Job Posting 65029

Social Services Workers
WJS Canada
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
Various Locations, BC
closes in 21 days (Wed, 18 Nov)
casual / on-call  •  Hourly wage of $17.59-$25.53

Have you, or someone you know, had their employment disrupted or impacted as a result of COVID-19, and is now available to work? WJS Canada is hiring casual / on-call workers to care for the individuals within our programs.

 

WJS Canada has a number of programs within the Lower Mainland / Fraser Valley, such as:

• Concord House - Youth Residential
• Cornerstone – Community Living Services
• Fraser House - Community Living Services
• Gladstone House - Community Living Services
• Maple Ridge Emergency Receiving - Youth Residential
• Our Place – Community Living Services
• River’s Edge - Community Living Services
• Shortstop Youth Resource – Youth Residential
• Sumas House - Youth Residential

Each of the Community Living programs provide essential services to adults we serve with personalized support programs that stress independence, support unique strengths and qualities, and encourage integration into the community.

Our Youth Residential programs are designed to encourage youth to reach their full potential by discovering their own inner strengths. Programs balance life skill education with recreation in a culturally appropriate context; encouraging positive life changes and increasing the young person’s self-esteem in a therapeutic environment.

The Position
We are currently hiring for Residential Child and Youth Workers (RCYW) - essential service positions. Each of our programs has implemented additional safety measures for the health and safety of our employees and persons served, in compliance with Government recommendations.

Interviews may be conducted via web-based / online resources, as necessary.

The Residential Child and Youth Worker (RCYW) provides care to children, youth or adults with moderate to severe behavioural problems in a residential or day program setting in an accredited agency. As key worker for assigned persons served, the RCYW is responsible for overall development and care of those individuals. In conjunction with the individual’s care team, the RCYW assesses physical, psychological, social and developmental needs, and designs and implements individualized personal service plans and plans of care that address and meet those needs. The RCYW also participates in the operation and maintenance of the program.

Available positions within the programs in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley require union membership with CUPE and employees must be available to work a variety of roles and shifts such as weekdays, weekends and evening shifts, that could include (but not limited to) scheduling of 0700-1500, 0800-1600, 1300-2100, 1600-2400 and 2400-0800.

 

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
  • Familiarity in clients with vision loss, wheelchairs and/or epilepsy would be an asset at some programs

**Prior to being able to work at any Children and Youth programs, applicants will be required to participate in the mandatory MCFD screening as a condition of confirmed employment with WJS Canada.**

 

**Prior to confirmation of employment, ALL applicants must provide a current (dated within 6 months of hire date) BC Ministry of Justice Check. This check can take a number of weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.

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