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Youth Outreach Worker - Full Time 1 Year Contract
Municipality: Abbotsford Police Department This posting closed on

November 1, 2021
at 4:30 PM
Job Description: The Abbotsford Police Department, with staff strength in excess of 300, is committed to making Abbotsford the safest city in BC. Through continuous improvement and innovation, we strive to provide the highest quality of service to our growing community. We currently have the following exempt civilian position to fill:
Youth Outreach Worker – Full Time
(1 Year Contract, with renewal options for up to 2 years)
The Youth Outreach Worker will join the Abbotsford Police Department’s Gang Intervention Team in the PATHWAYS Program. This program’s aim is to create a long-term, integrated approach to combat gang violence. Through the PATHWAYS Program, the Youth Outreach Worker will provide culturally appropriate gang prevention and intervention services to at-risk youths and young adults.
Main Responsibilities: • Conduct risk assessments in accordance with the PATHWAYS strategy • Perform needs assessments and prepare Individualized Action Plans for each participant
• Meet with participants and their family/guardians to assess needs and focus on goal setting to mitigate risk factors and enhance protective factors • Develop linkages with community agencies to establish appropriate services for each participant
• Provide relevant referrals to employment and job skills training, mentorships, and internship opportunities
• Assist and participate in community meetings, workshops, and training for youth, parents, and service providers
• Willingness to accompany operational police officers in unmarked police vehicles for the purpose of providing gang prevention and intervention services
Qualifications and Requirements: • Related diploma or bachelor’s degree in community/social work, criminology, or related field, and/or equivalent experience working with at-risk youths • Cultural competence with at-risk youths and marginalized and diverse communities • Knowledge of information-sharing practices and protocols • Knowledge of case management • Knowledge of trauma-informed practices • Ability to work collaboratively with community partners, staff, and participants • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
The successful candidate must obtain and maintain an enhanced security clearance, which includes a polygraph test. If this opportunity matches your qualifications and expectations, please submit your resume by email to civilianhiring@abbypd.ca.
Closing date: November 1st, 2021
The Abbotsford Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we encourage diversity.
Additional Information: Applications will be accepted by email only.
E-mail: civilianhiring@abbypd.ca
Opening Date: October 18, 2021 08:30 AM
Closing Date: November 1, 2021 04:30 PM
*No phone calls please.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Abbotsford Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we encourage diversity.

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