John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Surrey
closes in 8 days (Tue, 28 Jan) full time
• $20.78 - $24.20
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.
This position will provide assistive outreach support to client(s) referred to the John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland (JHS) by Community Living British Columbia to enable their adjustment to, and success with life in the community.
40 hours per week:
Tuesday to Saturday - 0900 - 1700
Receive referrals from Community Living British Columbia
Work with the client, research background material, and seek the input of other professionals and family members, to provide the assessment that will ascertain needs and postulate intervention possibilities
Work with the client to consider issues and create a mutually agreed intervention and support plan that has measurable short and long-term goals
Ensure issues of daily living, including but not limited to housing, nutrition, clothing, hygiene, leisure lifestyle and access, employment, and education are addressed in this plan
Ensure the client’s ongoing legal, mental, and physical health issues are addressed in the plan
When and as needed, provide a wide range of interventions to enable the client to address and accomplish the established goals
Interact with other professionals, family members, and organizations to ensure services, admissions, and treatments are in the client’s interest and supportive of the long-term goals
On the client’s behalf, be a resource to other professionals, including but not limited to the courts, probation services, and community and institutional psychiatric services
Maintain extensive records and case notes in accord with Community Living British Columbia policies and standards
Complete monthly progress reports
Participate in staff and resident/staff meetings as instructed by the Program Manager
Other duties as subsequently negotiated
Graduated with a Degree or Diploma in Behavioural Science with an emphasis on Social Work, Counselling or Psychiatric Nursing; equivalencies may be considered
Experience with clients with a history of conflict with the law, developmental disabilities and/or spectrum disorders, interaction with social agencies and experiencing psychiatric/personality disorders
A demonstrated and clear ability to respond well in crisis situations
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention or Mandt Certificate
Understanding of providing service to people with different learning abilities
Extensive knowledge of community services in Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley as they relate to persons with psychiatric involvement
Experience in assessment, case/care plan development and implementation.
Demonstrated an ability to deal with potential violence
Demonstrated an ability to develop programs tailored to the particular diverse needs of the individual
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
A strong desire to work as part of the JHS staff team
Ability to successfully complete a Criminal Records Check
Current Emergency First Aid Certificate
Class 5 driver’s license
WHAT WE OFFER?
• Opportunity to work with purpose for nonprofit organization
• Great work environment
• Competitive benefits
• Chance to grow in a diverse range of programs
• Internal training and development opportunities
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