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Job Number:  45062
Community Living Support Worker - Adult Day Services (18-107)
Job Posted: Thursday, 31 May 2018
Closing Date: Sunday, 1 July 2018
(46 days ago)
Chilliwack Society for Community Living
Region: Fraser Valley Type: Part time
Location: Chilliwack, BC Salary: As per our Collective Agreement ($18.15 - $21.14 per hour).

Are you looking for challenging and rewarding employment? Do you want to make a difference and build connections within your community?


The Chilliwack Society for Community Living (CSCL) offers more than a job. Located in Chilliwack, BC, in the sunny Fraser Valley an hour outside of Vancouver, CSCL has been serving the community since 1954 and has grown to employ over 300 people. Our organization provides support and services to people with varying abilities that enhance quality of life and promote diversity and inclusion within the community.


CSCL currently has exciting opportunities for full time, part time, and casual employment providing supports to individuals with developmental disabilities to enable them to be an integral part of the community.


Come work and live in Chilliwack where you can enjoy affordable housing, minimal traffic, and spectacular mountain views. If you move directly from a CSSEA member Employer you will be eligible for porting wage and vacation, which CSCL will match. CSCL has been growing rapidly and we have a great work environment, generous work benefits, and offer satisfying work. CSCL values caring and dedicated employees; if this describes you, we welcome your application.



Duties & Responsibilities:


The primary function of this position is to provide meaningful, personalized support to an individual in his home and community. The successful applicant must be experienced and skilled with mental health and challenging behavior. Use of own vehicle (with Business Insurance) is required.



Qualifications & Experience:


The successful applicant will have relevant post-secondary education and/or experience in supporting individuals with developmental disabilities. The successful applicant must possess knowledge of positive practices for managing challenging behavior, effective communication skills, and be prepared to work with other professionals. A background in supporting individuals with high risk behaviors as well as a working knowledge of Mental Health Disorders is essential.


Must possess a valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License, First Aid/CPR, and FoodSafe Certification, and meet all other CSCL employment requirements (ie. Criminal Record Check Clearance, Medical Certificate, etc.).


* Ability to support an Individual with challenging behaviours


* Familiarity with the Positive Behaviour Support Model (PBS)


* Support Staff needs to have the ability to remain calm (yet supportive)during potentially high stress situations (ie: when challenging behaviours are presented, having the ability (in the heat of the moment) to recognize that the Individual is communicating).


* Support Staff who has an awareness to gauge when to be happy and funny, when to be quiet and supportive or when to be firm yet fair.


* Support Staff needs to be creative and have the ability to change planned activities when it is necessary (based on the Individual's needs in the moment).


* Support Staff needs to have the ability to recognize and assess any potential health and safety hazards in an environment for the Individual (and others) and identify an exit plan (plan B) – if necessary and needed (to keep the Individual and others as safe as possible). Setting the Individual up for success!


* Support Staff will need to possess good interpersonal skills (as working with other professionals will be mandatory. ie: CBI, CAYA, CLBC).


* Even though the Support Staff will be working independently with the Individual - they will still be part of a bigger team. They will need to be cooperative and supportive within that team.


* Support Staff will need to have an understanding of Social Capital and how they can support the Individual to make true connections within their community.


* Support Staff will be comfortable with assisting the Individual with personal care needs.





Wednesdays - 9am-2pm


Thursdays - 9am-2pm


Fridays - 9am-2pm


Saturdays - 10am-2pm


Sundays - 10am-2pm.





As per our Collective Agreement ($18.15 - $21.14 per hour).


Benefits include Extended Health and Dental as well as participation in the Municipal Pension Plan, when eligible.


This position requires Union membership.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Submit a CSCL Employment Application (available on our website: http://cscl.org/careers/).

Please quote posting #18-107 on the application.

To submit your completed application:


Fax: (604) 792-7962

In person: 9353 Mary Street, Chilliwack, BC V2P 4G9

A completed CSCL Employment Application must be received before an interview is scheduled.

Contact Details:
Human Resources
Chilliwack Society for Community Living
9353 Mary St.
Chilliwack, BC, V2P 4G9

Tel: 604-792-7726

www:   cscl.org/careers

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