Inclusion Powell River Society, a non-profit community social services agency on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast, is looking for Residential Support Workers to assist clients in our group homes. Our Residential Support Workers strive to create a warm and comfortable home atmosphere that fosters a sense of belonging and empowerment for residents both at home and in the community. They help growth and development by providing opportunities for increasing independence and community involvement. They establish and maintain a warm and personal relationship with each individual living in the residence, build relationships of trust, security and unconditional support. They establish/maintain or implement behaviour programming focused on teaching effective coping skills to residents that promote greater personal autonomy and richer life options. They effectively carry out programs and structures, with the guidance of consulting professionals, for individuals who are autistic, deaf or blind or who have another complex disability. He/she is required to provide support services during the night if needed. She/he is a dedicated and knowledgeable member of a comprehensive organization-wide support team. As such, when deemed qualified with appropriate skills and abilities, he/she may provide services to individuals in related programs, when required. Residential Support Workers participate in ensuring that the agency's strategic goals are met.
Ability to interact effectively and develop positive relationships with specific residents living in the home.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Proven ability to use personal computers and appropriate software effectively to complete the positions work on time. This includes, at a minimum, file management, e-mail, internet search, and word processing skills.
Excellent interpersonal behaviour and communication skills.
Knowledge of theory, principles and practices of the community living sector.
Proven ability to assist in emergencies.
Demonstrated ability to teach skills and work effectively with others.
Ability to involve residents in personal and household routines as well as work, recreation and other community activities.
Good organization, time and general management skills.
Ability to participate as a member of a residential team including flexibility.
High-quality resident care skills.
Proven ability to assess and interpret human behaviour accurately and respond supportively.
Ability to recognize emerging health issues and respond appropriately.
Preference will be given to candidates with a Community Support Worker or Home Support/Care Attendant Certificate.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
Requirements for Ongoing Employment:
Criminal Record Check
- Extended health care
- Vision care
- Disability insurance
- Dental care
- Life insurance
- Employee assistance programs
- Parental leave
- Wellness programs
- Company pension
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $19.45 to $22.65 /hour
- Powell River, BC (Preferred)