Youth Care Aides / Youth Workers

ARC Programs is accepting applications for Child and Youth Care Aides and Youth Workers to provide support, supervision and nurturing to children and youth living in our two-bed staffed resources, located in Kelowna or West Kelowna.


Full-time (40-hrs / week).

Applicants should be prepared to work a predictable rotating schedule consisting of:

8-hour shifts, alternating between mornings and evenings.
5 days on / 2 days off
5 days on / 3 days off.

Please be aware that this position requires weekend and holiday shifts, when part of the rotation schedule.


Child and Youth Workers will:

Work successfully as part of a collaborative case management team.

Provide care and emotional nurturing, as well as skilled intervention and supervision of the children and youth living in the home.

Support clients to develop healthy lifestyles and appropriate behaviors.

Applicants should be aware that this position involves assisting youth with personal care needs, including eating, dressing, bathing and toileting as well as managing challenging behaviours and responding to crisis situations.


Preference will be given to applicants who have experience working with persons with disabilities including autism, as well as experience supporting youth and children who have complex needs and behaviours.

Ideally candidates will have experience working with high risk children and youth in a group care setting.


This position requires sufficient training and experience to perform all responsibilities of the job description.

Qualifications include Health Care Assistant, Human Service Worker Diploma, Child & Youth Care Diploma, Community Support Worker, BSW, or other related Diploma, Degree, or Certificate Program; or relevant combination of training and related experience.

Candidates must possess a valid Driver's License and may be required to provide a sound personal vehicle for business use

Successful applicants will be subject to a screening process, including a criminal record search, to confirm suitability for the position.


$23.50 - $26.30 per hour based on relevant experience and education.

Upon successful completion of a probationary period, full-time employees (minimum 20-hrs per week) are eligible for a full benefit package (including dental plan, vision coverage, life insurance, extended medical coverage, long-term disability plan, and RRSP contributions).

New full-time employees are eligible for 3 weeks paid vacation to start, and paid sick days as needed.


Why choose ARC Programs as your employer?

ARC Programs is an equal-opportunity employer, promotes the diversity of our program teams, and requires all employees to demonstrate cultural competence and sensitivity to the diversity of all populations we serve.

For more information about agency services, and about working for ARC Programs please check out the ‘Why Work for ARC Programs’ posting under the 'Careers' page of this website.


Apply by email to Emma Crosthwaite - HR Director

Kindly include the job title in the subject line.
Please Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.