As Covenant House is experiencing growth and expanding our services, we are seeking dedicated individuals who are motivated to help us carry out our mission of serving homeless youth.
Our diverse and supportive team, rewarding and fulfilling career opportunities, competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package are just some of the reasons to be apart of the family at Covenant House.
The youth worker is responsible for the direct implementation of Covenant House Vancouver’s philosophy, policies and principles as they pertain to client care.
The youth worker oversees building activity, including client, program, building security, operations and community relations.
Provide services to youth living on the street and / or in the community.
Initiate, develop and maintain relationships with service resistant youth 16-24 years of age
Assess the needs of and establish plans of care’ for clients
Assist clients in identifying attainable short and long-term goals, strategies for meeting these goals, and an action plan for implementation
Assist clients in exiting street life, maintaining independence in the community, and / or accessing supported living
Provide youth with practical resources including food, clothing, transportation etc
Ensure adherence to and role model Covenant House principles and core values
Shelter Service to youth age 16-24
Conduct intake / admission interview, assessment and develop and manage through daily contact, and individualized Client Plan with youth on caseload for the duration of their stay
Support youth with daily routines in the highly structured environment
Assess and address the immediate needs of either resident and non-resident youth, especially those who are seeking support when other service providers are closed
Address serious behaviour, mental health, emotional, and addictions issues through counselling, implementing Special Covenant, defusing / managing critical incidents, supportive relationships, and referrals to other CHV programs and / or community service providers
Assist youth with accessing community support networks
Escorts to community resources when requested
Coordinate youth meetings and activities
Manage crisis intervention and counselling including briefing and debriefing for youth
Assist in admission / intake interviews and assessments as needed
Accompaniment to appointments, visitation in hospital or independent living situation, 1 to 1 support, risk assessments, supportive counselling
Greet clients upon entry to the Drop in, introduce the services provided, orient new clients, complete program intake / admission and assessment, and establish plans
Diploma or degree in related social service
Minimum of 2 years related experience
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Non-violent crisis intervention / managing hostile interactions certificate a strong asset
Valid first aid certificate
Familiar with runaway and street involved youth issues
Leadership and team building
Basic computer skills
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in and would like to be a part of a family like organisation with excellent growth opportunities, please send us your resume.
We also offer the opportunity to attend a variety of training courses all paid for by Covenant House
Covenant House Vancouver celebrates quality and diversity in the workplace. Our commitment is to ensure equity in employment, and we affirm and welcome applicants from all backgrounds of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation and age, except as prescribed by law.
We encourage applicants from qualified aboriginal persons, persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and others with the skills and knowledge to effectively engage with those from diverse backgrounds.