WJS offers a number of programs that are designed to accommodate youth that have experienced a history of failure in other programs and group homes. Our services support youth recovering from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and overcoming other adversity by providing them with housing and trauma-based guidance.We accommodate and support traumatized youth in comfortable and welcoming facilities with twenty four hour staffing. Home offer shared common areas, but each child has his or her own bedroom. We offer a safe environment in a residential and friendly neighbourhood. An open door policy encourages a wandering youth to return at any time.
The Residential Child and Youth Worker (RCYW) provides care to children and youth with moderate to severe behavioural problems, in a residential program setting, in an accredited agency. As key worker for assigned persons served, the RCYW is responsible for overall development and care of those individuals. In conjunction with the individual’s care team, the RCYW assesses physical, psychological, social and developmental needs, and designs and implements individualized personal service plans and plans of care that address and meet those needs. The RCYW also participates in the operation and maintenance of the program. WJS is continuing to increase the number of programs on a regular basis, and therefore, we are looking to collect a talent pool of qualified, interested individuals, who are excited to be a part of a growing company. We are currently looking for dedicated and experienced social services professionals, who want to be part of a growing team of like-minded individuals.Positions include:• Permanent and temporary full-time• Permanent and temporary part-time• Casual / on-call Each position within the Lower Mainland / Greater Vancouver area, requires union membership with CUPE. Positions in areas outside of the Lower Mainland / Greater Vancouver area, require union membership with BCGEU.Scheduling includes a variety of shifts such as weekdays, weekends and evening shifts. Shifts can include (but are not limited to) 0700-1500, 0800-1600, 1300-2100 and 1600-2400. Casual / on-call shifts will cover vacation, sick time and extra staffing requirements, as needed.
• Participate in assessing, setting goals for and evaluating progress of persons served.• 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.• Provide emotional support and crisis intervention to persons served which may include nonviolent physical interventions.• 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.• Administer medications to persons served according to established guidelines, procedures and instructions.• Maintain reports such as statistics, logbooks and daily activities relating to persons served.• Carry out household duties such as meal preparation and household cleaning.• Accompany persons served to appointments and community outings.• Participate in the OHS Committee as required.• Operate motor vehicles safely and legally while transporting persons served or on WJS business.• Advocate effectively for persons served.• Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as required.
*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 3 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.
• 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 child and youth care, or a 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 insuranceOther requirements:• Valid CPR/First Aid, WHMIS, and Food Hygiene and Sanitation certificates (or ability to obtain within probation period)• Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention Certificate and/or MANDT 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
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
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
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