Job Posting 88521

Community Support Worker
Kinsight
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Port Coquitlam or New Westminster (and surrounding communities)
closed yesterday (Wed, 30 Nov)
on-call / relief / casual  •  $21.63 - $25.19/hour

Kinsight has been supporting people with developmental disabilities for over sixty years!  That’s a long time.  We’ve learned a lot over those years, and that learning has shaped the way our services have transformed to meet people’s needs and life aspirations. While we have always challenged ourselves to be better and do better for those we serve, our experience over the last few years required a full-scale rejection of the status quo in our Community Inclusion Day Services and has resulted in the design and delivery of a brand-new Community Inclusion Service.    

  

Our staff team has done a stellar job in preparing for and transitioning to the new approach to service and now we’re looking to fortify our team with enthusiastic people who are keen to support participants to engage with a wide array of service experiences both within our centres and the surrounding communities. If you are someone who knows a lot about community living and Community Inclusion day services – that’s good.  If you are someone who knows a lot about these things but is eager to embrace a chance to push the boundaries of ‘best practice to next practice’ – that’s even better.  And, if you are fresh face to the field of Community Living, there is no better place to begin your career than here at Kinsight! 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the guidance and support of the Community Inclusion Supervisor and as part of the Community Inclusion team, the Community Support Worker will be responsible for providing assistance and support to people with developmental and physical disabilities. Community Support Workers will co-design and provide creative opportunities that facilitate learning and participation through accessing community. These opportunities will reflect and respect the personal preferences, goals and choices of each person. Activities will include providing one-to-one and group skill development and independence-building. This could include support to people in their home or in community to assist with transportation independence, financial management, cooking skills and general household management, help with building relationships and creating community connections.

 

SHIFTS:

Casual Positions - Shifts are primarily on Monday to Friday, but require the ability to accommodate a flexible schedule as needed 

 

LOCATIONS: 

  • Port Coquitlam, New Westminster and surrounding communities

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Diploma in Human Services or equivalent education (e.g. Community Support Worker, Therapeutic Recreation)
  • Experience supporting people with a variety of abilities to access activities that take place in the community
  • Experience providing support to adults with developmental and physical disabilities
  • Experience physically assisting people with personal care needs in a respectful and safe manner
  • Knowledge of Positive Behavioral Support techniques, knowledge and experience in skill based training
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with individuals and families
  • Class 5 Driver's License
  • Class 4 Unrestricted Driver's License an asset
  • Satisfactory driving record
  • Required to use personal vehicle
  • Current Community Care First Aid/CPR, NVCI, Food Safe certificates
  • This position requires BCGEU union membership

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