Job Posting 79329

Child and Youth Worker
WJS Canada
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Nanaimo, BC
closes in 43 days (Mon, 28 Feb)
full time  •  21.63 - 25.19/hr PLUS employer-paid health & dental benefits

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 Workers assist 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. These positions require union membership with BCGEU.
Scheduling:
One (1) permanent, full-time position with 40 hours per week:
• Tuesday through Saturday, 1500 - 2300

In Your Role You Will
• With the team, participate in assessing and planning for individuals in program; documents, implements and contributes to program evaluation.
• Provide life skills training such as meal preparation, housekeeping, personal care skills and personal finance; implements personal service plans.
• Assist PS with activities of daily living such as hygiene, grooming and toileting.
• Participate in various PS-focused activities in accordance with care plans.
• Recognize, analyze, and deal with potential emergency situations such as PS aggressive behaviour according to PS Behaviour Safety Plan to ensure no harm comes to the PS and/or the public.
• Administer medication to PS in accordance with established policy, protocols, and procedures.
• Assist with case management by identifying potential problems and reporting any difficulties.
• Provide emotional support and feedback to PS and their families.
• Transport and assist PS to attend appointments, shopping or leisure activities; operates motor vehicles safely and legally while transporting PS or on WJS business.
• Perform residential maintenance and housekeeping duties such as laundry, sweeping, mopping floors, mowing lawns, inventory, shopping, cleaning equipment and food services.
• Maintain reports such as statistics, logs and daily activities relating to PS.
• Utilize practices that promote health, welfare, safety and security of persons served.
• Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as required.
COVID-19: Please be aware that governments and/or funders within our service sectors are mandating services be provided by employees that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required at time of hiring.

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

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.**
COVID-19; As governments and funders continue to increase the mandate for full vaccination status, current WJS employees must prepare and/or be prepared to be able to meet full vaccination requirements.

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