Youth Support Worker

Tammy Rutledge

A Youth Support Worker provides community-based comprehensive and integrated services to vulnerable youth.

What you’ll do

  • Provide support and crisis intervention services at the point of contact where necessary and refer to appropriate ancillary services for extended service provision.
  • Participate in staff meetings, training programs and approved work-related conferences, workshops, and seminars.
  • Ensure the accurate reports and statistics are maintained and submitted.
  • Maintain a current knowledge of, and comply with, all organizational policy and procedures.
  • Liaison as necessary with MCFD and Xyolhemeylh and participate in meetings.
  • Work to ensure the youth’s individual care plans are operationalized.
  • Promote and arrange activities that support the youth’s goals.
  • Liaise with and support effective working relationships with community agencies and educational institutions.
  • Develop and facilitate life skills training for youth referred.
  • Maintain case notes, statistics, and reports as directed.
  • Gather and review information relevant to the client’s problems, needs and risks by interviewing, observing behaviour, meeting with caregivers and service providers and using a variety of inventories, checklists, and questionnaires.
  • Develop and implement short-term, issue-specific intervention plans within program guidelines in consultation with the supervisor.

What you bring

  • A minimum of a BSW, BA major in Psychology or Child and Youth Care preferred, or a related degree in the social services.
  • At least 2 years previous experience in a similar working environment.
  • Demonstrated direct program delivery experience in the community social services sector.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of child protection procedures, risk management and assessment, and extensive knowledge of strength-based Interventions.
  • Successful completion of a criminal record check is required.
  • Certification in First Aid and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention or MANDT
  • Valid B.C. Driver’s License and a reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance

This position is Monday thru Friday, 35 hours per week, with some flexibility required to meet client needs.

Open to all applicants. Union membership required.

Wage grid: 12 starting at $28.32 per hour

To apply for this job email your details to tammyr@missionmcss.com