Casual Youth Support Worker

Job No: HOL184
Location: Vancouver

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. Whether you are new to the social services field and want to gain experience, are a veteran in this field, or seeking a new career path, we may have the perfect opportunity for you!

We are looking for Casual Youth Care Workers (On-Call/Relief) for our therapeutic programs. You will work as part of a team to provide support, care, and mentorship to at-risk youth with complex mental health, behavioural challenges, substance use, and/or involvement in the criminal justice system. A variety of shifts are available, allowing you to work around school, family, or other obligations.

Locations include: North Vancouver, Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, Surrey, Abbotsford. Candidates must be available to work in at least two locations.

You must have:  

  • Ability to meet our Relief/Casual Team Guidelines and Expectations which includes availability requirements for on-call shifts
  • High school diploma
  • Relevant experience working with at-risk youth with mental health challenges and substance use
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Record Check and Ministry of Children and Family Development consolidated check
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication
  • Minimum Class 7N BC Driver's License (Class 5 preferred) and acceptable driving record

You’ll score more points if you have:

  • Completed or attending post-secondary education in Child & Youth Care, Psychology, Criminology, Social Services, or related field
  • Current Naloxone training 
  • Current First Aid and CPR certificate 
  • Current Non-Violent Crisis Intervention or Mandt certification 
  • Experience and/or knowledge with First Nations culture and teachings
  • Knowledge of FASD, attachment, trauma, and other behavioural challenges
  • Experience with de-escalation and crisis management
  • …but don’t let all this stop you from applying, because 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
  • 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: $21.68-$22.25/hour + 4% vacation pay on each pay cheque

Because we know you are our most important asset:

We offer hands-on, extensive, and continuous training to all employees. We support professional development and advancement within our ever growing organization. All Relief staff have access to internal postings for permanent full-time/part-time positions.

Complete the application process below, telling us why you are the ideal candidate for this position. NB that once you click submit, you cannot come back to your application to add additional files. Please gather all documents you will be submitting before you start your application below. 

At Hollyburn, the health and safety of our employees, our clients, and their 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.

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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 residential care for children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, and offers training and support to foster parents and extended families.