Pacific Community Resources Society requires 2 experienced youth outreach workers for the Moving Ahead Program for Youth (MAP-Y). This program offers individualized services to empower immigrant, refugee, and newcomer youth who are experiencing multiple barriers to settlement and integration.
MAP-Y is for immigrant and refugee youth who are:
- Facing multiple, complex issues
- Between the ages of 13 and 18
- In non-mainstream school programs (e.g. ESL/ELL, alternate school)
- At risk of dropping out of school
- Living in Surrey, North Delta, or Langley
The successful applicant will be experienced in working with immigrant and refugee youth, and understand the complexity and impact of issues that newcomers often face. The specialized Youth Outreach Worker will provide community outreach services, integrated case management, facilitate access to community resource and services, and advocate for youth in discrimination and human rights complaints. The Youth Outreach Worker will engage these youth in order to promote ways of re-integrating longer term family, community, education and other supports back into the youth’s life.
The successful applicant will need to be comfortable doing outreach in homes, schools, and communities, as well as liaising with family members and professionals. Hours are based on a flexible schedule. Workers should be available to work evenings and potentially weekends, as there may be a need for earlier or later hours depending upon circumstances to offer support to youth at key times.
Required Qualifications: BA in a related field plus 1 year related experience, or a Child and Youth Care Diploma, plus 2 years experience working with immigrant or refugee youth, or a combination of related work experience and education with at-risk immigrant and refugee youth.
Must be fluent in Arabic or Hindi/Punjabi.
Applicant should possess a thorough understanding of the historical, political, and social experiences of BC’s vulnerable newcomer population.
Desired Qualifications: Knowledge and experience in working with settlement issues and navigating through cultural and family dynamics. Familiarity with Transtheoretical Model of Change, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Counselling, Addictions Counselling Training, Mental Health Training, Sexual Abuse Training,
Depression/Suicide/ Co-occurring Disorder Training.
- A Criminal Records Check is Mandatory
- Use of own vehicle required. Paid mileage.
- Class 4 or 5 driver’s license with Business Insurance Use.
- Driver’s Abstract must be submitted
Closing Date: Close of Business (4:30 p.m.) Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Salary Range: $21.56-$24.54 per hour ($1,509.54-$1,718.20 bi-weekly)
plus a competitive benefits package including pension.
Send Resume and Cover Letter to: Attention: Amanee Elchehimi
Please reference “Youth Outreach Worker” in all correspondence.
We thank you for your interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Pacific Community Resources is an award winning, accredited, not-for-profit society serving Lower Mainland communities since 1984.