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Casual Youth Support Worker

Type:
Casual, On-Call
Location:
Kamloops

Interior Community Services is looking to hire casual support workers for our Youth Living residential programs and our Youth Shelter. Successful candidates will have a strong demonstrated ability to build trusting relationships with youth, have appropriate professional boundaries and a strong ability to respond to a variety of challenging situations and behaviors with appropriate interventions. Flexible availability is required and an ability to work 24 hour shifts is an asset.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Diploma in Human/Social Service or related field and related experience supporting at risk youth
  • Current Emergency (Community Care) First Aid with CPR is required
  • CPI (Non Violent Crisis Intervention), Safe Talk (Suicide Intervention) and Safe Food Handling will be provided in house.
  • Must have valid Class 5 Driver’s license, and safe driver's abstract.
  • TB test showing free from TB

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to interact effectively and support youth with challenging behaviours
  • Strong experience providing support, life skills development, interventions and guidance to youth
  • Strong ability to recognize, assess and deal effectively with aggressive and / or physically assaultive behaviour and crisis situations
  • Strong ability to run and maintaining a home- shopping, cleaning, cooking, yard work, budgeting, and meal planning/prepping
  • Strong ability to uphold policies and procedures and ensure behavioural plans are carried out.
  • Strong demonstrated ability to develop healthy relationships and boundaries with youth
  • Ability to be physically active each day- biking, swimming, walking, skateboarding, hiking etc as outlined in the youth’s treatment plan
  • Ability to work co-operatively and effectively with co-workers, supervisor and other professionals
  • Strong ability to problem solve and make ethical decisions

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Successful candidates must be able to provide satisfactory supervisory references and satisfactory Criminal Record checks (both MCFD clearance and BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Vulnerable Sector search).
  • This is a casual, on call position. Casuals must be available to work a minimum of 12 full days per month (4 weekdays, 4 weekends and 4 days of choice). 
  • The Kamloops Youth Shelter shifts are scheduled as 7am – 3 pm, 3pm – 11 pm and awake overnight 11 pm – 7 am
  • The Youth Living Program shifts are scheduled as 7:30 am - 3:30pm. 3:30 pm - 11:30pm and awake overnight 11:30 pm - 7:30 am
  • The Youth Shelter payrate starts at $22.02/hr ($20.78/hr overnight) and Youth Living program payrate starts at $20.78/hr.

Submit resumes to: careers@interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca

Position will remain open until filled.