Careers Youth

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Short-term employment opportunities for Youth.

We are a non-profit registered charity providing social services primarily in Surrey, Delta, White Rock and Langley. We believe in helping people help themselves. We envision a healthy community as a safe and clean environment where we all have a sense of belonging. It is a place where each of us has the opportunity to work and learn, and to develop and realize goals that are meaningful and fulfilling. 

Options Community Services is excited to embark on another year of great opportunities for youth to gain valuable experience within our range of services. Gain mentorship and the opportunity to shadow and work alongside experienced service providers in one of our 80 programs.

Careers for youth

Community Connection Assistant - Settlement Services, Immigration & Employment
Assist newcomer's job seekers with information, resources, knowledge and skill-building activities necessary to settle in Canada. Organize community events to support newcomer youth, access community programs and education Programs.

Requirements 

  1. Strong written and spoken fluency in additional language(s) such as Spanish, Tagalog, Arabic.
  2. Understanding of Immigrant and refugee needs and vulnerabilities.
  3. Marketing & Communication skills.

Shift availability requirements 
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

High Risk Youth Justice Worker - Youth Services
Supporting Surrey's gang intervention strategy by promoting gang awareness and support the delivery of the program's gang exiting curriculum. They will perform administrative duties such as answering phone calls, data entry and compiling statistics. They will support both the youth and their parents with information and education on community resources and assist in the development and delivery of recreational programming for youth.

Requirements 

  1. High school diploma
  2. Enrolled in Criminology or related field.
  3. Understands issues associated with at risk youth and their families.

Shift availability requirements
Available to work evenings and weekends.

 

Summer Camp Activities Worker - Youth Services
Provide social and recreational programming for Surrey inner city children, youth and their families. Implement and engage youth in summer program activities aimed at developing age-appropriate skills while maintaining communication with parents. Administrative duties include answering phone calls, completing evaluations and measures and staff support.

Requirements 

  1. Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
  2. Knowledge of child development
  3. Experience in creating and facilitating recreational activities.

Shift availability requirements
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

CYC Support, for people with Disabilities (SUMMER/FALL)
Tasks for this position will include assisting in developing, creating and implementing a wide range of summer activities for children and youth that have a developmental disability. Staff in this position must be able to support staff in meeting the needs of a wide range of functioning levels and abilities. Staff in this position will assist in creating activities that provide recreational, educational and social opportunities for children in a community setting. 

Requirements 

  1. Transportation to various sites and activities in Surrey and Langley areas.
  2. Flexible, creative, energetic and passionate in working with children and youth.
  3. Familiar and comfortable with online social media platforms.

Outreach Support Worker - Bill Reid Place and Hyland Place
Provide Outreach Services to people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. Build relationships with the diverse range of community groups, and connect people to that network in order to ease access to supports and services.

Requirements 

  1. First Aid.
  2. Ability to build rapport with people.
  3. Driver's Licence.

Shift availability requirements
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Transition House Worker - Evergreen & Virginia Sam Transition Houses
Assist the Transition House Workers (THW) in providing information, referrals  and advocacy to women residents and callers on the Support Line. You will also assist the Child and Youth Support Worker (CYSW) with providing direct support to resident children, coordinating and implementing children's programs, providing appropriate in-house responsibilities. Assist in the overall functioning of the program by completing tasks assigned by staff/supervisor.

Requirements

  1. Working towards a degree/diploma in a related field.
  2. Ability to manage crisis/emergency situations and handles stress effectively.
  3. Proficiency in written/oral/interpersonal communication skills.

Shift availability requirements 
Midday/Evenings & Mix of Weekdays/Weekends

Community Service Assistant - BC Settlement integration Services (BCSIS)
Assists temporary residents with Immigration, Settlement and Employment services. Organize community events to support temporary residents access community programs and education programs. 

Requirements 

  1. Strong written and spoken fluency in additional language(s) such as Spanish, Tagalog, Arabic.
  2. Good understanding of Immigrant and refugee needs and vulnerabilities.
  3. Marketing & Communication skills.

Shift availability requirements
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Flexibility required to work occasionally on weekends or evenings.

Life Skills Facilitator - Youth Services
Assist the Life Skills workers in the development and implementation of workshop curriculum. They will support the programs with administrative duties such as data entry, compiling statistics, updating the program manual and will partake in program evaluation by analyzing satisfaction and outcome data. The candidate will assist the youth workers in engaging and supporting youth over the Summer. 

Requirements 

  1. High school diploma
  2. Enrolled in Child and Youth Care Program or related field.
  3. Strong understanding of government care experience.

Shift availability requirements
Available to work evenings and weekends.

Human Resources Clerk - Administration
Support Options Community Services HR team through tasks such as ensuring employee files and data within Payworks and Relias systems are updated, assisting the development and implementation of agency policies and procedures, all while providing administrative tasks such as filing. The Human Resources Summer student will also have the opportunity to participate in projects such as the administration of the Canada Summer Jobs program. 

Requirements 

  1. Working towards degree/diploma in a related field.
  2. Strong organization and communication skills.
  3. Experience in administration or related occupations.

Shift availability requirements
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Support Worker - (SUMMER/FALL)
Tasks for this position will include assisting in developing, creating and implementing a wide range of summer activities for children and youth that have a developmental disability. Staff in this position must be able to think outside the box in meeting the needs of a wide range of functioning levels and abilities. Staff in this position will create activities that provide recreational, educational and social opportunities for children in a community setting.

Requirements 

  1. Transportation to various sites and activities in Surrey and Langley areas.
  2. Flexible, organized, creative, energetic and passionate in working with children and youth.
  3. Familiar and comfortable with online social media platforms.

Shelter Support Worker- Bill Reid Place and Hyland Place 
Provide temporary emergency care and plan, and implement strategies allowing residents to obtain the skills necessary in securing accommodation and maintain independence. Interact with residents in a positive and supportive manner. Work collaboratively with staff and the residents in attaining designated goals.

Requirements 

  1. First Aid.
  2. Food Safe.
  3. Ability to build rapport with people.

Shift availability requirements
Monday to Friday (7am to 3pm; 8am to 4pm; or 4pm to 12pm

Digital Literacy Assistant - Settlement and Integration Program (SIP)
Alongside the program Manager, you will assist to develop digital literacy and online communication resources, and training for Settlement Workers. This will include creating PowerPoint and audio video/resources and assist with online promotion of program activities as well as other administrative duties. You will work closely with Settlement Workers to offer one-on-one digital literacy support to clients. This may happen in-person or online.

Requirements 

  1. Minimum of a high school diploma. Some post-secondary education in graphic design and/or digital marketing is preferred.
  2. Strong working knowledge of social media and online communication platforms (e.g Facebook, Moodle, LinkedIn, Zoom, Slido, etc.).
  3. Strong computer and desktop publishing skills.

Shift availability requirements
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Flexibility required to work occasionally on weekends or evenings.

Mental Health Worker - Delta Mental Health Services
Support and facilitate activities within the Clubhouse program using a psychosocial rehabilitation model. Facilitates recovery-oriented services and provides support, coaching, education, training and advocacy to clients, families and other stakeholders. Other duties include monitoring clients well-being, collaborating with other professionals liaising with community partners and some administrative duties. 

Requirements 

  1. High school diploma
  2. Reliable vehicle for travel between sites.
  3. Emergency First-Aid

Shift availability requirements
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.

IT Service Desk Assistant - Administration
The IT Assistant will be responsible for local workstation maintenance at the Options Head Office and Satellite Sites. They will support and assist OCS staff with implementation of Computer Network training, building software usage tutorials, reinstallations and ensuring users adhere to IT policies. Overall, the IT Assistant will work closely with OCS staff to ensure maintenance and security within all OCS systems is complete and up to date.
 

Family Resource Support Worker, Guildford/Whalley FRP
The FRP & PEAPS summer position will assist frontline staff in preparing and implementing age appropriate activities for families with children under the age of six years old. The summer student will have many opportunities to connect ad support families with their unique needs. They will gain a broad understanding of resources that are available to young families across Surrey.

Requirements 

  1. Early Childhood Education Certificate and/or Family Resource Program Certificate.
  2. Combination of education, training and experience in a related field

Shift availability requirements
Monday to Saturday, 8:30am to 1:30pm

Super Summer/Fall Youth Staff - Special Services to Children and Their Families
Tasks for this position will include developing, creating, implementing and evaluating a wide range of summer activities for children and youth that have a developmental disability. Staff in this position must be able to think outside the box in meeting the needs of a wide range of functioning levels and abilities. Staff in this position will create activities that provide recreational, educational and social opportunities for children in a community setting. 

Requirements

  1. Transportation to various sites and activities in Surrey and Langley areas.
  2. Flexible, organized, creative, energetic and passionate in working with children and youth.
  3. Familiar and comfortable with online social media platforms.

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A healthy, caring community, where everyone thrives.
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