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Job Number:  37936
Community Support Worker, Casual, #IPP153-CSWC
Job Posted: Thursday, 7 September 2017
Closing Date: Sunday, 1 October 2017
(51 days ago)
WJS Canada
Region: Kootenay, Cariboo, Thompson & Okanagan Type: Casual
Location: Penticton, BC Salary: Hourly wage of $17.47-20.34

WJS Canada is currently looking for an individual to join our Individual Placement Program in Penticton, as casual Community Support Worker.


Job Reference – #IPP153-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.
  • Opportunity to apply for future openings within the program, as they arise (i.e. part-time and full-time)
  • 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 Penticton, BC.  Situated between Okanagan and Skaha Lakes, in the South Central region of British Columbia, Penticton boasts over 2100 hours of sunshine per year.  A true gem of the Okanagan region, Penticton offers the charm of a small town, with the amenities of a larger city.  The area is rich with eco-adventures and personality.  Penticton offers beautiful beaches, a variety of vineyards and orchards and community festivals, along with the natural beauty of the area.  For more information on living and working in Penticton visit: http://www.penticton.ca/


The Program:

The Individual Placement Program (IPP) is a court ordered Full Time Attendance Program in Penticton for co-ed young offenders whose serious and/or repeated criminal behaviour shows a need for a greater control and supervision than probation supervision can provide. Youth are at risk of receiving a custodial sentence or have already spent some time in a custodial centre.


Under WJS supervision, youth reside with contracted home share providers which include evenings, weekends and holidays. Monday through Friday youth attend WJS day programming and participate in various community and program activities with WJS staff.


During a typical program day, youth are provided with a variety of educational, vocational, community, health and recreational options. They gain positive experiences in the community and develop a value system based on community standards of conduct rather than simple avoidance of punishment.


The Position and Schedule:

Under supervision, the community support worker (CSW) is responsible for assisting clients of an accredited agency with their physical, economic, vocational, recreational, social, emotional and daily life skills development. This casual position involves group sessions and one-to-one work with individuals.  This position requires union membership with BCGEU.


All applicants must be available for a variety of shifts between 0830 and 1630, Monday through Friday, as casual shifts will cover vacation, sick time and extra staffing requirements, as needed.


As an ideal candidate you possess:

  • A diploma 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, Level 1 certificate
  • Valid BC Driver’s License with clean driver’s abstract and a safe, reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance
  • Previous experience with trauma informed practice
  • Experience with behaviour management
  • Physician’s note confirming suitability, including immunization records and a negative tuberculosis screening test
  • Valid WHMIS, Food Hygiene and Sanitation certificates (or ability to obtain within probation period)
  • Current Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention Certificate and current Conflict Resolution Certificate (or ability to obtain within probation period)


*** 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 October 1st, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is found.

Reference #IPP153-CSWC

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Deadline for applications is October 1st, 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 #IPP153-CSWC with your submission.

WJS is an equal opportunity employer. Only suitable candidates will be contacted.
Contact Details:
Doug Hayes, Program Manager

Fax: (855) 465-5502
www:   wjscanada.com/content/job/ipp153-cswc/

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