$28.32 - $32.51 per hour (Grid 12 as per collective agreement)
HOURS of WORK:
22.5 hours per week, flexible hours during the daytime with some evenings and weekends.
ABOUT THE JOB
The Youth Justice Program provides an alternative-to-custody-sentencing option for youth in conflict with the law and supports the reintegration of young offenders into the community. The Youth Justice Worker provides skilled intervention and case management support in 4 main program areas to highly vulnerable young populations navigating the justice system:
1. Curfew Monitoring - monitoring court-ordered curfews through phone calls and location checks.
2. Community Work Service - supporting youth in finding work placements to complete community work service hours, ensuring supervision, and reporting to the probation officer.
3. Non-Residential Attendance Programs Services - supporting youth attending day programs in or out of the community. Maintaining relationships, continuing to support the youth, and staying connected with care teams. This could involve phone support, Integrated Case Management meetings (ICMs), transportation, and engaging youth in their individualized plans.
4. Intensive Support and Supervision Program - monitoring compliance with the court orders, or conditions of release from custody; along with facilitating the support of youth, to enable them to serve a community-based sentence.
Other responsibilities include:
- Supports youth in complying with the conditions of their probation order, identifying and addressing barriers, and reducing/eliminating the activities that lead to conflict with the justice system.
- Collaborates with youth, caregivers, the Youth Probation Team, and other service providers in developing individualized service plans (ISPs) for the youth, monitoring compliance and progress, and adjusting strategies.
- Supports youth in age-appropriate life skills development, substance misuse awareness, education access, interpersonal skills enhancement, employment readiness, and increasing their knowledge of resources offered in the community.
- Provides individual therapeutic interventions to youth and encouragement to develop a healthy lifestyle
- Leads and engages in recreational activities that are aligned with the goals and interests.
- Provides Crisis Intervention support services, on an as-needed basis.
- May attend court on an as-needed basis
- Provides case administration, writes client intake reports, ISPs, monthly reports, etc.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE
- Degree (Preferred) in the Human/Social Services field (BSW, BA- CYC, etc.) or Human Service Diploma
- Two (2) years of recent related experience working with vulnerable youth in community integration, corrections, mental health and substance use issues, employment services, and life skills training.
- Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, and ABILITIES
Demonstrated knowledge and strong abilities to:
- Build healthy, trusting relationships with all involved parties, including the individual, care teams, family members, and colleagues
- Respond appropriately to challenging behaviours, crisis situations, and aggression
- Practice from a trauma-informed lens while supporting youth who have experienced adverse childhood experiences and have conflicts with the legal system.
- Support youth with substance use, mental health, and emotional regulation issues
- Provide life skills support using a strengths-based approach
- Provide assessment and implement intervention strategies to assist youth in creating positive change
- Follow directions and implement strong critical and analytical thinking in the work, applying appropriate policies and procedures
- Manage conflict effectively, mediate/facilitate between youth, their family members, and other community professionals as needed
- Provide clear, accurate, and timely written documentation
- Make appropriate community referrals to other resources as needed
- Valid Class 5 Driver’s license (or equivalent) and safe driving record
- Own vehicle with Business Use and third-party liability insurance of $5 million (reimbursement is provided).
- Following training is required and provided to the successful candidate free of charge. Existing certification is an asset: Emergency First Aid with CPR-C, Mandt (2 days), Naloxone, MCFD Privacy, Anti-Bullying, and Harassment.
- Criminal record checks with a vulnerable sector search are required.
- Union membership is required.
- Extended Health Care Benefits including Dental, Vision, Paramedical Services, Life Insurance, Employee & Family Assistance Program, etc. upon completion of the probationary period
- Municipal Pension Plan (PT employees are eligible after 2 years of employment and as regulated by the BC Pension Corporation unless they currently contribute to MPP)
- 6% vacation accrual
- 5% statutory holiday accrual
- 1 day/month sick time accrual
- ¢61 /km mileage reimbursement for job-required travel using a personal vehicle
- Up to $200 /year insurance premium reimbursement in case of a Business Insurance switch
- Fully paid training and professional development opportunities
- Community involvement and wellbeing activities
- Priority as an internal candidate for future job vacancies
If you need any accommodations at any stage of the hiring process, contact us at [email protected]
Interior Community Services is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, visible or invisible diverse abilities, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or, citizenship or immigration status. Where bona fide occupational requirements limit the applicant selection, the burden of proof rests with the Employer.