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Job Number:  35123
Community Support Worker, Casual, #SO115-CSWC
Job Posted: Thursday, 18 May 2017
Closing Date: Wednesday, 31 May 2017
(51 days ago)
WJS Canada
Region: Kootenay, Cariboo, Thompson & Okanagan Type: Casual
Location: Cranbrook, BC Salary: Hourly wage of $17.47-20.34

WJS Canada is currently looking for an individual to join our Stepping Out Program in Cranbrook, as a casual Community Support Worker.


Job Reference – #SO115-CSWC


Working hand-in-hand to strengthen people and communities across Canada. 


What’s in it for you?

  • Inspiring, challenging and rewarding work where you will make a difference each and every day that you work.
  • Appreciative teams, appreciative clients, organizational recognition and rewards.
  • Ability to ignite your career, while increasing your knowledge and skills through training and development programs.
  • Flexible scheduling providing opportunity for those currently enrolled in post-secondary education and those with families
  • Comprehensive benefit plans for eligible employees
  • Competitive Wage (Community Support Worker Grid Level 10 $17.47 - $20.34)


What does WJS do? 

At WJS Canada, our goal is to provide the necessary supports to individuals, while helping people become active, empowered and involved in their communities. We offer a wide range of local programs and services that encourage inclusion and participation.   Our passion is to improve lives and develop life skills.


Where do we work?

While WJS serves individuals in many communities across Canada, this opportunity is in Cranbrook, BC.  Nestled in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Cranbrook boasts more sunshine than anywhere else in British Columbia.  Cranbrook has always been a railway town, but it also offers outstanding scenery, with an abundance of Summer and Winter activities for the whole family.  Cranbrook is the gateway to the Kootenays and offers amenities such as locally-owned shops, restaurants, museums and community festivals, along with the natural beauty of the area, suitable for individuals of every age.  For more information on living and working in the Cranbrook area, visit: http://www.cranbrook.ca/


The Program:

The WJS Stepping Out Program is a skill development program for youth who have a developmental disability or have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The program empowers the youth to be independent, self reliant and confident through engaging and interactive life skill activities while fostering positive social interactions and relationships. Life skills include communication skills, coping with emotions and change, budgeting, household management, sexual health, boundaries and self care, relationships, self expression, social skills, coping tools, community awareness, personal safety and much more.  Youth discuss openingly with staff of their goals, emotions and interests.


The Position:

Under supervision, the community support worker (CSW) is responsible for assisting youth to live independently, along with their physical, economic, vocational, recreational, social, emotional and daily life skills development. Assist youth to achieve the greatest degree of independence and quality of life possible.  The casual position involves group sessions and one-to-one work with individuals with special needs, as needed, to cover vacation, wellness and sick leave and extra staffing requirements.  This position involves both group work and one-to-one work with individuals with special needs.  This position requires union membership with BCGEU. 


As an ideal candidate you possess:

  • A degree in one of the humanities, social work or related field. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum one year of related experience
  • Valid CPR/First Aid, WHMIS, Food Hygiene and Sanitation certificates
  • Valid BC Driver’s License with clean driver’s abstract
  • Current Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention Certificate
  • Current Conflict Resolution Certificate
  • Physician’s note confirming suitability, including immunization records and a negative tuberculosis screening test
  • Previous experience with trauma informed practice and experience with behaviour management


*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 3 months of hire date) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.



Deadline for applications is May 31st, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is found.

Reference #SO115-CSWC

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Deadline for applications is May 31st, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is found.

Please apply with a resume and covering letter (outline education, experience and references) to be considered. Please be sure to include Reference #SO115-CSWC with your submission.

WJS is an equal opportunity employer and applications from both men and women are encouraged. Only suitable candidates will be contacted.
Contact Details:
Phyllis Ortynski, Program Director

Fax: (855) 465-5502
www:   wjscanada.com/content/job/so115-cswc/

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