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Competition Number:
Job Number:
Job Title:
2 Specialized Outreach Workers (Full-Time and Part-Time)
Job Type:
Permanent, Full-Time
Province / State:
British Columbia
Hours of Work Per Week:
20 and 40
Scheduled Days Each Week:
Scheduled Hours:
Position 1, Permanent, Full-Time: 40 hours per week (1000-1800, varied days) Position 2, Permanent, Part-Time: 18-20 hours per week (afternoons)
Number Of Positions:
Hiring Manager Name & Title:
Raman Boparai - Program Manager

The Program

The Surrey Cluster offers transitional supported living services for at-risk youth/young adults with complex needs to transition, with continuity of supports, from MCFD services to CLBC services.

The program follows a Housing First model. This model dictates that the first priority is to secure safe, permanent, affordable housing as quickly as possible. It then provides the supportive services and connections to the community-based supports the youth need to maintain their housing and avoid homelessness.

The program offers and assists the youth in assessing and utilizing lower barrier supports. Supports will be easily accessible and user friendly. Workers will assist individuals in locating community supports that provide minimal barriers in regards to paperwork, waiting lists and eligibility requirements.


17 and 18-year-old youth and young adults aged 19-30 years with impaired intellectual functioning, FASD, Autism which affects their adaptive functioning. In addition, these youth also have to cope with additional multiple and complex challenges that put them at risk.

The youth may be disconnected from positive supports in family and community and require intensive, specialized support to work through their challenges. These challenges include substance misuse, homelessness, alienation from school, violence, physical and mental health, isolation, sexual exploitation, criminal activity and/or gang involvement.

The Position

Identifies and provides specialized supports and interventions for persons with developmental disabilities, FAS/FAE and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder in an accredited agency. Supports and instruction focus on community inclusion skill development, social network and employment skills. The positions will provide services to clients within the Outreach program.


• Position 1 - Permanent, Full-Time: 40 hours per week (1000-1800, varied days)
• Position 2 - Permanent, Part-Time: 18-20 hours per week (afternoons)

Flexibility with the schedule is required (day, afternoon, evening and weekend shifts), based upon the needs and schedule of the program and the individuals receiving service.

In Your Role You Will

• Initiate contact with referred individuals. Assist manager with intake interviews and assess suitability for services. Assess support needs and formulate service plans with individuals.
• Make referrals to other programs, agencies and/or community resources as appropriate.
• Assist individuals to plan goals and provides support in accessing community, skill development, employment skills, guidance and emotional support. Monitor their well being and provide feedback and support to families of clients and other stakeholders in their lives.
• Recognize and analyze potential emergency situations and develop strategies to deal with them. Utilize their knowledge of persons with developmental disabilities, FAS/FAE and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder, develop service plans and front line instruction around crisis management, problem solving and community based instruction.
• Help individuals access resources in the community and provide referrals to services. Assist individuals to obtain temporary or permanent housing either directly or by coordinating with other agencies. Provide information that helps individuals make better-informed choices.
• Advocate for the individuals and assist them in self-advocacy.
• Review individuals’ progress and make reports regarding their daily activities and progress.
• Liaise with other agencies, professionals, ministry staff and the community.
• Develop Personalized Service Plans that are person centered and comprehensive in line with Dr. Shalock’s Quality of Life Indicators.
• Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

*** 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 degree, diploma or certificate in one of the humanities, social work or related field. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
• Minimum of one year experience working with persons with a developmental disability, and sexualized behaviour
• Valid CPR/First Aid certificate (or ability to obtain prior to employment)
• Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and current driver’s abstract (hiring subject to abstract review)
• Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate or equivalent (i.e. MANDT) certification (or ability to obtain during probationary period)
• Clear physician’s note confirming suitability, including a negative tuberculosis screening test
• Successful candidate must sign an oath of confidentiality, a conflict of interest statement, abuse protocols and a code of ethics statement.
• Must have consistent / reliable access to a computer/working printer/scanner/copier
• Cellular phone with data plan (compensation provided for business use of personal device)

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

Where do we work?

While WJS serves individuals in many communities across Canada, these opportunities are in the area of Surrey BC. Situated on the southern coast of British Columbia, this location and surrounding areas, offer outstanding scenery, amazing diversity and extensive culture; all within a mild climate. It is an area rich with eco-adventures and personality. This major city offers amenities such as international cuisine, boutique shopping, community festivals, a variety of eco-tourism, 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.