Job Posting 101773

Overnight Awake Residence Worker
WJS Canada
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Kootenay, Cariboo, North Coast / Nechako / ...
Prince George, BC
closes in 11 days (Thu, 4 Jul)
part time - temporary / contract  •  $23.03 - $27.19/hour


Hours of Work Per Week: 32
Scheduled Hours: 0000-0800
Number of Positions: 1

The Position

The Residence Worker (RW) with overnight awake scheduling, 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. 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 position will be alone during the overnight hours and must feel comfortable working alone, with support from fellow team members and the On-Call Manager, as needed. Maintains a comfortable and clean living environment. This position requires union membership with BCGEU.




One (1) temporary, part-time position with a weekly schedule of 32 hours:
• Saturday to Tuesday 0000-0800 (ARNW Wage Grid 6)
• Duration of the position will be dependent on the incumbent.


The Program


WJS Canada in Prince George supports adults with Addictions, FASD, Complex Mental Health and Behavioral needs through our Residential and Outreach Support programs. We provide advocacy and mentoring to these individuals who are living semi-independently in a supported living environment. These apartments are located on Dagg Road in Prince George. They are close to all amenities, transit, local shops, restaurants, hospitals and resources. Individuals at this supported living environment, live in the same building with each having their own or shared suites. WJS staff encourages all individuals to live a full life with personalized care based on individual needs. Our commitment is to provide the people we serve with programs that maximize progress and independence, embrace strengths and qualities, and encourage integration into the community. We follow a harm reduction model within our programs. WJS staff promote independent living for each individual through modelling and building life skills. These skills provide our individuals to be able to maintain housing and develop home management skills, problem solving, community safety, grocery shopping, accessing tertiary supports, budgeting and banking.


In Your Role You Will


• Monitors residents through the night and attends to any medical and behavioural needs that arise
during the night.
• Follows through on direction regarding specific residents left by the day staff.
• Notifies staff of any major problems or emergencies; responds to emergencies according to
established policies and procedures.
• Supports residents with their morning and evening routines at the beginning and end ofshift.
• Ensures residents follow house rules; monitors curfew regulations and reports to appropriate
authorities as required.
• Administers medications to residents according to established policy and procedure.
• Ensures logbooks and other documentation such as charts and incident reports are complete.
• Performs light housekeeping duties such as vacuuming, dusting, emptying garbage, cleaning and
laundry; performs minor building maintenance such as changing light bulbs; reports maintenance
needs to the program manager.
• Complies with policies, procedures and values of the agency, and uses best practices when supporting
• Utilizes practices that promote service recipient health, welfare, safety and security; secures the
building by arming alarms and locking doors and windows.
• Prepares and assists residents in breakfast preparation.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


As An Ideal Candidate You Possess:


• Grade 12. Minimum 6 months related experience
• Minimum of one year recent related experience in a community-based setting, or a combination of relevant education and experience.
• Previous experience with operating a licensed home and trauma informed practice
• Training in substance use is an asset
• Familiarity with Housing First, Harm Reduction and Employment First initiatives
• Valid CPR/First Aid, WHMIS, and Food Hygiene and Sanitation certificates
• Valid BC Driver’s License and clean driver’s abstract
• Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention Certificate and Conflict Resolution Certificate
• Positive behavior supports experience


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.


No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you! Please apply.

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