Job Posting 85740

L.I.F.E. Services Guide
Kinsight
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Port Moody and communities in the Lower Mainland
closes in 4 days (Sat, 13 Aug)
full time  •  $23.10-$26.91/hour

Kinsight is an accredited non-profit organization. We work alongside families of children, youth and adults with developmental delays or disabilities to support growth, development and personal well-being. We work with hundreds of community members and professionals to welcome and include all people, and foster vibrant and healthy communities. We serve the communities of New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra. Our mission is to provide options and opportunities for people to have meaningful relationships and fulfilling lives.

 

Kinsight is seeking a Guide

Kinsight is one of five organizations across the province that has successfully completed a pilot of a brand new service for adults with developmental disabilities called ‘Life’. We are excited to be embedding ‘Life’ within our array of permanent adult service offerings.   We are looking for a brand new kind of person to help Guide the on-going development and delivery of Participants’ ‘Life’ service experience.  The Guide works closely with people who use the service to co-design, deliver, evaluate and continually improve the effectiveness of the service.  ‘Life’ focuses on a blend of supports aimed at assisting people to achieve their ambitions related to employment, community connection and lifelong learning.  ‘Life’ service strategies incorporate the development and strengthening of informal support networks and personal skill and confidence enhancement.

 

We think the Guide is someone who would describe themselves like this…

I have a knack for unconventional problem solving and huge reservoir of ideas I am eager to share.  I am pretty up to date on all the current best practices around supporting people to connect in community, expand their informal support circles and find work, and yet I am ready to push forward and invent the next best practices. My knowledge, experience and insights fuel my forward movement rather than anchor me in place.

 

And, I am happy with a flexible work schedule based within Greater Vancouver/Lower Mainland. I have my degree/diploma in social services and a few years experience working with people with disabilities.  I have my own vehicle, a good driving record and am happy to use my car for work.  I am savvy with technology and comfortable connecting with others virtually and I have a clean criminal record .

 

And, I have the energy and optimism to start something new!

 

Does that sound like you?

If so, please apply and include a cover letter and resume.

 

HOURS:

 35 hours/week - Monday to Friday, on a flex schedule. This position requires flexible working hours including some evenings/weekends as required by the needs, ambitions and schedules of the people supported. 

 

LOCATIONS: 

  • Tri-Cities, New Westminster and surrounding communities

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • One to three years of experience in supporting people with developmental disabilities or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Experience in user-led Design and facilitation an asset
  • Position requires well-developed interpersonal and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly self-motivated, and able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Understanding and ability to apply the principles of user-led service design
  • Ability to develop presentations and convene/facilitate community discussions
  • Class 5 Driver’s License; satisfactory driving record; required to use own vehicle;
  • Community Care First Aid/CPR, NVCI and Food Safe certificates
  • This position requires BCGEU union membership

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