Employment

Community Services is an equal opportunity employer.  Successful applicants 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 genders.

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The following postions are available:


Service Area: Aboriginal Services
Program: Aboriginal Family Connections  Center
Position: Family Connections Support Worker
Location: Maple Ridge
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Nature of Position
A temporary 35 hours position (covering maternity leave) to provide support to the Aboriginal Family Strengthening Access Centre to ensure families of the center are provided with a safe and cultural relevant space for families to have access to each other.  The support worker will support and monitor the environment to promote a safe child focused visit.  The position will work collaboratively with the Aboriginal Family Strengthening Access Counselor and the Elder/Knowledge Keeper.

Qualifications (education and experience)
Community Support Worker Diploma or child and Youth Social Services Degree/Diploma, experience working with families and children, current First Aid/CPR certificate, Food Safe Certificate, positive work references and a clean criminal record.


Required Skills (knowledge and skills)
Knowledge and experience with Aboriginal culture, good communication skills, ability to participate in various activities, knowledge of community resources and the ability to work independently as well as with in a collaborative team model.  The successful candidate must have good reporting and organizational skills. The position requires the employee to use their own personal vehicle for work purposes.  (Aboriginal peoples are encouraged to apply as identifies as a bona-fide hiring requirement.        


Other Information:
 This position requires use of personal vehicle
 This position requires Union membership


Shift/Schedule/Hours per week: Flexible work schedule – Evening and weekend work required
Expected Start Date: ASAP
Wage/Salary: starting at $20.78 /hour
Grid Level: 11
Application Deadline: September 24, 2019
Submit Applications to: krogge@comservice.bc.ca



 Research Analyst (Six month contract)
 
Position Overview:

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Community Services’ Restorative Justice Program is seeking a researcher – analyst to develop a comprehensive risk assessment tool for the purposes of identifying youth who at risk to offend. The goal of this project is to assist in strengthening program delivery for youth support through our Community Service programs as well as our local community youth-serving community agencies. The assessment tool(s) will equip service providers with the necessary resources (resource guide) to identify youth at high risk to offend and better education how best to help these youth.
 
Service Deliverables:

  • Assesses needs within the community by conducting  individual and/or focus group interviews with community partners including RCMP; Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Youth Wellness Centre, School District 42 staff/administrators, Katzie First Nations, non-profit youth serving providers, etc.
  • Meet with Program Director or designate at periodic intervals to update on progress of findings;
  • Conducts a literature search including an inventory of existing community assessment tools;
  • Exploration of Protective and Vulnerability factors;
  • Develops front line worker user friendly youth-at-risk assessment measurement tool;
  • Host community service-provider engagement sessions;
  • Provides report out  and presentation of research findings and;
  • Develops User Guide for community partner use.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in social sciences,  public health, criminology or related discipline with excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills, along with 2 years of professional experience;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with well-developed presentation skills;
  • Highly motivated and self-managing;
  • Highly organized;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Team player and able to manage relationships with key stakeholders

Conditions of Employment Contract:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be able to use own vehicle to drive to community offices;
  • Must be able to provide home office
  • Project deliverables must be completed by January 15,  2020

Please submit cover letter and resume describing your experience and salary expectations for this contract by September 19th to cmadsen@comservice.bc.ca