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Youth Service Worker

Job Summary

Working as part of the Integrated Family Service Team, this position provides direct support to youth (12 to 19 years) and their families along the continuum of programs and services provided through Burnside Gorge Community Association (BGCA).  This is an integrated position of two programs: Youth and Family Outreach and Youth Self Sufficiency. It includes working in the following programs: 

  • Youth and Family Outreach - The primary goal of Youth and Family Outreach is to strengthen youth and family functioning by reducing risks to youth (12-18 yrs) and assisting in the development of healthy peer and family relationships.  This includes: one to one support, crisis intervention, life skill development, service navigation and referrals to appropriate services.  In addition, conflict resolution and parent/teen mediation will be used to stabilize families. Other support services will include: facilitated education and support groups for youth and/or their families, and youth leadership opportunities. 
  • Youth Self Sufficiency – This program supports youth ages 17 - 21 in foster care, on Youth Agreements or with few family supports to transition successfully into adulthood.  It includes: facilitation of the program, including one to one support, group and community support services to youth, assist youth to define their needs, establish goals and identify strategies to meet those goals in the following areas: education, housing and rental knowledge, employment and job skills, relationships, daily living skills, financial literacy, health identity and emotional healing.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary Degree in Child and Youth Care or Social Work preferred
  • Experience working with at-risk youth and/or families
  • Comprehensive knowledge of issues impacting youth including suicide prevention and mental health issues
  • Experience and understanding of the Child Welfare System
  • Experience in an Integrated Case Management model
  • Must have a valid Class 5 driver’s license and reliable vehicle 

Contract Term & Hours
30 hours per week, flexible hours, $24/hour. This is a temporary contract ending April 2, 2021.

Closing Date
Monday, Nov 23rd, 2020  **Please Note: We encourage applicants to submit as soon as possible as we reserve the right to offer this position to a well-qualified applicant before the deadline date.**

To Apply
Please submit a resume with cover letter to:
Burnside Gorge Community Association
Attn: Suzanne Cole
Email: suzanne@burnsidegorge.ca
Fax: 250-388-5269
Mailing address: 471 Cecelia Road, Victoria, BC V8T 4T4

Please see the job description below for a full explanation of duties and required qualifications. 

We thank all applicants for applying, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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