Hours of Work Per Week: 32
Scheduled Days Each Week: Sunday through Wednesday
Scheduled Hours: Sunday and Monday, 1600-0000 (RW Role), Tuesday and Wednesday, 1200-2000 (PC1 Role)
Number of Positions: 1
Under the supervision of the Program Manager, this position will encompass 50% of your time in the role of the Program Coordinator 1, and 50% of your time in the role of a Residence Worker.
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.
The Residence Worker is responsible for providing general, non-specific client services. The position ensures physical, emotional, social, educational and medical needs are met. Assists clients to enhance quality of life 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.
This position requires union membership with BCGEU.
This part-time position will work 16 hours per week in the Program Coordinator 1 capacity and 16 hours per week in the Residence Worker capacity.
The weekly schedule will be as follows:
- Sunday and Monday 1600-0000 (Residence Worker)
- Tuesday and Wednesday 1200-2000 (Program Coordinator 1)
WJS Canada in Prince George supports adults with Addictions, FASD, Complex Mental Health and Behavioral needs through our Residential and Outreach Support programs. We provide advocacy and mentoring to these individuals who are living semi-independently in a supported living environment. The apartments are close to all amenities, transit, local shops, restaurants, hospitals and resources. Individuals at this supported living environment, live in the same building with each having their own or shared suites. WJS staff encourages all individuals to live a full life with personalized care based on individual needs. Our commitment is to provide the people we serve with programs that maximize progress and independence, embrace strengths and qualities, and encourage integration into the community. We follow a harm reduction model within our programs. WJS staff promote independent living for each individual through modelling and building life skills. These skills provide our individuals to be able to maintain housing and develop home management skills, problem solving, community safety, grocery shopping, accessing tertiary supports, budgeting and banking.
In Your Role You Will
- Plans and implements activities and special events for the program.
- Oversees the day to day operation of the program by ensuring that the necessary facilities and equipment are in place, adhering to program policies, guidelines and best practices, and meeting program standards and licensing requirements.
- Assists with recruitment, selection, dismissal, orientation, training, monitoring and supporting contractors as required.
- Makes recommendation to the supervisor regarding program development, policy and procedure formulation and program evaluation.
- Promotes public awareness of and support for the program by performing duties such as producing promotional materials and attending community events.
- Liaises with community service providers and other professionals to coordinate service provision, facilitate referrals to the program and represent the organization and/or program in external events.
- Monitors and authorizes program expenditures and maintain financial records in accordance with the agency’s established procedures. Provides input to the supervisor in the preparation of the program budget.
- Maintains related records and statistics and produce reports as required.
- Operates motor vehicles safely and legally while transporting persons served or on WJS business.
- Provides on-call and emergency coverage on pager or cell phone as required.
- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as required.
- Participate in assessing, setting goals, and planning (individual program plans, personal service plans) 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.
- Participate in various client-focused activities in accordance with care plans.
- Recognize, analyze and deal with potential emergency situations such as client’s aggressive behaviour to ensure no harm comes to the client and/or the public; reports problems to supervisor.
- Administer medication to clients in accordance with established policy and procedures.
- Assist with case management by identifying potential problems and reporting any difficulties; provides input to counselor or professional regarding the development of appropriate program plans to achieve residents’ objectives; contributes to the evaluation of residents’ progress and prepare reports.
- Provide emotional support and feedback to residents and their families.
- Transport and assist residents to appointments, shopping or leisure activities; operates motor vehicles safely and legally while transporting clients or on WJS business.
- Perform residential maintenance and housekeeping duties such as laundry, sweeping, mopping floors, inventory, shopping, cleaning equipment and food services.
- Maintain reports such as statistics, logbooks and daily activities relating to clients.
- Identify social, economic, recreational and educational services in the community that will meet clients’ needs; maintain liaison with other agencies, professionals, government officials, and the community.
- Utilize practices that promote health, welfare, safety and security of persons served.
- Participate in the OHS Committee as required.
*** 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.
- 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 complex health (personal hygiene and seizure experience is an asset), or a combination of relevant education and experience.
- Some supervisory or management experience preferred
As an ideal candidate, you possess:
- Valid CPR/First Aid
- Valid BC Driver’s License with clean driver’s abstract and a reliable vehicle
- Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention Certificate and Conflict Resolution Certificate
- Clear physician’s note confirming suitability, including a negative tuberculosis screening test
- Positive behavior supports experience
- WHMIS, and Food Hygiene and Sanitation certificates an asset
- Ability to comprehend information and communicate effectively both orally and in writing (in English), including business communications and basic mathematics.
WJS adheres to provincial/legislated communicable disease prevention protocols. Some of our community health care providers/stakeholders may require WJS employees to be vaccinated in order to be able to enter establishments while supporting WJS individuals/clients in service.