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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

Support Worker - (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.

Super 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.

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.

Outreach Support Worker - Bill Reid 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

Digital Literacy Assistant - Settlement and Integration Program (SIP)
Alongside the Program manager, will assist to develop digital literacy and online communication resources and training for Settlement Workers. This will include creating PowerPoint and audio/video resources. You will also work closely with Settlement Workers to offer one-on-one digital literacy support to clients. This may happen in-person or online. 

Top three must have requirements for the position (e.g. Experience level, Certifications, Minimum Education, etc.)

  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 or other anomalies (e.g. evenings, weekends, overnight etc.).

Monday to Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. flexibility required to work occasionally on weekends or evenings.

CYC Support, for people with Disabilities (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.

Shelter Support Worker- Hyland House 
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

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 (SYSW) with providing direct support to resident children, coordinating and implementing children's programs, providing parenting support to the resident moms, and providing appropriate in-house responsibilities. Assist in the overall funcitong of the program by completing tasks assigned by staff/supervisor.

Top three must have requirements for the position (e.g. Experience level, Certifications, Minimum Education, etc.)

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

Shift Availability requirements or other anomalies (e.g. evenings, weekends, overnight etc.).

Midday/Evenings and Mix of Weekdays/Weekends.

 

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