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Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver 
Youth Support Worker 
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL Position: Youth Support Worker Type: Full-time (Perm) Program: A mut Posting #: 2500-YW-C-210408 Location: Surrey Hourly Rate: $23.37 Schedule: Wed: 1300-2230/Thurs Fri: 1530-2230 Sat: 0800-2000 Closing Date: Open Until Filled The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver (EFry) is a charitable organization that supports women, girls and children at risk, involved in or affected by the justice system. Our programs work to break the cycle of poverty, addiction, mental illness, homelessness and crime. Located in Surrey, A mut is a full-time live-in program for adjudicated Indigenous female youth between the ages of 12-to-18 as an alternative to incarceration. Youth support workers manage the day to day living environment and provide culture-based programming that addresses substance use, wellness and mastering new skills for their futures. Staff are supported by an art facilitator, Elder, and community-based resources. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensure the safety and wellbeing of youth in the program Act as a positive role model for clients, providing life skills training and behavior management. Support youth in achieving and maintaining their goals. Enable youth to address their substance use and personal risk factors. Record all activities and interactions with participants. Lead daily group activities and participate in case management. Maintain day-to-day operations of residence in adherence to Community Care regulations. EDUCATION EXPERIENCE: Diploma in related filed plus two (2) years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in bed-based environment with knowledge of issues related to substance use and trauma, or like and similar experience Working knowledge of legislation and policies related to Social Assistance, Mental Health Act and Youth Justice. Understanding of the biopsychosocial spiritual model of substance-use, as well as trauma-informed practice JOB REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS Experience working with Indigenous cultures and understanding of culturally safe practices. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Food Safe Level 1 and Standard First Aid with CPR-C. Evidence of a Tuberculosis Test and compliance with the TB Control Program. Doctor s Note of fitness required. Satisfactory Criminal Record Review (Vulnerable Sector Search). Must have valid driver s license (Class 5) Satisfactory driving record. Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs. EFry is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applicants that represent those we serve. We welcome applicants with non-traditional educational backgrounds and field experience. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to humanresources@elizabethfry.com . Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. No phone calls please. To listen to a live presentation May 3rd, 2021 at 2:00pm and learn more about the above opportunity please visit: https://events.blackpress.ca/fraservalley/ to register. You will receive log-in coordinates after registration to easily join the scheduled meeting. Any questions please feel free to send a message via live chat during the presentation. (1106593h)

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