On-Call Residence Workers - Youth Horizons
WJS Canada
Victoria, BC
The Program
Youth Horizons program provides support in a safe home environment to at-risk youth (13-18 years of age) receiving services through the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). WJS staff support these youth in making favorable choices that facilitate success in achieving a sustainable, healthy lifestyle in a safe, educational and nurturing environment. We provide positive role-modeling and consistent structure, within a trauma-informed care framework.

The Youth Horizons program is located in a freshly renovated two-story home in the Gordon Head area of Saanich where each resident has their own bedroom and shares the common areas of the house with their housemates. We offer a safe environment in a friendly, residential neighbourhood. Youth Horizons also operates a semi-independent suite that supports youth that have experienced success in programming to prepare with minimal supervision for their transition to adult services.
In Your Role You Will
  • Participate in assessing, setting goals, and planning (individual program plans, personal service plans) 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.
  • Participate in various client-focused activities in accordance with care plans.
  • Recognize, analyze and deal with potential emergency situations such as client’s aggressive behaviour to ensure no harm comes to the client and/or the public; reports problems to supervisor.
  • Administer medication to clients in accordance with established policy and procedures.
  • Assist with case management by identifying potential problems and reporting any difficulties; provides input to counselor or professional regarding the development of appropriate program plans to achieve residents’ objectives; contributes to the evaluation of residents’ progress and prepare reports.
  • Provide emotional support and feedback to residents and their families.
  • Transport and assists residents to appointments, shopping or leisure activities; operates motor vehicles safely and legally while transporting clients or on WJS business.
  • Perform residential maintenance and housekeeping duties such as laundry, sweeping, mopping floors, inventory, shopping, cleaning equipment and food services.
  • Maintain reports such as statistics, logbooks and daily activities relating to clients.
  • Identify social, economic, recreational and educational services in the community that will meet clients’ needs; maintain liaison with other agencies, professionals, government officials, and the community.
  • Utilize practices that promote health, welfare, safety and security of persons served.
  • Participate in the OHS Committee as required.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as required.
The Position
Under the supervision of the program manager and/or other senior staff, the Residence Worker with night shift hours, is responsible for providing general, non-specific client services. The position ensures physical, emotional, social, educational and medical needs are met. Assists clients to enhance quality of life and the development of life skills. Provides behavioral support and supervision in the program and community, implements and monitors individual program plans through observation and accurate reporting and participates in operating and maintaining the program. This position requires BCGEU membership.

Scheduling:
The casual Residence Worker with night shift hours, will work a variety of shifts that include weekdays, weekends and evening shifts that could include (but not limited to) scheduling of 0700-1500, 1500-2300, 1600-2300, 1800-2300, 1200-1800, 2000-2400, 2300-0700 and 1000-1600. Casual shifts will cover vacation, sick time and extra staffing requirements, as needed.
Criminal Record Check/Ministry Check Statement
*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 3 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 certificate or diploma or degree in related human/social service field
  • Other combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Preference given to those with one year experience operating a licensed home, trauma informed practice, ABA
  • Current WCB Occupational First Aid, Level 1 (or ability to obtain within the probation period)
  • Ability to use common computer applications required (training provided)
  • Valid BC Driver’s License, clean driver’s abstract and use of personal vehicle with appropriate insurance
Other Requirements:
  • Position requires; i) physician’s note confirming suitability, ii) negative tuberculosis screening test
  • Successful candidate must sign an oath of confidentiality, a conflict of interest statement, abuse protocols and a code of ethics statement.
**Successful applicants will be required to participate in MCFD screening prior to confirmed employment with WJS Canada.**
What WJS Canada does
WJS Canada's mission is 'Strengthening people and communities with innovative, individualized services'. 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

Where do we work?
While WJS serves individuals in many communities across Canada, this opportunity is in Victoria, BC. Situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a wonderful blend of old and new experiences. As the provincial capital, Victoria offers the mildest climate in Canada. With scenic views, heritage architecture and culinary delights, Victoria is an area rich with personality. Often amongst the top destinations in Canada, Victoria offers a close-knit community, rich with community festivals, eco-tourism and opportunity. For more information on living and working in Victoria, visit: http://www.victoriachamber.ca/
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.
Website reference
For more information on WJS Canada visit our website: www.wjscanada.com
Closing Statement
No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.