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JOB POST YOUTH OUTREACH WORKER

Nelson Community Services Centre is seeking a suitable candidate to fill our Youth Outreach Worker position on a temporary basis.  The worker will provide outreach support to youth (12-19) identified by individuals, community agencies, and schools as being at-risk or potentially at-risk. To view the full job description click here

Key Duties:

  • Provide outreach support services and practical assistance to at-risk youth aged 12 – 19.
  • Assess suitability to program; identify client needs and establish appropriate service plans.
  • Advocate for youth, where and as needed; make referrals, as appropriate
  • Establish and maintain professional contact with schools, community agencies, Ministry offices, and other resources that can aid youth in meeting their needs
  • Maintain client files; gather and submit data to relevant bodies

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a diploma in human services or the equivalent combination of education and experience plus a minimum of three months’ direct service delivery in social service sector
  • Knowledge of theory, principles, and practices in the field of at-risk youth
  • Well-developed interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Good organizational and time management skills and an ability to work independently
  • Valid Class IV Driver’s License; have access to a reliable, safe, clean vehicle with appropriate insurance
  • Valid First Aid Certificate

This part-time temporary position until October 31st 2022 (28 hours/week) begins immediately and requires continued Union membership with BCGEU. The wage is consistent with Wage Grid 12 [$24.48 – $28.52] of the Collective Agreement. This position is open to male and female applicants.

Please submit letter of interest and updated resume no later than NOON on Friday, January 21, 2022 to:

Kathleen Newson, Executive Director

Email to:  knewson@servicesfyi.ca