Are you looking for a rewarding career working with youth to ensure each youth is equipped to live their lives as
independently and as successfully as possible? If so, here is an amazing
opportunity for you! This position requires BCGEU membership and is open
to all genders.
Who we are looking for:
We are seeking ten (10) Casual On-Call Youth Care
Workers to join our three staffed resources located in Maple Ridge and
Youth Care Worker ensures that the youth's physical, emotional, social,
educational, and medical needs are met. The Youth Care Worker assists youth to
enhance quality of life with activities of daily living and the development of
It is an exciting time to join us! We are
expanding the program that provides care to youth
with moderate to severe behavioural challenges in a staffed resource home.
Who we are:
PLEA is an accredited,
not-for-profit, charitable community services agency that has operated throughout
BC for more than 40 years. We deliver high quality, innovative services to
children, youth, adults, and families facing significant challenges in their
PLEA is an ally in
reconciliation. The organization is committed to providing culturally safe
programs and continuing to work towards breaking down the barriers that cause
harm to Indigenous people and communities.
What you will do in this role:
youth in residential settings and ensure their safety and well-being.
Recognize, analyse, and deal with potential emergency situations such as
aggressive behaviour to ensure no harm comes to the youth and/or the
public. Identify and reports critical incidents to their manager. Comply
with youth safety plans.
effective communication and coordination between the Family Caregiver,
internal staff, and the youth. Liaise with external stakeholders such as
the school, family, and the community, where appropriate.
feedback to the youth on their behaviour, teach coping techniques and adaptive
behaviour strategies, and provide guidance and support to youth on a
one-to-one and/or group basis.
youth to relate in a socially appropriate manner through the use of daily
routines and activities. Provide life skills training such as meal preparation,
housekeeping, personal care skills and personal finance as required by
their service plans.
in various youth-focused activities in accordance with the youth's service
in the assessment, goal setting and program planning (service plan) for
youth living in a staffed resource home. Document, implement and provide input into
the evaluation of the youth's progress.
crisis intervention and emotional support to youth in accordance with
schedule and accompany youth to appointments and community outings.
residence/program maintenance and housekeeping duties such as laundry,
sweeping, mopping floors, mowing lawns, inventory, shopping, cleaning
equipment and meal preparation.
reports such as statistics, logbooks, and case notes on daily activities
the youth in self-administering medication in accordance with established
and uphold confidentiality.
other related duties as required.
Why join our team:
training, and wellness allowances.
and awards for long service.
number of agency-sponsored social events, including a summer barbeque,
annual holiday party, and team days each year!
you bring to the table:
interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to build trusting and
effective relationships with youth, Family Caregivers, internal staff,
professionals and families.
de-escalation, crisis management and problem-solving skills.
teamwork and collaboration skills.
ability to work independently and take initiative, make sound decisions
and follow service and safety plans in high pressure situations.
time management and organizational skills.
oral and written communication skills.
ability to be sensitive and understanding of individualsâ€™ social realities
including issues of race, culture, religion, gender identity/expression,
sexual orientation, poverty and lifestyle.
knowledge of issues and trends related to the program.
minimum requirements for education and experience:
(6o credits/two years) in a related human/social services field.
(6) or more months of recent related experience.
of Microsoft Office suite and database systems.
Criminal Record Clearance.
Centralized Services Hub Clearance by the Ministry of Children and Family
possess a valid Occupational First Aid Level 1 Certificate or be willing
to obtain one prior to hire.
candidate may be required to complete a Tuberculosis Screening Test prior
to the start of employment.
valid B.C. Driver's License (Class 5 or Class 7), and suitable driver's
that the applicant is legally approved to work in Canada.
funding contracts require that successful applicants are fully vaccinated
against COVID-19 prior to their start date.
- Selected candidates must provide their availability to their manager by the tenth (10th) of each month for the following calendar month. Casual employees will be available as per the requirements detailed in their letter of employment and include as part of their availability at least:
- 20 shifts per month, including five overnight shifts and four weekend shifts.
- 6 statutory holidays per calendar year.
Day shifts occur from 8:00AM-4:00PM, evening shifts occur from 4:00PM-12:00AM, and overnight shifts occur from 12:00AM-8:00AM.
submit a resume and cover letter referencing the competition number 2023076YCW10. Closing
date for Internal Applications: Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at 4:30PM.
Note: PLEA conducts primary source
verification of applicant's credentials including education, training, work
history, and licensure.
We thank all
applicants for their interest; however, only those shortlisted for an interview
will be contacted.