Youth Worker | ROP | Full-Time



In order to be hired at Covenant House Vancouver as an employee, practicum student, or volunteer, candidates must provide evidence of full courses of Health-Canada approved vaccinations prior to starting their first shift.

About Covenant House Vancouver

Since 1997, Covenant House Vancouver has provided relentless support for youth experiencing, or at-risk of experiencing, homelessness. We provide support to young people age 16 to 24 who have experienced a wide range of early life and ongoing, complex trauma; including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect. Our purpose is to serve all youth, with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and provide a safe and supportive environment for all youth in need.

 

The Youth Worker is responsible for the direct implementation of Covenant House Vancouver’s philosophy, policies and principles as they pertain to client care and safety to all.  The Youth worker’s primary role is to build therapeutic professional relationships with youth. Youth Workers will collaborate with other agency staff to determine the best plan of care to help youth reach their goals and transition to healthy, confident adults.

 

Job Description

 

 Direct Service to Youth
  • Ensure adherence to and role model Covenant House principles and core values
  • Greet and welcome youth accessing CHV services, assess and respond to their immediate needs, and provide them with practical resources including food, clothing, transportation, etc
  • Initiate, develop and maintain relationships with at risk youth 16-24 years of age
  • Upon entry to the Program, introduce the services provided, orient new youth, complete program intake/admission
  • Work collaboratively with other staff to assist youth in identifying attainable short and long-term goals, strategies for meeting these goals, and an action plan for implementation
  • Support youth with daily routines in a structured environment
  • Assist youth with accessing external community supports and accompany them if needed
  • Coordinate youth meetings and activities, including recreation and life skills
  • Respond to any potential behavioral, mental health, emotional, or substance use concerns, by using supportive relationships and following strategies outlined in staff training or documentation in youth files.
  • Respond to any emergency situations that may arise, by implementing procedures outlined in various staff training, including Emergency response training (fire, etc), First Aid, Managing Hostile Interactions, and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, etc.

 

Case Management, Documentation and Other Duties
  • Manage youth case files, including all relevant reporting and documentation
  • Read and review all pertinent information and communication (i.e. Incident reports, communications logs, policies, procedures, emails, etc)
  • Attend all training as directed by your manager
  • Train and mentor new staff
  • Maintain the cleanliness and safety of the program areas – both staff and youth
  • Clean, search, and remake resident rooms at discharge
  • Laundry as needed
  • Front Desk and reception duties as required
  • Meet operational needs as required and ensure the safety of building and occupants, including fire, safety, and emergency procedures
  • Participate in CHV committees as assigned
  • Other duties as required

 

Requirements:

  • Diploma or degree in related social service
  • Minimum of 2 years related experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Non-violent crisis intervention / managing hostile interactions certificate a strong asset
  • Familiar with runaway and street involved youth issues
  • Leadership and team building
  • Basic computer skills

 

Additional Information

  • Department: Women’s Crisis Program
  • Benefits: Full benefits after 3 months employment
  • Schedule: Monday – Thursday alternating days and evenings

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

CHV is committed to upholding diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace. We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

  • Persons from groups marginalized due to race, ancestry, colour, religion/spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • Persons with visible (physical) and/or invisible (mental) disabilities;
  • Persons who identify as women;
  • Persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions; and
  • Indigenous persons.

We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, diversity, equity, and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all at Covenant House Vancouver.

We love what we do and try to make a difference every day. Covenant House Vancouver offers a competitive salary with a great benefits package and excellent opportunity for training and career advancement. If you are looking to join a place where we have a purpose and aim to achieve positive outcomes, please join us by applying.

 

Position Start Date

As soon as possible

 

Application Due Date

Posting will remain open until filled