Hollyburn Family Services Ltd.
#104 – 267 West Esplanade
North Vancouver, B.C. V7M 1A5
Hollyburn Family Services Ltd. is a progressive agency that has provided quality residential programs, counselling, and support services to children, youth, seniors and families since 1990. We are committed to client-centred service, high standards of care and strong staff culture.
Hollyburn is seeking a Child and Youth Care Worker who will be responsible for the on-going health and well-being of youth-at-risk in the residential programs. As part of a team, a Child and Youth Care Worker is responsible for the client-focused therapeutic care, stabilization, assessment and counseling of youth in home/community based services. This is a full-time, permanent position based in North Vancouver, B.C.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties include providing treatment services for clients with mental disorders and challenging behaviours based on client needs and best practices. This position has responsibility for administrative duties such as maintaining forms and reports for each youth; facilitating recreational and/or educational activities; providing input into assessments and youth care plans; teaching and reinforcing adaptive behaviours and coping techniques in order to improve social and life skills and self-esteem.
Skills, Abilities and Qualifications
Demonstrable ability with challenging behaviours of street-entrenched youth and de-escalating techniques, strategy development, mediation, counseling, advocacy, community networking, and life skills management; demonstrable knowledge of different child and youth care approaches, the development of care plans and government regulations applicable to the program; knowledge of addictions, FASD and attachment issues; excellent English communication skills (verbal, written); knowledge with First Nations Culture and Teachings is an asset; ability to work collaboratively with community resources and within a team setting; and to multi-task, balancing youth needs with administrative duties of the position.
Completion of at least a post-secondary degree or diploma in ECE, CCW, Child Psychology or related field, is required. A minimum of two years’ experience working with children/youth at risk is required, along with at least one year's experience working in a residential environment. Must have a valid Class 5 driver's license.
First Aid/CPR certification is an asset. Must be able to pass a Criminal Records Check.
Salary and Benefits
The position pays $21.30 - $23.50 per hour, based on a 40 hour work week.
Benefits include employer-paid BC Medical, extended health, dental, vision care, life insurance and sick leave. A Registered Retirement Savings Plan is also available, along with 10 days' vacation per year.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resumes with a cover letter to Bette Richardson at email@example.com. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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