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Job Number:  42353
Full-Time Residence Worker (Lost Lake)
Job Posted: Thursday, 1 March 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 15 March 2018
(3 days ago)
WJS Canada
Region: Vancouver Island & Coastal areas Type: Full time
Location: Lost Lake - Nanaimo, BC Salary: Hourly wage of $17.71 - $20.62

WJS Canada is currently looking for one (1) individual to join our Lost Lake team in the Nanaimo area, as a Full-Time Residence Worker.


Job Reference #LL230-FTRW


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.
  • Comprehensive benefit plans for eligible employees.
  • Flexible scheduling providing opportunity for those currently enrolled in post-secondary education and those with families
  • Hourly Wages per BCGEU Collective Agreement (Residence Worker Grid Level 10 $17.71-$20.62)


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 the Lost Lake area of Nanaimo, BC.  Nanaimo is located along the eastern shores of Vancouver Island, just over 100km north of Victoria.  It is an area surrounded on three sides by spectacular waterfront views.  The area is rich with eco-adventures and personality.  As the second largest city on Vancouver Island region, Nanaimo offers urban amenities such as fine dining, boutique shopping, community festivals, along with the natural beauty of the area.


The Program:

Lost Lake’s Program accommodates and supports a single youth with autism in a comfortable facility with twenty four hour staffing (2-to-1 staff ratio during the daytime). We offer a safe environment in a serene area just outside of Nanaimo.


The Position:

This full-time Residence Worker (RW) is part of a dynamic care-giver team and is responsible for assisting our person served (PS) to live successfully in residential settings in an accredited agency. Ensures physical, emotional, social, educational and medical needs are met. The RW assist 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 maintain the program. This position requires union membership with BCGEU.



Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 1500-2300


As an ideal candidate you possess:

  • A certificate or diploma or degree in related human/social service field
  • Other combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Preference given to those with one year experience operating a licensed home, trauma informed practice, ABA
  • 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, clean driver’s abstract and use of personal vehicle with appropriate insurance


**Prior to confirmation of employment, all applicants must provide a current (dated within 3 months of hire date) Ministry Check and/or Criminal Record 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=J0218-0295&BRID=EX67704&SBDID=21869&LANG=1


Applications will be accepted until March 15th, 2018, or until a suitable candidate is found.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Applications will be accepted until March 15th, 2018, or until a suitable candidate is found.

Please apply with a resume and covering letter (outline education, experience and references).

Please be sure to include Reference #LL230-FTRW with your submission.
Contact Details:
Catherine Griffith, Program Manager
WJS Canada

Fax: (855) 465-5502
www:   clients.njoyn.com/CL4/xweb/xweb.asp?clid=76383&page=jobdetails&jobid=J0218-0295&BRID=EX67704

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