Summer Program Worker – Youth Services Worker | Temporary Full Time #1861

March 19, 2024

Are you looking to initiate your career in a field where you help others? Then, this position is for you. Summer Youth Service Workers will assist in the enrichment of youth and family services. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge and gain valuable work experience within a well-established support team.

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JOB TITLE: YOUTH SERVICES WORKER | #1861
SERVICE AREA:
Vocational & Community Services
LOCATION:
Vancouver
START DATE: 
May 6, 2024 (ending August 23, 2024)
TERM/STATUS:
Temporary Full Time
SCHEDULE/HRS:
Flex based schedule (Possible weekend and evening shifts)// 37.5 hours per week
HOURLY WAGE: $20.00

THE ROLE:  

This position provides life skills training to youth with disabilities between the ages of 17 to 19. The successful candidate will teach life skills such as: achieving independence, obtaining identification, touring colleges, banking, applying for Persons with Disabilities Benefits, using transit and exploring job opportunities. The candidate will co-facilitate in Family Support groups and develop resource guides for families. They will act as an advocate for client groups in the community, assist in community development and provide public education on topics related to disability issues.

This position is subject to funding by Canada summer jobs. Position is conditional based on approval of application request by Service Canada.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:

•    Post-secondary education or training in a related field (Social Services, Human Services, or Education).

•    Must be between ages of 18-30 at intake time, legally entitled to work in Canada, not hold another full time (30 or more hours) summer job

Standard requirements of the Youth Services Worker include:

•    Criminal Record Clearance

•    Medical Clearance

•    Valid First Aid/CPR

•    Valid class 5 driver’s license and use of a car is an asset

•    Demonstrated competency in English

•    Proficient with Microsoft Office 365

•    Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person with refugee status

*This position requires Union membership.

For more information, please visit our website at www.develop.bc.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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