Job Posting 70355

Residence Worker
WJS Canada
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Nanaimo, BC
closed 5 days ago (Wed, 5 May)
full time  •  Hourly wage of $21.63-$25.19

WJS Canada is currently looking for an individual to join the Mains team in Nanaimo, as a Permanent, Full-Time Residence Worker.

 

Job Reference – #J0421-0361

 

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 and Scheduling:

The Residence Worker (RW) 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. Ensure physical, emotional, social, educational and medical needs are met. The Residence Worker assists the PS to enhance quality of life with activities of daily living and the development of life skills. They provide behavioural support and supervision in the program and community, implement and monitor individual program plans through observation and accurate reporting, and participate in operating and maintain the program. This position requires union membership with BCGEU.

 

Scheduling:

One (1) permanent, full-time position with 40 hours per week:

  • Sunday through Thursday 1500-2300

 

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


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.

 

**Prior to confirmation of employment with WJS Canada, all applicants are required to participate in MCFD screening and provide a current (dated within 6 months of hiring date) BC Ministry Check.***

 

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Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

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