|Job Title:||Prevention Specialist|
SACY Leadership & Resiliency Program (LRP) - Vancouver, BC
|Status:||Temporary Full Time - Other Relief|
|Start Date:||As soon as possible until approximately May 2019 or return of incumbent|
|Salary:||$29.48 - $36.75 per hour|
0800 to 1600 ; 0900 to 1700; Shift times may vary;
Days off may vary due to adventure activities being scheduled on the weekends
The SACY Leadership and Resiliency program (LRP) is a youth leadership and engagement program serving late elementary and early secondary school youth in Vancouver. The program is open to youth attending the schools where the program operates, with priority given to youth who could benefit from increased connection to peers, adults, school and community.
Within the context of a client and family centered care model and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization, the Prevention Specialist plans and implements proactive approaches for harm prevention and health promotion services to designated clients within the applicable program. Identifies populations in need of prevention services within the community; utilizes a health promotion and prevention planning model, liaises with members of the public and community agencies involved with targeted high risk populations. Delivers specific courses/programs to meet identified client or group needs; presents educational programs and provides advice to community professionals, groups or individuals. Provides life skills training to clients and groups. Provides screening and brief intervention counseling services to youth, families, adults and groups.
Plans and implement group therapeutic interventions that include recreational and adventure based program activities in accordance with established program objectives and goals. Leads and participates in program activities such as backpacking, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking and rock climbing to strengthen clients’ self-esteem, facilitate opportunities for personal growth and foster development of healthy peer relationships among designated clients within the applicable program, using experiential learning based activities to forge positive changes in communication between clients and their families.
Education & Experience
This posting has been posted internally and externally concurrently. The Internal competition closes March 8, 2018. External applicants will be considered after internals.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***
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