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Job Opportunities at YCS

Employment Specialist

WorkBC Centre - Barriere - Full-time 35 hours per week

An Employment Specialist assists unemployed, underemployed or precariously employed individuals to obtain employment by supporting clients through a collaborative approach to identify realistic employment options, become job ready, source prospective employers and provide coaching.

Demonstrated Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to motivate clients and program participants to learn skills and acquire employment
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive relationships with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Strong ability to meet deadlines, manage a varied client load and work under pressure
  • Advanced MS Office, database skills and proficient with Social Media
  • Ability to follow instructions, to work independently and excel in a team environment
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required. Current first aid would be an asset
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Education & Experience

  • Successful completion of a post-secondary Certificate, Diploma or Degree in a related field
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and related experience
  • Experience working with multi-barriered clients in a confidential and collaborative client centred approach to meet their employment goals
  • Any offers of employment will be subject to a clean criminal record check and positive references

Applications must subit a resume with cover letter to Kathy Fournier. Only those short-listed will be contacted.

Please email to:

Kathy Fournier, Progam Manager
58A Young Road, Clearwater BC
Tel: 250.674.2928

Resource Area Advisor & Facilitator

WorkBC Centre - Clearwater - Part-time 21 hours per week


  • Provides support, direction, and regular contact with clients utilizing the Resource Centre
  • Ensures clients utilizing the Resource Centre have access to current and updated job search resources and job leads. Support and follow-up clients in their self-marketing job search
  • Train clients and provide coaching using a variety of instructional techniques
  • Assists clients to become job-ready by arranging for short-term training in referral to other staff.
  • Plus other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications & Skills:

  • Certificate/diploma in Human Services or Instruction
  • Two years recent and related experience in instruction or providing job search assistance
  • Or equivalent combination of education, skills and experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of local labour market locally, regionally and provincially
  • Must successfully pass a criminal record check with positive references
  • Advanced MS Office and database and proficient with Social Media
  • Strong abilit to communicate both verbally & written
  • Work in a flexible environment and to work independently

Applications must subit a resume with cover letter to Kathy Fournier. Only those short-listed will be contacted. Closing date is May 6th, 2019.

Please email to:

Kathy Fournier, Progam Manager
58A Young Road, Clearwater BC
Tel: 250.674.2928

Early Years' Service Provider

Ashcroft & Area

The Early Years’ Service Provider will be responsible for facilitating two weekly play group/family activity sessions; one in Ashcroft Hub and one in the larger community and neighboring villages. This is a part time, casual position based on 10 hours per week with a predictable schedule.

Applicants must have the ability to work independently, be passionate about family development and child health and well-being, have an understanding of barriers that challenge families, knowledge of available resources within the community and a willingness to celebrate and promote cultural connectedness and inclusion. Applicants must be open, respectful and friendly.

Applicants must have a class five driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle. Appointment will conditional to a clear Criminal Record Check and positive references. First Aid and Food Safe training will be provided to the successful applicant.

Preference will be given to applicants who hold a current ECE Assistant certificate and have experience working with children and families.

Yellowhead Community Services views this as a professional development opportunity and hopes that the position will grow in conjunction with the development of a licensed child care program within the community of Ashcroft.

Wage is dependent upon experience.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Susanne Butcher by May 3, 2019. Only those short listed will be contacted.
Tel: 250-674-2600
Fax: 250-674-2676

Adult Mental Health/Substance Use Life Skills/Case Manager

North Thompson/Clearwater area

MHSU life skills/case worker: Permanent part-time of 20-25 hours per week with potential of full-time

Working primarily with adult and older adult population to provide intake, assessment, brief interventions and case management services

  • Support for seniors who are isolated and who have a MHSU diagnosis, by coordinating supports/resources.
  • Provide direct life skills support, substance use outreach, substance use counselling support, and some case management service. 
  • Facilitate/co-facilitate psychoeducational groups
  • Outreach and ongoing engagement with the North Thompson Aboriginal Culture Centre and Simpcw First Nation Band service team to enhance level of community services


Bachelor Degree from an accredited educational institution in an Allied Health, Behavioural, or Social Science field relevant to the position.

  • Two (2) years’ recent related experience in a mental health, alcohol, and drug treatment environment with experience working with the adult population.
  • Current valid class 5 BC Driver’s License.
Applications may be mailed, faxed or emailed. Only those selected will be contacted. Closing date is May 6th, 2019.
YCS Selection Committee
612 Park Drive
Clearwater BC
Phone: 250 674-2600
Fax: 250 674-2676

Early Childhood, Infant and Toddler and Special Need Educator

Yellowhead Community Service Society operates four licensed child care facilities; Building Blocks Daycare, Clearwater Preschool and Wells Gray After School Program in Clearwater and Little Stars Child Care in Barriere, BC. We have various openings for Early Childhood Educators, Infant and Toddler, Special Needs Educators and Educator Assistants.  Hours will fluctuate depending on numbers of children registered in our programs.

Successful candidates will be able to:

  • Work well within a team environment to assist with the planning and implementation of a quality play based program for children between two months and 13 years’ old
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with children, families and community professionals
  • Be familiar with the expectations and requirements of Community Care Licensing Regulations
  • Posses an in depth knowledge of child growth and development
  • Participate in ongoing professional development


  • ECE diploma, certificate or assistant status
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Clear criminal record check

For more information, please contact;

Susanne Butcher by email at or telephone at 250-674-2600 ext. 227

Applications, may be mailed, faxed or emailed.

YCS Selection Committee
Tel: 250-674-2600
Fax: 250-674-2676

Early Childhood Educators

Little Stars Child Care - Barriere, BC

YCS is looking for energetic and enthusiastic staff to join their child care team. Hours will be casual and will vary depending on number of children enrolled within the program.

Qualifications: ECE BC Certification, current Community Care First-Aid. Successful candidates will be subject to a Criminal Record Check.

Wage depends on quailifications and experience. Please contact Susanne Butcher for more details:

Susanne Butcher
Tel: 250.674.2600
Fax:  250.674.2676



Early Childhood Educators & Educator Assistants

Special Needs, Infant & Toddler - Clearwater, BC

Bulding Blocks Daycare is a busy licenced group care facility with eight under 36 months and sixteen 30+ months in Clearwater, BC. We provide full and part time care for families within our community.

Hours may vary depending on number of children enrolled within the program. Applicants should be ECE BC certified and have current First-Aid. Successful candidates with be subject to a Criminal Record check.

Wage depends on quailifications and experience. Please contact Susanne Butcher for more details:

Susanne Butcher
Tel: 250.674.2600
Fax:  250.674.2676



Clearwater/Barriere, BC 

Yellowhead Community Services is looking for an individual or couple willing to become Home Share Providers for a semi-independent woman with a developmental disability in the Clearwater area. As a Home Share Provider, you will provide ongoing support and guidance building life skills, assisting with meal preparation, personal care, accessing community resources and services. Other responsibilities include; the safety and well-being of the individual and ensuring she accesses appropriate medical and dental care. You will also assist with nurturing positive relationships with friends, family and support network and encourage integration and inclusion within the home and community.  This is a 24/7 position, however additional supports will be provided.

Basic Requirements

  • Relevant training and/or previous experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities including FASD.
  • First Aid and CPR training
  • Valid BC driver’s license
  • Criminal record check

Be willing to obtain/complete the following:

  • A satisfactory home study
  • Three letters of reference
  • Physician’s letter of good health
  • Signed declaration of confidentiality
  • Signed release of information

For more information please contact Nikki Vincent at 250 674-2600.