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Job Number:  39683
Residential Support Worker
Job Posted: Saturday, 11 November 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 24 November 2017
(90 days ago)
Communitas Supportive Care Society
Region: Fraser Valley Type: Full time
Location: Abbotsford Salary: 18.14-20.35

Matthew’s House provides temporary care for children with complex health care needs in a well-equipped and home-like environment, giving parents a chance to rest.


Job Summary

This position supports children in a respite care setting, providing individualized quality care while implementing the philosophy and values of Communitas. The residential support worker ensures that physical and emotional needs are met in a fun, home-like environment.



Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide assistance in areas such as meal preparation, housekeeping, personal care and implementation of health care plan goals and objectives
  • Assist children with activities such as eating, lifts, transfers, hygiene, grooming and toileting. Identify potential problems and reporting any difficulties
  • Administer medication and g-tube feeds to children in accordance with established policy
  • Assist in implementing behavioral support strategies
  • Follow all protocols as required (e.g. medical, nutritional, Behavioral, crisis intervention, emergency procedures, etc.)
  • Use established infection control techniques as required to prevent and control the spread of infection
  • Participate in the implementation of a recreational program designed to meet the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the children
  • Participate in planning special events such as Christmas, Easter, and Valentine’s Day
  • Communicate effectively with other support staff to ensure continuity in activities and routines. Ensure that Health Care and Behavioral information is effectively communicated to the team
  • Consciously think about and promote better ways of supporting the children during their respite stay
  • Establish and maintain good interpersonal relations with children, families, staff, visitors and volunteers
  • Participate in training/orientation of new staff
  • Complete daily communication book, journals, and other documentation such as charts and incident reports in accordance with established policy
  • Maintain the confidentiality of client file information
  • Participate in all program staff meetings
  • Attends work related in-services as required by Communitas
  • Other duties as assigned (e.g. administrative duties, extra cleaning, etc.)

Qualifications and Skills

  • Community Support Worker certificate or approved equivalent
  • Experience with Autism and Behavioral supports is an asset
  • Pediatric experience and/or experience working with various disabilities will be an asset
  • A philosophy of service that is in line with Communitas’ Vision, Mission and Values
  • Familiar with and able to implement “Spirit of Gentleness” principles
  • Ability to take initiative with creativity
  • A good sense of humor and the ability to interact with the children in a lighthearted way
  • Excellent teamwork skills, ability to maintain honest, direct and respectful relationships
  • Ability to receive direction as well as being able to work independently without supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Possession of a valid Class 4 BC drivers license (unrestricted)
  • Possession of a valid Emergency First Aid Certificate with CPR (must maintain valid certification)
  • Possession of Food Safe Certificate


  • Competitive wages
  • Generous benefits package for full-time employees
  • Opportunity for growth
  • On the job training and support (e.g. Mandt System, Positive Behavior Supports)
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
For a full job description and to apply, please visit https://www.CommunitasCare.com/Careers or forward your resume and cover letter to hr@CommunitasCare.com.
Contact Details:
Leslie Friesen
Communitas Supportive Care Society
103-2776 Bourquin Cres West
Abbotsford, BC, V2S 6A4

www:   www.CommunitasCare.com/Careers

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