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Competition Number:
BCCLS-POOL
Job Number:
J1121-0341
Job Title:
Community Care Workers - BC (various locations)
Job Type:
Casual/On Call
City:
Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley
Province / State:
British Columbia
Hours of Work Per Week:
Varied
Scheduled Days Each Week:
Varies
Scheduled Hours:
Variety of 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.
Number Of Positions:
8
Hiring Manager Name & Title:
Chantel Carmichael - BC Human Resources Manager
Compensation:
$19.66 - $25.19/Hour

The Program

WJS Canada is hiring Community Care Workers to care for the individuals (adults and children and youth) within our programs; a variety of positions (i.e. Casual / Part-Time / Full-Time) and locations hiring NOW!

WJS Canada has a number of programs within the Lower Mainland / Fraser Valley, such as:

• Cornerstone – Community Living Services
• Fraser House - Community Living Services
• Gladstone House - Community Living Services
• Our Place – Community Living Services
• River’s Edge - Community Living Services

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.

The Position

We are currently hiring for essential Community Care positions, such as Residence Workers (RW) and Overnight (Awake and Asleep) Residential Workers. Each of our programs has implemented additional safety measures for the health and safety of our employees and persons served, in compliance with Government recommendations.

Initial interviews may also be conducted via web-based / online resources, as necessary.

Under supervision, the residence worker (RW) is responsible for assisting clients to live successfully in residential settings in an accredited agency. Ensures physical, emotional, social, educational and medical needs are met. Assists clients 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 program plans through observation and accurate reporting, and participates in operating and maintaining the program.

The awake residential night worker (ARNW) for these licensed, accredited agencies attend to the health, well-being, safety and security of residents and the program sites at night, and provides general, non-specific services to clients as required. These positions will be alone during the overnight hours and must feel comfortable working alone, with support from fellow team members and the On-Call Manager, as needed. Maintains a comfortable and clean living environment.

Available positions within the programs in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley 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.

COVID-19; Please be aware that governments and/or funders within our service sectors are mandating services be provided by employees that are fully vaccinated again COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required prior to confirmed employment.

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 crisis intervention to persons served which may include nonviolent physical interventions.
• 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.
• Teach persons served to relate in a socially appropriate manner through the use of daily routines and activities.
• Monitor persons served and ensure their safety and well-being; utilizes practices that promote health, welfare, safety and security of persons served.
• Provide behaviour management counseling on a one-to-one and/or group basis by performing duties such as providing feedback on client behaviour, teaching coping techniques and adaptive behaviour, and providing guidance and support.
• Ensure communication and liaison between program, school, family and the community.
• Ensure physical needs of persons served are met by performing duties such as assisting with basic personal hygiene and activities of daily living.
• Accompany persons served to appointments and community outings.
• Operate motor vehicles safely and legally while transporting persons served or on WJS business.
• Advocate effectively for persons served.

*** 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 diploma or degree in one of the humanities, social work or related field. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
• Minimum of two years recent related experience in adult, child and youth care, or combination of relevant education and experience.
• Previous experience with operating a licensed home and trauma informed practice
• Valid BC Driver’s License and clean driver’s abstract with a reliable, safe vehicle that has appropriate insurance

Other requirements:
• Valid CPR/First Aid, WHMIS, and Food Hygiene and Sanitation certificates (or ability to obtain within probation period)
• Mandt and/or Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention Certificate and Conflict Resolution Certificate (or ability to obtain within probation period)
• Physician’s note confirming suitability, including immunization records and a negative tuberculosis screening test
• Positive behavior supports experience
• Familiarity in clients with vision loss, wheelchairs and/or epilepsy would be an asset at some programs.

COVID-19; Please be aware that governments and/or funders within our service sectors are mandating services be provided by employees that are fully vaccinated again COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required prior to confirmed employment.

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.

For more information on WJS Canada visit our website: www.wjscanada.com

No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.