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It’s Social Work Week in British Columbia
Social workers make a real difference in the lives of people, families, and communities across the country. The provincial government has declared March 13-19, 2022, Social Work Week in British Columbia. The theme for 2022 is In Critical Demand – Social Work is Essential. Every young person who accesses Covenant House Vancouver has the opportunity to receive one-to-one support from a Registered Social Worker to help them achieve their goals.
What’s the difference between a Youth Worker, a Social Worker, and a Registered Clinical Counsellor?
At Covenant House Vancouver, they use a holistic and integrated approach to supporting youth to overcome the challenges of homelessness. This means that behind every young person, there’s a team of people that work together to help them achieve the goals they want to achieve in a way that works best for them. Youth Workers, Social Workers, and Registered Clinical Counsellors are three such roles that do the vital work of providing such relentless support for youth in need.
Social Workers help youth navigate difficult services and systems
Social Workers act as a hub of information relating to each youth. They do most of their work behind the scenes and continue to work with youth beyond their time at Covenant House Vancouver.
Registered Clinical Counsellors teach youth to manage their mental health
Mental health is a cornerstone of the care Covenant House provides to youth, and their Registered Clinical Counsellors provide that care.
A Youth Worker spends one-on-one time with youth
Youth Workers help youth implement the plan they’ve created with their Social Worker and spend time with them every day. They offer companionship, support, and guidance, and spend the most time with youth of all the frontline staff.
Thank you to all Social Workers!
Social workers do so much for individuals, families, and our greater communities. They are healers, helpers, advocates, listeners and so much more – sending gratitude and appreciation for all Social Workers!
If you are a youth in need of support or have questions, please contact Covenant House Vancouver toll-free at 1-877-685-7474 or click here.
Since 1997, Covenant House Vancouver has been providing love and hope to youth experiencing homelessness. They are the premiere service provider of residential and outreach services for homeless and at-risk youth ages 16 to 24 in Vancouver. Follow Covenant House on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more info.
Related: How Social Workers Support Youth at Covenant House Vancouver