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Competition Number:
Job Number:
Job Title:
3 x Part-Time Residence Workers with Overnight Awake scheduling
Job Type:
Permanent, Part-Time
Province / State:
British Columbia
Hours of Work Per Week:
Scheduled Days Each Week:
Scheduled Hours:
* Schedule 1: 24hours, Saturday through Monday 2300-0700 * Schedule 2: 32hours, Tuesday through Friday 2300-0700 * Schedule 3: 16hours, Friday and Saturday 0000-0800
Number Of Positions:
Hiring Manager Name & Title:
Palee Her - Program Manager
$21.63 - $25.19/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 Residence Worker (RW) with overnight awake scheduling, is part of a dynamic care-giver team and is responsible for assisting our person served (PS) to live successfully in residential settings in an accredited agency. Ensure physical, emotional, social, educational and medical needs are met. The Residence Workers assist the PS to enhance quality of life with activities of daily living and the development of life skills. They provide behavioural support and supervision in the program and community, implement and monitor individual program plans through observation and accurate reporting, and participate in operating and maintain the program. These positions require union membership with CUPE.

Three (3) permanent part-time positions.
• Schedule 1: 24hours, Saturday through Monday 2300-0700
• Schedule 2: 32hours, Tuesday through Friday 2300-0700
• Schedule 3: 16hours, Friday and Saturday 0000-0800

In Your Role You Will

• With the team, participate in assessing and planning 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 PS with activities of daily living such as hygiene, grooming and toileting.
• Participate in various PS-focused activities in accordance with care plans.
• Recognize, analyze, and deal with potential emergency situations such as PS aggressive behaviour according to PS Behaviour Safety Plan to ensure no harm comes to the PS and/or the public.
• Administer medication to PS in accordance with established policy, protocols, and procedures.
• Assist with case management by identifying potential problems and reporting any difficulties.
• Provide emotional support and feedback to PS and their families.
• Transport and assist PS to attend appointments, shopping or leisure activities; operates motor vehicles safely and legally while transporting PS 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, logs and daily activities relating to PS.
• Utilize practices that promote health, welfare, safety and security of persons served.
• Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as required.
• Monitor residents through the night and attends to any medical and behavioural needs that arise during the night.
• Follow through on direction regarding specific residents left by the day staff.
• Notify staff of any major problems or emergencies; responds to emergencies according to established policies and procedures.
• Support residents with their morning and evening routines at the beginning and end of shift.
• Ensure residents follow house rules; monitors curfew regulations and reports to appropriate authorities 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/or MANDT 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.

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.

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.