Job Posting 100474

Residence Worker - Awake/Asleep
WJS Canada
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Victoria, BC
closes in 9 days (Fri, 26 Apr)
full time  •  $22.02 - $28.75 per hour

Residence Worker, Full-Time, Awake/Sleep Shifts

Job #J0324-0860

Schedule: 40 hours per week, Thursday through Monday 2300-0700


Youth Horizons is a licensed 4-bed co-ed resource, focusing on female youth, ages 13-18, receiving services through the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).


Youth Horizons provides a safe home environment in Saanich. Taking a person-centered, trauma-informed approach, staff are expected to recognize the effects of trauma and help youth cope with the effects. The goal in the provision of services is to avoid re-traumatizing and facilitate personal growth. The staff accomplish this via knowledge of the trauma-informed approach, assessment, and relationship-building, responding to disclosures, focusing on youth's strengths, and having cultural awareness.


Join our dedicated social services team, to mentor these individuals to develop their unique strengths and encourage independence.


What will I do?  

Residence Worker (RW) with Overnight Awake Scheduling - 24 hours (Grid 10)
This position is part of a dynamic care-giver team and is responsible for assisting our person served (PS) to live successfully in a group living setting, in an accredited agency. Ensure physical, emotional, social, educational and medical needs are met. The Residence Workers assist the PS to enhance quality of life with activities of daily living and the development of life skills. They provide behavioural support and supervision in the program and community, implement and monitor individual program plans through observation and accurate reporting, and participate in operating and maintain the program.


This Overnight Awake position attends to the health, well-being, safety and security of PS and the program site at night, and provides general, non-specific services to clients as required. Maintains a comfortable and clean living environment.


Asleep Residential Night Worker - 16 hours (Grid 5)
The asleep residential night worker (SRNW) in this accredited agency sleeps through the night, waking to attend to youth needs when necessary. Provides assistance with morning and evening routines.


This position requires union membership with BCGEU.


Challenging behaviours may occur on a daily basis, therefore, applicants that already have ASIST Suicide training, along with, experience with de-escalation techniques and a minimum of 1 year experience working with individuals with significant mental health concerns, high behaviors and/or trauma, is preferred.


How much will I make?   $22.02 - $28.75 per hour, based upon the position and the Collective Agreement in place for BCGEU*

*Effective 2024-04-14, wage bracket will be $22.94 - $29.76 per hour

When can I get started?   Once you complete the new hire process and have the mandatory security clearance(s) applicable to that role and sector.


As An Ideal Candidate You Possess:

  • A diploma or degree in one of the humanities, social work or related field. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of two years recent related experience in child and youth care, or a combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Previous experience with operating a licensed home and trauma informed practice
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and clean driver’s abstract with a reliable, safe vehicle that has appropriate insurance

Other requirements:

  • Valid CPR/First Aid, WHMIS, and Food Hygiene and Sanitation certificates (or ability to obtain within probation period)
  • Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention Certificate and/or MANDT and Conflict Resolution Certificate (or ability to obtain within probation period)
  • Physician’s note confirming suitability, including immunization records and a negative tuberculosis screening test
  • Positive behavior supports experience

**Successful applicants will be required to participate in MCFD screening and provide three (3) professional reference prior to confirmed employment with WJS Canada.***


WJS adheres to provincial/legislated communicable disease prevention protocols. Some of our community health care providers/stakeholders may require WJS employees to be vaccinated in order to be able to enter establishments while supporting WJS individuals/clients in service.


Our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is unwavering. We believe that varied backgrounds and experiences fuel innovation and success. As an equal-opportunity employer, we prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion across all operations. We're seeking candidates passionate about contributing to our multicultural teams and enriching our workplace with their unique insights and cultural sensitivity.
We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply and join us in fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment.


No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.


Not sure you meet the requirements? We still welcome you to apply, as we may be able to consider diverse combinations of skills, education and experience.

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