Youth Outreach Worker Position

Youth   Outreach   Worker

Position: Permanent Part-time

Hours: 10 hours per week

Schedule: Weekdays, evenings and weekends as required

Start date:  Immediately

Application deadline: On-going until filled

Duties: Provide a community-based program of outreach and engaging youth with challenging or risk-taking behaviours, offering education and support for healthy life choices. Provide short-term crisis intervention and counselling to at-risk youth between 13 and 18 years of age, and parent-teen mediation using conflict resolution strategies with families referred by the Ministry for Children and Family Development and Interior Health. Advocate for youth and support them with career planning, budgeting, and life skills training. Develop counsellor-directed support groups aiming to build self-esteem and problem-solving skills of the youth. Promote program awareness, and network with stake holders.

Qualifications: Preferably an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, with two years of related job experience.  Other appropriate combinations of education and experience may be considered. Demonstration of experience in counselling youth. A valid B.C. driver’s license is essential. Pursuant to provincial legislation, the applicant must agree to undergo a criminal records investigation.

Application process: If this opportunity interests you, and you meet all of the above requirements, please submit a resume and cover letter to Purnima Gosavi, Director of Program Management, Family Dynamix Association at pgosavi@fdx.familyor Box 2289, Invermere, BC., V0A 1K0.

PS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.