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Job Number:  38704
Residential Child & Youth Workers, Multiple Positions (#SH188-RCYW)
Job Posted: Thursday, 5 October 2017
Closing Date: Sunday, 15 October 2017
(60 days ago)
WJS Canada
Region: Vancouver Island & Coastal areas, Fraser Valley Type: Full time
Location: Burnaby, BC Salary: Hourly wage of $18.66 - $21.73

WJS Canada is currently looking for 8 individuals to join our Sumas House team, as a Full-Time and Part-Time Residential Child and Youth Workers.


Job Reference #SH188-RCYW


The Program:

The Sumas House Program is designed to accommodate youth that have experienced a history of failure in other programs and group homes. Our services support youth recovering from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and overcoming other adversity by providing them with housing and trauma-based guidance.


We accommodate and support traumatized youth in comfortable and welcoming facilities with twenty four hour staffing. Paired housemates share common areas but each child has his or her own bedroom. We offer a safe environment in a residential and friendly neighbourhood. An open door policy encourages a wandering youth to return at any time.

The Positions and Scheduling:

The Residential Child and Youth Worker (RCYW) provides care to children, youth or adults with moderate to severe behavioural problems in a residential or day program setting in an accredited agency. As key worker for assigned persons served, the RCYW is responsible for overall development and care of those individuals. In conjunction with the individual’s care team, the RCYW assesses physical, psychological, social and developmental needs, and designs and implements individualized personal service plans and plans of care that address and meet those needs. The RCYW also participates in the operation and maintenance of the program.  This position requires union membership with CUPE.


Five (5) full-time positions of 40 hours each per week:

  • Position 1: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 1600-2400
  • Position 2: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 1500-2300
  • Position 3: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 0800-1600
  • Position 4: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 0700-1500
  • Position 5: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 1300-2100 and Friday and Saturday 1400-2200


Three (3) part-time positions:

  • Position 1: Sunday and Monday 1600-2400, Friday and Saturday 1500-2300 (32 hours per week)
  • Position 2: Sunday and Monday 0700-1500, Friday and Saturday 0800-1600 (32 hours per week)
  • Position 3: Wednesday and Thursday 1400-2200 (16 hours per week)

As an ideal candidate you possess:

  • A diploma or degree in one of the humanities, social work or related field. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of two years recent related experience in child and youth care, or a combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Previous experience with operating a licensed home and trauma informed practice
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and clean driver’s abstract with a reliable, safe vehicle that has appropriate insurance


Other requirements:

  • Valid CPR/First Aid, WHMIS, and Food Hygiene and Sanitation certificates (or ability to obtain within probation period)
  • Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention Certificate and Conflict Resolution Certificate (or ability to obtain within probation period)
  • Physician’s note confirming suitability, including immunization records and a negative tuberculosis screening test
  • Positive behavior supports experience


*** 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.


Application deadline: October 15th, or until a suitable candidate is found. 


Additional information available at https://wjscanada.com/content/job/sh188-rcyw/

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Deadline for applications is October 15th, 2017, or until a suitable candidate is found.

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

Please be sure to include Reference #SH188-RCYW with your submission.
Contact Details:
Phyllis Ortynski, Regional Service Director
WJS Canada

Fax: (855) 465-5502
www:   wjscanada.com/content/job/sh188-rcyw/

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