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Job Number:  41343
Community Inclusion Worker (Competition Number B3CIW120417)
Job Posted: Wednesday, 24 January 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 22 February 2018
(closing today)
PLEA Community Services
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Casual
Location: Vancouver Salary: $17.47 - $20.34 per hour / Grid 10 Standard (BCGEU General Services Collective Agreement)

PLEA Community Services is currently seeking a Casual On-Call Community Inclusion Worker. The anticipated end date of this position is April 15, 2018. This position is on an on-call basis and working hours are contingent on operational needs. This position requires union membership.

The residents who access our FolkStone program are adults who have complex personal and social needs that require a heightened level of support, health care, medical supervision and specialized services. The incumbent is responsible for assisting residents to participate in educational, vocational, social, recreational and cultural activities that are available in their communities - and to achieve their individual goals, as identified in their service and nursing plans.

Important to Note: This position is limited to a service contract that PLEA has with Community Living British Columbia (CLBC).

 

Please submit resume and cover letter referencing the competition number. If the position is not filled internally it will remain open until closed. If you are interested please apply through the link

https://canada.easyapply.co/a/d461a544-18a3-49b6-b91a-a1144c109a58

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides residents with opportunities to access available resources in the community by supporting their participation in social, recreational, cultural, educational and vocational activities.
  2. Assists residents to function more independently in the community by encouraging them to develop the necessary personal, social and life skills, and to achieve their individual goals, as identified in their service and nursing plans.
  3. Drives and/or accompanies residents to appointments, meetings and other activities, as directed.
  4. Maintains on-going positive relationships with Family Caregivers and participates as part of the team responsible for enhancing the quality of life for residents and addressing their individual strengths, needs, abilities and preference consistently.
  5. Develops collaborative relationships with residents' families/caregivers, significant others and informal support systems to maintain and strengthen these connections.
  6. Engages the residents in acceptable recreational and social activities in the community that will encourage new interests, strengthen their resilience and develop their interpersonal communication skills. Teaches life skills and community survival skills, provides emotional support, and models acceptable behaviour.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work with others; enjoys the company of adults and feels comfortable working with those living with developmental disabilities, an acquired brain injury, FASD, dementia and other mental health issues. 
  8. Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications

  1. At least a two-year diploma from a post-secondary institution in the health or social services field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  2. Recent volunteer or work experience working with individuals who require specialized supports and guidance to participate in the life of their community.
  3. Demonstrated ability to develop supportive relationships with residents and their families/caregivers, and to be sensitive and understanding of their social realities including issues of race, religion, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation, poverty and lifestyle. 
  4. Demonstrated ability to encourage and support adults to participate in community activities, use good judgment, and to follow all instruction and protocols.
  5. Ability to work collaboratively on a team with other program staff, and with others in the community including professionals, collaterals, and families/caregivers, informal supports and community members. Demonstrated ability to work independently and be accountable for results.
  6. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and familiarity with database programs.

Requirements

  1. Satisfactory Criminal Record clearance.
  2. Must possess a valid Occupational First Aid Level 1 Certificate or be willing to obtain one prior to hire.
  3. Use of personal vehicle. This position requires travel in the lower mainland.
  4. Valid B.C. License and suitable driver's abstract.
  5. Flexible hours outside normal working hours including days, evenings and weekends on a rotational schedule as directed.
  6. Available on an on-call basis.
  7. Documentation that applicant is legally approved to work in Canada.

Note: PLEA conducts primary source verification of applicant's credentials including education, training, work history and licensure.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please apply using the following link. If you cannot click the link please copy and paste into your URL.

https://canada.easyapply.co/a/d461a544-18a3-49b6-b91a-a1144c109a58
Contact Details:
Allie Maltz
PLEA Community Services
3894 Commercial St
Vancouver, BC, V5N 4G2

Tel: 6048710450
E-mail:
www:   www.plea.ca/


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