Youth Support Worker – Canada Summer Jobs



Covenant House Vancouver is the premier provider of residential and support services for our city’s homeless youth, and we are growing! You will be joining a team of dedicated and committed people whose mission is to help at-risk young people move off the streets and on to independence.

 

Job Overview

This position is for the duration of 8 weeks, with the chance of becoming a permanent role. The Youth Support 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 support worker’s primary role is to build rapport with youth, assist with tasks, and help ensure safety on shift.

 

Job Description

  • 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
  • Build rapport with at risk youth 16-24 years of age
  • Support youth with access harm reduction supports
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

  • One to Two years post secondary education, or equivalent
  • Understanding of street involved youth
  • Strong interpersonal Skills and work ethic
  • Administration Skills
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention is an asset

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the

    Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and

  • are legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.

 

Additional Information

  • Department – Community Support Services
  • Schedule- Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5.15pm

 

We Love what we do and try to make a difference everyday. 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.

Covenant House Vancouver celebrates equality and diversity in the workplace. Our commitment is to ensure equity in employment, and we affirm and welcome applicants from all backgrounds of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and age, except as prescribed by law.

 

Position Start Date

June 28, 2021

 

Application Due Date

June 4, 2021