The Concord House Program is designed to accommodate youth that are unable to reside with family or in a group home setting. 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. We offer a safe environment in a residential and friendly neighbourhood. Concord House may house up to two youth.
The Residential Child and Youth Worker (RCYW) provides care to children, youth or adults with moderate to severe behavioural problems in a residential or day 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. This position requires union membership with CUPE. One (1) Temporary Part-Time Residential Child and Youth Worker position available: • Saturday and Sunday 0700-1500• Duration of the position is dependent on the return of the incumbent.
• 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 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.
• 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 Other 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 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**Successful applicants will be required to participate in MCFD screening prior to confirmed employment with WJS Canada.**
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.comWhere do we work?While WJS serves individuals in many communities across Canada, this opportunity is in the Abbotsford area of BC. Situated on the southern coast of British Columbia, Abbotsford offers outstanding scenery, amazing diversity and extensive culture; all within a mild climate. It is an area rich with eco-adventures and personality. Abbotsford offers amenities such as international cuisine, an abundance of shopping, community festivals, a variety of eco-tourism, along with the natural beauty of the area, 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
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