Job Posting 99322

Residential Community Support Workers
WJS Canada
Thompson & Okanagan
Penticton, BC
closes in 12 days (Sun, 30 Jun)
on-call / relief / casual  •  $22.79 - $28.75 per hour

Earn extra money in your spare time!

Work as much or as little as you desire.


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.


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

These positions require union membership with BCGEU.


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, is preferred.


Casual/On Call staff will be contacted 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.


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

How much will I make?   $22.79 - $28.75 per hour, based upon the position and the Collective Agreement in place for BCGEU

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 Child and Youth Care, Psychology, Social Work, Disability Studies, Sociology, Healthcare Aide, PSW, Practical Nursing or equivalent

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in adult, child and youth care, or with individuals with a developmental disability, mental health issues or brain injury.

  • 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

  • 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.


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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