Careers at AYS

As a residential support worker you will play an essential role in creating a nurturing and stable environment for youth experiencing mental health issues, behavioural concerns, addictions, exploitation or street-involvement.

As a RSW you will have the opportunity to work as front line staff in a group home setting. By being directly involved with the youth in your care on a full-time basis, you will gain invaluable experience in building relationships and connecting with at-risk youth, as well as an immense and hands on knowledge of mental health and addiction issues. As you will have the most direct contact with the youth in the home, you will serve as their advocate and help to both teach them how to be independent as well as attempt to connect them with the various resources available to them in their community.

Current Positions Available:

Anika Youth Services is looking for Residential Support Workers to join our team. We are currently accepting applicants for both Full Time and On-Call staff on an ongoing basis to ensure the best quality of care for our clients.


You will teach and model life skills, including personal hygiene, meal preparation and nutrition, household chores, money management, and provide transportation to and from all appointments, school, and family visits as well as medication administration. In helping youth with their self-exploration and realization you will encounter many opportunities to network with other professionals and get to know the community you are working in. If you are an individual capable of breaking through strong rooted barriers in order to establish healthy relationships with the youth you support, then you will find this opportunity intensely rewarding and profitable.

AYS staff qualifications include:

  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in a related field and/or 2 years relevant training and experience

  • Valid B.C. Driver’s License / must have your own vehicle

  • Driving record check (abstract)

  • Vehicle business insurance including $2 million liability

  • Medical exam (template will be provided to you by AYS)

  • Current First Aid certificate

  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention Certificate

  • Mandatory clear criminal record check

  • Need to be available to work 24 hour shifts

  • Ability to perform light household chores

  • Ability to perform administrative tasks

  • Fluent in speaking and writing English


           Interested in becoming part of the AYS team?

To Apply:

Please send your contact information along with a resume and cover letter to

    If you have any questions or feedback, please let us know!

Feedback from a prior employee:

The personal and professional growth, along with the connection and the impact you will be able to achieve with your clients and colleagues at AYS is unrivaled in the world of Social Services. AYS is a service and employer unlike any other due to a combination of professionalism and humanism based on ethical and compassionate, informed decision-making regarding very vulnerable hard-to-reach clients. The agency is led by two fearless warriors who built the entire agency on a spontaneous dream and are now considered family to 100+ employees and 100+ kids in care who's lives have been changed forever by their relentless dedication, efficiency, creativity, and bold hearts. For 10 years, the reputation and demands for service from AYS have grown substantially and yet the agency remains as humble, unbiased, client-centered, strength's based, and solution-focused as ever. Infinite gratitude for this agency, the beautiful directors themselves, and their amazing tribe of all-female employees and young female  clients whom they are devoted to positively influencing and preparing for success as strong, independent women each and every day! 


Sincerely, former employee of 7 years


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