Job Posting 99317

Residential Community Support Workers
WJS Canada
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
Metro Vancouver / Fraser Valley, BC
closes in 12 days (Sun, 30 Jun)
on-call / relief / casual  •  $22.79 - $30.69 per hour

Earn extra money in your spare time!

Work as much or as little as you desire.


WJS Canada is hiring Social Services workers to care for the individuals (adults and children and youth) within our programs in the Greater Vancouver, Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley areas.


Each of the Community Living programs provide essential services to adults we serve with personalized support programs that stress independence, support unique strengths and qualities, and encourage integration into the community.


Our Youth Residential programs are designed to encourage youth to reach their full potential by discovering their own inner strengths. Programs balance life skill education with recreation in a culturally appropriate context; encouraging positive life changes and increasing the young person’s self-esteem in a therapeutic environment.


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


What will I do?  

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, may include overnight awake scheduling (Grid 10)
  • Awake Residential Night Workers (Grid 6)
  • Residential Child and Youth Workers (Grid 11)

These positions require union membership with CUPE and employees must be available to work a variety of roles and shifts such as weekdays, weekends and evening shifts, that could include (but not limited to) scheduling of 0700-1500, 0800-1600, 1300-2100, 1600-2400 and 2400-0800.


Challenging behaviours may occur on a daily basis, therefore, applicants that already have ASIST Suicide training, along with, experience with de-escalation techniques and a minimum of 1 year experience working with individuals with significant mental health concerns, high behaviors and/or trauma, are preferred.


Once hired, Casual/On Call employees are contacted to work a variety of unionized roles and shifts (based on availability) to cover staff illness, LOA, vacation etc. in 24-hr/7 programs located throughout the Greater Vancouver, Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley areas of British Columbia.


When do I work?  Set your availability and pick up any available open shifts.

How much will I make?   $22.79 - $30.69 per hour, based upon the position and the Collective Agreement in place for CUPE

When can I get started?   Once you complete the new hire process and have the mandatory security clearance(s) applicable to that role and sector.

Grow with us! As casual staff, you are also eligible to apply for part-time and full-time jobs!


As An Ideal Candidate You Possess:

  • Diploma or Degree in an area such as Psychology, Social Work, Disability Studies, Sociology, Healthcare Aide, PSW, Practical Nursing, Child and Youth Care, Adult Mental Health, Addictions, or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year of 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
  • Valid BC Driver’s Class 5 License and clean driver’s abstract
  • A reliable, safe vehicle that has appropriate insurance is an asset in some roles/programs
  • 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


Child & Youth Programs - successful applicants will be required to participate in MCFD screening and provide three (3) professional references prior to confirmed employment with WJS Canada.


WJS adheres to provincial/legislated communicable disease prevention protocols. Some of our community health care providers/stakeholders (i.e. CLBC funded programs) may require WJS employees to be fully vaccinated again COVID 19, in order to be able to enter establishments while supporting WJS individuals/clients in service.


Not sure you meet the requirements? We still welcome you to apply, as we may be able to consider diverse combinations of skills, education and experience.

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