Social Worker

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

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 Impact a Social Worker can make:

The primary role of the Social Worker at Covenant House is in exploring short term and long-term goals and supporting the youth to move towards these. The social work teamwork across all programs at Covenant House to support youth in different stages of their journey. You will work alongside the Clinical Counselling Team, Spiritual Care Practitioner and Anti Human Trafficking Coordinator as part of a multidisciplinary team that also includes, Youth Workers, Team Leaders and, Program Managers. Together, you will strategize interventions and supports for youth who access CHV services.

How you will contribute:

  • Complete bio-physio-social-spiritual assessments with clients.
  • Facilitate case planning meetings as needed with youth, their youth workers and any other supportive parties
  • Liaise with other community service providers and program services staff for the purpose of case management
  • Ensure consultation and collaboration among teams on behalf of the clients
  • Coordinate community case conferences and internal case review meetings as necessary
  • Attend inter-agency and program related meetings as required
  • Collaborate and advocate with front line staff to ensure ethical and clinically sound case plans
  • Provide workshops depending on areas of interest, need and expertise
  • Oversee and/or supervise the “learning practicum” of students in the department as assigned
  • Liaise between programs and health teams from all over the province
  • Represent CHV in the community and work at building relationships community partners
  • Liaise with in-house service providers and community service providers
  • Attend community meetings and work on joint service projects as required
  • Other duties as required

Who we are looking for?

Education and Experience:

  • Must have Bachelors of Social Work or equivalent
  • Must be registered as a Social Worker (British Columbia) with the BCCSW (or the province you currently reside in).
  • Experience with direct service to youth population including crisis intervention and supervision experience is an asset

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, written and oral
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Proven case management skills
  • Case coordination with street involved youth
  • Crisis intervention skills
  • Excellent understanding of community service programming

Why Work for us? Would you like to …

  • Be part of a team that makes a difference to the lives of young people in need
  • Have generous Health & Dental Benefits, including generous counselling benefits, and employee assistance program, great vacation and personal leave
  • Access ongoing training and development to improve both professional and personal growth
  • Attend an array of exciting team bonding exercises throughout the year
  • An inclusive team that welcomes new ideas and creativity

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. If you are looking to join a place where we have a purpose and aim to achieve positive outcomes, please join us by applying.

The starting salary range for this position is $53,198.60 – $66,502.80 / year

If our recruitment process does not work for you, let us know. Let’s see how we can work together to get to know you and see what might be a great fit!