PLEA Community Services Youth Support Worker NCCAYSW112017 Part Time in Vancouver, BC

PLEA Community Services

Branch Vancouver BC CA

Youth Support Worker NCCAYSW112017
Vancouver, BC

Works closely with the Residential Services Coordinator and Family Caregivers to support the goals identified in each youth’s service plan….

Job Summary

PLEA Community Services Society of BC is currently accepting applications for the position of Regular Part-Time Youth Support Worker for the U-Turn Program. The incumbent is responsible for engaging the youth in one-to-one activities in the community that are aligned with the goals identified in their service plans, recognize their individual strengths and circumstances, and support their healthy development, and sense of success and well-being.

Key Duties:

  • Works closely with the Residential Services Coordinator and Family Caregivers to support the goals identified in each youth’s service plan. Develops and implements appropriate plans, strategies and activities that will address their complex needs, strengthen their protective factors and provide a sense of belonging and stability.
  • Provides close supervision and support in the community that will assist youth to achieve their individual goals, maintain their motivation to make safer choices, improve their behavior, develop new interests and connections, and feel successful.
  • Implements interventions that address the complex personal, social and healthcare needs of the youth, and recognizes the contextual dynamics they are experiencing. Provides opportunities to access and reconnect to available resources in the community that will enable and encourage youth to develop the necessary educational, personal, social, vocational and self-advocacy skills. Includes such community resources as an integral part of the youth’s case management plan.
  • Maintains on-going positive relationships with Family Caregivers and participates as part of the team responsible for improving the quality of life for the youth, addressing their individual strengths, needs, abilities and preferences consistently, and supporting their healthy development.
  • Teaches life skills and community survival skills, provides emotional support and models acceptable behavior. Engages youth in acceptable recreational and social activities in the community that will build on their strengths, develop their interpersonal skills, and support their involvement in their culture to strengthen their sense of identity. Supports youth towards integration and normative functioning in
  • the community.
  • Develops collaborative relationships with youths’ families/caregivers, significant others and informal support systems to maintain and strengthen these connections.
  • Responds to critical incidents and emergencies in current placements. Recognizes potential crises, analyzes these situations accurately and implements strategies to deal with them, and informs the manager when such situations arise. Provides on call and duty coverage for the program.
  • Maintains necessary program participant and program reports and statistics. Ensures that all records, reports and documentation pertaining to service delivery are accurate, complete and in compliance with PLEA’s policies and procedures.
  • Establishes strong connections to the community, including maintaining close working relationships with all formal and informal service providers.


  • A Bachelor of Arts in the social sciences or human services or a related discipline is preferred; alternatively a combination of equivalent education and work experience will be considered.
  • At least one (1) year recent experience working in programs with youth who are deemed to be high risk and have complex needs, and/or are involved in the criminal justice system, and their families/caregivers.
  • Work or volunteer experience in a residential care facility or foster home model program. Direct program delivery experience in the community social justice services sector, with a demonstrated working knowledge of community-based programs and related provincial and community support services is preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and familiarity with database programs.
  • A valid B.C. Driver’s License.

Other Requirements:

  • This position requires BCGEU union membership.
  • This position requires a flexible schedule of days, evenings and weekends based 15 working hours per week.
  • Use of personal vehicle is required.

The position deals with confidential information and requires that the incumbent be highly trustworthy. A criminal record check must be undertaken. No offer of employment will be made prior to the granting of security clearance. PLEA is committed to employment equity. Please note that PLEA conducts primary source verification of applicant’s credentials including education, training, work history and licensure. PLEA requires documentation that applicants are legally approved to work in Canada.

Closing Date for Applications: Monday, November 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm.

Please quote posting number NCCAYSW112017 in subject line of your email correspondence or in your cover letter. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Part-time

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on: 2017-11-22
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