Youth and Family Worker Position

Job Title:         Youth and Family Worker

Reports to:   Executive Director

Role:

Work with youth aged 10-19 and their families to assess challenges, set goals and make progress on those goals.

Facilitate a constructive change and capacity building process for youth and their families.
Provide young people with an increased sense of community by familiarizing them with services and activities within the Centre and elsewhere in the community. 
To be a positive, strong role model.
To contribute to the overall functionality of the Quadra Village Community Centre and its programs/community building.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:    

  • Work with youth and their families to assess and plan for needs, identify required resources, support linkages and do follow-up.
  • Facilitate education and support groups with parents/caregivers/youth.
  • Facilitate parent/teen informal mediation (family community meetings).
  • Liaise with caregiver, parents, MCFD staff and any other relevant contact.
  • Assist youth and their families with effective system navigation.
  • Assess youth safety and wellness.
  • Attend community and case related meetings.
  • Facilitate parent support and mentoring.
  • Facilitate peer mentoring and support for youth. 
  • Participate in/facilitate planning meetings. 
  • Make referrals to community resources and assist with system navigation as appropriate.
  • Facilitate goal setting and steps towards attainment.
  • Facilitate constructive, client centred helping conversations.
  • To respond to general inquiries, by phone and in person regarding Quadra Village Community Centre (QVCC), and to share in the physical work of maintaining a neighbourhood community centre and to assist in the centre as needed. 
  • To be familiar with and implement QVCC's (Downtown Blanshard Advisory Committee’s) policies, procedures and practices. 
  • To make regular written and verbal reports as required by the Executive Director.
  • To ensure a safe environment; observe potential hazards; remedy and/or report.
  • To perform other related duties when required and approved by the Executive Director.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Child and Youth Care, Social Work or Counselling Psychology or any other degree acceptable to MCFD)
  • A minimum of 2 years related work experience and extensive knowledge of youth and community resources. Some evening and/or weekend work is required. Criminal Record Check is required

Employment Terms: $26 per hour. 35 Hours a Week

  • 3 Weeks Paid Vacation to Start (Pro-rated in first, partial year of service)
  • Eligible for extended health and dental after probationary period
  • Some evening and/or weekend work is required
  • Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check is required

Organization Description:

At Quadra Village Community Centre we are committed to building community and personal capacity.  Our Mission is to work together to nurture community well-being by providing services and programs to meet social, educational, health, employment, environmental and recreational needs of people in our neighbourhood in a safe and welcoming environment. We offer various programs, outreach, support and drop-ins for children, youth, families, adults and seniors. We collaborate in constructive community initiatives.

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@quadravillagecc.com. Applications will be accepted through to September 9th, 2019.