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Job Number:  40998
Casual / On-Call Residence Workers (#IC223-RWC)
Job Posted: Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Closing Date: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
(in 14 days)
WJS Canada
Region: Kootenay, Cariboo, North Coast / Nechako / North East Type: Casual
Location: Fort St John, BC Salary: Hourly wage of $17.47 - $20.34

WJS Canada is currently looking for individuals to join the Interchange team in Fort St John, as Casual / On-Call Residence Workers.


Job Reference #IC223-RWC


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


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 Fort St John, BC.  Situated in the northeastern area of the province, Fort St John experiences an abundance of sunshine throughout the cold winters and warm summers.  It is also the transportation hub of the Peace region, and serves as the retail, service and industrial centre.  The area is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, with ample opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of the area while fishing, hunting, hiking and partaking in a variety of snow-based activities.  For more information on living and working in Fort St John visit: http://www.fortstjohn.ca/


The Program:

Interchange is a co-ed residence located in Fort St. John. The home provides a safe and structured communal living environment for Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) referred youth awaiting reunification with family, foster placement or semi-independent living. Interchange blends in with other houses located on a street in a quiet part of town close to facilities and amenities including a hospital, grocery stores, banks, churches and coffee shops. Fort St. John public transit is just steps from the home.


Emergency intakes are anticipated and prepared for. Once a youth has been referred to our home, staff work diligently to provide a relaxed and secure living experience. Support is provided in acquiring essential day to day life skills prior to transition from residential communal living to semi–independent or familial unification. The focus is on helping youth become fully functioning and a self-reliant member of the community.


The Position:

The Casual / On-Call Residence Worker (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 0800-1600, 1600-2400 and 2400-0800.  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
  • Clear physician’s note confirming suitability, including a negative tuberculosis screening test
  • Experience with Trauma Informed practices and Crisis Intervention
  • Successful candidate must sign an oath of confidentiality, a conflict of interest statement, abuse protocols and a code of ethics statement.


*** 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://clients.njoyn.com/CL4/xweb/xweb.asp?clid=76383&page=jobdetails&jobid=J1117-0110&BRID=EX58142&SBDID=21869&LANG=1


Deadline for applications is January 31st, 2018 or until suitable candidates are found.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Deadline for applications is January 31st, 2018, 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 #IC223-RWC with your submission.
Contact Details:
Phyllis Ortynski, Regional Service Director
WJS Canada

Fax: (855) 465-5502
www:   clients.njoyn.com/CL4/xweb/xweb.asp?clid=76383&page=jobdetails&jobid=J1117-0110&BRID=EX58142

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