WJS Canada is currently looking for an individual to join our Individual Placement Program in Penticton, as full-time Community Support Worker.
Job Reference – #IPP153-CSW
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 Community Support Worker (CSW) is responsible for assisting clients in an accredited agency, to access the community, while providing skill development and outreach supports. The CSW ensures physical, emotional, social, educational and medical needs are met. This position also assists clients 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 program 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:
- A degree in one of the humanities, social work or related field. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
- Minimum of one year related experience
- Valid CPR/First Aid, WHMIS, and Food Hygiene and Sanitation certificates
- Valid BC Driver’s License and clean driver’s abstract
- Current 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, trauma informed practice, ABA
- Experience with behaviour management and familiarity with Housing First, Harm Reduction, Substance Misuse issues and Employment First initiatives
Required Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment, while being adaptable and flexible
- Good observation and assessment skills
- Basic sign language and/or alternative communication strategies training or experience an asset
- Good working knowledge of Individual Service Plans and the ability to prepare them
- Ability to liaise with family members, social workers and other stakeholders
- Ability to manage crisis situations effectively and work independently
- Demonstrated skills in designing and implementing individual programs
- Excellent organizational and administrative skills as well as demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other business related software, including excellent writing skills and computer based report writing
- May require lifting and moving persons served. Some potential for violence in the workplace and physical intervention skills may be required.
- Must be comfortable working with people with disabilities and their families and able to appreciate the intrinsic value of each person served, while being supportive when dealing with behavioural issues
- Must be able to tolerate changing routines and adjust expectation as behaviours as needs change. This position may be stressful at times.
- One (1) full-time position available with standard schedule of 0830-1630, Monday through Friday
Deadline for applications is October 28th, 2016.