WJS Canada's therapeutic group homes provide long-term support to individuals with diverse abilities who may display high-intensity behaviors, self-harming, or complicated by substance abuse, mental health diagnosis or involvement with the law. Individual support plans are jointly developed with the individual (&/or their family/guardian) to meet their emotional, behavioural and mental health needs and help them develop socially acceptable behaviours and make connections in their communities.Join our dedicated social services team, to mentor these individuals to develop their unique strengths and encourage independence.
We are currently hiring: • Residence Workers (RW)• Residential Child and Youth Workers (RCYW) Challenging behaviours may occur on a daily basis, therefore, only applicants with ASIST Suicide training, experience with de-escalation techniques and a minimum of 2 years experience working with individuals with significant mental health concerns, high behaviors and/or trauma will be interviewed for this position.Casual/On Call staff will be contacted by the Staffing Office, 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 in Victoria and Nanaimo, British Columbia. Applicants are to advise of their location availability during their pre-screening questions, whether they can work at one of the locations, or both.
• Independently work with client(s) towards achieving the goals set out in their Individual Support Plan (ISP); encouraging them during setbacks and celebrating successes with them. • Support/supervise complex behavioural, emotional and social needs/development (in the residence & during community activities) • Use de-escalation techniques to deal with challenging behaviours.• Assist client in developing life skills within the home including household chores (meal prep, cleaning, etc.) in a consistent, healthy & safe environment and their community.• Model healthy relationships and setting boundaries• Drive person in care (in your own or company vehicle), accompany to appointments and supervise/participate with the client in recreational and community activities. • Request a job description for full duties and responsibilities.**Successful applicants will be required to participate in MCFD screening and provide three (3) professional reference prior to confirmed employment with WJS Canada.****
*** 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.
• 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 with a reliable, safe vehicle that has appropriate insurance• 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 testWJS 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.
WJS helps people with developmental disabilities thrive in their communities through a variety of programs and services, including: • Community-based homes and residential care • Supportive Independent living • Family support services, including respite care• Day programs, community involvement, employment • Behaviour, emotional and mental health support
• Casual employees are paid an additional 10.2% of wages in lieu of benefits• Ability to apply for other WJS Canada job opportunities• Professional development opportunities and job-related training • Flexible hours to accommodate life/work balance• Long Service Milestone rewards• Employee referral bonus program
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.