PLEA Community Services is
currently seeking a Regular Part-Time Youth Care Worker for
our Lighthouse team. The proposed start date for this position is as soon as possible. This position requires BCGEU membership.
The Lighthouse program provides care
to youth with moderate to severe behavioural challenges and assists them to
live successfully in residential settings. The Youth Care Worker ensures that
the youth's physical, emotional, social, educational, and medical needs are
met. The Youth Care Worker assist youth to enhance quality of life with
activities of daily living and the development of life skills.
Please submit a resume and cover
letter referencing the competition number 2022066YCW1.R. If the position is
not filled internally, it will remain open until filled.
Key Duties and
- Monitors youth in residential settings and
ensures their safety and well-being. Recognizes, analyses, and deals with
potential emergency situations such as aggressive behaviour to ensure no
harm comes to the youth and/or the public. Identifies and reports critical
incidents to their manager. Complies with youth safety plans.
- Ensures effective communication and
coordination between the Family Caregiver, internal staff, and the youth.
Liaises with external stakeholders such as the school, family, and the
community, where appropriate.
- Provides feedback to the youth on their behaviour,
teaches coping techniques and adaptive behaviour strategies, and provides
guidance and support to youth on a one-to-one and/or group basis.
- Teaches youth to relate in a socially
appropriate manner through the use of daily routines and activities. Provides
life skills training such as meal preparation, housekeeping, personal care
skills and personal finance as required by their service plans.
- Participates in various youth-focused
activities in accordance with the youth’s service plan.
- Participates in the assessment, goal setting
and program planning (service plan) for youth living in a residence.
Documents, implements and provides input into the evaluation of the
- Provides crisis intervention and emotional
support to youth in accordance with established policy.
- Coordinates, schedules and accompanies youth
to appointments and community outings.
- Performs residence/program maintenance and
housekeeping duties such as laundry, sweeping, mopping floors, mowing
lawns, inventory, shopping, cleaning equipment and meal preparation.
- Maintains reports such as statistics,
logbooks, and case notes on daily activities with youth.
- Assists the youth in self-administering
medication in accordance with established policy.
- Protects and upholds confidentiality.
- Performs other related duties as required.
Skills and Abilities:
- Effective interpersonal skills and the
demonstrated ability to build trusting and effective relationships with
youth, Family Caregivers, internal staff, professionals and families.
- Effective de-escalation, crisis management and
- Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and
take initiative, make sound decisions and follow service and safety plans
in high pressure situations.
- Effective time management and organizational
- Effective oral and written communication
- Demonstrated ability to be sensitive and
understanding of individuals’ social realities including issues of race,
culture, religion, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, poverty
- Demonstrated knowledge of issues and trends
related to the program.
Education and Knowledge:
- Diploma (6o credits/two years) in a related
human/social services field.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and
Training and Experience:
- Six (6) or more months of recent related
- Satisfactory Criminal Record Clearance.
- Satisfactory Centralized Services Hub
Clearance by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
- Must possess a valid Occupational First Aid
Level 1 Certificate or be willing to obtain one prior to hire.
- The candidate may be required to complete a
Tuberculosis Screening Test prior to the start of employment.
- Use of Personal Vehicle. This position
requires travel in the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley.
- A valid B.C. Driver's License (Class 5 or
Class 7), and suitable driver's abstract.
- The usual hours of work in
this position are Friday, Saturday and Monday from 4:00PM to 12:00AM,
Sunday from 9:00AM to 5:00 PM, based on 32 working hours per week.
- Documentation that the applicant is legally
approved to work in Canada.
- As a Public Service employer and to meet our
funding obligations, PLEA requires successful applicants to be fully
vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date.
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.