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Job Number:  30395
Community Support Worker
Job Posted: Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Closing Date: Wednesday, 15 February 2017
(71 days ago)
John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC
Region: Fraser Valley Type: Casual
Location: Abbotsford, BC 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 Support Workers in the Fraser Valley. The Community Support Worker assists clients living semi independently with their physical, economic, vocational, recreational, social, emotional and daily life skills development. Assists clients to achieve the greatest degree of independence and quality of life as possible. Specific skills supporting clients with concurrent disorders, substance misuse, and FASD and have a current valid BC Government Vulnerable Adults Criminal Record Check will be an asset. Bonafide job requirement: female applicants only due to the nature of the resource.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in the assessment, goal setting and program planning such as (Personal Service Plans) for individuals living semi independently. Documents and implements the plan and provides input into the evaluation of the program.
  • Evaluates clients’ needs and develops short term plans to meet such needs with the active participation of clients and their families.
  • Assists clients to function more independently in their own homes and in the community. Assists clients with daily life skills, social skills and/or behaviour management. Teaches and assists clients with activities such as grooming, basic cooking, money management, shopping, household safety and pet care. Facilitates physical, recreational, educational, social and vocational activities.
  • Recognizes, analyzes and deals with potential emergency situations such as clients’ aggressive behaviour to minimize potential harm and to ensure no harm comes to the clients and/or the public. Reports problems to the supervisor.
  • Administers medication to clients in accordance with establish policy.
  • Ensures health and safety standards are maintained.
  • Reviews and evaluates clients' progress and makes adjustments to programs as required. Provides feedback and support to clients and/or their families.
  • Accompanies and/or transports clients to activities such as appointments, shopping or leisure activities.
  • Provides/maintains either written and/or verbal reports regarding clients’ daily activities and progress. Ensures that all required documentation is complete and accurate.
  • Identifies social, economic, recreational, physical, vocational and educational services in the community that will meet clients' needs. Maintains liaison with other agencies, professionals, government officials and the community.
  • Performs other related duties as required. 

Qualifications

  • Education and Knowledge - Diploma in a related human/social service field
  • Training and Experience - One (1) year recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 

Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to with the subject line “Casual Community Support 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 Support 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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