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Job Number:  46289
Senior Residence Worker - Coquitlam
Job Posted: Monday, 16 July 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 31 August 2018
(46 days ago)
John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Part time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)

 

ABOUT US

The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC’s vision is " A safe, healthy, and inclusive community for all".  We are a charitable organization that supports people with developmental disabilities and/or involvement with the criminal justice system.  We are a team of over 150 people serving clients across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.

Please visit our website for further information www.jhslmbc.ca.

ROLE PURPOSE

 

Assists clients to transition and live successfully in residential settings such as group homes and the wider community. Ensures that clients’ physical, emotional, social, educational, and medical needs are met. Assists client to enhance quality of life with activities of daily living and the development of life skills. Assists the supervisor in providing orientation, training, work direction and guidance to residence workers. 

 

INDIVIDUAL BEING SUPPORTED

 

Looking for sincere individuals to work one to one with a 26-year-old man with autism and mental health issues who is transitioning into his Coquitlam residence. Activities include fitness, swimming, gym, hiking and a variety of community activities. You must have high energy, enthusiasm to develop this young man’s potential and a genuine positive attitude.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

 

The Senior Residence Worker:

 

  • Assists the supervisor in providing orientation, training, work direction and guidance to residence workers by performing duties such as clarifying program policies, reviewing work, and scheduling residence workers. Provides input to residence workers’ performance evaluations.
  • May oversee the operation of the residence in the absence of the supervisor or as directed.
  • Participates in the assessment, goal setting and program planning (Personal Service Plan) for individuals living in a residence. Documents, implements and provides input into the evaluation of the program.
  • In cooperation with the Residence Manager, is available to all resource staff, in case of emergencies. This may include carrying the pager or cell phone 24 hours a day.
  • Participates in various client-focused activities in accordance with care plans.
  • Recognizes, analyzes and deals with potential emergency situations such as clients’ aggressive behaviour to ensure no harm comes to the client and/or the public. Reports problems to the supervisor.
  • Assists with case management by identifying potential problems and reporting any difficulties. Provides input to counsellor, professional with regard to the development of appropriate program plans to achieve residents’ objectives. Contributes to the evaluation of residents’ progress and prepares reports.
  • Provides emotional support and feedback to residents and their families.
  • Transports and assists residents to appointments, shopping or leisure activities.
  • Performs residence maintenance and housekeeping duties such as laundry, sweeping, mopping floors, mowing lawns, inventory, shopping, cleaning equipment and food services.
  • Maintains reports such as statistics, logbooks, daily activities on residents.
  • Identifies social economic, recreational and educational services in the community that will meet clients’ needs. Maintains liaison with other agencies, professionals, government officials and the community.
  • Interact with other professionals, family members and organizations to ensure services, admissions and treatments are in the client’s interest and supportive of the long-term goals.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Possess a University Degree in a relevant branch of the Behavioural Sciences.
  • Ability to foster a genuine relationship with this very verbal and funny young man who is interested in movies, music, costumes, interactions with others and activities in the community.
  • Experience working with clients with Autism and preferred experience providing ABA therapeutic support
  • Possess experience in the appropriate field and demonstrate a clear ability to respond will in crisis situations.
  • Must have an understanding of providing service to people with different learning abilities.
  • Have direct experience with individuals who have a history of conflict with the law, mental health and/or mental disabilities, interaction with social agencies and life controlled by psychiatric/personality disorders.
  • Have extensive knowledge of community services in Greater Vancouver as they relate to persons with psychiatric involvement.
  • Communicate effectively and with integrity to your client, his family, the residential agency and your co- workers.
  • Have extensive knowledge of community services in Greater Vancouver as they relate to persons with psychiatric involvement.
  • Have demonstrated experience in an applicable residential setting.
  • Be fully aware of the contractor concerns, laws and policies related to the specific residence program.
  • Possess a class 5 driver’s licence if necessary.
  • Have and maintain a current First Aid Certificate – Adult Residential Services or equivalent.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Have a genuine commitment for empowering this young man to achieve his potential and lead a rich and meaningful life.
  • You are passionate about creating an environment where everyone feels welcome and respected
  • You have a proven work ethic that is responsive
  • You take responsibility for your actions, and honor your commitments
  • You have a desire to engage and work closely with others – both within and outside the organization
  • You do not shy away from tough challenges
  • You embody empathy and compassion in all your interactions

 

COMPENSATION

Annual Salary will be negotiated based on experience and qualifications. This role will also be eligible for the Society’s comprehensive Management Benefits Package.

 

DIVERSITY

The JHSLM welcomes applications from all qualified applicants including but not limited by those of any sex, race, orientation, or disability. Multilingual skills and multicultural competence are assets.

 

If you have these skills, and would like to be part of a great team, we invite you to forward your resume and cover letter to with the subject line – Senior Residence Worker - Coquitlam

 

The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC thanks all applicants for your interest in this opportunity. Please note that only shortlisted candidates, who have clearly articulated having met the essential qualifications, skills, and abilities in their application package will be contacted.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
If you have these skills, and would like to be part of a great team, we invite you to forward your resume and cover letter to with the subject line – Senior Residence Worker - Coquitlam
Contact Details:
James Crowe
John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC
763 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC, V5V 3C2

Tel: 604 872 5651
E-mail:
www:   www.johnhowardbc.ca/regions/lower-mainland/careers/


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