Part-Time Youth Worker - Burnaby

Job No: HOL1399
Location: Burnaby

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!

As a Youth Care Worker at our youth therapeutic program located in Burnaby you will have the opportunity to be a part of a team that provides support, care, and mentorship to at-risk youth with complex mental health and behavioural challenges. You would be supporting a vulnerable youth experiencing substance misuse, as well as involvement in the downtown East Side. Specific training and knowledge regarding working with high-risk youth experiencing substance misuse as well as involvement in the downtown East Side would be beneficial to this position. Having an  understanding of youth advocacy along with conducting outreach are beneficial. The available position is 24 hours/week: 2 Daytime shifts (Saturday & Sunday 7:00-3:00 or 9:00-5:00) & 1 afternoon shift (Monday 3:00-11:00) 


  • Post-secondary education in related field and/or equivalent experience working with at-risk youth
  • Experience working with at-risk youth with complex mental health, behavioural challenges, and substance use
  • Clear, direct, and sensitive verbal and written communication skills
  • Class 5 Driver's License Required
  • Current First Aid/CPR training
  • Current Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) or MANDT Training (will be offered if you do not already possess)
  • Current Naloxone training (or be willing to complete training we provide)
  • Proof of COVID-19 double vaccination record or exemption from the provincial health authority

A sample of what you’ll be doing:

  • 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


Salary: $22.70-$24.00/hour plus benefits

Because we know our team is our heart and our most important asset, we are excited to offer:

  • Hands-on, extensive, and continuous training 
  • Professional development and advancement within our ever growing organization
  • 100% employer premium paid extended health, dental, vision care, and life insurance for you and your dependents
  • Paid vacation, wellness days, and sick days
  • Group RRSP matching of up to 6% of gross salary
  • Tuition reimbursement and subsidies for professional development (e.g. conferences, seminars, courses)
  • Free parking
  • Pet-friendly work environment 
  • And more!


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About Us

Hollyburn Family Services is a multi-service agency that has been providing support to children, youth, adults and families in the Greater Vancouver region since 1990.

Hollyburn provides a range of professional counselling services to individuals, couples and families, supports families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other pervasive developmental disorders, provides therapeutic care for children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, and offers training and support to foster parents and extended families.

We value the uniqueness of each individual and their inherent capacity for growth. We rely on our core values to create a trusting and safe environment for our team and for our clients. We treat our employees, clients, and community with fairness, dignity and respect, and as such, strive to hire and build a team reflective of these values. We are proud to have a diverse team, all of whom have unique abilities which enrich the lives of the individuals we serve.