Scheduled Days & Hours: Schedule is two days per week, equaling 12hrs weekly
NEW PROGRAM starting September 2023
This position provides 1:1 community inclusion services two days per week.
This new person-served is non verbal and understands Arabic, with little to no English language. This individual requires some assistance with personal care.
Under supervision, the Residence Worker (RW) assists 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 CUPE.
One (1) permanent part-time position 12 hours per week:
• Days depend on family preference but once set will remain the same 2 days each week
In Your Role You Will
• Transport and assist residents to appointments, shopping or leisure activities; operates motor vehicles safely and legally while transporting clients or on WJS business.
• Participate in assessing, setting goals, and planning (individual program plans, personal service plans) for individuals in program; documents, implements and contributes to program evaluation.
• 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.
• Participate in various client-focused activities in accordance with care plans.
• Assist client with personal care, as needed
• Provide life skills training.
• Identify and deal with problems or potential emergency situations, if needed.
• Administer medication to clients, if needed as per policy and procedures.
• Provide emotional support and feedback to residents and their families.
• 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.
• 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) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.
As An Ideal Candidate You Possess
• 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
• Must have working knowledge and experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder
• 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 is an asset
• Clear physician’s note confirming suitability, including a negative tuberculosis screening test
• Successful candidate must sign an oath of confidentiality, a conflict of interest statement, abuse protocols and a code of ethics statement.
What WJS Canada does
WJS Canada’s mission is ‘We serve individuals and families with high quality, personalized, and culturally responsive support’. The support we provide for families, emphasizes building relationships to enhance the family's strengths and achieve goals that address their needs for support in areas of struggle. Services are individualized and based on the family's belief that their own internal resources can be strengthened and that other helpful skills can be developed. For more information on WJS, services and career opportunities, visit www.wjscanada.com
Our Employees Enjoy
At WJS Canada, trust, strong connections, innovation and results are the pillars of our mandate. We manage by developing our core strength: our people. We give employees the tools to do the job, developing their competence and their confidence, by conducting training programs to ensure professional development and build skills, employee morale, employee safety, health, loyalty and satisfaction. Developing people includes respecting employees work-life balance through flexible hours, locations and duties. We support our staff with assistance and benefit packages, innovative wellness programs and compassion for the life challenges they face.
We recognize that equity diversity and inclusion (EDI) is an important element in our work and in our day to day lives.
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