New Job Posting for a Youth Outreach Worker

Posted: Aspiral Youth Partners Association

Expiring: November 24, 2020

Last Updated: November 09, 2020

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Start Date of Employment (Approx.): As soon as possible

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Positions Available: 1

120 6th St NE

Salmon Arm, British Columbia

V1E 1H1 Canada

Job Description


Aspiral Youth Partners Association is a Youth and Community Serving Agency located in Salmon Arm BC.  We are looking for a positive and supportive person with skills and training in counselling to join our team. The work involves significant outreach to meet with clients and families in the Shuswap. This is full time position and is 35 hours per week. The successful candidate will be required to have an approved criminal records check and current drivers’ abstract. Having your own vehicle is required and mileage will be paid for work related driving. To ensure balance for clients we are looking for a male worker for our team

Working in a collaborative framework you will work with clients to build goal plans in concert with Social Workers and other significant people. Your work with clients will focus on reducing risk and to build capacity skills to strengthen stronger attachment to school, work, and community. You will build and maintain positive community working relationships with organizations, groups and individuals connected to youth and their families.

We are looking for a motivated and career-minded Youth Worker able to work from a trauma informed model to be responsible for individual and group services for youth and families. The Youth Worker will facilitate community-based support for youth and families that promote safety, healthy lifestyles, and stronger attachment relationships for youth. A successful candidate will have a combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Child and Youth Care or Social Work.

Other duties will include, but are not limited to, attending regular staff and other meetings, involvement in Individual Goal Planning (IGPs), attending ongoing professional training workshops and continuing education. The Youth worker has a home base in the central office and may use meeting rooms as needed as well as travel to meet clients in their homes and in community. Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

To learn more about our agency see our website at  www.youthpartners.ca


How to Apply

Expiring: November 24, 2020

Contact: Kim Sinclair

Phone: 778-489-8151

Email: aspiral@youthpartners.ca

Edith Grotberg I Have, I Am, I Can

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Edith Grotberg, a researcher with the International Resilience Project in The Netherlands suggests that children draw their resilience from three sources which she labels “I Have,” “I Am,” and “I Can.” What the children draw from these three sources can be described as follows:

 

 I Have, I Am, I Can

 

I HAVE

◦People around me I trust and who love me, no matter what

◦People who set limits for me so I know when to stop before there is danger or trouble

◦People who show me how to do things right by the way they do things

◦People who want me to learn to do things on my own

◦People who help me when I am sick, in danger or need to learn

 

 I AM

◦A person people can like and love

◦Glad to do nice things for others and show my concern

◦Respectful of myself and others

◦Willing to be responsible for what I do

◦Sure things will be all right

 

 I CAN

◦Talk to others about things that frighten me or bother me

◦Find ways to solve problems that I face

◦Control myself when I feel like doing something not right or dangerous

◦Figure out when it is a good time to talk to someone or to take action

◦Find someone to help me when I need it.[1]

 

 A resilient child does not need all of these features to be resilient, but one feature is not enough. As CWWA workers, we can help children learn to develop these features through the activities we share with them. We can also help their mothers and other caregivers learn the importance of nurturing these features in their children.Children need to become resilient to overcome the many adversities they face and will face in life: they cannot do it alone. They need adults who know how to promote resilience and are, indeed, becoming more resilient themselves.[2][1] Grotberg, E.H. (1995) A Guide to Promoting Resilience in Children: Strengthening the Human Spirit. The Hague: Bernard van Leer Foundation. Retrieved on December 18, 2012 from http://resilnet.uiuc.edu/library/grotb95b.html#chapter1
[2] Grotberg, E.H., (1995)