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Job Number:  41002
Community Inclusion Support Worker
Job Posted: Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 January 2018
(in 7 days)
Communitas Supportive Care Society
Region: Fraser Valley Type: Part time
Location: Abbotsford Salary: $19.41-$20.20

This permanent part-time, 13hr/week position provides support and training to individuals who have autism, FASD or developmental disabilities and may be living independently or in a supported living situation in the community. This is done by facilitating community activities, skill development related to daily living skills and/or training related to employment options with an emphasis on maintaining or increasing their independence. This position acts as a positive liaison with supervisor, administration, families, clients and government agencies.

  • Shifts are:
    • Tues 9am-4pm, Fri 9am-3pm

 

  • SPECIFIC DUTIES
    • Teach life skills and community access skills necessary for independent community living: money management, cooking/cleaning, safety, household management, time management, transportation skills, public services and buildings, social interaction, coping strategies, communication skills, etc.
    • Work together with caregivers/stakeholders and individuals being supported to creatively design options based on individual’s preference and suitability; initiate and maintain communication with stakeholders and program manager on a regular basis regarding the individual
    • Respond to individuals’ needs as determined by the individual, Communitas and/or CLBC representative
    • Cultivate and sustain a mutual trust relationship with the individuals for the purpose of teaching transferable skills and providing a supportive, growth-oriented environment
    • Assist/support the individuals to complete tasks of daily living with the end goal of independence and autonomy for the individual
    • Facilitate the establishment of a personal support network for the individual; accompany to and from community functions
    • Take the lead in the assessment, goal setting and program planning for the individuals
    • Follow all protocols as required (e.g. medical, nutritional, crisis intervention, emergency procedures, etc.)
    • Assist with case management by identifying potential problems and reporting any difficulties. Advocate on behalf of the individuals to health care professionals; advocate on behalf of the individual whenever necessary
    • Communicate effectively with other support staff to ensure continuity in service
    • Model appropriate behavior in areas of: work performance, concern for clients, morale, appearance, professionalism, ethics, personal integrity and Christian values
    • Assist individuals to gain and maintain work or volunteer positions as required, including workplace skills training
    • Consciously think about and promote better ways of supporting the individuals
    • Be available to attend team/planning meetings and in-service trainings as required
    • Complete administrative duties as assigned (e.g. maintain individuals’ files in NucleusLabs, complete quarterly reports, goal planning and recording, daily documentation, etc.)
    • Other duties as assigned

 

  • REQUIREMENTS
    • Community Support Worker certificate or approved equivalent
    • Previous Community Inclusion/behavioral support experience is an asset
    • Ability to relate to families and caregivers
    • Ability to relate supportively to a person with developmental disabilities and mental health issues
    • Philosophy of care 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
    • Excellent team work skills, ability to maintain Honest, Direct and Respectful relationships
    • Ability to receive direction as well as ability to work independently without supervision
    • Must have strong ability to enforce boundaries and expectations and have strong leadership skills
    • Ability to model appropriate behavior (conduct, performance, concern for people, morale, compliance with program policy and procedures, work performance standards, professionalism, ethics and professional integrity, social relational skills)
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Comfortable with computer use and able to learn new software programs
    • Use of personal vehicle required for client appointments, etc.
    • Possession of a valid Class 4 BC driver’s license (restricted)
    • Possession of a valid Emergency First Aid certificate with CPR
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

Tel: (604) 850-6608
Fax: (604) 850-2634
E-mail:
www:   www.communitascare.com/careers


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