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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.

Part-Time Position

 Position Title: Administrative Assistant

Reports To: Office Manager

Posting Closing Date: November 10th, 2022

Potential Start Date November 2022

Position Summary

The Youth Empowerment Society is a non-profit community service agency offering support and services to youth and their families.  As part of the administrative team, this position covers a broad spectrum of responsibilities including a variety of reception and general clerical assistance in the office as well as the maintenance of various records, personnel files and related filing systems.

 Hours

22.5 hours per week (Monday-Friday).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to work constructively and cooperatively in a team setting.
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks an asset.
  • 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.
  • Maintains timely and accurate documentation, files and accounting.
  • Prepares and delivers appropriate, clear and concise oral and written communication.
  • Working knowledge of basic office equipment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office an asset.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.

 Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Degree or certification related to office administration, business or accounting or an appropriate combination of education and experience in the skills needed for this position.
  • Two or more years of responsible experience in office or administrative work.

 Rate of Pay

  • $25.00 per hour.
  • Salary is inclusive of all overtime hours.

Hours/Conditions of Employment

  • The hours of work are 22.5 hours 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.
  • 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 Island Health, the Ministry for Children and Families and other appropriate governing bodies.

 

  • To apply, please forward resumes to the Youth Empowerment Society at 533 Yates St, Victoria BC V8W 1K7 or email resumes to executivedirector@vyes.ca.

 

 

Full-Time Position

Position Title: Operations Manager

Reports To: Executive Director

Posting Closing Date: November 16th, 2022

Potential Start Date December 2022

Position Summary

The Youth Empowerment Society is a non-profit community service agency offering support and services to youth and their families.  As part of the senior management team this position covers a broad spectrum of responsibilities including various aspects of program implementation, personnel management, staff training, community and interagency collaboration, administrative and financial management, fundraising events, etc. The Operations Manager is responsible for proving the necessary supports and supervision to the counsellors in programs along with the planning and coordination of program activities and various day to day operations.

Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and experience with high-risk youth and their families.
  • Experience with non-profit financial management including the creation of program budgets, global budgets and monitoring program expenditures.
  • Experience with establishing funding sources and writing proposals to all levels of government and other funding bodies.
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles (including financial management) as they relate to the not-for-profit sector.
  • Knowledge of all federal and provincial legislation applicable to voluntary organizations, including employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, charities, and the like.
  • Strong advocacy skills and clinical skills as applied to engagement, counselling and intervention approaches.
  • Familiarity with the non-profit sector.
  • Excellent communications skills in English.
  • Knowledge of public/community relations theories and practices.
  • Experience with community-based programs and related community support systems.
  • Established practice in maintaining appropriate and confidential boundaries and other basic counselling ethics.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Educational qualifications for this position are normally acquired through a master’s degree in a social science, personnel management, public administration or business or an acceptable combination of relevant education and/or experience.

Experience:

  • Five or more years of experience working in the human service sector.
  • Three or more years of progressive management experience.
  • Three or more years of financial management experience.
  • Work experience in a social service delivery setting, including human resource management, financial management and administration, policy implementation, program development and project management, and fundraising.

 Rate of Pay

  • $80,000.00 per annum.
  • Salary is inclusive of all overtime hours.

Hours/Conditions of Employment

  • The hours of work are 37.5 hours 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.
  • This position requires carrying a cell phone to respond to afterhours calls.
  • Must have clearance from the Authorization for Criminal Records Search prior to commencing employment.
  • Must 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 set out by the Ministry of Children and Families and other appropriate governing bodies.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and be in good driver standing as this position will require the use of your personal vehicle in performance of these duties.
  • This position is required to work in a stressful environment often dealing with youth and families in crisis situations.
  • Employee must have First Aid or be willing to obtain certification.

To apply, please forward resumes to the Youth Empowerment Society at 533 Yates St, Victoria BC V8W 1K7 or email resumes to executivedirector@vyes.ca.

 

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.

Wage: $19.50 for day shifts and $20.50 for overnight awake shifts. 

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.

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.

Wage: $19.50 for day shifts and $20.50 for overnight awake shifts. 

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.

Main Office

Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm

contact our main office: 250-383-3514

Alliance Club 

Mon-Thurs 10:00am-6:00pm  Fri: 10:00am-2:00pm

contact our Alliance Club: 250-361-3923

After hours phone support

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