Youth Outreach Worker – District of West Vancouver

March 14, 2024

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Youth Outreach Worker

(Replacement Temporary, Part-Time 0.8)

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, West Vancouver is a vibrant community on the North Shore and home to parks, beaches, and to sports, recreation and arts amenities. We are seeking employees with a passion for public service who share our commitment to creating a complete, inclusive and livable community. Our dedicated staff deliver services, operate facilities and run the programs that enhance the well-being of our community.

The West Vancouver Community Services Department is currently seeking a permanent full-time Youth Outreach Worker to join our highly qualified team. In addition to delivering primarily preventative, “wrap-around” community-based services to address age-appropriate needs, this position will respond to youths’ unique needs to develop knowledge and skills, learn to manage emotions and relationships, and acquire important attributes and abilities, and will engage with youth in all places and spaces in West Vancouver. 

Reporting to the Aquatics and Youth Services Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Establishing ongoing relationships with youth, including those in imminent risk, to provide support and develop personal, social, and leadership potential;
  • Providing outreach to youth in community;
  • Working independently and utilizing critical thinking skills to work effectively with youth in crisis;
  • Assist in managing youth in our various Youth Services drop in spaces
  • Planning, developing, coordinating, implementing and supervising Youth Services outreach programs, out trips and events;
  • Working in partnership and collaboration with other Youth Services providers;
  • Understanding a wide variety of youth issues; and
  • Performing other related duties as required.

The preferred candidate will have: the ability to recognize and deal with behavioural and social adjustment issues; considerable knowledge of small group dynamics and leadership related to youth; considerable knowledge of available recreational, social, educational, cultural and vocational opportunities offered through public and private organizations; working knowledge of standard casework techniques and their application to behavioural, social and family problems; past demonstrated experience working with a variety of partner agencies; ability to engage youth in activities; proven ability to generate new ideas and organize special events within a budget.

Required qualifications include: University or college degree in social sciences or a youth-related subject, such as Education or Child and Youth Care, plus a minimum of two years’ experience working with youth, preferably in an outreach capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A current Emergency First Aid (or better) with CPR ‘C’ and AED certification, an unrestricted Class 4 BC Driver’s License and access to use of a personal vehicle is required. Additional training and courses in mental health, addictions, and personal coaching is an asset.

We recognize the importance of a diverse workplace and strive to meaningfully reflect the community we so proudly serve. We encourage Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQIA+, and persons with disabilities to apply.  

The successful candidate will be required to supply a police information check and a copy of their credentials.

This posting does not list all the duties of the position, nor does it fully detail the required skills, knowledge and abilities, licences and certificates required of candidates. For details please refer to the class specification which is available for inspection on WestNet or contact Human Resources to request a copy. 

Position Status:
WVMEA (Union) – Temporary, Part-time

Hours of Work:
30 hours per week (hours and days of work may vary)

Starting Rate of Pay:
$35.72 per hour
This position has a pay structure with five steps which increase annually.

Closing Date:
11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2024

To Apply:
Please visit the District of West Vancouver’s Career Centre at to apply for this position.
We want to thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted West Vancouver newlogo

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