WJS Canada Services for Children and Family Services and Community Living Services, serves children, youth and adults with moderate to severe behavioral problems, or who maybe diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or FASD, Developmental Disabilities (DD), or other Mental health diagnosis, in our Shared Living and Contracted child in care programs throughout British Columbia. Our commitment is to provide the people we serve with programs that maximize progress and independence, support unique strengths and qualities, and encourage integration into the community. We work to improve quality of life served by enabling those in our care to be as self directed as possible and encouraging them to make their own decisions as to what they want for their lives.
The Foster Care / Child In Care Services Coordinator (also referred to as the Quality Analyst - QA) oversees contracted providers who, under an agreement with WJS, share their home or provide care in a WJS home, with a child/youth/adult with a developmental disability, medical or behavioural challenges and/or children in care under the Ministry of Children and Family Development. This position recruits, screens and selects new contracted providers based on an established criteria and completes SAFE studies. They also assist current providers in day to day support, planning for transitions, monitors the service, and provides quality assurance to funders, families and the agency. The position requires other office-related duties such as data entry, filing, etc.Scheduling:• One (1) permanent, full-time position available:• 40 hours per week with a flexible weekday, day shift schedule, to meet the operational needs of the contracted providers• Requires the full ability to perform on-call duties• Will require that the position be based at the WJS Canada program office in Surrey, BC.• Ability to travel within the Lower Mainland area.
• Develop and implement competency based training and coordinates professional supports for WJS contracted caregivers. • Provide regularly scheduled and/or unannounced monitoring visits to homes. • Work with case management teams to develop and implement comprehensive transition plans that ensure individuals are successful transitioning into new homes; transitioning from children to adult services, and transitions related to discharge. • Assist caregivers to develop emergency response, safety and contingency planning. • Utilize standardized assessment and monitoring instruments to ensure continuity of procedures and consistency in follow up. • Conduct home studies as required. • Review recommendations and required action plans with caregivers. • Write incident reports as required. • Ensure all WJS caregiver locations are operating in conformance with CARF/COA standards and legislated requirements. • Maintain current contact notes and program reports. • Liaise with funders, families and community agencies. • Attend and provides information at multidisciplinary case management meetings as required • Provide crisis intervention services as needed • Participate in the quality improvement and risk management committees • 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.
Qualifications: • Social work degree or a Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services field or equivalent combination of education and experience related to this field. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered. • Minimum two years of related experience in case management, working with individuals and their families • Familiarity / working experience with MCFD standards for monitoring Foster Homes and Child in Care programs.Additional Requirements:• Valid CPR / First Aid certificate (or willingness to obtain during probation) • In order to travel throughout Lower Mainland to WJS Canada programs (Mileage is paid) you MUST HAVE a valid BC Driver’s License, clean and current driver’s abstract with a reliable, safe vehicle including appropriate insurance .• Valid Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention Certificate (MANDT or NVCI) and Conflict Resolution Certificate • Preference for candidates that have successfully completed the SAFE home study course and having working experience* * Requirement to complete the SAFE Home Course during employment.
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.comWhile WJS serves individuals in many communities across Canada, this opportunity will be based in Surrey BC. Situated on the southern coast of British Columbia, Surrey offers amazing diversity and extensive culture; all within a mild climate. Amenities include international cuisine, a variety of shopping, community festivals, and activities suitable for individuals of every age.
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
We recognize that equity diversity and inclusion (EDI) is an important element in our work and in our day to day lives.No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.