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Youth Worker

Closing date: June 28, 2022

Job Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Code:

12370

Salary:

$24.40 per hour

Hours:

35 hours per week

Job Number:

12370

Location:

Vancouver

Reports To:

Youth Program Manager

At S.U.C.C.E.S.S., you will be able to grow and develop alongside a diverse team of professionals and enjoy great benefits and perks. Experience what it is like to join a purpose-driven organization and make meaningful contributions to our community. Explore our amazing new opportunities.

Division: Career and Youth Services (CYS)

Program: Youth Leadership Millennium (YLM)

Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time

Number of Position: 1

About the Position:

The Youth Worker provides group work, outreach and individual support services to immigrant and refugee youth. The Youth Worker is responsible for recruiting eligible youth and for planning and facilitate program content. This position also conducts administrative duties necessary for tracking program results. 

Reports to: Youth Program Manager

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes and facilitates weekly workshops, field trips, and outdoor recreation activities for immigrant youth between age 15-30 years old
  • Guides youth on backcountry camping trips, leadership retreats, day hikes, and other outdoor recreation types of activities 
  • Facilitates youth to acquire wilderness survival skills 
  • Promotes program, recruits participants, helps with the registration process and answers public enquiries regarding the YLM program
  • Offers youth mentorship and guidance throughout the program
  • Creates opportunities for group to connect and build sense of belonging
  • Provides and maintains a safe environment that is culturally open and accessible in order to support the personal development of the youth
  • Communicates with participants, parents, volunteers, vendors, and community partners in a professional manner about program updates
  • Networks with the community via social media and participates in related networking meetings
  • Contributes towards program evaluation and improvement measures
  • Coordinates logistics for their cohorts of youth, including scheduling with vendors and purchasing supplies to support the program
  • Recruits, trains and supervises volunteers to assist in the implementation of daily program activities
  • Shares trends of service needs with the Program Manager and compile reports
  • Maintains up-to-date group records and individual youth case notes
  • Maintains statistical records for accountability, funding application and development purposes
  • Attends team/division staff meetings and training opportunities as required
  • Provides support to agency wide fundraising initiatives
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by Program Manager or Program Director

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Social Science, Human Services or related discipline preferred 
  • Training to support youth in camping trips is preferred (e.g. Wilderness First Aid)
  • 2 years of experience working with multicultural and vulnerable youth
  • Experience with public speaking, group presentations, and content development
  • Knowledge on the needs of vulnerable youth and mental health support
  • Hiking and camping experiences are an asset

Job Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to speak multiple languages is an asset 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent engagement skills in working with multicultural youth
  • Excellent group facilitation skills
  • Excellent team player with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to deal effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent planning, time management and organizational skills 
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook and internet/social media
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and program demands 
  • Ability to make decisions with sound judgment

Other Requirements:

  • Staff will be expected to lead day trips including hiking experiences 
  • Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector Check) Required
  • Standard First Aid Certification is an asset
  • Food Safe Certificate is an asset
  • Evening and/or weekend duties are required
  • Travel between offices, work place sites, networking events and scheduled program activities

 

About S.U.C.C.E.S.S.:

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is a multicultural social services agency and registered charity located on the unceded Coast Salish lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has been helping Canadians and newcomers to achieve their full potential on their Canadian journey since 1973. We are one of the largest social service agencies in Canada, with offices in BC, Ontario and internationally/abroad. We offer programs and services in the areas of immigration, newcomer settlement, English-language training, employment and entrepreneurship, family, youth and seniors programming, health education, community development, affordable housing and seniors care.

At S.U.C.C.E.S.S., we take care of our communities and our people!

Our staff is the source of our success and we make it a priority to ensure work-life balance for our staff. We offer a range competitive and comprehensive benefit packages to ensure the well-being our staff. Subject to the type of employment, benefit packages may include:

  • additional agency holidays (3 additional statutory holidays)
  • 2 weeks annual vacation (starting) and up to 5 weeks (maximum)
  • company-funded pension (GRRSP)
  • extended health & dental plan
  • access to wellness programs (such as subscription to Headspace) , and more

 

S.U.C.C.ES.S. is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to building an inclusive environment that embraces diversity of thought, backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to the equitable treatment of all individuals and will continue to embed diversity and inclusion principles within our policies, procedures, services, and activities.

Interested candidates please apply by emailing your application including the following e-mail subject line Youth Worker by 4:00pm June 28, 2022 and submitting resumes to: [email protected]

While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.