Job Title:

Youth Worker – Chilliwack Cyrus Centre (1 P/T position; 2 auxiliary/on-call positions)

Job Summary:

Provide 24/7 support and assistance for youth and young adults accessing Cyrus Centre’s drop-in resource centre and Youth Emergency Housing Program. 

Cyrus Centre is a faith-based ministry of walking alongside youth with the mission of showing the love of God to youth and families.

Reports to: Chilliwack Centre Director
Hours:

The permanent part-time role requires shift work covering a 24-hour period and includes a schedule that rotates every two weeks as outlined below:

  • 2 weeks:  Saturday, Sunday (6:00am-2:00pm)
  • 2 weeks:  Friday (12:00pm-10:00pm); Saturday, Sunday (2:00pm-10:00pm)
  • 2 weeks:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday (10:00pm-6:00am)
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide support and supervision to youth accessing services within Cyrus Centre’s drop-in resource centre and Youth Emergency Housing Program
  • Initiate and develop relationships with youth ages 12-24.
  • Assist with goal planning and day to day activities within the centre.
  • Respond to adverse behavior and provide mental, emotional and physical support to youth in crisis.
  • Record and maintain necessary client information and program stats.
  • Ensure controlled access to the building, including monitoring cameras.
  • Act as a liaison and advocate to community resources including MCFD.
  • Support, communicate, and collaborate with other Cyrus Centre staff regarding clients.
  • Attend and assist with community events as needed.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills that allow you to work effectively with diverse individuals in a variety of capacities.
  • Knowledge of youth issues and youth services within Chilliwack.
  • Able to recognize and respond to potential challenges before they may occur.
  • The ability to function confidently independently and under pressure.
Qualifications:

A certificate or diploma in a human service (or related) field or the equivalent experience.  Previous work in a similar environment is preferred. Experience of direct program delivery to vulnerable youth with a demonstrated working knowledge of barriers for this population is beneficial.  Additionally, Emergency First Aid and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training is an asset.

This position requires the successful completion of a criminal record check.

 

         

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