Job Posting 66493

Program Coordinator 1 / Residential Worker
WJS Canada
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
Vancouver, BC
closes in 2 days (Mon, 30 Nov)
full time - term / contract  •  Hourly wage of $17.59 - $27.06

WJS Canada is currently looking for an individual to join our team in Vancouver, as a temporary Full-Time Program Coordinator 1 / Residential Child and Youth Worker (including overnight shifts).


Job Reference #J1020-1382


The Program

Cornerstone residential offers services to adults with a wide range of developmental disabilities and and/or mental health issues and operates from a home in the Joyce/Collingwood area of Vancouver, British Columbia. The home has easy access to transit and shopping as well as a variety of recreational options.

Adults residing at Cornerstone are coached in life and social skills, functional education, self-advocacy, community access and integration and relationship building. They can go into the community with staff or on their own. Individuals are supported when attend events or activities such a weekly grocery shopping. They are encouraged to make choices in all aspects of their day to day living.


The Position:

This unionized position (membership with CUPE required) will consist of various roles within the program, set out as follows:

Program Coordinator 1 (8 hours at Grid 12)
The Program Coordinator 1 plans, implements and oversees the day to day activities of a program in this CARF accredited agency. They participate in program development, formulation of policies and procedures, program evaluation, and budget preparation, and works closely with community partners. They also carry a direct service caseload.

Residential Child & Youth Worker (2 hours at Grid 11)
The 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.

Residence Worker (14 hours at Grid 10)
Under supervision, the residence worker (RW) is responsible for assisting clients to live successfully in residential settings in an accredited agency. Ensures physical, emotional, social, educational and medical needs are met. Assists clients to enhance quality of life with activities of daily living and the development of life skills. Provides behavioral support and supervision in the program and community, implements and monitors individual program plans through observation and accurate reporting, and participates in operating and maintaining the program.

Overnight Asleep Residential Worker (16 hours at Grid 5)
The overnight asleep residential worker for this licensed, accredited agency attends to the health, well-being, safety and security of residents and the program site at night, and provides general, non-specific services to clients as required. This position will be alone during the overnight hours and must feel comfortable working alone, with support from the On-Call Manager, as needed. Maintains a comfortable and clean living environment.



One (1) temporary full-time position of 40 hours per week, with weekly schedule of:

  • Saturday 1600-2300
  • Sunday 1500-2200
  • Monday 1600-2200
  • Tuesday and Wednesday 2200-0800
  • May be required to be “on call” during scheduled time off

As an ideal candidate you possess:

  • A certificate or diploma in a human/social services-related field. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of three years experience in direct care experience, including some supervisory or management experience preferred
  • Valid CPR/First Aid, WHMIS, and Food Hygiene and Sanitation certificates
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and clean driver’s abstract, with personal vehicle (including appropriate valid insurance)
  • Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention Certificate and Conflict Resolution Certificate
  • Experience with trauma informed practices
  • Positive behavior supports experience
  • Physician’s note confirming suitability, including negative tuberculosis screening test
  • Must provide a current (within past 3 months) criminal record check and ministry check prior to confirmation of employment


*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 6 months of hiring date) Ministry Check. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.

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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