WJS Canada is currently looking for one individual to join our Cluster Living team in Prince George, as a part-time Residence Worker.
Job Reference #PG210A-RWPT
As an individual passionate about changing lives for the better through hard work, personal caring and good ideas, you’ll find hundreds of kindred spirits at WJS offices across Western Canada and Ontario.
For over 30 years, WJS Canada has worked within our communities as a trusted provider of services to children, youth, adults and families facing difficulties. We’re the only national private service agency in Canada. Our employees are our owners. Every day, more than 600 WJS Canada staff serve over 1,000 people in three provinces.
We’re committed to building strong communities by providing a complete range of innovative and effective professional services. We lead and manage partnerships with governments and consultants, families and community organizations.
Under supervision, the residence worker (RW) is responsible for assisting persons served to live successfully in residential settings in an accredited agency. Ensures physical, emotional, social, educational and medical needs are met. Assists persons served to enhance quality of life with activities of daily living and the development of life skills. Provides behavioral support and supervision in the program and community, implements and monitors individual service plans through observation and accurate reporting, and participates in operating and maintaining the program. This position requires membership with BCGEU.
**All applicants must provide a current (within 3 months) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check prior to confirmation of employment with WJS Canada. As these checks can often take 1-6 weeks to obtain, it is recommended that applicants prepare accordingly.
The successful applicant must possess:
- Certificate or Diploma in Human Services Field
- Minimum of one year recent related experience in a community-based setting, or a combination of relevant education and experience.
- Valid BC Driver’s License and clean driver’s abstract
- Valid CPR/First Aid, WHMIS, Food Hygiene and Sanitation certificates
- Valid Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention Certificate and Conflict Resolution Certificate
- Physician’s note confirming suitability, including immunization records and a negative tuberculosis screening test
- Previous experience with operating a licensed home and trauma informed practice
- Positive behavior supports experience
Required Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment
- Adaptability and flexibility
- Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with family members, social workers and stakeholders
- Experience with behavior management, basic sign language and/or alternative communication strategies training an asset
- Training in substance use is an asset
- Familiarity with Housing First, Harm Reduction and Employment First initiatives
- Ability to manage crisis situations effectively and work independently
- Good organizational and administrative skills, along with familiarity with common computer applications
- Demonstrated skills in designing and implementing individual programs
- Excellent writing skills, including computer based report writing
- One (1) part-time position available; 22 hours per week – schedule will vary
- All applicants must be available for a variety of shifts that include weekdays, weekends and evening shifts that could include scheduling of 0800-1600, 1600-2400 and 0000-0800
Deadline for applications is October 31st, 2016.
Please be sure to include Reference #PG210A-RWPT with your submission.
WJS is an equal opportunity employer and applications from both men and women are encouraged.