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.
To learn more, visit www.jhslmbc.ca
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO CANDIDATES
As an essential service provider in a challenging and unprecedented time, we are proud to continue recruiting amazing candidates to help us meet the needs of the vulnerable people we serve. As we transition our recruitment processes in response to COVID-19, please bear with us as we work to ensure that all parties involved in the process stay safe. This means that there may be delays in following up with shortlisted candidates, and in the recruitment process overall, however we are committed to moving our recruitment processes forward wherever possible to welcome new members to our team.
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.
- 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
- Personal transportation that is in good repair, insured for business up to $1,000,000 for liability, and which can be used to transport residents
WHAT WE OFFER?
- Committed Living Wage Employer
- 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