Team Lead | Rights of Passage

About Covenant House Vancouver

Since 1997, Covenant House Vancouver has provided essential and relentless support for youth experiencing, or at-risk of experiencing, homelessness. We provide support to youth ages 16 to 24 who have experienced a wide range of early life and ongoing, complex trauma including physical, sexual, 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 Team Leader in the Rights of Passage Program can make:

Your primary role as a Team Leader is to be responsible for operation of the Rights of Passage program and Youth Workers on Shift and for direct implementation of Covenant House philosophy and policies as they pertain to residential care

How you will contribute:

  • Responsible for direct implementation of Covenant House philosophy and policies as they pertain to residential care
  • Assign shift responsibilities and duties
  • Coordinate intakes, assessments, discharges
  • Ensure structure and adherence to daily routines
  • Ensure quality control in case management
  • Manage crisis intervention including briefing, debriefing
  • Facilitate team meetings including shift change
  • Supervise youth workers on shift
  • Co-ordinate youth workers on shift
  • Oversee therapeutic milieu
  • Ensure adherence to and role model Covenant House principles and core values
  • Ensure safety and security of clients, staff, and property
  • Regular security checks of interior and exterior of building
  • Other duties as required

Who are we looking for?

Education and Experience:

  • Diploma or degree  related to social service
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • First Aid & Non-Violent Crisis Intervention is an asset

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Familiar with the challenges facing youth who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability
  • Familiarity with substance misuse
  • Leadership and team building skills

Why Work for us? Would you like to …

  • Be part of a team that makes a difference in the lives of youth in need
  • Work with a multidisciplinary team of youth workers, social workers, clinical counsellors, mentorship and life skills coordinators, outreach, and housing workers
  • Work safely with low youth to staff ratio
  • Have generous Health & Dental Benefits, including a health spending account, substantial counselling benefits,  employee assistance program, excellent  vacation, personal and sick  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 innovative  ideas and creativity

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Covenant House Vancouver 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 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.

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!