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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.

Full Time Position

Job Posting:  Victoria Youth Empowerment Society

Position Title: Withdrawal Management Intake Coordinator    

Program:  Specialized Youth Detox (SYD)

Reports To:  Programs Manager

Closing Date: August 27th, 2021

Start Date: September 2021

 Position Summary

The Withdrawal Management Intake Coordinator is responsible for providing the necessary services and support to youth who are referred to the detox program and their family/care givers.  The Coordinator will facilitate the screening, assessment and intake process and will provide individual counselling to youth in the SYD Program.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Well established understanding of child and adolescent development.
  • Well established understanding of assessments, counselling and intervention approaches.
  • Well established understanding of drug and alcohol addiction, relapse and treatment.
  • Established practice in maintaining appropriate and confidential boundaries and other counselling ethics.
  • Established practice involving families, foster care system, community, intervention programs, the Ministry for Children and Families, Vancouver Island Health Authority and other systems in service planning with youth.
  • Demonstrated awareness of community resources for youth and families.
  • 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, assessments and crisis response.
  • Works closely with SYD manager and residential staff members.
  • Knowledge and understanding of addictions services outside of the Victoria areas and the ability to coordinate regional withdrawal management services.
  • 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

  • Bachelor’s degree in child and youth care, social work or in a related human services field.
  • A minimum of two years experience which includes:
    • Knowledge and experience with vulnerable/high risk youth and their families.
    • Experience working with youth in a counselling or other helping capacity.
    • Experience working with youth with addictions and mental health.
    • Experience with community based programs and related community support systems.

Pay Rate: Starting salary of $23.50 an hour.

 Hours/Conditions of Employment

  • This is a full time position.
  • The hours of work are 37.5 per week.
  • The first 6 months of employment constitute a probationary period, at the end of which a performance appraisal is conducted to determine the suitability of the employee for further employment.
  • Must have clearance from the Authorization for Criminal Records Search prior to commencing employment.
  • Candidate must have Emergency First Aid Certificate.
  • Must have a TB Test and a Doctor’s note indicating mental and emotional wellbeing.
  • Follow 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 will require carrying a pager and responding to calls accordingly.
  • The SYD Coordinator works a standard work week (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) but in addition will occasionally work overtime hours to accommodate activities such as shift coverage, fund raising events and representing the Agency at public events.  Salary is inclusive of all overtime hours.
  • This position is required to work in a stressful environment often dealing with youth in crisis situations.  
  • This position requires the use of your personal vehicle.  A driver’s abstract will also be required.

 To apply, please email applications/resumes to programs_manager@vyes.ca by August 27th, 2021.

 

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