PLEA Community Services is currently seeking six (6) Casual
On-Call Youth Care Workers for our Lighthouse team. The proposed
start date for these positions is September 18, 2022. These positions require
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
2022099YCW6. Closing date for Internal Applications: Wednesday, August 31,
2022, at 4:30PM. If the positions are not filled internally, they will remain
open until filled.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 residence. Documents, implements and provides input into
the evaluation of the youth’s progress.
crisis intervention and emotional support to youth in accordance with
schedules and accompanies 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 upholds confidentiality.
other related duties as required.
Skills and Abilities:
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 individuals’ 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.
Education and Knowledge:
(6o credits/two years) in a related human/social services field.
of Microsoft Office suite and database systems.
Training and Experience:
- Six (6) or more months of recent related experience.
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.
of Personal Vehicle. This position requires travel in the Lower Mainland
and the Fraser Valley.
valid B.C. Driver's License (Class 5 or Class 7), and suitable driver's
candidates must provide their availability to their manager by the fifteen
(15th) of each month for the following calendar month. Casual employees
for Lighthouse will be available as per the requirements detailed in their
letter of employment and include as part of their availability at least:
a. Ten 8-hour shifts per month, four of which must be overnight shifts;
b. One of the peak periods each year: June 1 to August 31, March spring
break, or December 24 to January 2.
Day shifts occur from 9am-5pm, evening shifts occur from 4pm-12am, and
overnight shifts occur from 11:30pm-7:30am.
that 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.
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.