Career Services Job Board

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

Job Search Resources

Life Skills Facilitor - Open til filled

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

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

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

Closing Date: Until Position Filled

Youth Worker - open til filled

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


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

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

Human Resources
1926 Tsawwassen Drive
Tsawwassen BC, V4M 4G2
Fax: 604-948-5249

Employment Program Coordinator - until filled

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

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

Closing Date: Until Position Filled

Youth Worker (relief) - until filled

Urban Native Youth Association
Training the Leaders of Tomorrow


Aboriginal Safehouse Youth Workers - Relief

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

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

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

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

Activity Leader - until filled

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anti-Violence Activist

Anti-Violence Activist
Job Posted: Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Closing Date: Monday, 9 March 2015
(in 31 days)
Vancouver Rape Relief & Women's Shelter
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)
Hiring anti violence activist to join us in the women’s movement
(Full-time 1-year contract)
Position will remain open until filled.
Have you ever organized an event, project, protest, social media campaign, teach-in, presentation, petition, or campaign that demanded social justice, particularly for women? Ever been told you are too opinionated, expect too much? Are too impatient for change? Have you seen how you can achieve more by working in a group of like-minded activists? If you are ready to bring your life experience, creativity and drive to the women’s movement, we want to hear from you!
We are looking for energetic women who are not afraid to mop the floor, sit with a woman through a pelvic exam or stand with her as she advocates for herself with a police officer, sometimes all in the same day! You will do a combination of work required to operate a 24-hour rape crisis centre and a shelter for battered women and their children.
We are a feminist organization run by a collective. We aim to end violence against women and are active in the international women’s liberation movement. In addition to running a rape crisis centre and shelter we provide support, education and actions groups; recruit and train volunteers; fundraise and initiate public awareness and discussion about sexist violence. You will adapt quickly to this unique job situation that will require your best empathy skills, thinking and determination to be someone that makes a difference! You will be challenged and supported to think and act effectively for an end to male violence and help achieve women’s equality.
Please visit us online for more information at
You will contribute your special skills to the fight to end violence against women:
  • Ability to think and speak independently and apply your knowledge effectively.
  • Project or event planning and promotion
  • Ability to organize members of your community to campaigns in progress
  • Budgeting and fundraising
  • Ability to get informed about social services, community services, and current events
  • You will have an informed opinion on key factors affecting women’s equality
  • Willing to assist your co-workers (volunteer and paid) to do their best in our collective efforts to stop male violence against women.
Credentials will only be valued as much as work and life experience.
We are especially, but not only, interested in applications from First Nations women, working class women, women of colour and lesbian women.
Apply by email with your resume and cover letter to us at
We thank those who send in resumes. Please be advised that we will only be able to contact those applicants we
choose for short listing. Position will remain open until filled.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on
Please send your cover letter and resume via email.
Contact Details:
Vancouver Rape Relief & Women's Shelter
c/o P.O. Box 21562
1424 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC, V5L 5G2


Victim Services Case Worker

The City of Surrey is a place of innovative transformation and accelerated growth—where the future is limitless and possibilities are endless. If you are excited about helping build the city of tomorrow—and you share our values of integrity, service, teamwork, innovation and community—join us, today.

Working in partnership with the largest municipal RCMP detachment in Canada, we provide services to the half a million residents of the city from our main office on 57th Avenue and from our five district offices. We work closely with the community on crime prevention initiatives, as well as provide support and advice to those who have been affected by crime.
Victim Services Case Worker
The City of Surrey's RCMP Surrey Detachment currently has an opportunity for a Victim Services Caseworker. The successful applicant will provide direct emergency crisis support to victims and witnesses of crime and other trauma along with ongoing emotional support, information and practical assistance. You will also provide and assist clients with referrals to community or government agencies, arrange emergency transition housing, accompany victims to the hospital and assist RCMP Members with next-of-kin notifications and hospital identifications.

The successful candidate will have completed grade 12 supplemented by a post-secondary diploma or degree in a related field plus a minimum of one year's related experience OR completion of several related post secondary courses plus 3 years directly related experience. A valid BC driver’s license with a safe driving history is required.

This position requires successful candidates to obtain and maintain the RCMP Reliability Security Clearance throughout their employment with the RCMP Surrey Detachment
We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent opportunities to advance.

To apply online, visit

Resource Advisor - May 30

P/T Resource Advisor - WorkBC
Job Posted: Thursday, 26 March 2015
Closing Date: Saturday, 30 May 2015
(in 61 days)
Boys and Girls Clubs
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Delta Salary: (not entered)
Summary of Responsibilities
The Resource Advisor is responsible for assisting clients in the Delta Employment Service Centre (ESC) Self-Serve Area.
  • Performs reception duties and client support including pre-screening visitors, providing basic information, registering clients for information sessions and workshops and booking appointments with program staff.
  • Supports client’s independence and self-sufficiency.
  • Ensures clients are aware of services and staff-assisted functions.
  • Monitors clients in the preliminary needs assessment tool to determine when and if clients are having difficulty and should be assessed for case management.
  • Assists clients to determine EI status through Service Canada online or by phone.
  • Assists clients in locating, understanding and using labour market information to effectively support their job search, employment training and career decision making.
  • Administers essential employment related financial supports to non-case management clients, including employer sponsored apprentices.
  • Offer self-marketing and networking advice to clients.
  • Assist clients in typing, editing, correcting and making changes to job search documents.
  • Liaise with Case Managers to monitor and follow-up employed clients, keeping accurate record of initial, interim and final employment stages.
  • Utilizes the integrated case management system to capture client data and monitor client.
  • Keeps accurate billing and records of Apprentice Client service, job start and job search for self-serve clients.
  • Liaises with other community service organizations and ensure a comprehensive, current and accurate directory of local community-based services is available to clients
  • Works closely with Employment Services Manager and team members in achieving program objectives including participation in program promotion, marketing and outreach activities.
  • Ensures ESC provides a variety of up to date information on job opportunities, current resource materials and labour market information.
  • Coordinates translation and interpretation services as required.
  • Assist sin the maintenance of resource room related equipment.
  • Other duties as required.
  • Clean Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector)
  • A related post secondary diploma or the equivalent of education and expertise
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in a customer service role
  • Strong understanding of local and provincial labour market information, employment resource materials and services
  • Strong understanding of community stakeholders, employers and service providers to support a wide range of clientele
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Creative and passionate in working with clients to enhance labour market attachment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and capable to work with specialized populations
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills; second language an asset
  • Commitment to providing quality service, good team player and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent skills in computer software, the internet and email are required; experience with computer hardware and local networking is preferred
  • Familiar with the new Employment Program of BC
  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings
  • The following will be considered an asset:
    • National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code certificate
    • Career Crossroads certificate
    • Making Sense of LMI certificate
    • Starting Points certificate
    • Employment Counseling certificate
    • Employment Readiness Scale certificate
    • Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP)
    • Job Club Leadership Training Certification
    • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) training or other customer service/conflict mediation training
    • Multilingual capacity
This posting will remain open until position is filled.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on
Please email cover letter & resume
Contact Details:
Resource Advisor Hiring Committee
301-11861 88th Avenue
Delta, BC V4C 3C6

Community School Programmer - April 30

Community School Programmer
Job Posted: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Closing Date: Thursday, 30 April 2015
(in 10 days)
Vancouver Board of Education
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $15.50 - 20.50/ hour + 10.6% in lieu depending on experience
You will plan, organize and implement Out of School Time (OST) programming for secondary and elementary students in
the West 2 Community Schools Hub which includes high school and neighbouring elementary schools located in Vancouver's West side. You will provide outstanding leadership and mentorship for a large number of program leaders and volunteers. You will recruit, train and mentor volunteers, who are largely comprised of secondary school students. You report to and work closely with the Community Schools Coordinator to identify needs in the Hub and respond to feedback from students, school staff, Administrators, community members, and parents. Your excellent communication and organizational skills will help you promote the OST programs, collect registrations, maintain program data, and assist with reporting to funders when required.
The job is approximately 35 hours per week and is primarily in the afternoons – applicants must be available to work
afternoons until 6:00pm, as well as possible weekend or evening work. This position requires travel to a variety of sites
within a neighborhood on a regular basis. This position offers an hourly wage of $15.50 to $20.50 (+ 10.67% in lieu of
benefits) depending on experience.
-Degree or diploma in any of the following areas: Child and Youth Care, Recreation Leadership, Human Kinetics, Community Development, Social Work or Social Sciences, Education and/or equivalent work experience
-Minimum 1 year experience working with children and youth in a recreational setting
-Current first aid and CPR certification or willing to obtain
-HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development and/or QUEST2 certification or willing to obtain
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on
Send resume and cover letter via email or fax.
Contact Details:
Les Smith
Vancouver Board of Education
c/o Kitsilano Secondary School
2550 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V6K 2J6

Tel: (778) 229-9793(778) 229-9793
Fax: (604) 713-8960
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KidSafe Development and Communications Coordinator - May 1

KidSafe Development & Communications Coordinator
Job Posted: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Closing Date: Friday, 1 May 2015
(in 11 days)
The KidSafe Project Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $38,000-$41,000
Development & Communications Coordinator Job Posting
About KidSafe: The KidSafe Project Society’s mission is to provide nurturing safe havens for vulnerable inner-city children when schools are traditionally closed. Founded in 1993, KidSafe supports over 450 children and youth annually by providing them with essential continuance of care services when school is closed. Each weekday of school break, KidSafe provides vulnerable children with nutritious meals, support and supervision from caring adult staff, and developmental activities and field-trips absolutely free of charge. Through the provision of these services, we work toward our vision that all children live in a safe community with the inspiration and support they deserve to become healthy, contributing citizens.
The role: The Development Coordinator supports the fund development and marketing and communications efforts of the organization by researching funding opportunities, preparing and delivering proposals, coordinating fundraising campaigns and special events, planning and executing marketing and communications strategies, and stewarding a portfolio of donors.
You have:
  • Proven record of success in fundraising at an intermediate level, contributing significantly to an organization’s overall revenue target
  • Strong written communication skills, with a demonstrated ability in grant and sponsorship proposal writing as well as writing press releases
  • Demonstrated talent for creating visually appealing documents, presentations, e-newsletters and infographics
  • Excellent oral communication skills with the ability to prepare and deliver engaging presentations to a variety of different audiences including corporations, foundations, government agencies, and media outlets
  • Proven research skills and the ability to seek information from a variety of sources including computer databases, the Internet, libraries and other sources in the public domain
  • Excellent time-management skills; ability to organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, work under the pressure of time constraints, and take on a wide variety of assigned duties and projects
  • Strong understanding of budgeting on both a program and organizational level
  • Strong technical skills (MS Office, MailChimp, donation databases) and knowledge of social media
  • InDesign and
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work both independently, collaboratively in a team environment, and with senior level volunteers
  • Demonstrated professionalism, judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential or sensitive matters
  • Passionate about the KidSafe Project Society and its values
Your background:
You will have a university or college degree or diploma in related field and demonstrated work experience in related discipline including fundraising and/or marketing. You have at least 3 years experience in fundraising in a non-profit organization.
This is a one-year full-time contract position working 37.5 hours a week with occasional evenings and weekends and the possibility of contract extension. Please email a cover letter, including salary expectations (salary range for this position is $38,000-$41,000), and resume, in one pdf format document, to: At KidSafe we believe that finding the right person to join our team is key. The posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We would like to thank everyone who responds; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or visits, please.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on
Please email a cover letter, including salary expectations and resume, in one pdf format document, to:
Contact Details:
Kristi Rintoul
The KidSafe Project Society
c/o Queen Alexandra Elementary
1300 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V5N 1V6

Tel: 604-713-4467604-713-4467
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Group Facilitator

Group Facilitator
Vancouver Coastal Health is world renowned for innovation and a focus on quality care and outcomes. The remarkable range of specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for Nurses, Sonographers, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Mental Health professionals and many other health care and allied professionals. Launch an exciting career with us where you can apply your skills and develop new ones alongside some of Canada's finest practitioners. Come for the job. Stay for the team. 
Job Title: Group Facilitator
Work Site: Gastown Vocational Services, Vancouver, BC
Status: Regular Part Time (0.5 FTE)
Start Date: APR 13, 2015
Salary: $20.72 - $22.49 per hour
Hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 1000-1700, Friday 1030-1700
Reference#: 073755-cgi


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


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

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

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check. 

Please visit to apply and learn more. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health!

Life Skills Coordinator - May 15

Life Skills Coordinator
Job Posted: Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Closing Date: Friday, 15 May 2015
(in 25 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 Life Skills Coordinator provides life skills programming and services to all Rights of Passage (ROP) residents and other program (i.e. Crisis Program and Community Support Services) youth as assigned, and contributes to the overall life skills services of Covenant House Vancouver (CHV).
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Model Covenant House principles and core values and promote adherence to same among the youth
  • Using a variety of creative educational methods, provide one to one direction, weekly and ad hoc workshops, and group activities designed to address life skills, employment and personal development needs
  • Assist young people in identifying personal barriers to independence through collaborative assessment of their life skills, employment skills and personal development needs completion of full assessments
  • Assist young people to develop attainable short and long-term goals for skills development, strategies for meeting these goals, and an action plan for implementation. Develop individual service agreements as required.
  • Use a variety of means to communicate to all ROP or program youth regarding in-house and external opportunities for skills
  • Support young people in following plans developed with their case managers to exit street life, maintain independence in the community, and/or access supported living options
  • Participate in regular Case Management, ROP, Life Skills and All Team meetings
  • Continuously evaluate, through formal and informal means, the outcomes of existing life skills services and current needs of the resident group
  • Document all significant contact with CHV youth according to organizational protocols
Minimum Qualifications
  • Degree in related social sciences field required
  • Preferred training as life skills instructor or Life Skills facilitation experience
  • 5 years of related experience
  • Specific experience with street-involved or at-risk youth aged 16-24 years
  • Demonstrated experience in development and facilitation of life skills workshops and group work/activities
  • Demonstrated teaching and leadership skills
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Initiative, team-work, self-motivation
  • Skills in planning and organization
  • Computer literacy and comfort with client database systems
  • Strong emotional intelligence and self care plan
Other Information
  • Schedule: Days & Afternoons
  • Preferred start date: ASAP
  • Full benefits including sick and personal leave
Week 1
Week 2
How to Apply:
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Contact Details:
Covenant House Vancouver
575 Drake Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B4K8

Volunteer Coordinator - May 8

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QMUNITY Volunteer Coordinator

To provide leadership and support for a volunteer based organization serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer communities. To recruit, screen, train, and coordinate volunteers for various programs and services offered by QMUNITY. To ensure volunteers are appreciated and offered rewarding opportunities for personal and professional development. 
  • Develops a plan for volunteer involvement by assessing organizational and volunteer needs across the organization
  • Develops a budget to support the plan
  • Develops volunteer roles and assignments to meet assessed needs
  • Identifies knowledge, skills, and abilities required to fulfill volunteer roles
  • Tracks results through standardized record keeping practices
  • Develops recruitment strategies and screens new volunteers
  • Maintains volunteer files on each volunteer ensuring documentation of screening practices
  • Matches prospective volunteers with available opportunities or may create new opportunities to meet organizational needs
  • Assesses potential risks for positions and addresses with appropriate level of screening protocol and by identifying training needs
  • Arranges and/or delivers volunteer orientation and training for each specific role
  • Ensures that volunteers have adequate supervision to fulfill their assignments/roles
  • Develops and implements relevant policies and procedures
  • Develops opportunities for capacity building and personal development among volunteers
  • Develops community partnerships and collaborations
  • Monitors volunteer, staff and client satisfaction
  • Resolves volunteer and staff concerns
  • Ensures that volunteers receive feedback in their performance
  • Conducts program evaluations with a view to improving the volunteer program
  • Recognizes volunteers and staff through both formal and informal appreciation measures
  • Provides guidance, training and support to staff working with volunteers
  • Prepare and submit reports as required.
  • As required, actively promote and participate in fundraising/income generating activities
  • Perform other duties as required
  • Combination of education and relevant experience
  • Experience with program development and implementation
  • Knowledge of trends within volunteer sector
  • Commitment to the principles of volunteerism and the value of community development
  • Demonstrated experience managing people
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working within the queer community
  • Ability to speak a language other than English is an asset
  • Demonstrated good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, social media tools and new software applications
  • Able to organize, multi-task, problem solve and remain flexible within a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Ability to take initiative and be a strong team player
  • First Aid and CPR certification (desirable)
  • Valid BC Drivers’ license (desirable)
  • Ability to respond and adapt to an evolving and dynamic work environment
  • A relevant university degree
  • Criminal records search       
  • Flexible work hours availability (including some evenings and weekends)
  • To follow all policies and procedures of the organization
  • The ability to take initiative and be a strong team participant
Salary: $19.77/hour + comprehensive benefits (salary currently under negotiation)
Hours of work: This position is full-time (37.5 hours/week). Please note that the Volunteer Coordinator will be required to work some evenings and weekends.
Accountability:  The QMUNITY Volunteer Coordinator is accountable to the Executive Director through the Program Manager. Please note that QMUNITY is a unionized workplace and staff are represented by CUPE 3495. This position is within the bargaining unit.
Accessibility: Please note, QMUNITY's main office space is located on the second level of the building. Applicants should be aware that there is a flight of 23 stairs to reach the office.
Diversity: QMUNITY is committed to employment equity and prioritizes applications from underrepresented groups including trans* and gender variant persons, indigenous persons, persons of colour, and persons with disabilities.
Start date: The expected start date for this position is May 19, 2015.  Resumes will be accepted on a rolling basis until the right candidate is found, and interviews will be held as resumes are received.
While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


Program Assistant - May 8

Program Assistant
Job Posted: Saturday, 25 April 2015
Closing Date: Friday, 8 May 2015
(in 10 days)
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $15.91/HR (Level 1)
MOSAIC is seeking an energetic, positive, team player and results-oriented Program Assistant who is passionate about supporting clients to meet their employment goals.
DEPARTMENT:          Employment and Language
CORE FUNCTION:     Under the general supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Program Assistant provides administrative and clerical support to the staff and clients of the MOSAIC Employment Programs.
QUALIFICATIONS:     ·    Minimum high school completion. Office Management or Business Administration diploma or certificates and/or appropriate combination of experience and training.
  • Minimum one year of experience in providing customer service and completing routine office procedures
  • Excellent computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, database and MS Office
  • Strong keyboarding skills. Minimum 45 words/minute
  • Good communication and conflict resolution skills. Pleasant telephone manner, patient and tactful
  • Effective organizational abilities, sound judgement and initiative, able to multitask
  • Experience working with an immigrant population an asset
  • Knowledge of the Lower Mainland labour market and experience working with government funded employment programs an asset
  • Criminal Record Check
SALARY:                     $15.91/HR (Level 1)
CONTRACT:               This is a Full-time (35 hours per week) position.
RESUMES TO:           Hiring Team
                                    MOSAIC Employment Programs
                                    1522 Commercial Drive
                                    Vancouver, B.C. V5L 3Y2
Please indicate your name and “Program Assistant” in the subject line of your application and submit via email (Word / PDF format) or fax.
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
DEADLINE:                 May 8th, 2015
How to Apply:
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Please indicate your name and “Program Assistant” in the subject line of your application and submit via email (Word / PDF format) or fax.
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contact Details:
Hiring Team
1522 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC, V5L 3Y2

Tel: 604-254-0244604-254-0244
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Child and Youth Care Worker - June 30

Child and Youth Care Worker
Job Posted: Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Closing Date: Tuesday, 30 June 2015
(in 63 days)
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Part time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $18.28 per hour
Are you looking for an exciting, fun and educational job where you can make a difference in a child's life? 

The PRIYD program is a community access program focusing on functional life skills and community integration. It provides one to one and group support to children and youth. 
Referrals come from the Ministry of Children and Family Development- Children and Youth with Special Needs- children with a diagnosed special need- down syndrome, autism, developmental disability, etc. Family Preservation and Reunification Services- children where there has been significant trauma in the family often resulting in the removal of the children. We also have some fee for service clients.
This is an hourly position serving clients throughout the Lower Mainland. Individual contracts range from 3.5 to 5 hours per week.

Please be aware that primarily we are looking for individuals who are available to work weekends as that is currently the time frame in demand.

Expectations and responsibilities of the job:
* Supporting children and youth who may have significant developmental delay or may have been impacted by family crisis such as: domestic violence, foster placement, parental illness or incapacity 
* Develop positive and supportive relationships with referred clients, their families and other significant figures in the child/youth’s life 
* Identify and utilize appropriate community resources and programs as part of a goal oriented plan 
* Plan, implement and evaluate service plan goals 
* Advocate on behalf of clients and families when appropriate 
* Maintain accurate, confidential case notes 
* Complete timesheets, billing forms, and progress reports as schedule
 Two years of post secondary education or training in child/youth care 
* Two to three years experience working with children and youth with behavioural challenges or mental and/or physical disabilities 
* Knowledge of child development
Email your resume to Roberto Cañas, Program Manager, at
How to Apply:
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Please submit your application via email at
Contact Details:
Roberto Cañas
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
PRIYD program
201-1638 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V5N1W1

Director of Community and Provincial Programs - May 22

Director of Community & Provincial Programs
The Agency:
Family Services of the North Shore is an accredited, not-for-profit, community based organization which provides counselling, support and education to those living or working in North & West Vancouver, Bowen Island and Lions Bay.  Family Services of the North Shore also provides province-wide programming in the prevention of eating disorders.
The Programs: 
The Community & Provincial programs currently consist of: the I hope family centre that provides family resource and other prevention services to families with children aged 0-6; the Companioning Community Care program which, through the use of volunteers, provides support to those who are affected by life limiting illness, bereavement, or disability; the Christmas Bureau that provides hampers and gifts to low-income families at Christmas and Jessie’s Legacy providing province-wide education on the prevention of eating disorders.  These programs are managed and coordinated by designated staff members. 
The Job:
As the Director of Community & Provincial Programs, you will provide vision and leadership to the Agency’s Community and Provincial programs.  You will set long and short-term goals for the programs, develop key initiatives and be constantly evaluating the changing needs of the community.  You will be instrumental in designing and managing the budget for your programs as well as supervising program managers for the community and provincial programs.
You will develop policy, provide professional expertise and ensure ongoing improvement in all community programs.  You will work with other Agency leaders to ensure predicable and sustainable funding for programs.
As a member of the leadership team, you play a key role in the overall management of the Agency.  You will represent the Agency in the community and at key provincial and community round-tables, committees and on a variety of task forces. 
The Candidate:
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Excellent judgment and strategic thinking, including the ability to identify and analyze issues and opportunities. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and to lead others with diplomacy and tact. 
  • High level of communication skill, including writing, public speaking, social media and other communication channels. 
  • The self-confidence to work independently, with the self-awareness to seek coaching, support and advice as required.
  • A keen interest in the growth and development of community and provincial programs in the Agency. 
The candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior management position and a graduate degree in social services, counselling or education, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Significant knowledge and experience in at least one of the following fields: Eating disorders, family resource management, palliative care / bereavement, or volunteer management is required. 
Previous experience supervising staff in a multi-program environment is required as is experience managing complex budgets and writing grants.  Previous experience working in a not-for-profit as well as language proficiency in a language in addition to English would be considered an asset. 
This is a permanent, 28 hours per week (.8 FTE) position that offers an excellent opportunity for an accomplished professional to take the Agency to the next level of Community Involvement. 
You will work for an organization that respects its employees, values work/life balance and provides a workplace where interactions are carried out in the spirit of collaboration, cooperation and communication.
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Child Support Worker - May 31

Child Support Worker
Job Posted: Monday, 27 April 2015
Closing Date: Sunday, 31 May 2015
(in 33 days)
The KidSafe Project Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $18 per hour
Functional Area:
One of 5 KidSafe sites located in the Mount Pleasant/ Grandview / Hastings area
Reports to:
KidSafe Program Coordinator
Indirect Reports:
Executive Director
June 29, 2015 - August 21, 2015 (excluding weekends and statutory holidays)
Time allotted for pre and post break meetings and reporting.
9:00am – 4:00pm
Direct Child Support
  • Helping children integrate into programs.
  • Provide one – one counselling.
  • Develop strategies and interventions to support participants.
  • Identify, refer and follow-up support in case of child abuse of severe emotional/behavioural problems.
  • Facilitate small social skills/self-esteem groups.
  • Work with site coordinators to address issues that come up in small group counselling discussions.
  • Work with staff groups by providing strategies to best support participants.
  • Keep a daily journal record of daily events, planned group work and children served.
  • A final report is to be completed and shared with KidSafe Program Coordinator.
  • Reporting on specific disclosures or participants shared with site coordinator or directly with school staff upon completion of session.
  • Priority will go to a full time, returning student in a University degree, Masters program or or college diploma in a social science program with significant experience and training in a related field.
  • Experience working with children who have emotional or social challenges.
  • Able and qualified to have counselling conversations with children and youth.  
  • Experience assisting individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Capacity to design and facilitate group work, and lead groups in programs and in processes.
  • Proven ability to develop rapport with children, youth, and adults in a variety of contexts.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with children with behavioural, social, emotional and mental health/psychiatric issues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing) with children and their families, educational personnel, child protection social workers and resource workers, service providers and partners.
  • Able to self-start, make judgment calls, and create new models/programs as needed
How to Apply:
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If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and cover letter to the attention of Navtej Saini, Program Coordinator at

We thank all candidates for their interest but due to the volume of applications we will only contact those selected for an interview.
Contact Details:
Navtej Saini
The KidSafe Project Society
c/o Queen Alexandra Elementary
1300 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V5N 1V6

Stop the Violence Counsellor - May 4

topping the Violence Counsellor (Temporary; covering one year maternity leave)
Job Posted: Monday, 27 April 2015
Closing Date: Monday, 4 May 2015
(in 6 days)
Atira Women's Resource Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: Leading in the non-profit sector
Type:    Internal & External Posting
Position:    Stopping the Violence Counsellor (Temporary; covering one year maternity leave)
Hours:    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Thursdays 12:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.    
Deadline:    By noon on Monday, May 4, 2015

An exciting opportunity exists for a Stopping the Violence Counsellor for Atira Women's Resource Society. We offer a challenging and rewarding work environment for women passionate about ending violence against women and children. Understanding the dynamics of violence against women and children and the intersectionality of oppressions within a feminist framework and being able to apply this understanding in your day-to-day practice is mandatory.

A masters’ degree in counselling psychology or social work and a minimum of one years’ experience working with women affected by violence/abuse and who may also be struggling with substance use, mental and spiritual wellness, poverty and homelessness; or, an undergraduate degree in a related discipline plus a minimum of three years’ work experience in a setting as described above; or, a diploma or certificate in a related discipline in combination relevant skill-based training and a minimum of five years’ experience working in a setting as described above. Formal education/credentials will count only as much as the equivalent combination of skill based training and work experience.  

Primary Accountabilities:
•    Provides one-to-one and group support for women living in the Vancouver Downtown EastSide Community;
•    Advocacy & Resource Referrals;   
•    Liaises with other community organizations;
•    Keeps accurate records, files, and statistical information as per practice/policy and on deadline;
•    Facilitates support groups (16 Steps, Re-Discover parenting etc.);
•    Crisis Intervention & conflict resolution;
•    Maintains strict confidentiality of information;
•    Responding appropriately to emergencies or urgent issues as they arise.

Skills & Abilities:
•    Superior oral, written and interpersonal communication skills;
•    Strong organizational, analytical and planning skills;
•    Ability to work under pressure and manage stress;
•    Thorough knowledge of group process and facilitation techniques;
•    Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills
•    Excellent time and general management skills
Values & Experience:
Must adhere to a feminist analysis of violence against women and have a commitment to/understanding of anti-oppression work. Must have a well-developed analysis of the impact/legacy of colonization and assimilation and the resulting impact on First Nations, Metis and Inuit women. Must be open to working with women who are struggling with substance use and/or mental & spiritual wellness. Must understand and be comfortable working within a harm reduction framework.

Knowledgeable and skilled in feminist counseling practices and experience in the women’s anti-violence sector with a demonstrated working knowledge of community-based programs & related provincial & community support systems is required either through community programs like those offered at the Justice Institute or the Native Education College and/or through volunteer training and experience and/or through another relevant workplace experience.

Additional Requisites:
•    A valid First Aid Certificate is required
•    All positions are subject to a criminal records review
•    Current Non Violent Crisis Intervention certificate is required (achieved or upgraded in past 12 months)

How to Apply:
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Application Process:
Expressions of interest, including a current resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above-noted qualifications, must be received by email at or dropped off to 101 East Cordova before the deadline noted above; Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.
Contact Details:
Atira Women's Resource Society
101 East Cordova
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1K7

Tel: 6043311407

On call Child and Youth Activities Worker - May 4

Child & Youth Activity Worker (Summer Student Position)
Job Posted: Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Closing Date: Monday, 4 May 2015
(in 6 days)
Atira Women's Resource Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: Leading in the non-profit sector
Child & Youth Activity Worker,  Sorella Housing for Women (Downtown EastSide) 
35 hours per week for 14 weeks (Flexibility required, availability on some weekends and evenings)
By noon on Monday, May 4th, 2015
An exciting opportunity exists for a Child & Youth Activity Worker at Sorella Housing for Women, a program of Atira Women's Resource Society. Sorella offers residential support to women and their children who have been impacted and/or experiencing violence and abuse.  Atira offers a challenging and rewarding work environment. Understanding the dynamics of violence against women and children and the intersectionality of oppressions within a feminist framework and being able to apply this understanding in your day-to-day practice is mandatory.

This position is a temporary summer student position, funded by HRSDC and certain conditions must be met.  The successful candidate must be registered as a full-time student and planning to return to school full-time in September 2015 and be between the age of 15 and 30. The successful applicant must also be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and, be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations. Experience working with children and youth who have/are experiencing and or have witnessed violence and abuse is a definite asset.  Must adhere to a feminist analysis of violence against women and have a commitment to/understanding of anti-oppression work and the intersectionality of oppressions. Must have a well-developed analysis of the impact/legacy of colonization and assimilation and the resulting impact on First Nations, Metis and Inuit women.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Plan, facilitate and assess developmentally appropriate activities and experiences that promote the well being of children/youth and that reflects the diverse needs of children/youth
  • Provides one-to-one and group support to children/youth
  • Organizes and facilitates recreational activities such as communal meals, cultural celebrations, movies, craft activities, outdoor activities etc., for children/youth
    • Providing group and individual childcare as required to mothers who may have court appearances, appointments with lawyers, counselors or doctors etc.
    • Keeps accurate records, files, log notes & statistical information as per Atira’s practice/policy;
    • Assists families moving in and moving out
    • Performs light housekeeping duties
Skills & Abilities:
  • Ability to support children/youth in crisis
  • Ability to give & receive constructive criticism
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively           
  • Ability to communicate openly, honestly & directly with co-workers, the women and their children
  • Ability to learn from experiences
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to provide non-judgmental support
Preference will be given to a student pursuing an education in early childhood education, family support services, community support worker programs like those offered at the Justice Institute, Douglas College or the Native Education College.   
Additional Requisites:
  • A valid First Aid certificate is required
  • All positions are subject to a criminal records review
How to Apply:
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Expressions of interest, including a current resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above-noted qualifications, must be received by email at or dropped off to 101 East Cordova before the deadline noted above; Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Please go to for a current list of postings.
Contact Details:
Atira Women's Resource Society
101 East Cordova
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1K7

Tel: 6043311407

Junior Program Assistant - May 1

Junior Program Assistant
Job Title:                   
Junior Program Assistant
Brief Description of Society: 
Children of the Street Society is a non profit organization located in Coquitlam, BC. Our mission is to take a proactive approach through public awareness, education and early intervention strategies to prevent the sexual exploitation and human trafficking of children and youth, while offering support to families. For more information visit
Employment Environment:
  • This is a Canada Summer Jobs posting. Successful candidate must meet program requirements
  • Position is Monday to Friday 35 hours per week for 14 weeks (May 25-August 28)
  • Weekend and evening work may be required throughout the term
  • Assist Program Coordinator with organizing and implementing various youth projects such as our Youth Art Gallery
  • Assist Program Coordinator with preparing for upcoming school year including preparing Prezi/Power Point Presentations, and assisting with creating training packages
  • Assist the Fund Development Coordinator with events such as Pub Night and Canvas of Change including sending and creating correspondence, and interacting with donors
  • Provide Administrative Support such as answering telephones, sending faxes, & data entry
  • Participate in in-depth training on child/youth sexual exploitation and human trafficking
  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act3; and,
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulation
  • Knowledge of youth issues
  • Sound problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work as an effective and cooperative team member
  • Possess a valid BC driver’s license
Successful candidates must pass a Criminal Record Check.  Wages: $10.25
Start Date:       May 25, 2015
End Date:        August 28, 2015         
Please apply by Friday, May 1st 4:30pm.
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Prison Outreach Worker - May 8

Prison Outreach Worker
Reporting to:               Manager, Peer Navigation and Prison Outreach Programs
Start Date:                    As Soon As Possible
Hours of Work:            35 hours per week
Benchmark:                 Program Coordinator 1/Advocate Hybrid
Grid Level:                   10 (Wage Scale: $20.93-$22.71/hour)     
Closing Date:              5:00 pm Friday May 8, 2015
Position Summary:
Working in collaboration with the Prison Outreach Team and with other Positive Living Staff and Volunteers, and under the direction of the Manager of Peer Navigation and Prison Outreach Programs, the Prison Outreach Program Worker will perform a wide range of program duties related to HIV positive people and the prison system within British Columbia including: client assessment, case management and emotional support for incarcerated and recently released inmates, program planning, development, delivery, monitoring & evaluation, overseeing the POP line, developing and delivering trainings, providing support to POP volunteers, networking with community and government agencies to build support for inmate issues, and coordinating participation in annual AIDS WALKs in the prisons.
Client Care
  • Provide emotional support and case management regarding health care access, HIV/(HEPC co-infection) treatment information, harm reduction information, pretrial support, release planning and parole support for HIV positive inmates to or from federal and provincial institutions.
  • Undertake case management with HIV positive inmates recently released into the community regarding housing search, medical engagement, job re-entry referrals, HIV health education and self-management, and emotional support.
  • Oversee the POP telephone line and develop the necessary infrastructure to maintain the line, including scheduling and supporting volunteer phone attendants.
  • Prepare accurate electronic case files on active clients; enter details of all interactions.
Workshops, Volunteers and Resources
  • In collaboration with appropriate Positive Living BC staff, develop and facilitate HIV/(HEPC co-infection) workshops for inmates and staff within corrections institutions, as well as for community and government groups.
  • In consultation with the Manager of Volunteer Services, develop training materials; train, oversee and support POP volunteers.
  • In collaboration with the Communications department, contribute to the development of related print materials.
Community Engagement
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders, including health care providers, community groups serving prisoners, and ASOs to support prisoners' rights & medical care and to improve delivery of harm reduction tools in prisons.
  • Attend and contribute to information fairs at prisons, representing Positive Living BC.

Education, Training and Experience
  • Graduation with a recognized diploma or degree in social work or a related field
  • 2 years experience in support work and/or case management
  • Knowledge of current HIV and HEPC treatment information and harm reduction modalities
  • Demonstrated experience in advocating on behalf of marginalized populations
  • Recent complex case management experience of a minimum of one year
  • Direct experience serving prison populations, incarcerated and post-release, is highly desirable
  • Working knowledge of the Federal and Provincial prison systems in BC
  • Must be able to secure and maintain federal and provincial prison institution clearances and clear an enhanced criminal records check
  • Knowledge of support services in the Vancouver area, the Lower Mainland and the Province in general
  • Knowledge of addiction and the ability to manage addictive behaviour
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office suite
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Skills and Abilities
  • Self-motivated
  • Confident and experienced in working with inmates and corrections officers
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision
  • Work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends as required
  • Reliable, non-judgmental, flexible and empathetic
  • Ability to establish and maintain strict personal boundaries
  • Open, creative and flexible
CUPE Local 3495
This position is covered by the terms and conditions of the prevailing Community Sub-sector Collective Agreement.  CUPE Local 3495. 
HIV+ Persons are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Resource Development Manager - May 11

Resource Development Manager
Job Posted: Monday, 27 April 2015
Closing Date: Monday, 11 May 2015
(in 13 days)
Boys and Girls Clubs
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: Upon Hired
Summary of Responsibilities
The Resource Development Manager carries out tasks that support the Resource Development department at Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC (BGC).
As a member of BGC, the Resource Development Manager will support all aspects of the donor cycle. This will involve both behind the scenes and donor facing activities.
As an individual and part of the Resource Development team, the Resource Development Manager:
  • Supports the development and maintenance of relationships with corporations, individual donors and the public to ensure financial objectives are met.
  • Develops, implements, coordinates and evaluates giving and engagement opportunities for donors.
  • Develops and implements unique ways to improve and create new opportunities for resource development initiatives.
  • Anticipates, understands, and responds to the needs of donors to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
  • Acts as the relationship manager for an identified portfolio.
  • Participates in social media in support of Resource Development strategies.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Clean Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector)
  • Minimum three years of experience in a fundraising environment.
  • Associate Certificate in Fundraising Management would be an asset.
  • Understands ethical behaviour and business practices and ensures own behaviour is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficient time and general management skills.
  • Experience with databases, computer programs for purposes of word processing, presentations, email, researching the internet etc. (i.e. Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Microsoft office).
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills with the ability to think critically and find resolutions.
  • Ability to prioritize work load and multiple ongoing projects while working under pressure to ensure that deadlines are met.
  • Must be flexible to attend donor related events that may occur on evenings and/or weekends.
  • Class 5 driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle (including car share programs) when needed.
This is a full time position with a competitive salary, pension and benefits package.
Thank you in advance to all persons that apply for this position. Please note that only those selected for interview will be contacted.
How to Apply:
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Mail or email a resume and cover letter
Contact Details:
Resource Development Hiring Committee
2875 St. George Street
Vancouver, BC V5T 3R8

Vocational Trainer - April 30

Temporary Full Time Vocational Trainer (Developmental Disabilities)
Job Posted: Thursday, 23 April 2015
Closing Date: Thursday, 30 April 2015
(in 2 days)
North Shore ConneXions Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: North Vancouver Salary: $16.33 - $19.01
Come join our team!
North Shore ConneXions Society has been supporting families, children and adults living with developmental disabilities or developmental delays in North Vancouver since 1956.
Our dynamic work teams work at providing quality programs and services which support the development, independence and empowerment of adults, children and families; work in partnership with adults, children, families, Society members and members of the community; and advocate for and develop a full range of community-based services to meet the unique needs of each person and family.
We offer Residential options, Vocational Day Programs, Employment ConneXions and Customized Employment, Recreation and Education Programs, Home Sharing, Life Skills and Respite Services.
We are currently recruiting for the position of Temporary Full Time Vocational Trainer to work within one of ConneXions Vocational Day Programs. This position requires applicants to have direct experience working within Day Programs delivering workshops and training sessions.
Applicants must have working experience in the realm of Community Living and have Key Worker experience while working with aging populations. This position is from Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm. Benefits are available upon the successful completion of the probationary period and union membership is required.
All applicants to the Society are required to: - have a Class 5 BC Drivers Licence, - have certification in both first aid and CPR/AED - submit a negative Tuberculosis screening test - undergo a Criminal Record Check processed by ConneXions
Each applicant must have the following experience and/or training:
Duties & Responsibilities: - Develop programs that teach new skills in areas such as job readiness, social skills and advocacy - Deliver programs effectively using a variety of teaching methods that best meet a vast range of learning styles - Coordinate a collaborative Discovery approach - Provide personal care - Work as a positive role model - Support meaningful inclusion and active participation of individuals within the community - General administration and record keeping
Additional Skills: - Excellent written and verbal communication skills - Must have group facilitation experience - Experience in program planning for employment success - Knowledge of theory, principles and practices in the field - Willing to acquire Food Safe certificate - Proven ability to function efficiently under pressure and manage multiple demands - Experience/formal training in augmentative communication and Sign Language an asset - Experience working with aging populations - Key Worker experience
Qualified applicants are invited to submit: - A formal cover letter indicating your direct working experience - A form resume To the attention of Nicole Boiselle, Program Manager at or via fax to 604.984.9882.
Please indicate the exact title of the position, Temporary Full Time Vocational Trainer OPTIONS, when you are applying. Currently we have more than one Vocational position available. This position requires union membership to the Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU) and has a pay scale between $16.33/hour - $19.01/hour.
Thank you in advance for your application, however only those applicants with the identified experience and who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
Come join our team!
How to Apply:
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Please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Staff Services and indicate Temporary Full Time Vocational Trainer.
Contact Details:
Nicole Boiselle
North Shore ConneXions Society
1070 Roosevelt Crescent
North Vancouver, BC, V7P 1M3

Tel: 604.984.9321604.984.9321
Fax: 604.984.9882

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