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Working with Community Services

We have a diverse team of dedicated, community-minded professionals who embody our core values of compassion, respect and excellence in all we do. Community Services values both the individual and team contributions of our employees and recognizes that every employee plays a significant role in our mission to ‘Change Lives Together.’

Our available positions are open to all qualified candidates and our successful applicants will be informed and accepting of cultural diversity, and will have the ability to work and support all people with dignity and respect.

Current Opportunities at Community Services

Are you someone who cares deeply cares about the people in your community? Looking for a place with great opportunities and excellent benefits to grow your career with? Community Services might be the place for you.


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☒ EXTERNAL POSTING
DATE: April 18, 2024
PROGRAM: Foundry Ridge-Meadows
POSITION: Youth Peer Support Worker
LOCATION: Maple Ridge, BC


YOUTH PEER SUPPORT WORKER
Foundry is removing barriers and increasing access to health and wellness services for young people ages 12–24 and their caregivers through a network of youth-friendly centres across British Columbia and online. By offering integrated mental health care, substance use services, physical and sexual healthcare, youth and family peer support and social services, Foundry makes it easier for young people to find
support in their communities. Online resources and first-of-its-kind virtual care further broaden Foundry’s reach. The Youth Peer Support (YPS) Worker participates as a member of the Foundry centre team. Drawing on their own lived experience of mental health or substance use challenges, the YPS worker helps youth and young adults with enhancing their health and wellness, service navigation, and resource information and connects them with Foundry and/or community resourcesThe YPS worker offers peer-based mentoring and emotional support and works collaboratively with youth, their families and members of the care team. An ability to support neurodiverse, gender and sexually diverse, Indigenous, racialized, rural and remote, or youth and young adults with physical disabilities as a peer would be considered an asset. This position assists with the delivery of walk-in services and outreach activities, offering support both on a one-on-one basis and in a group setting. The YPS worker acts as an advocate and role model, helping young people and their families recognize that with hope, recovery is possible.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and Experience
Diploma in a related human / social service field with a minimum of one year relevant experience working with youth and young adults with mental health and/or substance use issues or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience; and
Lived experience of mental illness and/or substance use, completion of, or eligible for completion of a recognized youth peer support training program, and willing to self-identify and share experience
of recovery.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to establish rapport and maintain therapeutic relationships with young people and family members;
Knowledge of peer support practices and recovery
Empathetic and compassionate, with good listening skills and creative thinking and a willingness to share one’s own story to facilitate and support recovery.
Demonstrated ability to observe and recognize changes in youth and communicate those changes to others on the care team;
Conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills;
High degree of self-awareness and capacity to apply appropriate boundaries and maintain confidentiality;
Ability to promote positive change and independence;
Self-starter with a positive attitude and able to advocate for self and others;
Broad knowledge of social, mental health and substance use services available in the community;
Knowledge of systemic issues and risk factors facing minority groups including LGBTQ2S+ and Indigenous youth and young adults;
Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making skills, ability to gather and process information to support the organization and its team;
Well-developed communication skills, ability to speak, listen and write clearly, thoroughly and professionally;
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills, accountability, reliability and punctuality;
Ability to work independently and show initiative, as well as be part of an interdisciplinary team;
Basic computer skills: experience with Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Shift/Schedule/Hours per week: 22 hours per week
Expected Start Date: To be determined
Wage/Salary: starting at $27.54/hour
Grid Level: 11
Application Deadline: April 25, 2024
Submit Applications to: netherington@comservice.bc.ca


We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the communities we 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 applications who apply for roles within the Agency.
CC: Local Union Chair; Reception

ACCOUNTABILITIES


Plays a key role in ensuring that the centre offers a safe, welcoming, inclusive and youth-friendly environment;
Establishes a purposeful relationship with young people and supports their engagement and participation in centre services;
Provides support, guidance and mentorship for youth and their families and assists in sharing information on resources and live experience system navigation;
Assists youth with the activities of daily living including time management, organization and interpersonal communication;
Accompanies youth to appointments in the community;
Develops, leads or co-facilitates group services to promote skill development and mental health and substance use recovery and relapse prevention;
Coordinates, participates in or assists with planning recreation and social activities;
Provides support to aid with reducing youth’s distress, improve or maintain functioning and enable independence and active participation;
Works collaboratively with team members to meet pre-established goals and objectives, facilitates recovery-based peer support meetings and activities;
Works collaboratively with centre staff, community and hospital-based teams to build relationships between youth, families and systems to enhance the awareness of youth and family needs;
Completes and maintains related records and documentation in electronic medical records and data systems including service information, progress reports and notes, and care plans;
Participates in team meetings, case conferences and organizational initiatives;
Works as a liaison between the Foundry centre, the youth accessing the centre and the Youth Peer Engagement Coordinator on the Foundry Central Office team; and
Participates in various knowledge exchange and learning opportunities facilitated by Foundry Central Office

DATE: May 9, 2024
PROGRAM: Mental Health Services
POSITION: Summer Student
LOCATION: Maple Ridge, BC


Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services has an exciting summer opportunity for students in the field of Mental Health Services. If you are a student between the ages of 15 and 30, who is preparing to return to school in September, and would like to gain experience working with a progressive communitybased organization, this opportunity may be for you!
You are a team player with great interpersonal skills and a desire to learn. You are patient, kind and proactive, adept at solving problems. You have excellent graphic design skills, excellent writing skills and a strong desire to serve your community and make a difference in people’s lives. You are helpful and
tech savvy. You are able to work with people from all walks of life with kindness and respect. Involved in the the day-to-day planning, implementation and evaluation of assigned Mental Health programs. The Summer Student will work to encourage and support member involvement in programs and services offered at the Club.

QUALIFICATIONS

Must have attended school full time and be returning to school full time in the fall.
Preference to post-secondary students.
Preferred experience working with persons with a chronic and persistent psychiatric illness.
Preferred training in social group work, recreation, life skills, and psychosocial rehabilitation.

This position is full-time for eight weeks, beginning in May, and is full-time, Monday – Friday (35 hours per week). The hourly rate is $18.75 per hour.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Simonne Dupre: sdupre@comservice.bc.ca

22768 119th Avenue
Maple Ridge, BC
V2X 4L2

We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the communities we 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 applications who apply for roles within the Agency.

REQUIRED SKILLS (Knowledge and Skills)

Excellent organizing and prioritizing skills.
Must be willing to work as part of a team and practice Team Approach.
Preference to those with First Aid/CPR and Food Safe.
Preference to those with experience with Mental Health or a desire to enter the field.
Empower others to grow and change.
Conviction that the individual has the capacity to grow and change.
Ability to establish a respectful relationship with persons served to help them gain skills and
confidence.

DATE: May 9, 2024
PROGRAM: Alisa’s Wish Child & Youth Advocacy Center
POSITION: Summer Student
LOCATION: Maple Ridge, BC


Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services has an exciting summer opportunity for students in the field of Child & Youth Advocacy. If you are a student between the ages of 15 and 30, who is preparing to return to school in September, and would like to gain experience working with a progressive communitybased organization, this opportunity may be for you!

QUALIFICATIONS

If you have training in field of social services or related experience and possess some or all of the skills listed above, we would like to hear from you!

This position is full-time for eight weeks, beginning in May, and is full-time, Monday – Friday (35 hours per week). The hourly rate is $18.75 per hour.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Colleen Morris: cmorris@comservice.bc.ca
22768 119th Avenue
Maple Ridge, BC
V2X 4L2

We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the communities we 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 applications who apply for roles within the Agency.

REQUIRED SKILLS (Knowledge and Skills)

You are a team player with great interpersonal skills and a desire to learn. You are patient, kind and proactive, adept at solving problems. You have excellent graphic design skills, excellent writing skills and a strong desire to serve your community and make a difference in people’s lives. You are helpful and tech
savvy. You are able to work with people from all walks of life with kindness and respect. You will gain skills and experience in the child and youth advocacy field, with opportunities to develop and
improve your skills, be involved in local priorities by creating social media content, entering information into databases, researching and applying to participate in community events, Learning about the Alisa’s
Wish program & services; reading and becoming familiar with our commonly used prevention resources; and participating in leadership role in Youth Advisory Committee.

DATE: May 9, 2024
PROGRAM: Marketing & Communications
POSITION: Summer Student
LOCATION: Maple Ridge, BC

Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services has an exciting summer opportunity for students in the field of Marketing & Communications. If you are a student between the ages of 15 and 30, who is preparing to return to school in September, and would like to gain experience working with a progressive
community-based organization, this opportunity may be for you!
You are a team player with great interpersonal skills and a desire to learn. You are patient, kind and proactive, adept at solving problems. You have excellent graphic design skills, excellent writing skills and a strong desire to serve your community and make a difference in people’s lives. You are helpful and
tech savvy. You are able to work with people from all walks of life with kindness and respect.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Relevant post-secondary experience.
Excellent graphic design skills – Expert with Canva and Adobe Creative Suites experience is a plus.
Excellent writing skills with a great appreciation to detail, tone and message.
Thorough working knowledge of Office 365, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Experience making social media content.
Knowledge of charitable or non-profit environment working environments would be an advantage.
Strong attention to detail, ability to multi-task, willingness to learn, problem-solve and innovate.

This position is full-time for eight weeks, beginning in May, and is full-time, Monday – Friday (35 hours per week). The hourly rate is $18.75 per hour.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Myriah McGill: mmcgill@comservice.bc.ca

22768 119th Avenue
Maple Ridge, BC
V2X 4L2

We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the communities we 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 applications who apply for roles within the Agency.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES

This role is responsible for the following:
Connecting with program staff to produce social media content to raise awareness of our programs and services.
Collaborating with staff across the organization on committees and projects.
Research and development of program specific content, statistics, and information.

DATE: May 9, 2024
PROGRAM: Marketing & Communications – Cythera
POSITION: Summer Student
LOCATION: Maple Ridge, BC

Cythera Transition House Society has an exciting summer opportunity for students in the field of Marketing & Communications. If you are a student between the ages of 15 and 30, who is preparing to return to school in September, and would like to gain experience working with a progressive communitybased organization, this opportunity may be for you!
You are a team player with great interpersonal skills and a desire to learn. You are patient, kind and proactive, adept at solving problems. You have excellent graphic design skills, excellent writing skills and a strong desire to serve your community and make a difference in people’s lives. You are helpful and
tech savvy. You are able to work with people from all walks of life with kindness and respect.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Relevant post-secondary experience.
Excellent graphic design skills – Expert with Canva and Adobe Creative Suites experience is a plus.
Excellent writing skills with a great appreciation to detail, tone and message.
Thorough working knowledge of Office 365, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Experience making social media content.
Knowledge of charitable or non-profit environment working environments would be an advantage.
Strong attention to detail, ability to multi-task, willingness to learn, problem-solve and innovate.

This position is full-time for eight weeks, beginning in May, and is full-time, Monday – Friday (35 hours per week). The hourly rate is $18.75 per hour.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Myriah McGill: mmcgill@comservice.bc.ca

22768 119th Avenue
Maple Ridge, BC
V2X 4L2

We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the communities we 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 applications who apply for roles within the Agency.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES

This role is responsible for the following:
Connecting with program staff to produce social media content to raise awareness of our programs and services.
Collaborating with staff across the organization on committees and projects.
Research and development of program specific content, statistics, and information.

Childcare Resource & Referral Program
☒ INTERNAL POSTING
☒ EXTERNAL POSTING
DATE: April 15, 2024
PROGRAM: Childcare Resource & Referral Program

POSITION: Program Assistant
LOCATION: Maple Ridge, BC


Reporting to the Program Supervisor, the Program Assistant is responsible for the provision of service to care providers and parents/children through the CCRR program.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education, Training and Experience
Early Childhood Education diploma, with a minimum of one year recent and relevant experience.
Knowledge of and proficiency in creating engaging and visually appealing social media content using Canva.
Capable of maintaining records, forms and statistics required for the program
Well organized and able to work independently within the program guidelines

Additional Requirements:
Clear Criminal Record
Current First Aid Training and CPR
Must have a valid unrestricted Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License
A clear driver’s record check (annually)
Must have an available, reliable vehicle and vehicle liability insurance in accordance with Community Services policies and procedures
Union Membership

Shift/Schedule/Hours per week:
32 hours per week (Tues through Sat), including Wednesday evening
Expected Start Date: ASAP
Wage/Salary: starting at $27.54/hour
Grid Level: 11
Application Deadline: May1st, 2024
Submit Applications to: jmackenzie@comservice.bc.ca

Our successful applicant will be informed and accepting of cultural diversity, and have the ability to work and support all people with dignity and respect. This position is open to all applicants.
CC: Local Union Chair; Reception

ACCOUNTABILITIES

Recruitment, assessment and ongoing support of caregivers and provision of information and referrals to parents.
Providing support to the program’s member care providers.
Collaborating closely with parents regarding information pertaining to the selection of quality care;
Promoting and providing information about the Child Care Resource and Referral Program and Daycare within the communities.
Organize training courses, workshops and caregiver events as per program plans;Facilitating play groups for parents and children;Researching and compiling the program’s newsletter with input and guidance from the supervisor.
Creating informative and eye-catching social media posts to the program social media sites and various events hosted by the program.
Assists with completing forms, documents, along with other reports, proposals, etc., for funding,evaluation, data collection and statistical analysis as required.





Childcare Resource & Referral Program
☒ INTERNAL POSTING
☒ EXTERNAL POSTING
DATE: April 15, 2024
PROGRAM: Childcare Resource & Referral Program

POSITION: Program Assistant
LOCATION: Maple Ridge, BC


Reporting to the Program Supervisor, the Program Assistant is responsible for the provision of service to care providers and parents/children through the CCRR program.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education, Training and Experience
Early Childhood Education diploma, with a minimum of one year recent and relevant experience.
Knowledge of and proficiency in creating engaging and visually appealing social media content using Canva.
Capable of maintaining records, forms and statistics required for the program
Well organized and able to work independently within the program guidelines

Additional Requirements:
Clear Criminal Record
Current First Aid Training and CPR
Must have a valid unrestricted Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License
A clear driver’s record check (annually)
Must have an available, reliable vehicle and vehicle liability insurance in accordance with Community Services policies and procedures
Union Membership

Shift/Schedule/Hours per week:
23 hours per week (Wed through Sat), including Wednesday evening
Expected Start Date: ASAP
Wage/Salary: starting at $27.54/hour
Grid Level: 11
Application Deadline: May1st, 2024
Submit Applications to: jmackenzie@comservice.bc.ca

Our successful applicant will be informed and accepting of cultural diversity, and have the ability to work and support all people with dignity and respect. This position is open to all applicants.
CC: Local Union Chair; Reception

ACCOUNTABILITIES

Recruitment, assessment and ongoing support of caregivers and provision of information and referrals to parents;Providing support to the program’s member care providers;Collaborating closely with parents regarding information pertaining to the selection of quality care;Promoting and providing information about the Child Care Resource and Referral Program and Daycare within the communities;Organize training courses, workshops and caregiver events as per program plans;Facilitating play groups for parents and children;Researching and compiling the program’s newsletter with input and guidance from the supervisor; Creating informative and eye-catching social media posts to the program social media sites and various events hosted by the program;
Assists with completing forms, documents, along with other reports, proposals, etc., for funding,evaluation, data collection and statistical analysis as required.

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