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
This position will assist the supervisor in providing orientation, training, work direction, and guidance to residence workers. Assists clients to live successfully in residential settings such as group homes. Ensures that clients’ physical, emotional, social, educational, and medical needs are met. Assists client to enhance quality of life with activities of daily living and the development of life skills.
40 hours per week:
- Thursday to Saturday, 0800-1600
- Sunday and Monday, 1600-0000
- Assists the supervisor in providing orientation, training, work direction, and guidance to residence workers by performing duties such as clarifying program policies, reviewing work, and scheduling residence workers. Provides input to residence workers’ performance evaluations.
- May oversee the operation of the residence in the absence of the supervisor or as directed.
- Participates in the assessment, goal setting and program planning (Personal Service Plan) for individuals living in a residence. Documents, implements, and provides input into the evaluation of the program.
- In cooperation with the Residence Manager, is available to all resource staff, in case of emergencies. This may include carrying the pager or cell phone 24 hours a day.
- Provides life skills training such as meal preparation, housekeeping, personal care skills, and personal finance and implements personal service plans.
- Assists clients with activities of daily living such as feeding, lifts, transfers, hygiene, grooming, and toileting.
- Participates in various client-focused activities in accordance with care plans.
- Recognizes, analyzes, and deals with potential emergency situations such as clients’ aggressive behaviour to ensure no harm comes to the client and/or the public. Reports problems to the supervisor.
- Administers medication to clients in accordance with established policy.
- Assists with case management by identifying potential problems and reporting any difficulties. Provides input to counsellor, professional with regard to the development of appropriate program plans to achieve residents’ objectives. Contributes to the evaluation of residents’ progress and prepares reports.
- Provides emotional support and feedback to residents and their families.
- Transports and assists residents to appointments, shopping, or leisure activities.
- Performs residence maintenance and housekeeping duties such as laundry, sweeping, mopping floors, mowing lawns, inventory, shopping, cleaning equipment, and food services.
- Maintains reports such as statistics, logbooks, daily activities on residents.
- Identifies social economic, recreational and educational services in the community that will meet clients’ needs. Maintains liaison with other agencies, professionals, government officials and the community.
- Performs other related duties as required.
- Functions independently while on shift and adhere to Residence Policy and Procedures
- Works in a high stress environment, often dealing with clients in crisis situations
- Demonstrates initiative, independence, and efficiency
- Demonstrates a level of physical fitness to effectively carry out the required duties of the program and to meet the operational needs of the residence
- Works 40 hours per week with time apportioned through days, evenings, overnights, and weekends as necessary to meet the program and client needs
- Provides appropriate personal transportation with required business insurance coverage to enable the movement of the worker and resident around the Lower Mainland as required by the goals of the program
- Is a member of CUPE local 1936-11
- Receives benefits and work within the conditions as outlined in the Collective Agreement and Personnel Policies
- Ability to successfully complete a Criminal Records Check
- Current Emergency First Aid Certificate
- Class 5 driver’s license
- 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
- Legally entitled to work in Canada, including by reason that you are a Canadian citizen,a permanent resident of Canada, or possess a current government-issued work permit.
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
Expected start date: 2021-09-27
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $24.48 per hour
- Dental care
- Employee assistance program
- Extended health care
- Paid time off
- Vision care
- Wellness program
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Night shift
- Class 5 Driver's License (required)