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88-19 10K Housing Youth Worker - Family Services of Greater Vancouver

Oct 31, 2019
Vancouver, British Columbia

10K Housing Youth Worker Competition 88-19



Directions Youth Services provides 24/7 support to at-risk, homeless and street-involved youth under 25.  Vancouver’s most vulnerable youth can connect with supports, get counselling for trauma, mental health or substance issues, and transition to more permanent housing.  Directions runs several facilities and programs for youth throughout Vancouver.

Directions is a division of Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV), which for 90 years has provided trauma counselling and essential resources for children, families & individuals facing all kinds of life’s challenges.



This 35 hours per week position reports to the Manager of the program.  This position is located at the Kettle on Burrard.  The 10K Supported Housing Program supports youth 16-19 years old who are transitioning to independent living and out of ministry care.  The 10K Housing team provides 1-1 support, life-skills training and group workshops.  The youth are encouraged to develop goals and links to appropriate services to address their immediate & long-term needs.



  • Create rapport and trusting, non-judgmental relationships with youth in the 10K Supported Housing program.
  • In collaboration with the 10K Program Coordinator, support the creation and monitoring of the youth’s individualized service plans with the support MCFD/VACFSS and their identified care team.
  • In collaboration with the 10K Program Coordinator, create and facilitate workshops & group activities that meet the needs of the youth.
  • Work with the youth to explore issues relevant to their health / well-being, education / vocational, cultural / community needs to plan for a smooth transition to independent living.
  • Maintain facility upkeep, including cleaning, laundry, inventory and restocking of supplies.
  • Maintain professional, positive relationships with government and community partners.
  • Maintain accurate logs, record keeping and data entry related to youth files & statistics.
  • Read youth files and ensure information is accurate, current and clear.
  • Maintain knowledge of current best practices and available resources for youth transitioning to independent living and out of ministry care.
  • Ensure clear & concise communication and information transfer to colleagues & management, including shift change.
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, supervision sessions and performance evaluation process.
  • Adhere to all program and agency policies & procedures.



Education and Training

  • Completion or in pursuit of Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Psychology or other related degree / diploma and / or five years of related experience.
  • Current First Aid, FoodSafe Level 1 and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certificates.
  • Knowledge of issues / needs of youth with ministry care experience, high risk behaviour and / or street involvement.
  • Knowledge of the harm reduction model and low barrier resources.
  • Professional verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience assisting at-risk youth in crisis.



  • Friendly work environment
  • Flexible working hours
  • Support the local community
  • Rewarding experience



Please submit your resume and cover letter (indicating the competition number 88-19) outlining your interest and relevant experience to:


Salary / Pay Grade:  GS7, Step 1 $1,542.80 bi-weekly, with a competitive benefits package and pension

Start Date: as soon as possible

Closing Date: Until filled


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.  Thank you for your interest.

FSGV is an equal opportunity employer.  If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your contact information to for follow-up.

FSGV is committed to the principles of diversity.  We encourage applications from qualified people of all genders & sexual orientations, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities.

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