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Job Number:  38051
Casual Residence Worker (PG)
Job Posted: Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Closing Date: Sunday, 1 October 2017
(in 9 days)
WJS Canada
Region: Kootenay, Cariboo, North Coast / Nechako / North East Type: Casual
Location: Prince George, BC Salary: Hourly wage of $17.47 - $20.34

WJS Canada is currently looking for an individual to join the PSI, Cluster Living and Outreach team in Prince George, as a casual Residence Worker.

 

Job Reference – #PG210-RWC

 

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

 

The Position and Scheduling:

The Casual Residence Worker (CRW) is part of a dynamic care-giver team and is responsible for assisting our persons served (PS) to live successfully in the community or in semi-independent settings in an accredited agency and to ensure physical, emotional, social, educational, and medical needs are met.  The CRW assists PS to enhance quality of life with activities of daily living and the development of life skills. Provides behavioural 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.  The CRW is experienced with trauma informed practices and substance use, and has familiarity with Housing First, Harm Reduction and Employment First initiatives.  This position requires union membership with BCGEU. 

 

This position will work a variety of shifts that include weekdays, weekends and evening shifts that could include (but not limited to) scheduling of 0900-1700, 1600-2400 and 1630-2230.  Casual shifts will cover vacation, sick time and extra staffing requirements, as needed.

 

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.
  • Comprehensive benefit plans for eligible employees.
  • Flexible scheduling providing opportunity for those currently enrolled in post-secondary education and those with families
  • Opportunity to apply for future openings within the program, as they arise (i.e. part-time and full-time)
  • Competitive Wage (Residence Worker Grid Level 10 $17.47-$20.34)

 

As an ideal candidate you possess:

  • A certificate, diploma or degree in one of the humanities, social work or related field. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of one year recent related experience in a community-based setting, or a combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Previous experience with operating residential homes, trauma informed practice and positive behavior supports
  • Training in substance use is an asset, along with familiarity with Housing First, Harm Reduction and Employment First initiatives
  • Valid CPR/First Aid, WHMIS, and Food Hygiene and Sanitation certificates
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and clean driver’s abstract
  • Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention Certificate and Conflict Resolution Certificate

 

What does WJS do? 

At WJS Canada, our goal is to help individuals 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, these contracted opportunities are in the area of Prince George, BC.  Often referred to as BC’s Northern Capital, Prince George is located at the cross roads of Highway 97 and Highway 16.  The bustling city offers an active and diverse community with a dry climate, including four distinct seasons.  There is an abundance of sport-related opportunities for all ages, in addition to a vast array of cultural events and activities. For more information on living and working in Prince George, visit: http://princegeorge.ca


The Program:

WJS Canada in Prince George supports adults with Addictions, Complex Mental Health and Behavioral needs through our Outreach Support program.  We also provide supports and mentoring to individuals with the designation of FASD, PDD/ASD who are living semi-independently in the PSI Cluster Living apartments. These apartments, located in downtown Prince George, are close to all amenities, transit, local shops, restaurants, hospitals and resources. Individuals at the Cluster currently are living in the same building with each having their own suites. WJS staff encourage individuals to live a full life with personalized care based on individual needs. Our commitment is to provide the people we serve with programs that maximize progress and independence, support unique strengths and qualities, and encourage integration into the community and is a harm reduction model. WJS staff provide individuals with personalized supports to maximize progress and promote independent living. These skill streaming services cover training in sourcing a home and maintaining this housing through development of home management skills, problem solving, community safety, grocery shopping, accessing tertiary supports, budgeting and banking.

 

**All applicants must provide at hiring, a current (dated within 3 months of hire date) 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.

 

Complete details can be found at https://wjscanada.com/content/job/pg210-rwc-2/

 

Deadline for applications is October 1st, 2017, or until suitable candidates are found.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Deadline for applications is October 1st, 2017, or until suitable candidates are found.

Please apply with a resume and covering letter (outline education, experience and references).

Please be sure to include Reference #PG210-RWC with your submission.
Contact Details:
Susan Ouellet, Program Manager
WJS Canada

Fax: (855) 465-5502
E-mail:
www:   wjscanada.com/content/job/pg210-rwc-2/


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