WJS Canada is currently looking for individuals to join our Prince George programs, as Casual / On-call Residence Workers.
Job Reference – #J0518-0630
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What’s in it for you?
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, these contracted opportunities are in the area of Prince George, BC. Often referred to as BC’s Northern Capital, Prince George is located at the cross roads of Highway 97 and Highway 16. The bustling city offers an active and diverse community with a dry climate, including four distinct seasons. There is an abundance of sport-related opportunities for all ages, in addition to a vast array of cultural events and activities. For more information on living and working in Prince George, visit: http://princegeorge.ca
WJS Canada in Prince George supports adults with Addictions, Complex Mental Health and Behavioral needs through our Outreach Support program. We also provide supports and mentoring to individuals with the designation of FASD, PDD/ASD who are living semi-independently in the PSI Cluster Living apartments. These apartments, located in downtown Prince George, are close to all amenities, transit, local shops, restaurants, hospitals and resources. Individuals at the Cluster currently are living in the same building with each having their own suites.
WJS staff encourage 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, support unique strengths and qualities, and encourage integration into the community and is a harm reduction model. WJS staff provide individuals with personalized supports to maximize progress and promote independent living. These skill streaming services cover training in sourcing a home and maintaining this housing through development of home management skills, problem solving, community safety, grocery shopping, accessing tertiary supports, budgeting and banking.
The Position and Scheduling:
The Casual Residence Worker (CRW) is part of a dynamic care-giver team and is responsible for assisting our persons served (PS) to live successfully in the community or in semi-independent settings in an accredited agency and to ensure physical, emotional, social, educational, and medical needs are met. The CRW assists PS to enhance quality of life with activities of daily living and the development of life skills. Provides behavioural 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. The CRW is experienced with trauma informed practices and substance use, and has familiarity with Housing First, Harm Reduction and Employment First initiatives. This position requires union membership with BCGEU.
This position will work a variety of shifts that include weekdays, weekends and evening shifts that could include (but not limited to) scheduling of 0900-1700, 1600-2400 and 1630-2230. Casual shifts will cover vacation, sick time and extra staffing requirements, as needed.
As an ideal candidate you possess:
**Prior to confirmation of employment, all applicants must provide a current (dated within 3 months of hire date) Ministry Check and/or Criminal Record Check. These checks can take a number of weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.
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