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!
We are looking for a Full-Time In-Home Youth Care Worker at our youth therapeutic program in Surrey. You will work as part of a team to provide support, care, and mentorship to at-risk youth with complex mental health, behavioural challenges, and substance use. This line is Wed-Fri, 24-hour shifts, generally from 10am-10am (3 days on; 4 days off).
You must have:
Post-secondary education in Child & Youth Care, Psychology, Criminology, Social Services, or related field, and/or equivalent experience working with at-risk youth
Minimum 2 years of experience working with at-risk youth with complex mental and behavioural challenges and substance use
Experience and/or knowledge of the youth justice system
Demonstrated knowledge of FASD, ADHD, and attachment and trauma issues
Clear and concise written and verbal communication
Ability to pass a Criminal Record Check and Ministry of Children and Family Development consolidated check
A current Class 5 BC Drivers License and acceptable driving record
You’ll score more points if you have:
Understanding of Indigenous culture and teachings
Current First Aid and CPR certificate
Current Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certification
Current Naloxone training
A demonstrated ability to deal with challenging, street-entrenched youth, strategy development, mediation, counseling, advocacy, community networking, and life skills management
A can-do attitude and willing to step up in challenging situations
Demonstrated knowledge of different child and youth care approaches, the development of youth service plans, and legislation and government regulations
Experience with de-escalation and crisis management
…however, we will provide you the necessary training and certifications in all these areas!
A (small) sample of what you’ll be doing (Full job description available here):
Maintaining a safe and healthy environment in the home
Building positive working relationships with the youth, their families, community members, and other professionals (e.g. social workers, probation officers)
Facilitating recreational and/or educational activities
Attending school meetings and case conferences when required
Encouraging and modeling acceptable social standards and setting and maintaining appropriate limits
Collaborating with the clinical team and providing input into assessments and youth care plans
Performing household maintenance duties, preparing meals, administering medication
$21.00-$23.50/hour plus benefits
Because we know our team is our heart and our most important asset:
We offer hands-on, extensive, and continuous training to all employees. We support professional development and advancement within our every growing organization. Our salaries are competitive and our benefits package for full-time employees includes extended health, dental, vision care, life insurance, wellness days and sick leave. Employees pay their own Long Term Disability premiums. After a six-month probationary period, our employees become eligible for our Registered Retirement Savings Plan where Hollyburn matches contributions up to 3% of gross salary.
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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, practice vigilant hand washing, high touch surface cleaning, and physical distancing. We also require the wearing of masks at all times when working in the programs and in public spaces of our Administrative offices.