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19 Oct 2022

Temporary 2SLGBTQIA+ Program Coordinator – Posted by Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Job Description

About this Role

Directions Youth Services is a division of Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV), which for more than 90 years has provided a variety of essential resources for children, families and individuals in the Greater Vancouver community.  We believe in the resiliency of Vancouver’s youth who are at-risk, homeless, and street-involved. We assist youth under the age of 25 to get counselling for trauma, mental health or substance issues. Our teams strive to create spaces and build connections with youth who are facing challenges of street life, substance use, mental health concerns, and disconnection from their communities. Directions inclusive programs of shelter and drop-in, safe houses and other unique programs are committed to being a community leader in harm reduction work and fostering low-barrier spaces where all youth are welcome.

The Directions Program Coordinator is responsible for planning and coordinating program activities and the case management of youth participating in the program. This person will participate in program development and program evaluation as well as provide support and mentorship to the front-line staff who are working with the youth.

This is a term position which ends February 2023.

What we offer you:

Benefits of working with us:

A work culture that values transparency, teamwork, learning, fairness and integrity 

Directions Youth Services offers purposeful careers, serving the most vulnerable members of our community. This role offers you the opportunity to make a positive impact in our community.

We support career development and training for staff to reach their potential, and offer mentorship and professional advancement in a supportive environment. We recognize the importance of work-life balance, wellness and a safe, inclusive and welcoming workplace that values diversity and respect for all.

Work Hours: 12 per week (Tuesday 5-9 PM, Wednesday 5-9 PM, Thursday 5-9 PM)

Salary: GS10 Step 1 $52,361 per year

Location: 1138 Burrard Street, Directions Youth Services

Position End Date: This is a term position which ends February 2023

What you bring:

Education, Training, Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, youth care, or related field.
  • Three (3) years’ experience working with homeless and/or at-risk youth, plus one (1) year experience with program coordination and leadership.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge of program management and development procedures
  • Knowledge of community, social and health resources that is relevant to youth, specifically MCFD.
  • Knowledge of the systemic issues that affect low income and marginalized young people.
  • Knowledge of adolescent development and issues relating to at risk and homeless youth; these include mental health issues, alcohol and drug misuse and addictions and sexual exploitation.
  • Knowledge of youth empowerment, youth engagement and working with diverse groups.
  • Knowledge of and belief in the Harm Reduction model.
  • Ability to work in a gender and culturally diverse population.
  • Ability to deal effectively with conflict situations, mediates, manage aggressive behavior, and use non-violent crisis intervention and behavioral management techniques.
  • Knowledge of computers and relevant software: word processing, database systems, internet and email.
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize and manage a varied list of responsibilities and challenges and meeting deadlines.

Additional Requirements

  • Current First Aid, CPR
  • Non-Violent Intervention Training
  • Food Safe Level 1
  • Successful completion of criminal record check
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination status will be required

How to Apply

Please apply using this link: Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the communities we so proudly serve, while encompassing the principles of equity, inclusion and diversity. We strongly encourage applications from people of colour, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, people of all gender expressions and sexual orientations including queer, trans, and two-spirit people. In our words and actions, we recognize the challenges for those facing inequalities, while acknowledging our privilege, as we continuously strive to remove bias and reduce barriers that individuals may experience in the hiring and job-seeking process. We invite feedback from all applicants who apply for roles with the Agency. 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 #99-22 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to your contact information to  for follow-up. **if you are an internal candidate, please indicate “Internal Candidate” in the Comments section at the bottom of the online application** Our programs are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unseeded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw(Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil Waututh), Qayqayt,Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwekwetlem,Semiahmoo,Matsqui,and Tsawwassen First Nations. Huy ch q’u.

Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Temporary. Job Tags: program coordintor. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

Job expires in 50 days.

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