Job Posting 91136

Residence Worker - Outreach
WJS Canada
Kootenay, Cariboo
Prince George, BC
closes in 9 days (Wed, 15 Feb)
part time  •  $21.63 - $25.19/hour

Job #J1023-0423

Hours of Work Per Week: 32
Scheduled Days Each Week: Sunday through Wednesday
Scheduled Hours: Sunday and Monday 1100-1900, Tuesday 1300-2100, Wednesday 1000-1800
Number of Positions: 1

The Position

Under supervision, the residence worker (RW) is responsible for assisting persons served to live successfully in residential settings in an accredited agency. Ensures physical, emotional, social, educational and medical needs are met. Assists persons served to enhance quality of life with activities of daily living and the development of life skills. Provides behavioral support and supervision in the program and community, implements and monitors individual service plans through observation and accurate reporting, and participates in operating and maintaining the program. This position requires membership with BCGEU.

 

Scheduling:

One (1) permanent part-time position with a weekly schedule of 32 hours per week:

  • Sunday and Monday 1100-1900
  • Tuesday 1300-2100
  • Wednesday 1000-1800

 

The Program

WJS Canada in Prince George supports adults with Addictions, Complex Mental Health, and Behavioral needs, including sexually intrusive behaviours through our Cluster Living program. We provide supports and mentoring to individuals with the designation of FASD, PDD/ASD who are living semi-independently in the PSI Cluster Living Residence. Located in downtown Prince George, the residences are close to all amenities, transit, local shops, restaurants, hospitals and resources. WJS staff encourage 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, support unique strengths and qualities, and encourage integration into the community and is a harm reduction model. WJS staff provide individuals with personalized supports to maximize progress and promote independent living. These skill streaming services cover training in maintaining housing through development of home management skills, problem solving, community safety, grocery shopping, meal preparation, accessing tertiary supports, budgeting and banking.

 

In Your Role You Will

  • 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.
  • Assist clients with activities of daily living such as feeding, lifts, transfers, hygiene, grooming and toileting, including transfer of function duties such as gastrostomy feeding, tracheostomy management, and suction and bowel management as required.
  • 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, mowing lawns, 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.
  • 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. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.

 

Qualifications:

  • A certificate, diploma or degree in one of the humanities, social work or related field. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of one year recent related experience in a community-based setting, or a combination of relevant education and experience.

 

As an ideal candidate, you possess:

  • Previous experience with operating a licensed home and trauma informed practice
  • Training in substance use is an asset
  • Training / work experience dealing with sexually intrusive behaviours is an asset
  • Familiarity with Housing First, Harm Reduction and Employment First initiatives
  • Valid CPR/First Aid, WHMIS, and Food Hygiene and Sanitation certificates
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and clean driver’s abstract
  • Mandt and/or Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention Certificate and Conflict Resolution Certificate
  • Positive behavior supports experience

 

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.

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