Transformational Housing Child and Youth Worker

  • Part Time
  • Vancouver
  • No. of Vacancy: 1
  • 2 yrs

Aboriginal Mother Centre Society

Address: 2019 Dundas Street  Vancouver, BC   V5L 1J5
Phone: 604-558-2627 Fax: 604-558-2628 Email:

The AMCS is a wrap-around service that provides 16 transformational housing units for Aboriginal mothers at risk of imminent homelessness, and a 25-person daycare for children age 3 to 5 years old. The AMCS is a hectic, fast-paced and rewarding program that requires someone at the front desk who can maintain a positive, healthy demeanour while respecting the boundaries of each of the women who are on their personal wellness journeys while living at the AMCS.

Type of work: Fulltime


You support and want to work within the mission, vision, values and philosophy of the AMC, carrying out a variety of duties related to the operation of the housing program including providing support that meets the needs of families entering the centre as noted above as well as provision of food, clothing, and life skills.  You have excellent oral and written communication skills, are willing to work shift work, are detail-oriented, and are knowledgeable of traditional protocol. Indication of your First Nations, Métis or Inuit identity, as well as training in Basic First Aid, Food Safe and or Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, gives your application priority.

• Diploma or Degree in a related discipline.
• Minimum of 4 years of experience in progressively more responsible and complex administrative position(s) or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Ability to effectively support senior executive and/or Board Members.
• Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), strong interpersonal, problem solving, presentation and organizational skills.
• Excellent knowledge of post-colonial issues affecting Aboriginal People with a view to how to overcome those issues.
• Extremely knowledgeable of Aboriginal identity and culture and why a culture-based program such as the AMCS is important.
• Self-motivated, goal orientated with ability to work in team environments and own your initiative.
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task, adapt to changing priorities and meet tight, challenging deadlines.
• Resourceful, logical thinker and process-oriented with excellent attention to detail.
• In-depth working experience of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
• Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
• AMCS is committed to honoring and respecting diverse Aboriginal Cultures, identities, and knowledge of

Other Qualifications Required:

  • Certificate (Current, Up-to-date)
  • CPR Level B
  • Food Safe
  • Excellent Oral and Written Skills
  • Excellent Team Player
  • Criminal Record check Clearance

Job Summary:

The Transformational Housing Child and Youth Worker is a Full-Time position. You will be responsible for assisting in the implementation of the Child and Youth programming in accordance with the goals of the department and the overall Association. This is a very special opportunity to play an important role in supporting the progress Aboriginal women and children.  As such, it can be a challenging position and requires someone with tact, diplomacy and compassion.

Key Responsibilities:

Provides emotional Support and crisis intervention
• Ability to diffuse volatile situations through methods such as non-crisis intervention techniques.
• Able to work independently.
• Multitask and remain calm in adverse and or dynamic situations.
• Communicate effectively both verbally and written.
• Meets the physical/spiritual/mental/emotional abilities to perform the duties of the job.
• Deal with clients, staff, management and children effectively.
• Understand and maintain client/worker boundaries.
• Possesses a personal wellness plan.
• Provide unconditional support to disadvantaged women and their children with the guidelines of AMCS policies
• Demonstrated abilities to work co-operatively and supportive in a fast pace and close team environment.
• Other duties as required

Additional Notes: Due to the nature of the work environment, it is required that all staff members perform duties beyond their job description, such as, but not limited to answering phone, taking messages, helping other employees with organizing community events, and assist co-workers regardless of the program.
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Robyn Hansen                                                         2019 Dundas St, Vancouver BC

Start Date:  Until filled     Pay: $20.00/Hr     Region: Vancouver       Hours of work: 40 hours per week