 

Check out our Facebook page for more details on our available postings: https://www.facebook.com/strivelivingsociety 
 
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
How to Apply: 
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please send a resume and cover letter to Christie at christie@striveliving.ca
Contact Details: 
Christie Blaquiere
Strive Living Society 
#400-906 Roderick Avenue
Coquitlam , BC, V3K 1R1  


E-mail: christie@striveliving.ca 
www:   www.striveliving.ca

 

Community Living Counsellor - open until filled

Community Living Counsellor

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compensation: Competitive compensation, comprehensive benefit package and opportunities for promotion from within.
contract job part-time
non-profit organization telecommuting okay
We Are. . .
The COMMUNITY LIVING SOCIETY (CLS), an innovative, non-profit organization dedicated to serving individuals with developmental disabilities. We have been supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities since 1978 to live full, productive and meaningful lives. This service philosophy gives Community Living Society the opportunity to be a leader in providing person-centred, quality residential and vocational services, which allow people to reach their greatest potential. We currently have over 450 employees, serve over 260 individuals throughout the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley and our CLS family is growing exponentially! 

The Role is. . .
As a Community Living Counsellor, you will enable achievement of greater success by supporting individuals in:
• Taking part in community activities
• Obtaining volunteer or paid employment
• Learning tasks of daily living
• Providing skills and opportunities to participate in the community
• And meet other unique support needs, including personal care (lifts and transfers, assistance with bowel and bladder, bathing, wound care, etc). 

You are. . .
• Energetic, role-modelling a positive lifestyle and bringing a "Can -- Do" attitude to work everyday
• Some relevant work experience or post-secondary education in Social Service, Support Worker programs or life skills instruction 
• Skills and abilities including: instructing, guiding and coaching on daily living; crisis prevention and intervention; knowledge in mental health issues; medication administration; health care skills; and personal care
• Responsible, flexible, respectful and sensitive
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication is a must
• Having a sense of humor is a major asset
• Current Class 5 Driver's License and access to your own vehicle for work is preferred 

Applications are being accepted for the following opportunities:

Permanent full-time:
1. Coquitlam -- Mon 9 am to 6 pm, Thu 3 pm to 11 pm and every second overnight, Fri 9 am to 6 pm and Sat 9 am to 6 pm. ASL language skills is an asset.
2. North Vancouver -- Mon to Fri 8:30 am to 3 pm. A current restricted Class 4 Driver's License is preferred.
3. Burnaby -- flexible availability during weekdays, including some overnight shifts

Permanent part-time:
1. New Westminster -- every other Wed 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm and every other Sat 10:30 am to 7 pm 
2. New Westminster -- Sat 2:30 pm to 10 pm
3. North Vancouver -- every other Sat 10:30 pm to 8 pm and every other Sun 10:30 am to 8 pm. A restricted Class 4 Driver's License is required within 3 months of employment is required
4. North Vancouver -- Wed 9 am to 3 pm and Sun 8 am to 12 pm, 5 pm to 9 pm (split shift)
5. North Vancouver -- Sun 12 pm to 7 pm 
6. Surrey -- Thu 9 am to 3 pm. An unrestricted Class 4 Driver's License is required within 3 months of employment 
7. Surrey -- Sun 9 am to 8 pm. Additional availability for relief is preferred. 
8. Burnaby -- Sat 3 pm to 9 pm.

Temporary full-time:
1. North Vancouver -- flexible availability from July until Sept.
2. Burnaby -- flexible availability including overnights and weekends

General applications for relief are accepted on an ongoing basis. Hours available for morning, day, evening, and overnight (awake/asleep) shifts in locations from North Vancouver to Mission. 

We offer competitive total compensation packages, opportunities to learn new skills and to make a difference in an encouraging, collaborative environment. 

*Please note* Criminal Record Check, Driver's Abstract, Tuberculosis Test, Medical Form and First Aid Certificate will be required upon employment. 

Please submit:
An updated resume, cover letter and CLS Application Form outlining why you are the ideal candidate and indicate the opportunity you are applying for. Applications to be submitted to the attention of Jennifer Lo by email: careers@communitylivingsociety.ca or by fax: 604-800-0251 for consideration. 

We encourage those individuals with disabilities to apply. COMMUNITY LIVING SOCIETY (CLS) is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principles of the Human Rights Code and accepts applications for employment from all people. 

Thank you for your interest in joining CLS. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, only those applicants whose skills and experience match our requirements will be contacted. We encourage you to visit our Careers website http://communitylivingsociety.ca/careers/overviewfor future positions that are of interest to you. 


 

Relief/Casual Peer Support & Self Help Worker - 5/October

 

Relief/Casual Peer Support & Self Help Worker
Job Posted:  Wednesday, 8 April 2015
Closing Date:  Monday, 5 October 2015
(in 115 days)
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Negotiable / Flexible
Location: Vancouver Salary: $17.00/hour to start
The Peer Support Worker is responsible for promoting the principles of peer support when supporting women to secure practical needs and manage crisis in the Drop-In Centre and/or Emergency Night Shelter.
 
Drop-In/ Shelter:  Monitors women in the Centre/Shelter using appropriate conflict resolution and crisis management skills.  Addresses conflicts in the Drop-In or the Emergency Night Shelter.  Ensures women who appear in crisis are offered appropriate supports and referrals such as medical, counseling, or advocacy.  Collaborates with centre members and volunteers to ensure the operations of the clothing room and general management of donations.  Is responsible for a clean and comfortable environment that operates in compliance with the Centre Mission Statement, Statement of Principles, and Policy and Procedures.  Supports women to access practical needs:  listens to women, distributes items such as menstrual pads, rolling papers, clothing, telephone access, mail and access to showers.
 
Conflict Resolution/ Crisis Management:  Manages 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.  Maintains a culture of 'people helping people help themselves'.
 
Volunteer Support:  Actively participates as a team member in collaboration with the Skills Development Coordinator/Program Coordinator to support volunteers from the community.  Communicates effectively and respectfully with volunteers and mediates conflicts as they occur.
 
In-Centre Programming:  Supports group facilitators and assists with special events that promote principles of self-help and peer support that reflect the Mission and Mandate of the DEWC.
 
Referral:  Uses peer support strategies when supporting women to receive assistance at the DEWC and/or other agencies as required.
 
In Centre Participation:  Participates within the staff team such as attending staff meetings, staff development and trainings, special events, and hiring committees.  Works collaboratively with in-centre and/or shelter staff.  Ensures effective communication and team approach in the smooth operation of the DEWC.
 
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 Peer Support theory training and/or experience
  • 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 a strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework
  • Strong conflict resolution skills and practice
  • Demonstrated crisis 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 is 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 must be at least 2 years clean and sober
 
How to Apply: 
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Attention: Peer Support Worker Hiring Committee
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
302 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC, V6A 4J1  
Fax: 604-681-8470
E-mail: hr@dewc.ca
Contact Details: 
**Please no phone call or email enquiries**
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted 
www:   www.dewc.ca

Mentorship Coordinator - 9/July

 

Mentorship Coordinator
Job Posted:  Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Closing Date:  Thursday, 9 July 2015
 
(in 27 days)
Covenant House Vancouver
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)

Covenant House is a premier provider of shelter and services thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers. It is through their efforts that we are able to help young people at risk establish a foothold on a new life.

 

Job Function

The Mentorship Coordinator oversees and assists with participant recruitment, screening, training, matching, support, supervision, recognition, and closure activities for mentors and youth at Covenant House Vancouver. The incumbent works closely with the Manager of the Rights of Passage Program and the Covenant House volunteer department to identify potential Mentors. The incumbent also works with front – line staff to gain their assistance in promoting mentorship to youth accessing Covenant House services.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working with the Manager of Rights of Passage and the volunteer department to identify potential mentors from donors, potential donors, and other supporters. Develop and maintain program marketing and recruitment plan.
  • Work with the volunteer department to collect the Mentor specific volunteer applications and to redirect those who are unsuitable for mentoring but could volunteer with the Agency.
  • Interview potential mentors to ensure they meet the needs of the youth and Covenant House and that they will find this role fulfilling.
  • Promote the program both internally and externally to ensure we have a supply of potential mentors to meet the needs of the program.
  • Design and maintain orientation materials for mentors and determine the best means of making this information available to mentors in a meaningful manner.
  • Design, develop and maintain a training manual for all mentors that clearly states program expectations, identifies potential boundary issues and how to avoid them, and that explains when and how they need to report concerns to the Mentor coordinator.
  • Design and facilitate staff information sessions to ensure that front-line staff understand why mentoring will benefit the youth and how they should be presenting this information to youth to encourage them to participate in the program.
  • Design and facilitate youth information sessions to describe the benefits of having a mentor and encouraging them to actively participate in the program.
  • Design and facilitate/source training sessions for mentors to provide them more information about our youth, expectations about their role and any other issues that apply to them.
  • Responsible for supervising and coaching of mentors concerning any program/youth issues.
  • Conduct ice breaking sessions with mentors and youth to facilitate self-selection.
  • Design, develop and provide materials and programs for staff, mentors and youth to support the creation and maintenance of strong mentor relationships.
  • Ensure confidentiality of participant information.

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in a related Social Services field
  • 2+ years in a similar role, such as volunteer coordinator, program development, and youth work
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Strong written & oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • High Emotional Intelligence and self-care plan
  • Ability to facilitate groups

 

Other Information

  • Preferred start date: ASAP
  • 70 hours per pay period
  • Days, with some evenings and weekends as required
  • Full benefits, including sick and personal leave

 

To apply, please visit our Careers page at http://www.covenanthousebc.org/careers

How to Apply: 
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
*No phone calls please*

Please note to attach your cover letter and resume and upload into one file as the system does not allow you to upload multiple files. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only qualified candidates will be contacted. Covenant House Vancouver is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Details: 
Covenant House Vancouver
575 Drake Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B4K8 
www:   www.covenanthousebc.org/careers

Volunteer Services Assistant - 9/July

 

Volunteer Services Assistant
Job Posted:  Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Closing Date:  Thursday, 9 July 2015
 
(in 27 days)
Covenant House Vancouver
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)

Covenant House is a premier provider of shelter and services thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers. It is through their efforts that we are able to help young people at risk establish a foothold on a new life.

 

Job Function

Responsible for assisting in all administrative aspects of the volunteer program.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Respond to volunteer inquiries in a timely manner
  • Assist with completing volunteer references
  • Update volunteer department materials as needed
  • Assist with events, i.e volunteer appreciation
  • Assist with annual mail outs
  • Prepare volunteer files for interviews
  • Prepare volunteer welcome packages
  • Maintain the volunteer department Raiser’s Edge Database
  • Assist with volunteer workshops as need
  • Pull Thank-a-Thon lists and enters associated data
  • Supervise Thank-a-Thons as required
  • Maintain accurate information on volunteer schedule
  • Assist with backpack program as required
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of related experience
  • Able to manage a highly variable workload
  • Advanced MS Office skills
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge an asset
  • Demonstrates initiative and diligence
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Attention to detail

 

Other Information

  • Preferred start date: ASAP
  • 17.5 hours per week

 

To apply, please visit our Careers page at http://www.covenanthousebc.org/careers

How to Apply: 
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
*No phone calls please*

Please note to attach your cover letter and resume and upload into one file as the system does not allow you to upload multiple files. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only qualified candidates will be contacted. Covenant House Vancouver is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Details: 
Covenant House Vancouver
575 Drake Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B4K8 
www:   www.covenanthousebc.org/careers

On-Call Life Skills Coach - open until filled

Stenberg College's mission is to offer exceptional career-oriented programs. We achieve excellence in education through our sustained commitment to program quality, outstanding student services and the professional development of our faculty, staff and alumni.
We are currently seeking an On-Call Life Skills Coach to work with students who may need support in the following areas:
  • Setting and achieving personal goals
  • Strategies for changing hindering/addictive behaviors
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • Creating, Managing and Maintaining Relationships
  • Cultural Acclimation to studying and working in Canada
  • Decision Making
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Giving & Receiving Feedback
  • Surviving loss
  • Time Management
  • Dimensions of Power - Passive, Assertive, Aggressive
  • Responsibility & Accountability
  • Managing Anger

Qualifications:

·       Certified Coach through ICF or formal Social Work/Counselling education
·       Minimum of two years prior experience in life skills coaching, counselling or social work
·       Experience in supporting students who are studying in an adult education environment
·       Knowledge of online education would be an asset
·       Proficient time management and problem-solving skills
·       Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Please submit to careers@stenbergcollege.com, using “Life Coach” as your subject line. To find out more about us, visit www.stenbergcollege.com  Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Youth Worker/Facilitator - 10/July

 

Youth Worker/Facilitator
Job Posted:  Thursday, 18 June 2015
Closing Date:  Friday, 10 July 2015
(in 17 days)
YWCA Metro Vancouver
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)
Help us make a difference
Voted as one of the top 50 companies to work for in Canada, YWCA Metro Vancouver is a diverse non-profit that supports women’s equality through a range of integrated services. We offer meaningful work and a positive work environment to meet client needs. If you want to join an organization where employees are treated with respect, to work alongside empowered colleagues and supportive management, please consider joining YWCA Metro Vancouver.
 
Status: Grant Part-time (21 hours per week ) until July 1, 2016
 
Location: YWCA Career Zone – 1256 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC & WorkBC North Shore Employment Services Centre 980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, BC
 
Program Details
The YWCA Metro Vancouver has since February 2014 been offering the Strive program to assist youth in Ministry care to successfully transition to adulthood. The program objective is to enhance participant skills and provide wrap around support services that enable youth to successfully transition to living independently. The program is funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) until July 1st, 2016 with a high possibility for extension.
 
Each Strive cycle is 12 weeks, which consists of 5 weeks of group work and 7 weeks of individualized life plans and personalized coaching.
 
During the first five weeks, Youth Workers will work with 10 youth, teaching a range of life skills such as: health and wellness, self-advocacy, education and employment planning, healthy relationships, building personal/community network, problem solving, financial literacy and goal-setting.
 
Youth Worker(s) will also support clients to develop Life Plans related to achieving better housing, accessing community services, and securing better employment options.
 
Responsibilities include:
  • Create, evaluate and maintain appropriate and culturally sensitive program curriculum 
  • Market program for intake and recruit potential participants 
  • Assist program participants in developing Life Plans to identify short and long-term goals and strategies 
  • Accompany program participants to appointments (counselling, meeting regarding housing, Income Assistance etc.) outside the office
  • Provide individualized coaching and support as well as weekly follow-up as participants work towards Life Plan goals 
  • Deliver training and facilitate life skills workshops 
  • Provide crisis counselling and support as required
  • Liaise with MCFD and other relevant ministry support workers
  • Liaise with WorkBC Case Managers regarding employment and access to combined supports 
  • Work with existing YWCA programs to assist with wrap-around service and support
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor in Social Work or equivalent education or work experience combined, with a minimum of 2 years related experience in similar program delivery
  • Ability to work down town Vancouver as well as on the North Shore 
  • Knowledge and experience working in a skills link or modular program for at risk youth, including advising individuals on life and career choices
  • The successful candidate must have strong youth group facilitation and one-to-one skills and experience, as well as experience in the development of curriculum and the delivery of career exploration/ personal development workshops 
  • Knowledge of aboriginal culture and practices plus previous experience working with MCFD would be considered an asset 
  • Ability to work independently with outstanding organizational, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Counselling and/or crisis management training an asset
  • Strong team player
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications
  • BC Driver’s License and access to a vehicle is an asset
How to Apply: 
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
We’ve been striving to change lives throughout Metro Vancouver for more than 100 years. Last year, our programs and services helped 40,000 people. Interested in joining us? Candidates are invited to send cover letters and resumes by July 10, 2015.

YWCA Metro Vancouver is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all who apply, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about this and other YWCA Metro Vancouver career opportunities, please visit ywcavan.org.
Contact Details: 
Rune Mikkelsen, Manager
YWCA Metro Vancouver
1256 Granville Street, BC V6Z 1M4

email: rmikkelsen@ywcavan.org

No phone calls or walk-ins please 
www:   ywcavan.org


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