Title: Youth Worker with Young Families

Reports to: Young Families Director

Area/Department: Surrey

Classification: Part-Time or Full-Time

 

About Youth Unlimited

Flowing out of the mission of Jesus, Greater Vancouver Youth Unlimited relationally engages in holistic work (physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual) with vulnerable youth in partnership with the church and the community. We care deeply about youth as a whole person and serve youth in many ways, with the relational aspect being the most important. See more: www.youthunlimited.com.

 

General Description:

Youth Unlimited in Surrey is looking to fill a youth worker position in one of its longest running programs, Young Families. The successful applicant’s role will include program development with collaborative implementation aimed at empowering pregnant and parenting youth to improve their relationships, careers and day-to-day lives. They will join, in a leadership capacity, a visionary team who is passionate about investing in the holistic health of young parents and their families. The Young Families program is situated within the larger Surrey Youth Unlimited team, extending to Greater Vancouver Youth Unlimited. It is a full-time position with our faith based organization. 

 

What must the candidate possess to thrive in the position?

  • Compassion and drive to advocate and care for the most vulnerable youth.
  • Passion for helping youth connect with their Creator and hope in Jesus
  • Consistency and boldness in engaging a wide network of financial and community partners.
  • Leadership skills, especially in leading small groups of volunteers or youth.
  • Comfort and confidence in relating to a wide range of youth (ideally, from past experience).
  • Ability to work in harmony with Youth Unlimited’s existing staff team.
  • Ability to work in a team and independently, while being a highly efficient time manager.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate meetings, small groups, and events
  • Attention to detail and consistent follow-through
  • Good verbal and written communication

 

Working conditions:

  • Use of own vehicle or public transit to travel to Young Families events, high schools and one on one meetings in the community
  • Work alongside other Youth Unlimited staff and volunteers
  • Developing and maintaining partnerships with individuals, schools, and community organizations.
  • Salary, expenses, and benefits (if applicable) are all raised by the applicant, with Youth Unlimited support and training. Partial funding may be supplied through grants and partnerships. Please discuss with us!
  • Training: 2-year credentialing training, ongoing relevant training
  • Supervision and feedback: Regular meetings with direct report and team members

Youth Unlimited salaries are set by a board of directors and our frontlines salaries are at the upper levels of industry standards. Youth Unlimited staff receive strong support. Average staff retainment is more than 10 years.

To apply, please email Dean at dean@youthunlimited.com