We are currently hiring for an essential services position; a permanent, full-time Specialized Outreach Worker. 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.
Job Reference #J1020-0653
The Surrey Cluster offers transitional supported living services for at-risk youth/young adults with complex needs to transition, with continuity of supports, from MCFD services to CLBC services.
The program follows a Housing First model. This model dictates that the first priority is to secure safe, permanent, affordable housing as quickly as possible. It then provides the supportive services and connections to the community-based supports the youth need to maintain their housing and avoid homelessness.
The program offers and assists the youth in assessing and utilizing lower barrier supports. Supports will be easily accessible and user friendly. Workers will assist individuals in locating community supports that provide minimal barriers in regards to paperwork, waiting lists and eligibility requirements.
17 and 18-year-old youth and young adults aged 19-30 years with impaired intellectual functioning, FASD, Autism which affects their adaptive functioning. In addition, these youth also have to cope with additional multiple and complex challenges that put them at risk.
The youth may be disconnected from positive supports in family and community and require intensive, specialized support to work through their challenges. These challenges include substance misuse, homelessness, alienation from school, violence, physical and mental health, isolation, sexual exploitation, criminal activity and/or gang involvement.
Identifies and provides specialized supports and interventions for persons with developmental disabilities, FAS/FAE and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder in an accredited agency. Supports and instruction focus on community inclusion skill development, social network and employment skills. The positions will provide services to clients within the Outreach program.
One (1) Permanent Full-Time Position with a flexible weekly schedule of 40 hours per week.
Flexible schedule will require day, afternoon, evening and weekend shifts, as required, based upon the needs and schedule of the program and the individuals receiving service.
As an ideal candidate you possess:
**All applicants must provide at hiring, a current (dated within 6 months of hire date) Criminal Record Check prior to confirmation of employment with WJS Canada. As this check can often take 1-6 weeks to obtain, it is recommended that applicants prepare accordingly.
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Applications will be accepted until suitable candidates are found.
Please apply via the WJS Canada Careers page, under Job #J1020-0653 Attention: Rianna Warkentin
Interviews may be conducted via web-based / online resources.
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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