Job Posting 56405

Residence Workers (Youth Horizons)
WJS Canada
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas, Victoria, BC
closed 56 days ago (Wed, 5 Feb)
casual / on-call  •  Hourly wage of $19.45 - $22.65

WJS Canada is currently looking for individuals to join our Youth Horizons team in Victoria, as Casual / On-Call Residence Workers.


Job Reference – #J1117-0396


Working hand-in-hand to strengthen people and communities across Canada. 


What’s in it for you?

  • Inspiring, challenging and rewarding work where you will make a difference each and every day that you work.
  • Appreciative teams, appreciative clients, organizational recognition and rewards.
  • Ability to ignite your career, while increasing your knowledge and skills through training and development programs.
  • Comprehensive benefit plans for eligible employees.
  • Competitive Hourly Wage per BCGEU (Residence Worker Grid Level 10)


What does WJS do? 

At WJS Canada, our goal is to help individuals become active, empowered and involved in their communities. We offer a wide range of local programs and services that encourage inclusion and participation.   Our passion is to improve lives and develop life skills.


Where do we work?

While WJS serves individuals in many communities across Canada, this opportunity is in Victoria, BC.  Situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a wonderful blend of old and new experiences.  As the provincial capital, Victoria offers the mildest climate in Canada.  With scenic views, heritage architecture and culinary delights, Victoria is an area rich with personality.  Often amongst the top destinations in Canada, Victoria offers a close-knit community, rich with community festivals, eco-tourism and opportunity.  For more information on living and working in Victoria, visit:


The Program:

Youth Horizons program provides support in a safe home environment to at-risk youth (13-18 years of age) receiving services through the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). WJS staff support these youth in making favorable choices that facilitate success in achieving a sustainable, healthy lifestyle in a safe, educational and nurturing environment. We provide positive role-modeling and consistent structure, within a trauma-informed care framework.


The Youth Horizons program is located in a freshly renovated two-story home in the Gordon Head area of Saanich where each resident has their own bedroom and shares the common areas of the house with their housemates. We offer a safe environment in a friendly, residential neighbourhood. Youth Horizons also operates a semi-independent suite that supports youth that have experienced success in programming to prepare with minimal supervision for their transition to adult services.


The Position and Scheduling:

Under the supervision of the program manager and/or other senior staff, the Residence Worker with night shift hours, is responsible for providing general, non-specific client services.  The position ensures physical, emotional, social, educational and medical needs are met.  Assists clients to enhance quality of life and the development of life skills.  Provides behavioral support and supervision in the program and community, implements and monitors individual program plans through observation and accurate reporting and participates in operating and maintaining the program.  This position requires BCGEU membership.


The casual Residence Worker with night shift hours, will work a variety of shifts that include weekdays, weekends and evening shifts that could include (but not limited to) scheduling of 0700-1500, 1500-2300, 1600-2300, 1800-2300, 1200-1800, 2000-2400, 2300-0700 and 1000-1600. Casual shifts will cover vacation, sick time and extra staffing requirements, as needed.


As an ideal candidate you possess:

  • A certificate or diploma or degree in related human/social service field
  • Other combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Preference given to those with one year experience operating a licensed home, trauma informed practice, ABA
  • Current WCB Occupational First Aid, Level 1 (or ability to obtain within the probation period)
  • Ability to use common computer applications required (training provided)
  • Valid BC Driver’s License, clean driver’s abstract and use of personal vehicle with appropriate insurance


**Successful applicants will be required to participate in MCFD screening prior to confirmed employment with WJS Canada.**


Complete details can be found at


Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until suitable candidates are found.

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