At Hollyburn Family Services, we empower growth and inspire change and we’re looking for people to join our team who want to do the same. If this sounds like you, read on. We’d love to have you on our team.
At Hollyburn, we value our Relief Team’s contribution to our clients’ well-being and success. Whether you are looking to gather experience in this field on your path to a full time career, or you are looking for flexible, part time work to augment your income or to work around family or school obligations, this may be the perfect opportunity for you. You are a positive, energetic role model who has a passion and skill for providing support, as part of a team, to care for and act as a mentor in supporting the personal growth for at-risk youth.
We are looking for Relief (Casual) Youth Care Workers for our therapeutic programs in Vancouver & Burnaby. Our program serves at-risk youth with complex mental health issues, behavioural challenges, and/or severe emotional trauma and addictions. We are looking for Relief Workers who can be available for all shifts (7am-3pm; 3pm-11pm; 11pm-7am; 24-hour) and must be available on a weekend day.
Other locations include: North Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey.
You must have:
Ability to meet our Relief Team Guidelines & Expectations
Minimum 2 years’ experience working with at-risk children and youth
Minimum high school diploma
Demonstrated knowledge of mental health issues, addictions, FASD, cognitive and developmental issues, and attachment issues
Criminal records check and ability to pass Ministry of Children and Family Development consolidated check
Clear and concise written and verbal communication
Availability for weekend shifts and/or 24-hour shifts is an absolute requirement
Unrestricted BC Class 5 Driver's License is an absolute requirement
You’ll score more points if you have:
Current NVCI or MANDT certification
Current First Aid/CPR training
Post-secondary education in a related field
Demonstrated working experience with youth with severe mental health and behavioural issues
Experience and knowledge with First Nations culture and teachings
Experience with strategy development, mediation, counseling, advocacy, community networking, and life skills management
Clear, direct and sensitive verbal and written communication skills, especially in times of crisis
A small sample of what you’ll be doing:
Completing daily reports and documentation of events as necessary
Facilitating recreational and/or educational activities
Carrying out basic household duties and encouraging youth participation as appropriate
Assisting with and teaching youth life skills as required
Encouraging acceptable social standards with youth and helping them set and maintain appropriate limits
Providing input into assessments and youth care plans
Because we know you are our most important asset:
At Hollyburn, the health and safety of our employees, our clients and everyone’s families is our number one priority. We are following all protocols set forth by Provincial Health and local health authorities. We conduct health checks at the beginning of every shift, including personal assessment of health and temperature screening. In programs and in our Administrative offices, we continue to be vigilant of hand washing, high touch surface cleaning and physical distancing. We also require the wearing of masks at all times when working in the program and in public spaces of our Administrative offices.
If you’re still reading this and are as excited to join us as we are excited that you read this whole posting, then do not delay! Continue through our process, click the links to get to know us better, answer our screening questions with intention, and attach the required documents: your most recent resume, the front of your BC Class 5 Driver's License, and any relevant and current relevant certifications (e.g. NVCI, Mandt, First Aid).