Family Services of Greater Vancouver

12-21 Youth Worker (Youth Detox) (BB-B5CFA)

Found in: Talent CA



This entry level Youth Worker position focuses on the role of creating and maintaining a safe, supportive and therapeutic living environment for detoxing youth in a team environment. Youth workers aid and manage the daily needs of the residents, the position will consist of working with a variety of youth residents struggling with addiction including those with intellectual, emotional/social challenges, dual diagnosis and sexual abuse victims. Hours of work:
  • Sunday to Thursday: 16:00-00:00
  • 40 hours per week
  • Assessment and screening of referrals, non-standard hours admissions, including suicide risk assessment/safety plans and discharge of clients; completes all relevant documentation following standard procedure.
  • Performs searches of client belongings during admission, orients and assists residents settle in to program, safely dispose of contraband, sharps, and weapons following standard procedure.
  • Provides support, encouragement and education to clients in matters related to crisis intervention, harm reduction, conflict resolution, community resources, alcohol and drug information, and advocacy to clients and referral calls.
  • Monitors youth in detox 24 hours per day, ensuring the safety and comfort of clients, by observing and documenting client behaviour, withdrawal symptoms/stressors/physical and emotional needs and informing counselling staff/supervisor as required.
  • Monitors the overall safety of the resource through enforcing program guidelines and observation to detect severe withdrawal, drug use, and contraband.
  • Responsive to counselling team, other service agencies and health care professionals in the development, implementation and revision of client service plans.
  • Attend medical assessments, advocating for client and communicating non-medical program model to physicians for clients requiring medical clearance or withdrawal management medication treatments, or medication approval. Follow standard procedures in ordering receiving and disposing of all medication, administrating all approved medication following established policy.
  • Ensures maintenance of the facility and care of clients by performing household cleaning, yard work, and minor repairs. Preparation of meals, maintaining supply inventories, assisting with orders and shopping.
  • Performs clerical duties as required such as answering phones, filing, sorting, and indexing Maintaining daily client logs, notes, documents, forms, reports, youth review and statistical information.
  • Assist youth in accessing community support by supervising, escorting, and transporting clients to all outside appointments.
  • REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education and training:
  • 2 years post secondary course/diploma/certificate in social work or youth care or other related education, plus 2 years’ recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Current First Aid certification preferred.
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and Food Safe Certification is an asset.
  • Knowledge of issues/needs of high risk and/or street-involved youth.
  • Friendly work environment
  • Support the local community
  • Rewarding experience
  • Excellent benefits package (100% paid by employer)
  • TO APPLY If this describes you, please submit your application to us through our website. Salary/Pay Grade: GL 11, Step 1 - $21.92 per hour Start Date: February 21, 2021 Closing Date: February 10, 2021 Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest. FSGV is committed to the principles of diversity. We encourage applications from qualified people of all gender expressions and identities, sexual orientations, visible minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your resume and cover letter (indicating the competition number #12-21 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to your contact information to for follow-up.

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