Career Services Job Board

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

Job Search Resources

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

Life Skills Facilitor - Open til filled

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

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


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

Closing Date: Until Position Filled

Youth Worker - open til filled

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

Scope: 

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

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

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

Employment Program Coordinator - until filled

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


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

Closing Date: Until Position Filled

Youth Worker (relief) - until filled

Urban Native Youth Association
Training the Leaders of Tomorrow

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Aboriginal Safehouse Youth Workers - Relief

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

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

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

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

Activity Leader - until filled

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

Youth Care Worker/Behavioural Support - Oct 19

Youth/Child Care Worker, Behavioural Support
Hollyburn Family Services is responsible for the day-to-day health and well-being of children, youths or adults with a variety of mental health/behavioural issues, FASD and/or non-verbal learning disorders.  Facilities are in Surrey/Delta, Vancouver, North/West Vancouver and Squamish.  We are looking for both full-time and relief staff to add to our growing team! 
 
We require Child Care Workers/Behavioural Support Workers to work eight (8) hour and 24 hour shifts.  Applicants must be open to working weekend shifts.  This position provides an opportunity to gain valuable work experience and the ability to grow within our organization.
 
Qualifications:
  • Minimum 2 years experience working with autism or youth at risk.
  • Post-secondary education in a related field.
  • Unrestricted Class 5 License is a MUST.
  • Must demonstrate experience dealing with children with severe behavioural challenges and mental health issues, strategy development, advocacy, community networking, life skills management, skills development.
  • Must demonstrate emergency response skills and good decision making in dealing with safety issues and with manic/aggressive episodes, if required.
  • Knowledge of supportive strategies and risk assessment.
  • Good understanding of crisis management.
 
Skills (Child Care Worker):
  • Demonstrated clear, direct and sensitive verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with challenging youth, strategy development, mediation, counseling, advocacy, community networking, and life skills management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of different child and youth care approaches, the development of youth service plans, and legislation and government regulations applicable to the program.
 
Skills (Behavioural Support Worker)
  • Experience in creating social stories, visuals aids, sensory integration and report writing.
  • Experience coordinating recreational activities in the community.
  • Knowledge of the causes and symptoms of autism.
  • Must demonstrate experience in dealing with escalating clients with mental health diagnosis and/or autism.
  • Fluent English verbal and writing skills.

Compensation: Based on education, training and experience.  Excellent benefit package available for full-time employees.
 
Applicants should e-mail their resume with a covering letter to brichardson@hollyburn.ca or fax 604-987-8122, Attention: Human Resources.

Youth and Young Adult Job Developer - Oct 17

Youth & Young Adult Job Developer
JOB SUMMARY: 

RECOVERY RESPECT RESILIENCE 

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS: 

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

For more information and to apply please visit jobs.vch.ca and search job number 068772
Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

Youth and Family Development / Sexual Exploitation Youth Worker - Sept 19

Youth and Family Development / Sexual Exploitation Youth Worker

Integrated Youth Services of the Lower Mainland Purpose Society is seeking an experienced, innovative and flexible individual to provide services to youth and their families in New Westminster. A part-time 3 day a week position.

Responsibilities:

• Provide support to individuals / community regarding sexual exploitation
• Provide one to one support to youth with mental health challenges.
• One to one service to adjudicated and non-adjudicated youth struggling with a variety of issues.
• Assess client needs and develop service plans to assist youth/family achieve objectives.
• Provide support and education to family/caregiver where required.
• Community outreach.
• Develop community work service sites.
• Provide life skills training in both an individual and group setting.
• Maintain accurate reports and file documentation.
• Maintain a thorough knowledge of community resources available to meet client needs.
• Liaise with all relevant professionals, agencies and community resources.

Qualifications:
• A degree in social work, psychology or related field.
• Experience delivering community-based services to youth and their families.
• Knowledge of adolescent development and issues related to at risk youth.
• Knowledge of sexual exploitation and experience working with sexually exploited youth.
• Knowledge of the guidelines that govern service delivery in the social service sector.
• Well developed interpersonal, counselling, oral and written communication skills.
• Good organizational and time management skills.
• Knowledge of group process and facilitation techniques.
• Knowledge of collaborative practice and the ability to work effectively with a variety of professionals.
• Knowledge of file management techniques.

Must be willing to work flexible hours, some evening/week-end work required.
Class 5 License & Vehicle required.
Level one First Aid certification required.
Must pass a Criminal Record check.
Non-violent crisis intervention certification an asset.

Contact Information

Lower Mainland Purpose Society
Fax: (604) 526-6546
Email: paige.freeman@purposesociety.org

Salary: $18 / hr
Apply by 5.00 p.m. Friday, September 19, 2014

community Mental Health Support Worker - Sept 25

Community Mental Health Support Worker
Job Posted: Thursday, 18 September 2014
Closing Date: Thursday, 25 September 2014
 
(in 6 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-05
 
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:                18 September 2014
DATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CLOSED:                25 September 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

Youth Services Manager - Oct 1

Youth Services Manager, Surrey
Job Posted: Friday, 19 September 2014
Closing Date: Wednesday, 1 October 2014
 
(in 12 days)
Pacific Community Resources
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Surrey Salary: $ 35.28 - $ 42.34 per hour
 
 
 
Job Opportunity (Internal/External)
 
Pacific Community Resources
 
Youth Services Manager, Surrey
Manager 2
 
(Full Time Regular Position)
 
Pacific Community Resources Society requires a social services professional to manage integrated youth services for at-risk youth in Surrey.
 
The successful candidate will possess a strong ability to provide vision and leadership for staff and services for a one-stop youth centre involving a number of partner agencies. S/he will possess experience and skills in the following areas: community development; networking with government and community services; policy and proposal writing; personnel management; financial and facility management; fund development; supervision and consultation to social work and youth care positions; and an ability to work with at-risk, marginalized youth, parents and professionals, advisory groups and diverse populations. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong partnership development and management skills.
 
This position requires an understanding of adolescent growth and development; assessment procedures; counselling methodologies; integrative case management; child welfare legislation; staff, team, and program development; contract management; and outcomes evaluation. The successful applicant will have strong knowledge base of the Surrey area and programming needs.
 
Key Areas of Responsibility
 
The Manager of Youth Services has five key areas of responsibility that are considered critical to the success of the mission of the organization.
 
1. Operational Leadership to Surrey Youth Resource Centres
a. Responsible for hiring, orienting, training, and supervising supervisory staff.
b. Coordinates supervision meetings and assesses program performance in meeting contract outcomes.
c. Manages personnel problems and addresses service delivery issues.
d. Provides leadership in program evaluation and development, as well as problem resolution.
 
2. Program Development
a. Explores and pursues opportunities for partnerships and program development.
b. In consultation with PCRS Directors, takes the lead in the development of new and renewal program proposals for Surrey Youth Services.
 
3. Public Relations and Program Marketing
a. Participates in/develops community networks related to youth services.
b. Engages in public relations with government policy-makers, media, and the public.
c. Prepares reports, conducts special studies, and makes presentations.
 
4. Relationship with Key Stakeholders
a. Maintains professional working relationships with MCFD Team Leaders, and organizes and coordinates meetings with various other Ministries and Funders.
b. Participates in various committees, working groups, and associations.
c. Maintains effective and appropriate relationships with partnering service delivery organizations, government officials, volunteers, community groups, etc.
d. Liaises with national and provincial membership organizations.
 
5. Program Administration
a. Works with PCRS Directors and other Managers regarding financial planning, outcome and budget monitoring, facilities and IT planning, and staff professional development/training.
b. Responsible for the overall operational/service delivery implementation and administration of the Youth Services contracts.
c. Responsible for responding to participant and community complaints and concerns.
 
Required Qualifications
?
A level of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline, combined with experience in a senior leadership position responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of operational programming. Demonstrated competence in program management, supervision, personnel management, and fiscal management.
 
Desired Qualifications
?
A thorough knowledge of the Child Protection and Youth Justice Act.
Management experience working with youth and families in Surrey.
Knowledge and understanding of the demographic breakdown and trends in Surrey, as well as an appreciation for the assets and challenges in an rapidly growing and diverse community.
Knowledge of and/or experience working with different sectors, including education and health/addictions.
 
Basic Requirements
 
?A Criminal Records Check Is Mandatory
?Current Standard First Aid Certificates are required for all positions
?Class 5 Driver’s licence preferred with Business Use Insurance
?Use of own vehicle required (Paid Mileage)
?Driver’s Abstract
 
Closing Date: Close of Business (4:30 p.m.) Wednesday October 1st, 2014.
Salary Range: $ 35.28 - $ 42.34 per hour, plus a competitive benefits package, including pension.
Send Resume and Cover Letter to: Laurie Birdsall, Director of Operations
Email to: resumes@pcrs.ca
 
We thank you for your interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please reference " Surrey Youth Services Manager" in all correspondence.
To subscribe for future career opportunities, please visit www.pcrs.ca/careers
PACIFIC COMMUNITY RESOURCES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
A CARF accredited not-for-profit agency / www.pcrs.ca
Head Office,#201 – 2830 Grandview Highway, Vancouver, BC, V5M 2C9, Tel: 604-412-7950604-412-7950
Fraser Regional,10321 Whalley Blvd, Surrey, BC, V3T 4H4, Tel: 604-951-4821604-951-4821
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Send Resume and Cover Letter to: Laurie Birdsall, Director of Operations
Email to: resumes@pcrs.ca


We thank you for your interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please reference “Surrey Youth Services Manager” in all correspondence.
Contact Details:
Ray Wilson
Pacific Community Resources
#201-2830 Grandview Highway
Vancouver, BC, V3H 3W2

Tel: (604) 412-7950(604) 412-7950
Fax: (604) 412-7951
E-mail: mailbox@pcrs.ca
www:   www.pcrs.ca
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Program Coordinator - sept 30

Program Coordinator
Who We Are
The BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation works with educators to bring agriculture to students within BC’s K-12 educational system. Our non-profit Foundation has successfully developed and offered a variety of provincially focused programs including the BC School Fruit & Vegetable Nutritional Program + Milk, Take a Bite of BC, Spuds in Tubs and other innovative, award winning programs. BCAITC partners with the provincial government to deliver the BC School Fruit & Vegetable + Milk Program to 1463 schools across the province of BC.  Refer to www.aitc.ca/bc for more information. 
Position Overview
We are recruiting for a full-time Program Coordinator to provide logistical and communications support related to the safe, orderly, and timely implementation of the BC School Fruit & Vegetable Nutritional Program + Milk. When required, the coordinator would also assist in the organizing of other programs and maintaining an accurate database.
Key Responsibility Areas
  • Logistics: Ensures delivery of the product is safe, timely, and according to plan.
  • Program Support & Administration:  Works with the specialty software created to run the BC School Fruit & Vegetable Nutritional Program + Milk.
  • Stakeholder Relationships: Responds to school/driver requests and inquiries. Works collaboratively with programs staff and school contacts to ensure programs are readily accessible to educational institutions and BC teachers. Contributes to a positive work environment and delivery of all BCAITC programs and resources by supporting the work of the Programs team.
Candidate Description
Your background and experience should demonstrate a commitment and ability to make a contribution to the BCAITC mission, “Working to bring BC’s agriculture to our students”.  Timelines are key so time management and organizational skills are essential to ensure multiple programs in a multi-stakeholder environment meet defined deadlines without sacrificing stakeholder relationships. As this role is the liaison between BCAITC and educational institutes/teachers, strong interpersonal, relationship building and communications skills, including excellent written and verbal English language skills, are essential. Highly proficient use of Microsoft Office suite, Access database, and spreadsheet skills are a necessity. Experience with non-profits, educational institutes, project/event management, logistical support, and building service relationships with peers and external partners would be an asset.
How to Apply
Submit your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations by email no later than September 30, 2014 to:
 Barbara Adams, Managing Director of HR architects
hrarchitect@shaw.ca OR Box 1039, Fort Langley BC V1M 2S4

Support Worker - Nov 15

Support Worker
Relief support workers needed in several programs, particularly our temporary cold weather shelters.
 
Position: on call relief for regular staff who are on leave, vacation, sick, and for filling temporary positions.  Can apply internally for temporary or permanent job postings.  Most regular staff start as casual.  This is a unionized position.
 
Location: Vancouver
 
Hours: Must be available to work overnight shifts, weekends, and short-notice shifts.

Compensation: $20.72/hour to start, plus 9.6% in lieu of stat holidays and vacation pay
 
Apply: with cover letter and resume to fax # 604-254-3703 Attn: Human Resources Administrator, or email: jobs@raincityhousing.org
Applicants should quote: "relief support worker" in the subject line.

JOB SUMMARY:
ProgramCold Weather Shelters are emergency MAT programs opened at the request of municipal and provincial governments.  To decrease barriers to access, RainCity Housing policy is to accept couples, dogs, shopping carts/possessions.  Our cold weather shelters provide temporary shelter to members of our community that do not access traditional shelters; some report not being inside for many years. Our teams work within an anti-oppression framework that welcomes people back inside with dignity and a genuine curiosity about who they are.  Excellent facilitation/engagement skills, creativity and a strong analysis of the impacts of poverty and marginalization are required.  We view these shelters as an opportunity to promote dignity, social justice and increased citizenship for members of our community who come from a wide variety of backgrounds but who currently do not have a place to call home.
 
Support Workers provide emergency shelter and support to homeless members of the community who are not accessing traditional shelters.  Many may have mental health issues and /or substance use issues, and  may or may not be accessing social supports Shelter services include: a bed, food, assistance with basic First Aid and generally supporting residents who are dealing with complex bio-psycho-social issues.  The support worker is also responsible for the daily operations of the shelter including cleaning of the shelter space, showers, washrooms and offices; laundry, food service,  preparing bedding space and maintaining a safe and secure environment for staff and residents.  The minimal barrier nature of the shelter requires flexibility and excellent engagement skills.  Actively participates in building a skilled, cohesive, collaborative staff team, including demonstrating commitment to program principles; resolving conflict and negativity as they arise; assisting in orienting, training and mentoring of all staff, including casuals and peer supports.  The Support Worker must to be available for work during their meal period.   
 
About being a Casual employee: Casual support workers are generally oriented to several RainCity programs.  Casuals submit their availability in advance.  The more availability you have, the greater your chances are of getting work and building seniority.  Casual workers are on call, scheduled for shifts as needed.  Shifts may be days, evenings or overnights--mostly overnights to start.  Most programs are staffed 24/7.  Casuals are called  for emergency coverage such as when a staff is sick, and for blocks of time to cover leaves and other staffing needs.   Casuals can apply for full or part time positions, which may be permanent or temporary.

RainCity Housing serves a diverse group of people and we need a staff group that reflects the diversity. People of diverse backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply.
Our Vision is: A home for every person. Visit www.raincityhousing.org
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience
  • A Diploma in community social services; or education in mental health, addictions, concurrent disorders / co-occurring disorders and social work.
  • One year of recent, related work experience with an emphasis on mental health, addictions, homelessness and/or social services.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. We look at the whole person
  • Class 5 driver’s license
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification, as well as a negative tuberculosis test are a pre-employment requirement 

Key Abilities
  • Collaborate – establish collaborative relationships with clients, working to increase their strengths
  • Respond – safely resolve crisis situations and respond nonjudgmentally to problematic behaviour
  • Advocate – help develop and implement service plans, and be a strong advocate for the client
  • Understand – demonstrate understanding of oppression and marginalization of the homeless
  • Teamwork – make positive contributions to the team, support and back up your co-workers at all    times

Knowledge
  • Knowledge of concurrent / co-occurring disorders including: mental health diagnosis, treatment and resources; and addictions resources, stages of change
  • Knowledge of  harm reduction concepts
  • Knowledge of treatment and supports for persons with complex social and health needs
  • Knowledge of housing resources 

Youth Outreach Worker - Sept 26

 

Youth Outreach Worker
Parkgate Community Services Society - North Vancouver, BC

Parkgate Community Services Society is a non-profit organization providing community based services, recreation, education, community development and health promotion activities through Parkgate Community Center and Seymour Youth Centre. Located at the foot of Mount Seymour surrounded by nature and trails, the centre is located minutes away from world class skiing as well as kayaking in Deep Cove. We are currently looking for an experienced individual to join our dynamic team and be a part of this thriving and active community.
Scope of Position
The Youth Outreach Worker is primarily responsible for community building and outreach. This involves the establishment of positive relationships with youth and partnership/referrals with other community agencies. The focus of programs/services is designed to meet the interests and needs of local youth and their families. PCSS Youth Services currently offers a range of services and the responsibilities of the successful candidate will include: 1 to 1 support, group facilitation, drop-in programs, school presentations, out trips, and larger community events. The Youth Outreach Worker will support and refer youth through these programs ensuring they are provided with positive alternatives that are preventative or restorative in nature. Emphasis will be on prevention initiatives and support is focused on youth 10 to 24 years of age.
Qualifications: Education, Training and Experience
  • Degree in Child and Youth Care, Psychology, Sociology or equivalent training and experience
  • Experience developing and delivering prevention presentations
  • Experience working with youth at risk and youth in crisis is required
  • Fundamental knowledge of youth related issues is mandatory
Required Licenses, Certificates and Registrations:
  • Current First Aid/CPR/Food Safe
  • Successful completion of a criminal record check
  • Access to reliable vehicle
  • Current BC Class 4 (unrestricted) Driver’s License is an asset
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to teach skills and work effectively with others
  • Knowledge of theory, principles and practices in the field of Youth Services
  • Ability to work independently and use sound judgment is required in carrying out the day to day duties and responsibilities of the work within the limits of established policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Good time and general management skills
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
Wage Rate: $19 an hour
How to Apply: Please forward resume and cover letter outlining applicable experience and qualifications by email to HR or Fax: 604-983-6357 Attn: HR by Monday, September 26, 2014. We thank all applicants but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with PCSS!

 

Community Living Outreach Worker - Oct 3

Community Living Outreach Worker
The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC - Abbotsford, BC
About Us
The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC promotes a safe and peaceful community through effective, humane criminal and social justice programs. Our vision is "Improving Lives, One Person at a Time."
Please visit our website for further information www.jhslmbc.ca
Position Description
The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC (JHSLM) is seeking casual Community Living Outreach Workers to provide assertive outreach support to clients referred to JHSLM by Community Living BC to enable their adjustment to, and success with life in the community.
Responsibilities
The Outreach Worker will:
  • Receive referrals from Community Living BC.
  • Work with the client, research background material, and seek the input of other professionals and family members, to provide the assessment that will ascertain needs and postulate intervention possibilities.
  • Work with the client to consider issues and create a mutually agreed intervention and support plan that has measurable short and long-term goals.
  • Ensure issues of daily living, including but not limited to housing, nutrition, clothing, hygiene, leisure lifestyle and access, employment and education are addressed in this plan.
  • Ensure the client’s ongoing legal, mental health and physical health issues are addressed in the plan.
  • When and as needed, provide a wide range of interventions to enable the client to address and accomplish the established goals.
  • Interact with other professionals, family members and organizations to ensure services, admissions and treatments are in the client’s interest and supportive of the long term goals.
  • On the client’s behalf, be a resource to other professionals, including but not limited to the courts, probation services and community and institutional psychiatric services.
  • Maintain extensive records and case notes in accord with Community Living BC policy and standards.
  • Complete monthly progress reports.
  • Participate in staff and resident/staff meetings as instructed by Outreach Program Managers.
  • Other duties as subsequently negotiated.
Qualifications and Expertise
  • Graduate with a Diploma or Certificate, preferably in the Behavioural Sciences, Social Work, Child and Youth Care Worker, or Community Social Service or equivalent;
  • Demonstrate a clear ability to respond to a crisis situation
  • Proven Leadership Ability and experience working in a team environment.
  • Have an understanding of supporting persons with a developmental disability
  • Excellent oral, written, facilitation and interpersonal communications skills;
  • Possess a class 5 drivers license.
  • Possess certifications in first aid/CPR, food safe, non-violent crisis intervention and/or Mandt.
  • Candidate must successfully pass a Criminal Record Check and British Columbia Vulnerable Persons Clearance.
Please submit your application with a detailed cover letter and resume.
The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC thanks all applicants for your interest in this opportunity.

Youth Transitioning Worker - Oct 2

Youth Transitioning Worker - Youth Services Program
Job Posted: Thursday, 18 September 2014
Closing Date: Thursday, 2 October 2014
 
(in 13 days)
Options Community Services Society
Region: Fraser Valley Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Surrey Salary: Competitive wage
Temporary Full time (35 hours per week)
until October 31, 2015
 
The Youth Transitioning Worker will assist youth (15-19 yrs of age) connected with Ministry for Children and Families Development on working towards independence.
 
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Working with Youth connected to the Ministry for Children and Families Development.
  • Providing one to one outreach support to youth in the community.
  • Responsibility for creating and implementing strategies designed to work toward individual client goals such as the development of social and life skills, communication skills, behaviour management skills and increased independence.
  • Responsibility for scheduling, report writing and maintaining contact with Social Workers and other community professionals.
  • Some weekends and evenings required.
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor degree in a related field. Consideration will be given to other related education and experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Current First Aid certificate
  • Class 5 Drivers License, full time use of reliable vehicle and satisfactory driving abstract
 
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Experience working with Aboriginal youth is an asset.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Crisis Line training is an asset.
 
* An eligibility list will be maintained for up to 6 months.
NOTE: Applicants not selected for an interview will not necessarily be notified. Options Community Services Society is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please send cover letter and resume
Contact Details:
Heather Lynch, Program Manager
Youth Services

Options Community Services Society
13520 – 78 Avenue,
Surrey, BC V3W 8J6

Fax: 604-572-7413
Email: heather.lynch@options.bc.ca
www:   www.options.bc.ca

Workplace Connections Program Facilitator - Oct 3

Workplace Connections Program Facilitator
Job Posted: Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Closing Date: Friday, 3 October 2014
 
(in 14 days)
MOSAIC
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: SALARY: $20.05 / Hour (Level 1)
MOSAIC is seeking a highly enthusiastic Program Facilitator who thrives on public relations and on providing immigrants with mentoring opportunities to support their career goals.
 
 
DEPARTMENT:             Employment Programs
 
CORE FUNCTION:        The Program Facilitator provides Mentoring opportunities to all CIC eligible job ready job seekers, such as: One-to-One Mentoring Matches with Career Mentors from their fields (Mentors support clients to develop their understanding of Canadian workplace culture, build professional networks, improve their professional English skills, practice self marketing techniques and identify potential employers), Roundtable and Group Mentoring Sessions, Information Interviews with Career Mentors, and Peer Mentoring Opportunities.
QUALIFICATIONS:       
  • Ability to conduct ongoing targeted recruitment of Career Mentors using multiple approaches. Collect and screen applications from prospective Career Mentors and clients to ensure they meet eligibility criteria
  • Ability to conduct face-to-face interviews with prospective Career Mentors and clients to determine suitability for the program and gather information to assist in making effective matches
  • Ability to organize orientation materials for Career Mentors and clients and deliver orientation sessions
  • Ability to match Career Mentors with clients using match criteria that promote effective partnerships
  • Maintain accurate records to track matches
  • Ability to train, supervise, support, coach and evaluate Career Mentors.
  • Ability to identify topics for Workplace Connections’ group mentoring events. Promote, host, and facilitate group mentoring events.
  • Familiar with standard office equipment.  Skilled in the use of word processing software, client management databases, the Internet, e-mail, and on-line tools
  • Experience in public speaking, promoting employment programs, and engaging community organizations
  • Experience working with an immigrant population and in employment programs will be considered assets
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in another language will be considered an asset
  • Volunteer management experience will be considered an asset
  • Bachelor/      College degree in a relevant field or equivalent combination of training      and experience
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and an ability to coach      professionals in their role as mentors. Highly organized and motivated.
  • Ability      to demonstrate strong conflict resolution skills
 
POSITION TYPE:          This is a full-time (35 hrs/week) one year replacement position.
 
Please reference “Workplace Connections Program Facilitator” 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.
                                   
 
DEADLINE:                   October 3, 2014
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please reference “Workplace Connections Program Facilitator” 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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