The Youth Outreach Worker is directly responsible for engaging youth from Seabird Island, Chawathil, Shxw’Ow’Hamel and Cheam (age 12-24) in youth-led programing, small groups and individual (one-on-one) sessions. The core of this work will be out in the four communities. From a youth-centered practice the youth worker walks along side of the youth to continually co-develop programs and opportunities where youth will grow and thrive.
The Youth Worker will be expected to develop strong and healthy relationships with youth that will include in-depth discussions/workshops and support related to youth issues such as suicide, sexual education, gender, mental health, drugs, and alcohol, and developing healthy relationships. The Youth Worker will also connect their clients with needed programs and services such as driver’s education, health services, mentorships, and social supports. The Youth Worker will have emotional intelligence and are trauma informed. For this specific position, the Youth Outreach Worker must be confident in their ability to engage with youth, feel comfortable initiating conversation, and running events/ programming specific the interests/ needs of the youth. The Youth Outreach Worker must be comfortable with receiving a client caseload, initiating a connection with that caseload, and continuing a relationship.
This position requires a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the youth. The Youth Outreach Worker will be expected to work different times throughout the week (including evenings) as well as some weekends.
Under the Youth Outdoor/Crim Prevention Program, this is a full-time temporary position expected to end March 31, 2027.
As part of our commitment to finding the best candidates, we utilize online assessments to gain insights into your aptitude, motivations, interests, and personality to assess your compatibility with our team. These assessments consist of short online exercises tailored to evaluate how your traits align with the job you are applying for.
To apply for this job, please follow the instructions below:
- Submit your resume and complete our Prevue Assessment simultaneously. The assessment is an integral part of our evaluation process.
- Allow yourself a minimum of 35-40 minutes to complete the assessment.
- Should you have any questions or encounter technical difficulties, please reach out to our Recruiting team at [email protected] or call 604-796-2177 for assistance.
Follow this link to complete the assessment: https://seabirdisland.prevuehub.com/selfregistration?url=n5%7CBE
Once you have completed the assessment, we will carefully review your application and results. Qualified candidates will be contacted for further steps in the hiring process. Please be assured that all assessment results will be treated confidentially and used solely for the purpose of evaluating your candidacy.
Please note that failure to complete the assessment may result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
What does it take to be successful working in Seabird Island - SIB Youth Group & Outings? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.
- Collaborative: Ability to collaborate and work effectively with others.
- Empathy: Expressing empathy makes it easier for clients to open up and engage with you without fear of feeling judged
- Ability to Maintain Boundaries: You must establish boundaries to protect the integrity of your relationship and ensure you are not taken advantage of.
- Active Listening Skills: Active listening help clients feel heard, understand, and validated – this is critical in providing effective support to our youth clients
- Confidence: You will encounter a variety of personalities and must regularly adapt to new challenges – confidence will allow you to navigate difficult situations
WORK THAT MATTERS
Are you looking for a position to connect directly with youth in their community? Are you looking to lead activities and design programs to keep children occupied and provide them with learning opportunities and a healthy outlet for expression? Do you enjoy working as part of a team and are able to deliver individual results? Seabird Island is the place for you!
We are located 1 kilometer from Agassiz, BC on the beautiful Fraser River, 120 km east of Vancouver.
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Benefits and perks
Benefits vary by job type, apply after a successful probationary period, and are confirmed in the interview and hiring process.
- Extended health and dental benefits,
- Accrued vacation and sick time,
- Pension plan with matching employer contributions,
- Access to internal training programs, professional development, and skill enhancement,
- Collaboration with a team,
- Equitable hourly rates
- Casual dress code
What you’ll do
- Connect and engage with Band youth ranging from 13-18 years old, including engaging students at Seabird Island community school as well as other districts
- Coordinate, plan, and book youth programming with youth-led approach, including evening, and weekend activities to engage all Youth.
- Ability to set appropriate boundaries and remain professional
- Guide and mentor inappropriate behavior of youth that may occur.
- Build a rapport with community resources, organizations, and community members to develop new opportunities for the youth through workshops.
- Research youth opportunities, services, and programs in surrounding area.
- Connect youths with necessary and appropriate programs and services both at request and in a proactive/preventative manner.
- Ability to independently supervise up to 15 youth at a time.
- Available for varied shifts to accommodate youth availability and activity schedule including days evenings and weekends.
- Ability to engage youth in meaningful authentic discussions to explore topics that are relevant to youth development. (Suicide, sexuality, bullying etc.)
- Establish strong, healthy, and appropriate relationships with youths as well as a positive relationship with parents and guardians through communication
- Serve as a positive role model and support for youth as needed
- Daily reporting in Mustimuhw
- Post updates and program related information on the Youth Program Facebook Page
- Develop activity calendars, permission slips and other administrative materials needed for the youth program.
- Manage the supplies and grocery needs of the youth center
- Ensure cleanliness of the youth center and maintenance of the physical environment
- Record youth activities and attendance to track impacts and trends; submit reports monthly based on trends
- Seek and attend professional development opportunities to grow knowledge of relevant topics and theories
- Engage students at Seabird Island community school as well as other districts
- Other duties or responsibilities as assigned by your supervisor, Manager, Director, or the CAO
WHAT YOU BRING
- Post-secondary education in Social Work, child/youth care/human services or another related field is required.
- 3+ years’ experience working with in a childcare/ youth setting required.
- Food safe level 1 required.
- Standard First Aid level 1 required.
- Experience and understanding of trauma-informed practices.
- experience with database and charting software required.
- Physically able to participate in up to four-hour hikes and other recreational activities.
- Experience and understanding of trauma-informed practices
- Experience with database and charting software required
- Ensure that safety and legal guidelines are adhered to.
- Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Internet, and Email).
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to adhere to Oath of Confidentiality and Seabird Island Band Policies and Procedures.
- Knowledge, respect and understanding of Stó: lō culture, traditions and language is considered an asset.
- Experience working with First Nations community is considered an asset.
- Valid BC Driver’s License, Class 4 DL required, Class 4 Driver’s License is an asset.
- Satisfactory Vulnerable Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check.
Reports to: Youth Initiatives Supervisor
- Employment is conditional upon completing pre-employment screening to ensure a safe and secure work environment in which staff, members, families, community, as well as resources, and assets are protected. All background checks, reference checks and criminal record checks are performed in accordance with SIB HR Policy, protecting the integrity and confidentiality of information gathered during the evaluation.
Seabird Island is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Pursuant to S. 41 of the BC Human Rights code, preference may be given to Applicants of Indigenous, Métis, or Inuit heritage. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in Canada; however, we are not able to sponsor visas.
We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.