YOUTH OUTREACH WORKER
West Vancouver is a vibrant community on the North Shore and home to parks, sport amenities, public beaches and over 100 kilometres of urban and wilderness trails. We are looking for employees that have a passion for public service and strive to make a difference. Our dedicated staff deliver services, operate facilities and run the programs vital to our community. Be part of our team.
The West Vancouver Community Services Department is currently seeking a permanent full time Youth Outreach Worker to join our highly qualified team. In addition to delivering primarily preventative, “wrap-around” community-based services to address age-appropriate needs, this position will respond to youths’ unique needs to develop knowledge and skills, learn to manage emotions and relationships, and acquire important attributes and abilities, and will engage with youth in all places and spaces in West Vancouver.
Reporting to the Youth Services & Community Recreation Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
- Establishing ongoing relationships with youth, including those in imminent risk, to provide support and develop personal, social, and leadership potential.
- Providing outreach to youth in community.
- Assisting in the planning, developing, coordinating and implementing Youth Services outreach programs, out trips and events.
- Working in partnership with other Youth Services providers.
- Understanding a wide variety of youth issues.
- Performing other related duties as required.
The preferred candidate will have: the ability to recognize and deal with behavioural and social adjustment issues; considerable knowledge of small group dynamics and leadership related to youth; considerable knowledge of available recreational, social, educational, cultural and vocational opportunities offered through public and private organizations; working knowledge of standard casework techniques and their application to behavioural, social and family problems; past demonstrated experience working with a variety of partner agencies, ability to work independently and use critical thinking; ability to engage youth in activities; proven ability to generate new ideas and organize special events within a budget.
Required qualifications include: University or college degree in social sciences or a youth-related subject, such as Education or Child and Youth Care, plus a minimum of two years’ experience working with youth, preferably in an outreach capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An unrestricted Class 4 BC Driver’s License and access to use of a personal vehicle is required. Additional training and courses in mental health, addictions, and personal coaching is an asset.
The successful candidate will be required to supply a police information check and a copy of their credentials.
This posting does not list all the duties of the position, nor does it fully detail the required skills, knowledge and abilities, icenses and certificates required of candidates. For details please refer to the Class Specification which is available for inspection in the Human Resources Department or on WestNet.
WVMEA (Union) – Permanent, Full-time
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week (hours and days of work may vary)
Rate of Pay:
$31.60 per hour
11:59 pm on Monday, February 15, 2021
Please visit the District of West Vancouver’s Career Centre at westvancouver.ca/careers to apply for this position.
We want to thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
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