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Competition Number:
BC-SWPOOL
Job Number:
J0321-0904
Job Title:
Social Services Workers (various positions)
Job Type:
Casual/On Call
City:
Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley
Province / State:
British Columbia
Hours of Work Per Week:
Varied
Scheduled Days Each Week:
Varies
Scheduled Hours:
Variety of shifts such as weekdays, weekends and evening shifts, that could include (but not limited to) scheduling of 0700-1500, 0800-1600, 1300-2100, 1600-2400 and 2400-0800.
Number Of Positions:
3
Hiring Manager Name & Title:
Chantel Carmichael - BC Human Resources Manager
Compensation:
$17.59 - $25.53/Hour

The Program

WJS Canada is hiring Social Services workers to care for the individuals (adults and children and youth) within our programs; a variety of positions (i.e. Casual / Part-Time / Full-Time) and locations hiring NOW!

WJS Canada has a number of programs within the Lower Mainland / Fraser Valley, such as:

• Concord House - Youth Residential
• Cornerstone – Community Living Services
• Fraser House - Community Living Services
• Gladstone House - Community Living Services
• Maple Ridge Emergency Receiving - Youth Residential
• Our Place – Community Living Services
• River’s Edge - Community Living Services
• Shortstop Youth Resource – Youth Residential
• Sumas House - Youth Residential

Each of the Community Living programs provide essential services to adults we serve with personalized support programs that stress independence, support unique strengths and qualities, and encourage integration into the community.

Our Youth Residential programs are designed to encourage youth to reach their full potential by discovering their own inner strengths. Programs balance life skill education with recreation in a culturally appropriate context; encouraging positive life changes and increasing the young person’s self-esteem in a therapeutic environment.

The Position

We are currently hiring for essential service positions, such as Residential Child and Youth Workers (RCYW), but also for Residence Workers (RW), and both Awake and Asleep, Residential Night Workers. Each of our programs has implemented additional safety measures for the health and safety of our employees and persons served, in compliance with Government recommendations.

Initial interviews may also be conducted via web-based / online resources, as necessary.

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.

Available positions (including RCYW, RW, ARNW, ASNW) within the programs in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley require union membership with CUPE and employees must be available to work a variety of roles and shifts such as weekdays, weekends and evening shifts, that could include (but not limited to) scheduling of 0700-1500, 0800-1600, 1300-2100, 1600-2400 and 2400-0800.

In Your Role You Will

• Participates in assessing, setting goals for and evaluating progress of persons served.
• Teaches 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.
• Provides 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.
• Provides emotional support and crisis intervention to persons served which may include nonviolent physical interventions.
• Ensures communication and liaison between program, school, family and the community.
• Ensures physical needs of persons served are met by performing duties such as assisting with basic personal hygiene and activities of daily living.
• Administers medications to persons served according to established guidelines, procedures and instructions.
• Maintains reports such as statistics, logbooks and daily activities relating to persons served.
• Carries out household duties such as meal preparation and household cleaning.
• Accompanies persons served to appointments and community outings.
• Participates in the OHS Committee as required.
• Operates motor vehicles safely and legally while transporting persons served or on WJS business.
• Advocates 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.

As An Ideal Candidate You Possess

• 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 adult, child and youth care, or 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 insurance

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
• Familiarity in clients with vision loss, wheelchairs and/or epilepsy would be an asset at some programs.

**Prior to being able to work at any Children and Youth programs, applicants will be required to participate in the mandatory MCFD screening as a condition of confirmed employment with WJS Canada.**

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

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.