Job Posting 63956

Residence Workers
WJS Canada
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas, Nanaimo, BC
closes in 35 days (Thu, 29 Oct)
casual / on-call  •  Hourly wage of $18.22-$23.90

WJS Canada is currently looking for a number of individuals to join our Mains team in Nanaimo, as Casual / On-Call Residence Workers (including overnight scheduling).


Mains Job Reference – #J0520-0160


The Program:

Main’s Program is designed to accommodate youth that have experienced a history of failure in other programs and group homes in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Our services support youth recovering from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and overcoming other adversity by providing them with housing and trauma-based guidance.

We accommodate and support traumatized youth in comfortable and welcoming facilities with twenty four hour staffing. Paired housemates share common areas but each child has his or her own bedroom. We offer a safe environment in a residential and friendly neighbourhood. An open door policy encourages a wandering youth to return at any time.


The Position:

The Casual Residence Worker including Overnight Awake scheduling (CRW) 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. Ensures physical, emotional, social, educational and medical needs are met. The CRW assist 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 maintain the program. These positions require 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 0700-1500, 1500-2300, and 2300-0700.


As an ideal candidate you possess:

  • A diploma or degree in one of the humanities, social work or related field. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of two years recent related experience in child and youth care, or a combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Previous experience with operating a licensed home and trauma informed practice
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and clean driver’s abstract with a reliable, safe vehicle that has appropriate insurance

Other requirements:

  • Valid CPR/First Aid, WHMIS, and Food Hygiene and Sanitation certificates (or ability to obtain within probation period)
  • Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention Certificate and/or MANDT and Conflict Resolution Certificate (or ability to obtain within probation period)
  • Physician’s note confirming suitability, including immunization records and a negative tuberculosis screening test
  • Positive behavior supports experience

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


Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.


Click HERE to APPLY via the Careers Page of the WJS Canada website under #J0520-0160​​​​​​​. 


Applicants will be required to provide three (3) professional references that WJS Canada will be able to contact in a timely manner at time of interview.


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