Job Posting 89167

Residential Child and Youth Worker
WJS Canada
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, BC
closed 3 days ago (Sun, 27 Nov)
full time  •  $23.10 - $26.91/hour

Job: #J1022-0066

Hours of Work Per Week: 40
Scheduled Days Each Week: Sunday thru Thursday
Scheduled Hours: 1500-2300
Number of Positions: 1

The Position
The Residential Child and Youth Worker (RCYW) provides care to children, youth or adults with moderate to severe behavioural problems in a residential or day program setting in an accredited agency. As key worker for assigned persons served, the RCYW is responsible for overall development and care of those individuals. In conjunction with the individual’s care team, the RCYW assesses physical, psychological, social and developmental needs, and designs and implements individualized personal service plans and plans of care that address and meet those needs. The RCYW also participates in the operation and maintenance of the program. This position requires union membership with CUPE.


Scheduling:
One (1) permanent Full-Time Residential Child and Youth Worker position with a weekly schedule of 40 hours:

  • Sunday through Thursday 1500-2300

 

The Program

The Concord House Program is designed to accommodate youth that are in the care of MCFD or a Delegated Aboriginal Agency. 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. We offer a safe environment in a residential and friendly neighbourhood. Concord House is a one bed resource.

 

In Your Role You Will

  • Participate in assessing, setting goals for and evaluating progress of persons served.
  • Teach persons served to relate in a socially appropriate manner through the use of daily routines and activities.
  • Monitor persons served and ensure their safety and well-being; utilizes practices that promote health, welfare, safety and security of persons served.
  • Provide behaviour management counseling on a one-to-one and/or group basis by performing duties such as providing feedback on client behaviour, teaching coping techniques and adaptive behaviour, and providing guidance and support.
  • Provide emotional support and crisis intervention to persons served which may include nonviolent physical interventions.
  • Ensure communication and liaison between program, school, family and the community.
  • Ensure physical needs of persons served are met by performing duties such as assisting with basic personal hygiene and activities of daily living.
  • Administer medications to persons served according to established guidelines, procedures and instructions.
  • Maintain reports such as statistics, logbooks and daily activities relating to persons served.
  • Carry out household duties such as meal preparation and household cleaning.
  • Accompany persons served to appointments and community outings.
  • Participate in the OHS Committee as required.
  • Operate motor vehicles safely and legally while transporting persons served or on WJS business.
  • Advocate effectively for persons served.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as required.

 

*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 6 months of hiring date) Ministry Check. Successful applicants will be required to participate in MCFD screening prior to confirmed employment with WJS Canada. 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

 

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 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

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