Cornerstone residential offers services to adults with a wide range of developmental disabilities and and/or mental health issues and operates from a home in the Joyce/Collingwood area of Vancouver, British Columbia. The home has easy access to transit and shopping as well as a variety of recreational options.
Adults residing at Cornerstone are coached in life and social skills, functional education, self-advocacy, community access and integration and relationship building. They can go into the community with staff or on their own. Individuals are supported when attend events or activities such a weekly grocery shopping. They are encouraged to make choices in all aspects of their day to day living.
Residence Worker - 30 hours (Grid 10)
Under supervision, the residence worker (RW) is responsible for assisting clients to live successfully in residential settings in an accredited agency. Ensures physical, emotional, social, educational and medical needs are met. Assists clients to enhance quality of life with activities of daily living and the development of life skills. Provides behavioral support and supervision in the program and community, implements and monitors individual program plans through observation and accurate reporting, and participates in operating and maintaining the program.
Residential Child & Youth Worker - 2 hours (Grid 11)
The 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 membership with CUPE.
This permanent part-time position will work 32 hours per week with a weekly schedule of:
• Tuesday through Thursday 1600-2200
• Friday and Saturday 1600-2300
• 30 hours per week in the role of Residence Worker and 2 hours per week in the role of Residential Child and Youth Worker
WJS adheres to provincial/legislated communicable disease prevention protocols. Some of our community health care providers/stakeholders may require WJS employees to be vaccinated in order to be able to enter establishments while supporting WJS individuals/clients in service.
In Your Role You Will
• Participate in assessing, setting goals, and planning (individual program plans, personal service plans) for individuals in program; documents, implements and contributes to program evaluation.
• Provide life skills training such as meal preparation, housekeeping, personal care skills and personal finance; implements personal service plans.
• Assist clients with activities of daily living such as feeding, lifts, transfers, hygiene, grooming and toileting, including transfer of function duties such as gastrostomy feeding, tracheostomy management, and suction and bowel management as required.
• Participate in various client-focused activities in accordance with care plans.
• Recognize, analyze and deal with potential emergency situations such as client’s aggressive behaviour to ensure no harm comes to the client and/or the public; reports problems to supervisor.
• Administer medication to clients in accordance with established policy and procedures.
• Assist with case management by identifying potential problems and reporting any difficulties; provides input to counselor or professional regarding the development of appropriate program plans to achieve residents’ objectives; contributes to the evaluation of residents’ progress and prepare reports.
• Provide emotional support and crisis intervention to persons served which may include nonviolent physical interventions.
• Transport and assist residents to appointments, shopping or leisure activities; operates motor vehicles safely and legally while transporting clients or on WJS business.
• Perform residential maintenance and housekeeping duties such as laundry, sweeping, mopping floors, mowing lawns, inventory, shopping, cleaning equipment and food services.
• Maintain reports such as statistics, logbooks and daily activities relating to clients.
• Identify social, economic, recreational and educational services in the community that will meet clients’ needs; maintain liaison with other agencies, professionals, government officials, and the community.
• Utilize practices that promote health, welfare, safety and security of persons served.
• Participate in the OHS Committee as required.
• Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as required.
• 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.
• 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.
• Accompany persons served to appointments and community outings.
• Operate motor vehicles safely and legally while transporting persons served or on WJS business.
• Advocate effectively for persons served.
*** 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
• Valid CPR/First Aid, WHMIS, and Food Hygiene and Sanitation certificates (or ability to obtain within probation period)
• Mandt and/or 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.
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 Vancouver, BC. Situated on the southern coast of British Columbia, Vancouver offers outstanding scenery, amazing diversity and extensive culture, all within a mild climate. It is an area rich with eco-adventures and personality. Often amongst the top places to live in the world, Vancouver offers amenities such as international cuisine, boutique shopping, community festivals, along with the natural beauty of the area, suitable for individuals of every age. For more information on living and working in Vancouver, visit: http://vancouver.ca/
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.
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.