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Competition Number:
Job Number:
Job Title:
2 x Part-Time Residential Child & Youth Workers (24hrs per week)
Job Type:
Permanent, Part-Time
Province / State:
British Columbia
Hours of Work Per Week:
Scheduled Days Each Week:
Scheduled Hours:
Friday and Saturday 1600-2400 • Position 1: Friday and Saturday 1500-2300, Sunday 1600-2400 • Position 2: Thursday 0700-1500, Friday and Saturday 0800-1600
Number Of Positions:
Hiring Manager Name & Title:
Palee Her - Program Manager
$23.10 - $26.91/Hour

The Program

The Sumas House Program provides culturally-based programming, support and safe, home-based accommodations for youth in the care of MCFD. Our services support youth recovering from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), experienced trauma and/or overcoming other adversities by providing them with housing and trauma-based guidance.

The resource is a staffed 24 hour resource providing a long term therapeutic placement for 1 child or youth. The program staff will be networking with and working alongside a team of professionals supporting the youth in many life domains, such as education, mental health, physical health, recreation and life skills.

The Position

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. These positions require membership with CUPE.

Two (2) permanent part-time positions, each with a weekly schedule of 24 hours.
• Position 1: Friday and Saturday 1500-2300, Sunday 1600-2400
• Position 2: Thursday 0700-1500, Friday and Saturday 0800-1600

In Your Role You Will

• 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.

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 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 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

***Prior to confirmation of employment with WJS Canada, all applicants are required to participate in MCFD screening and provide a current (dated within 6 months of hiring date) BC Ministry Check.***

Applicants will be required to provide three (3) professional references that WJS Canada will be able to contact in a timely manner at time of interview.

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, this opportunity is in Richmond, BC. Situated on the southern coast of British Columbia, just south of Vancouver, Richmond offers a location with a variety of culinary and cultural opportunities. The area offers an abundance of shopping, amenities such as international cuisine, 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

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.