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Job Number:  30384
Community Living Outreach Worker
Job Posted: Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Closing Date: Wednesday, 15 February 2017
(73 days ago)
John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC
Region: Fraser Valley Type: Casual
Location: Abbotsford & Fraser Valley Salary: (not entered)

About Us

The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC promotes a safe and peaceful community through effective, humane criminal and social justices programs. Our vision is ‘Improving Lives, One Person at a Time.”

 

Position Description

The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC (JHSLM) is seeking casual Community Living Outreach Workers in the Lower Mainland, Surrey and Fraser Valley. The Outreach Worker provides assertive outreach support to clients referred to JHSLM by Community Living BC to enable their adjustment to, and success with like in the community. The Outreach Worker provides casework support to individuals with developmental disabilities, concurrent disorders, substance misuse, spectrum disorders and/or criminal justice involvement under the care of Community Living British Columbia. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, outgoing, caring and will understand the importance of working within an agency accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Specific skills supporting clients with concurrent disorders, substance misuse, and spectrum disorders, and have a current valid BC Government Vulnerable Adults Criminal Record Check will be an asset.

 

Responsibilities

The Outreach Worker will:

  • Receive referrals from Community Living BC
  • Work with the client, research background material, and seek the input of other professionals and family members, to provide the assessment that will ascertain needs and postulate intervention possibilities
  • Work with the client to consider issues and create a mutually agreed intervention and support plan that has measurable short and long-term goals
  • Ensure issues of daily living, including but not limited to housing, nutrition, clothing, hygiene, leisure lifestyle and access, employment and education are addressed in this plan
  • Ensure the client’s ongoing legal, mental health and physical health issues are addressed in the plan
  • When and as needed, provide a wide range of interventions to enable the client to address and accomplish the established goals
  • Interact with other professionals, family members and organizations to ensure services, admissions and treatments are in the client’s interest and supportive of the long term goals
  • On the client’s behalf, be a resource to other professionals, including but not limited to the courts, probation services and community and institutional psychiatric services
  • Maintain extensive records and case notes in accord with Community Living BC policy and standards
  • Complete monthly progress reports
  • Participate in staff and resident/staff meetings as instructed by Outreach Program Managers
  • Other duties as subsequently negotiated 

Qualifications and Expertise

  • Graduate with a Diploma or Certificate, preferably in the Behavioural Sciences, Social Work, Child and Youth Care Worker, or Community Social Service or equivalent
  • Demonstrate a clear ability to respond to a crisis situation
  • Proven Leadership Ability and experience working in a team environment
  • Have an understanding of supporting persons with a developmental disability
  • Excellent oral, written, facilitation and interpersonal communications skills
  • Possess a class 5 drivers license
  • Have and maintain personal transportation that is in good repair, insured for business up to $1,000,000 for liability, and which can be used to transport residents
  • Possess certifications in first aid/CPR, food safe, non-violent crisis intervention and/or Mandt
  • Candidate must successfully pass a Criminal Record Check and British Columbia Vulnerable Persons Clearance

Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to with the subject line “Casual Community Living Outreach Worker.” The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC thanks all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Please note that only shortlisted applicants, who have clearly articulated having met the essential qualifications, skills, and abilities in their application package will be contacted for an interview.

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Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to with the subject line “Casual Community Living Outreach Worker.” The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC thanks all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Please note that only shortlisted applicants, who have clearly articulated having met the essential qualifications, skills, and abilities in their application package will be contacted for an interview.
Contact Details:
Petra Zelman
John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC
763 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC, V5V3C2

Tel: 6048725651
E-mail:
www:   www.jhslmbc.ca


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