Youth Summer Jobs

Full Time Street Outreach Worker & Social Service Worker

Our Place Society (OPS) is an organization founded on progressive Christian values and principles. We work as a team to create a nurturing atmosphere of home and family, where all are welcomed. A team approach is critical to living out our mission and values and to directing our work.

This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs plan for youth and the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. is between 19 and 30 years of age (inclusive at the start of employment);
  2. is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  3. is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Details of the Position:

Compensation:                      $19.50 per hour

Hours of Work:                       35 hours per week

Shifts:                                      To Be Determined

Duration of Position:             8 weeks each

Start Date:                              See below for specific

Positions Available:               2 X Street Outreach Worker

                                                2 X Community and Social Services Worker

Please see below for specific job descriptions

Position  2 x Street Outreach Worker

Job Summary

The Outreach Worker participates directly in the provision of services, resolves difficult or sensitive issues or problems and maintains a welcoming environment for a diverse homeless population, including people with mental or physical disabilities, people with addictions, women and aboriginal people.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Outreach Manager, Team Lead or Outreach Team:

·         Acts as an advocate on behalf of family members, working for rightful justice and fair treatment, taking appropriate action to assist.

·         Monitors computer lab, hygiene area, drop-in floor, courtyard and bathrooms.

·         Maintains open lines of communication between various areas of OPS.

·         Maintains a professional yet compassionate relationship with family members.

·         Ensures program delivery is consistent with the OPS vision.

·         Summer position may have a specific project assignment as directed by the Manager.

·         Cross training in housing may be available.

Start Dates Immediate
Position  2 x Community and Social Services Worker

Job Summary

As part of the Housing and Shelter team, you will assist in the development and delivery of services and resources to support residents in formulating and implementing transitional plans, which promote independence.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Housing Manager, the RSW assists and supports individuals with developing independence in life skills including self-care, activities of daily living, addiction recovery, communication and interpersonal skills, socialization, money management, time management and community integration.

Start Dates Immediate

Qualifications and Required Skills

  • The Ideal candidate will be enrolled in a related undergraduate degree or diploma program with some courses or experience in mental illness/addictions/special needs and their related issues.
  • Programs such as: Mental Health and Addictions, Bachelor of Social Work, Community Social Services Worker Certificate Program or similar would be suitable.
  • Some experience working with marginalized populations is an asset, volunteer or paid.
  • Knowledge of current social issues related to homelessness, mental illness and drug addiction.
  • Good interpersonal skills. Must display tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to problem solve and deal with conflict effectively.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a covering letter and resume detailing their related background, experience and qualifications by Monday May 16, 2022 4:30 p.m. or to Our Place Society, Attention: Ryan Brost, HR Generalist 919 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V8V 3P4. Please quote “Youth Summer Jobs – <Specify Position>” in the subject line.

Please note: All applications must have a cover letter to be considered.

Our Place Society is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of the communities we serve, and are committed to engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our Place Society welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2S communities.