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Job Number:  38712
Casual / On-Call Residence Workers (#OK237-CRW)
Job Posted: Thursday, 5 October 2017
Closing Date: Monday, 30 October 2017
(79 days ago)
WJS Canada
Region: Kootenay, Thompson & Okanagan Type: Casual
Location: Penticton, BC Salary: Hourly wage of $15.51 - $20.34

WJS Canada is currently looking for individuals to join the Community Living team in Penticton, as Casual / On-Call Residence Workers (including Overnight Awake scheduling).


Job Reference #OK237-CRW


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
  • 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 and Overnight Awake Residence Worker Grid Level 6 $15.51-$18.06)


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, 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:

Okanagan Community Living Residential Service is a residential program that offers supports to people with developmental disabilities. The Penticton Beach, Okanagan based residential program is housed in a large single family bungalow with an attached duplex, a large manicured yard and flowers along the walkways. Neighbours respect and support our residents. We are close to local restaurants and coffee shops. To encourage community inclusion, residents use public transportation although the program also has a vehicle.


Okanagan Community Living Residential Service is staffed weekdays in the afternoon and overnight as residents participate in our community based day programming. Okanagan Community Living Home Based Day Service offers specialized services to high needs participants. In-house programming includes functional daily activities that provide growing and learning components as part of daily routines. Individuals learn personal care and life skills that assist them with day-to-day living.


The Position:

The Casual Residence Worker with Overnight Awake scheduling (CRW) is part of a dynamic care-giver team and is responsible for assisting our persons served (PS) to live successfully in residential settings in an accredited agency. Ensures 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.  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 0700-1500, 1000-1800, 1500-2300 and 2300-0700.  Casual shifts will cover vacation, sick time and extra staffing requirements, as needed, up to a maximum of 40 hours per week.  The casual position has the potential to lead into a part-time or full-time role.


As an ideal candidate you possess:

  • Grade 12 education plus certificate or equivalent experience in related human/social service field
  • Other combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Preference given to those with one year experience in a community based setting
  • Current WCB Occupational First Aid, Level 1 (or ability to obtain within the probation period)
  • Ability to use common computer applications required (training provided)
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and clean driver’s abstract



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


Complete details can be found at https://wjscanada.com/content/employment/


Deadline for applications is October 30th, 2017, or until suitable candidates are found.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Deadline for applications is October 30th, 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 #OK237-CRW with your submission.
Contact Details:
Aaron D McClelland, Program Manager
WJS Canada

Fax: (855) 465-5502
www:   wjscanada.com/content/employment/

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