Job Posting 93138

Residential Community Support Workers
WJS Canada
Thompson & Okanagan
closes in 118 days (Mon, 25 Sep)
on-call / relief / casual  •  $19.66 - $25.19/hr

Job #J0323-1253

Join our dedicated social services team, to mentor these individuals to develop their unique strengths and encourage independence.


The Position

We are currently hiring for the following roles, in a casual / on-call capacity, with the opportunity to apply for part-time and full-time positions, as they become available:

  • Residence Workers (Grid 10)
  • Awake Residential Night Workers (Grid 6)

These positions require union membership with BCGEU.


Challenging behaviours may occur on a daily basis, therefore, only applicants with ASIST Suicide training, experience with de-escalation techniques and a minimum of 2 years experience working with individuals with significant mental health concerns, high behaviors and/or trauma will be interviewed for this position.


Casual/On Call staff will be contacted by the Staffing Office, to work a variety of unionized roles and shifts (based on availability) to cover staff illness, LOA, vacation etc. in a 24-hr/7 program located in Penticton, British Columbia.


The Program

Okanagan Community Living Residential Service is a residential program that offers supports to people with developmental disabilities. The Penticton Beach, Okanagan based residential program is housed in a large single family bungalow with an attached duplex, a large manicured yard and flowers along the walkways. Neighbours respect and support our residents. We are close to local restaurants and coffee shops. To encourage community inclusion, residents use public transportation although the program also has a vehicle.


Okanagan Community Living Residential Service is staffed weekdays in the afternoon and overnight as residents participate in our community based day programming. Okanagan Community Living Home Based Day Service offers specialized services to high needs participants. In-house programming includes functional daily activities that provide growing and learning components as part of daily routines. Individuals learn personal care and life skills that assist them with day-to-day living.


In Your Role You Will

  • Independently work with client(s) towards achieving the goals set out in their Individual Support Plan (ISP); encouraging them during setbacks and celebrating successes with them.
  • Support/supervise complex behavioural, emotional and social needs/development (in the residence & during community activities)
  • Use de-escalation techniques to deal with challenging behaviours.
  • Assist client in developing life skills within the home including household chores (meal prep, cleaning, etc.) in a consistent, healthy & safe environment and their community.
  • Model healthy relationships and setting boundaries
  • Drive person in care (in your own or company vehicle), accompany to appointments and supervise/participate with the client in recreational and community activities.
  • Request a job description for full duties and responsibilities.

*** 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.


As An Ideal Candidate You Possess

  • Diploma or Degree in Child and Youth Care, Psychology, Social Work, Disability Studies, Sociology, Healthcare Aide, PSW, Practical Nursing or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in adult, child and youth care, or with individuals with a developmental disability, mental health issues or brain injury, in a community based setting.
  • Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Other related fields of experience include Community Support Worker, Education Assistant, Special Needs, Behaviour Interventionist, Youth Worker

Other assets:

  • Valid BC Driver’s Class 5 License and clean driver’s abstract
  • A reliable, safe vehicle that has appropriate insurance is an asset
  • Positive behavior supports experience and Trauma informed care an asset.
  • Valid CPR/First Aid, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate (NVCI, Mandt or CPI) and Conflict Resolution Certificate (or ability to obtain within probation period)
  • Physician’s note confirming suitability, including immunization records and negative tuberculosis screening test


**Successful applicants will be required to provide three (3) professional reference prior to confirmed employment with WJS Canada.***


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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