The John Howard Society Pacific (JHS) is a non-profit organization which provides the opportunity to work with purpose, and impact change in your community. We are a dynamic, innovative social service organization that strives to create safe, healthy, and inclusive communities for all. We do this through a continuum of programs which provide assistance with housing, life-skills, education, employment, and community-based services, with the goal of helping individuals achieve greater independence.
To learn more, visit www.jhspacific.ca
Vancouver, Coquitlam and Abbotsford
Must be available to work a minimum of 30 shifts per month, 10 of which must be Night shifts.
Ex: 10 Morning, 10 Evening and 10 Night shifts per month.
The Residence Worker provides casework support to residents with developmental disabilities, concurrent disorders, substance misuse, spectrum disorders and/or criminal justice involvement under the care of Community Living British Columbia (CLBC). The worker will assist in enhancing individual's quality of life, ensuring the safe and orderly operation of the facility, and maintaining the goals of the counseling and/or rehabilitative programs.
· Provides input to the Residence Manager and/or other staff with regard to the development of appropriate care plans to achieve the resident’s objectives.
· Supporting clients with concurrent disorders, substance misuse, and FASD
· Ensures residents are in compliance with the terms of their residency and are aware of the rules of the facility.
· Assists clients to function more independently in their own homes and in the community.
· Assists clients with daily life skills, social skills and/or behaviour management
· Recognizes, analyzes and deals with potential emergency situations
· Uses professional judgement to ascertain and to apply appropriate intervention techniques with residents in crisis
· Accompanies and/or transports clients to activities such as appointments, shopping or leisure activities
· Provides/maintains either written and/or verbal reports regarding clients’ daily activities and progress
· Dispenses and ensures the taking of medications as required
· Provides emotional support and feedback to residents and their families.
· Acts as a positive role model for clients, providing life skills training and behaviour management as appropriate.
· Graduated with a Diploma or Certificate with one year related experience
· Experience in the appropriate field and demonstrate a clear ability to respond well in crisis situations
· Experience with FASD, ADHD, hearing impairment, autism spectrum, aggressive and self-harming behaviour
· Demonstrated a good working knowledge of the technical details important to the functioning of group residences
· Demonstrated the ability to teach skills and work effectively with others
· Knowledge of theory, principles, and practices in the fields related to the particular residence
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
· Ability to successfully complete a Criminal Records Check
· Current Emergency First Aid Certificate
· Class 5 driver’s license depending on program location and needs
· Personal transportation that is in good repair, insured for business up to $1,000,000 for liability, and which can be used to transport residents
WHAT WE OFFER?
· Committed Living Wage Employer
· Opportunity to work with purpose for nonprofit organization
· Great work environment
· Competitive benefits
· Chance to grow in a diverse range of programs
· Internal training and development opportunities
Job Types: Part-time, Casual
Salary: $21.63-$25.19 per hour
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Night shift
- Residential Support Care: 1 year (required)
- Day Shift (required)
- Night Shift (required)
- Overnight Shift (required)