Job Opening: Cross-Cultural Youth Worker

Youth Unlimited Abbotsford

Cross-Cultural Youth Worker: Job Description


What is Youth Unlimited?

Flowing out of the mission of Jesus, Greater Vancouver Youth Unlimited relationally engages in holistic work (physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual) with vulnerable youth* in partnership with the Church and the community.

*In West Abbotsford, we work with predominantly South Asian youth and families.


Why do we exist?

To see the hope and potential in every young person and seek to empower them to succeed…according to how God determines their success.


What does the cross-cultural youth worker do?

  • Working in West Abbotsford, with a strong focus on loving and serving the South Asian community.

  • Supporting local middle and high schools through noon-hour supervision, coaching sports, going on field trips and attending extracurricular events.

  • Engaging young people by planning and organizing after school and evening clubs/hang out times and monthly day trips.

  • Mentoring youth formally and informally in small groups and in one on one meetings.

  • Promoting the ministry within the church, school and the community

  • Building a team of ministry partners who give both prayerfully and financially towards Youth Unlimited.


What must the candidate possess to thrive in this position?

  • Have an active and healthy relationship with Jesus

  • Love young people and have a heart for missions

  • Be passionate about discipleship and evangelism

  • Be an active participant in a local church

  • Have good communication skills

  • Able to lead a small team of volunteers

  • Have experience with working with vulnerable youth and youth in general

  • Comfortable in a multicultural environment

  • Able to plan and coordinate meetings, small groups and events

  • Work within the context of Abbotsford YU staff team and values

  • Able to obtain a class 4 drivers license


What are the working conditions?

  • Telephone and computer work at home or in the Abbotsford YU office

  • Meeting youth and adults in schools, coffee shops, churches and other public places

  • Use of own vehicle to travel to the locations required

  • Meeting and working with other YU staff and volunteers

  • Developing and maintaining partnerships with churches, schools and community organizations

  • Occasional evening and weekend work. Occasional day and extended trips

  • Salary, expenses and benefits are all raised by the applicant,with YU support


Time Commitment: Part time, 24 hours per week (may develop into 40-hour position)

Training: 2-year credentialing training, plus organization-wide and hands-on training ongoing

Supervision and Feedback: Regular meetings with supervisor (direct report) and team members


Send applications to Dean Klassen:

Posted on July 10, 2017