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Competition Number:
Job Number:
Job Title:
Respite Providers, Part-Time - Various Locations
Job Type:
Province / State:
British Columbia
Hours of Work Per Week:
Upto 24hours
Scheduled Days Each Week:
Scheduled Hours:
Every weekend or every other weekend. Friday 4 pm to Sunday 6 pm.
Number Of Positions:
Hiring Manager Name & Title:
Melanie Reum - Program Manager

The Program

WJS Canada is looking for Contracted Respite Providers within multiple communities of British Columbia.

Do you have a desire to make a difference?
Do you want to be part of a dedicated team?

If so, WJS is looking for YOU!

The Position

24 hours per week, Friday through Sunday (every other week)

Additional opportunities in Vancouver, Burnaby and Richmond BC, with up to 24 hours per week, based upon client's needs.

We are looking for Contracted Respite Providers in multiple areas throughout British Columbia, such as, Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Okanagan, Interior, Cariboo and Vancouver Island.

The successful applicant(s) will provide respite care in their own home for the individual, based upon a schedule agreement with the Contracted Home Share Providers. Individual's needs and interests vary, but all require open communication lines with boundaries.

As the respite provider, you will have access to 24 hour on-call support, and ongoing training.

Suitability of the applicant will be determined through a screening process based on an agency interview and screening, reference checks, submission of required documentation (including a criminal record search on all persons over 18 years of age that reside in the home, current first aid certification and a medical fitness confirmation). All home providers are required to participate in the Safe Home Study process, if not already completed.

Compensation to be determined.

In Your Role You Will

• Administers medications to clients according to established policies and procedures.
• Follow prescribed Individual Care Plans.
• Maintain records such as logbooks and daily activities relating to clients.
• Assist in the evaluation of service deliverables and contribute information and recommendations toward improvements to the program.
• Assist the individual with medical appointments (GP and Mental Health services) and community inclusion.
• Provide meals and provide reminders pertaining to daily living skills.

*** 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

• Completion of a post-secondary program in one of the humanities, social sciences or related field; or an equivalent of 2 years of professional / hands-on experience would also be considered.
• Awareness of mental health needs is an asset.
• Valid CPR/First Aid and Food Hygiene and Sanitation certificates (or will obtain prior to contracting)
• Valid Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate
• Valid BC Driver’s License and clean driver’s abstract with a reliable, safe vehicle that has appropriate insurance
• Clear TB Screening, physician’s note confirming good health and current immunization record
• Experience with computers, including knowledgeable operation of standard programs
• Must own and possess operating experience, with a working printer/scanner/copier that is located in the home
• Preference for candidates that have a successfully completed Safe Home study.

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

While WJS serves individuals in many communities across Canada, these future opportunities will be located in areas throughout the Lower Mainland, Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley of BC, but could also include areas such as the Okanagan, Interior and Vancouver Island. Situated on the southern coast of British Columbia, these areas offer outstanding scenery, amazing diversity and extensive culture, all within a mild climate. It is an area rich with eco-adventures and personality. Amenities include international cuisine, a variety of large scale and boutique shopping, community festivals, along with the natural beauty of the area, suitable for individuals of every age.

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.