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The Agency adheres to fair hiring practices and relevant legislation. The Agency is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals with diverse backgrounds and abilities to apply for positions at all levels of employment in the Agency; management, leadership, direct service and support service positions.

Recruitment procedures will be free from discrimination and will attempt to attract the widest selection of qualified applicants possible.

Casual Position

Casual Position: The Alliance Club

 Position Title: Youth Support Counsellor

Program: The Alliance Club

Reports To: Alliance Club Staff

Posting Closing Date: October 15th, 2020

Potential Start Date:  November 2020

 Position Summary

The Youth Support Counsellor is responsible for providing the necessary services and support to youth accessing the drop-in program.  Counsellors aim to meet short-term physical, emotional and psychological needs of youth by providing support and counselling, immediate screening, crisis response and referrals.

 Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday 10pm-6:00pm / Friday 9:00am-3:00pm

 Due to Covid-19 Pandemic, hours may look different.

Knowledge:

  • Well established understanding of child and adolescent development.
  • Well established understanding of youth and family engagement skills, brief assessments, counselling and intervention approaches.
  • Established practice in maintaining appropriate and confidential boundaries and other basic counselling ethics.
  • Established practice involving families, foster care system, community, intervention programs, MCFD and other systems in service planning with youth.
  • Demonstrated awareness of community resources for youth and families.

 Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work constructively and cooperatively in a team setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to use basic engagement techniques and evidence-based counselling approaches.
  • Skills to conduct and apply intake screenings, on-going assessments and crisis response.
  • Ability to apply professional ethics to the general work situation.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective collaborative and constructive liaisons/relationships with a variety of individuals and groups, including clients and families, ministries, other agencies etc. and  provide effective community referrals.
  • Maintains timely and accurate documentation, consent, confidentiality and duty to report practices.
  • Prepares and delivers appropriate, clear and concise oral and written communication
  • Ability to perform basic computer and Internet skills.

 Qualifications

 Education: Preference is a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Youth Care, Social Work or in a related Human Services field.

 Required Experience: A minimum of 6 months experience which includes:

  • Knowledge and experience working with high risk youth and their families.
  • Experience working with high-risk youth and families in a counselling or other helping capacity.
  • Experience with community based programs and related community support systems.

Pay Rate

  • 17.08 per hour
  • Salary is inclusive of all overtime hours

 Hours/Conditions of Employment

  • Works a variety of shifts.  Most shifts are four or eight hours in length.
  • Must have clearance from the Authorization for Criminal Records Search prior to commencing employment.
  • Must have valid Emergency First Aid and Food Safe certificates.
  • Follows the Code of Ethics, Mission Statement, and Policies and Procedures of The Victoria Youth Empowerment Society and abide by the relevant rules and reporting guidelines as set out by the Ministry for Children and Families and other appropriate governing bodies.
  • This position is required to work in a stressful environment often dealing with groups of youth and youth in crisis situations.
  • This position requires flexibility in work hours (daytime/afternoon/evening) to accommodate activities such as shift coverage, fund raising events and representing the Agency at public events.
  • There may be moderate exposure to undesirable environmental working conditions which may require certain safety precautions i.e. client aggression, exposure to client health issues etc.

 To apply, please forward your resume to the Victoria Youth Empowerment Society at 533 Yates St, Victoria BC V8W 1K7 or email to Julie-Ann Hunter at programs_manager@vyes.ca or fax to (250) 383-3812 by October 15th, 2020 Please no phone calls regarding the position.

Casual Positions

Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter and Specialized Youth Detox

Position Summaries:
The Youth Empowerment Society is a non-profit community service agency offering support and services to youth and their families. When hiring relief staff, The Youth Empowerment Society hires for both residential sites.

Specialized Youth Detox Withdrawal Management Counsellor
The Withdrawal Management Counsellor is responsible for providing the necessary services and support to youth accessing the detox program and their family support systems. Counsellors aim to meet short-term physical, emotional and psychological needs of youth by providing support, screening and assessment, crisis response, relapse prevention strategies and counselling.

Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter Crisis Support Counsellor
The Crisis Support Counsellor is responsible for providing the necessary services and support to youth accessing the emergency youth shelter and their family support systems. Counsellors aim to meet short-term physical, emotional and psychological needs of youth by providing support, screening and assessment, crisis response and counselling.

Please send your resume to the Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter Manager at keys_manager@vyes.ca

Job Type: Casual

The Agency adheres to fair hiring practices and relevant legislation. The Agency is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals with diverse backgrounds and abilities to apply for positions at all levels of employment in the Agency; management, leadership, direct service and support service positions.

Recruitment procedures will be free from discrimination and will attempt to attract the widest selection of qualified applicants possible.

Daytime support

Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm
contact our main office
250-383-3514

 Mon-Thurs 12:30pm-7:30pm

contact our Alliance Club

250-361-3923

After hours phone support

Please call:
the Kiwanis Emergency Shelter
250-386-8282