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Competition Number:
Job Number:
Job Title:
**UPDATED SCHEDULE** Residential Child & Youth Worker - Temp Full-Time (Thurs-Mon)
Job Type:
Temporary, Full-Time
Maple Ridge
Province / State:
British Columbia
Hours of Work Per Week:
Scheduled Days Each Week:
Scheduled Hours:
Number Of Positions:
Hiring Manager Name & Title:
Thompson Ayodele - Program Manager
$23.10 - $26.91/Hour

The Program

The Maple Ridge Resource program provides culturally-based programming, support and safe, home-based accommodations for youth in the care of MCFD. The resource is a staffed 24 hour resource providing a long term therapeutic placement for 1 child or youth. The resource supports children or youth who have experienced a trauma, are addressing adverse childhood experiences and/or overcoming other adversities. 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. This position requires union membership with CUPE.

One (1) Temporary, Full-Time Residential Child & Youth Worker position with a weekly schedule of 40 hours:
• Thursday through Monday, 1500-2300
• Duration of the position is dependent on the return of the incumbent

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.

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.

*** 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

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.**

What WJS Canada does

WJS helps people with developmental disabilities thrive in their communities through a variety of programs and services, including:
• Community-based homes and residential care
• Supportive Independent living
• Family support services, including respite care
• Day programs, community involvement, employment
• Behaviour, emotional and mental health support

Where do we work?
While WJS serves individuals in many communities across Canada, this opportunity will be based in Maple Ridge BC. Situated on the southern coast of British Columbia, Maple Ridge offers outstanding scenery, amazing diversity and extensive culture; all within a mild climate. It is an area rich with eco-adventures and personality. Amenities include 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

• Work/life balance
• Learning and career development opportunities
• Competitive wages
• Paid vacation and benefits for eligible employees
• Professional development opportunities and job-related training
• Employee and Family Assistance Program
• Reimbursement to upgrade to Class 4 BCDL if required
• Long Service Milestone rewards
• Employee referral bonus program

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.