WJS Canada is currently looking for individuals to join our Prince George programs, as Casual / On-call Residence Workers.
Job Reference - #J0518-0630
WJS Canada in Prince George supports adults with Addictions, Complex Mental Health and Behavioral needs through our Outreach Support program. We also provide supports and mentoring to individuals with the designation of FASD, PDD/ASD who are living semi-independently in the PSI Cluster Living apartments. These apartments, located in downtown Prince George, are close to all amenities, transit, local shops, restaurants, hospitals and resources. Individuals at the Cluster currently are living in the same building with each having their own suites.
WJS staff encourage individuals to live a full life with personalized care based on individual needs. Our commitment is to provide the people we serve with programs that maximize progress and independence, support unique strengths and qualities, and encourage integration into the community and is a harm reduction model. WJS staff provide individuals with personalized supports to maximize progress and promote independent living. These skill streaming services cover training in sourcing a home and maintaining this housing through development of home management skills, problem solving, community safety, grocery shopping, accessing tertiary supports, budgeting and banking.
The Casual Residence Worker (CRW) is part of a dynamic care-giver team and is responsible for assisting our persons served (PS) to live successfully in the community or in semi-independent settings in an accredited agency and to ensure physical, emotional, social, educational, and medical needs are met. The CRW assists PS to enhance quality of life with activities of daily living and the development of life skills. Provides behavioural 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. The CRW is experienced with trauma informed practices and substance use, and has familiarity with Housing First, Harm Reduction and Employment First initiatives. This position requires union membership with BCGEU.
This position will work a variety of shifts that include weekdays, weekends and evening shifts that could include (but not limited to) scheduling of 0900-1700, 1600-2400 and 1630-2230. Casual shifts will cover vacation, sick time and extra staffing requirements, as needed.
As An Ideal Candidate You Possess:
- Previous experience with operating a licensed home and trauma informed practice
- Training in substance use is an asset
- Familiarity with Housing First, Harm Reduction and Employment First initiatives
- Valid CPR/First Aid, WHMIS, and Food Hygiene and Sanitation certificates
- Valid BC Driver's License and clean driver's abstract
- Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention Certificate and Conflict Resolution Certificate
- Positive behavior supports experience
- Clear physician's note confirming suitability, including a 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.
- Experience with substance misuse is an asset