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Job Details

Job Number:  57958
Casual Federal Residence Worker
Job Posted: Monday, 30 September 2019
Closing Date: Thursday, 31 October 2019
(in 15 days)
John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Casual
Location: Surrey Salary: $19.45 - $22.65


The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland (JHS) is a non-profit organization which provides the opportunity to work with purpose, and impact change in your community. We are a dynamic, innovative social service organization that strives to create safe, healthy, and inclusive communities for all. We do this through a continuum of programs which provide assistance with housing, life-skills, education, employment, and community-based services, with the goal of helping individuals achieve greater independence.


To learn more, visit www.jhslmbc.ca






Morning: 08:00-16:00

Evening: 16:00-00:00

Nights: 00:00 – 08:00



This position will provide support to residents in areas relating to individual risk and needs in order to ease their transition to the community and assist in their reintegration efforts, ensure the orderly and safe operation of the facility, and maintain the goals of the federal programs.



  • Provides input to the Program Manager and/or other staff with regard to the development and progress of appropriate care plans to achieve the resident's objectives and assumes a primary worker role with assigned resident(s)
  • Assists the Program Manager and/or other staff in the identification of potential problems and reports any difficulties
  • Maintains client files including statement of goals, case/care plans, summaries, case notes, reviews and closing reports
  • Ensures residents are in compliance with the terms of their residency and are aware of the rules of the facility
  • Supervises the activities of the residence, its residents and volunteers, while on shift including maintaining case notes and the logbook
  • Along with the other residence staff, monitors and ensures effective operation of the facility including quality control concerning cleaning equipment, indoor and outdoor maintenance, inventory, food services and safety
  • Other duties may be assigned from time to time


  • Graduate with a Diploma or Certificate with one year related experience
  • Counselling experience in the appropriate field and demonstrate a clear ability to respond will in crisis situations
  • Demonstrated experience in an applicable residential setting
  • Ability to satisfy the requirements of the residence contractor in regard to previous criminality as deemed necessary
  • Demonstrated a good working knowledge of the technical details important to the functioning of group residences
  • Awareness of Correctional Services Canada (the contractor) concerns, laws and policies related to the specific residence program
  • Demonstrated the ability to teach skills and work effectively with others
  • Knowledge of theory, principles and practices in the fields related to the particular residence
  • Demonstrated a strong ability to deal with crisis situations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Strong desire to work as part of the facility and the JHS staff team.
  • Certificate in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.
  • Food Safe Certificate as required


  • Ability to successfully complete a Security Clearance and Criminal Records Check
  • Current Emergency First Aid Certificate
  • Class 5 driver’s licence depending on program location and needs

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Contact Details
Julia D'Alessio
John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC
763 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC, V5V 3C2

www:   www.johnhowardbc.ca/regions/lower-mainland/careers/

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