Part Time Residence Worker (ABI)

The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC - Surrey, BC (il y a 30+ jours)

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ABOUT US

The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland (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.jhslmbc.ca

ROLE PURPOSE

This position will provide casework support to residents of the John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland (JHS)’s programs in order to enhance their quality of life, to ensure the orderly and safe operation of the facility, and to maintain the goals of the counseling and/or rehabilitative plans.

HOURS

Position I:

Saturday to Tuesday, 1600-0000

Position II:

Friday and Saturday, 0000-0800

Both positions require the ability to work flexible hours during the daytime, evenings, and weekends based on operational needs and program requirements.

LOCATION

Surrey

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Programs

  • Interviews residents to prepare person-centred services plans and background information for which confidentiality is required
  • Follows all Fraser Health Authority policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Under the general guidance of the Program Manager, assumes a primary or key worker role with assigned resident(s)
  • Provides input to the Program Manager and/or other staff with regard to the development of appropriate person-centred services plans to achieve the resident’s objectives
  • Is cognisant of, and work towards the implementation of the person-centred services plan established for each resident
  • Meets with each resident on a routine basis to discuss progress and plan future interventions
  • Assists the Program Manager and/or other staff in the identification of potential problems and reports any difficulties
  • Uses professional judgement to ascertain and to apply appropriate intervention techniques with residents in crisis
  • When assigned, participates in social, recreational, employment, educational, and other programs as appropriate to assist the resident’s person-centred services plan
  • Contributes to the evaluation of the resident’s progress and makes both written and oral reports to be available to the remainder of the staff team
  • Maintains residents’ files including statement of goals, person-centred services, summaries, case notes, reviews and closing reports
  • Develops and maintains an in-house resource area containing current information/brochures of programs and services which are available to residents
  • Ensures residents are in compliance with the terms of their residency and are aware of the rules of the facility
  • Acts as an on-site advocate for each resident
  • Assists residents with activities of daily living
  • Provides emotional support and feedback to residents and their families
  • As appropriate, supports residents towards integration and normal functioning within the community
  • Acts as a positive role model for residents, providing life skills training and behaviour management as appropriate
  • Dispenses and ensures the taking of medications as required
  • As necessary, provides transportation and assists residents to attend appointments
  • With other residence staff plans, develops and delivers in-house programs to address the needs of the residents

Community

  • Works with volunteers to support and enhance the goals of the residence programs
  • Identifies social, economic, recreational, employment, and educational services in the community that will meet the needs of the resident
  • Collaborates with a multidisciplinary team and consults with team psychologist and psychiatrists to develop, implement, maintain, and adjust individualized treatment plans
  • Maintains effective liaison with other agencies, professionals, government officials, and the community in order to contribute to the success of the person-centred services plan of the resident

Residential

  • Supervises the activities of the residence, its residents, and volunteers while on shift including maintaining case notes and the logbook
  • Along with the other residence staff, monitors and ensures effective operation of the facility including quality control concerning cleaning equipment, indoor and outdoor maintenance, inventory, and food services
  • Provides input into meal scheduling and preparation, including food inventory.
  • Ensures the security of the residence
  • As assigned, is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining housekeeping areas both inside and outside, involving the residents in this process when deemed appropriate
  • As assigned, is responsible for the weekly grocery shopping for the residence and involves the residents in this process
  • As assigned, assists with the details of the operation of the facility, including but not limited to administrative support
  • As assigned, organizes and oversees the preparation of meals and involves the residents in this process
  • As necessary, accepts responsibility of being on-call and carrying the residence pager
  • As required, accompanies residents to appointments and community outings, following the restrictions imposed by the courts/review panels

Other

  • Participates in staff and resident/staff meetings
  • Assists with the orientation and training of new staff and volunteers

Other duties may be assigned from time to time

QUALIFICATIONS

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a proven ability to work within a fast-paced, growth-focused environment. The ideal candidate has:

  • Diploma, preferably in behavioural sciences, social work, community social services or criminology or equivalent with one-year related experience
  • Experience working with people with brain injuries and addiction and clear ability to respond well in crisis situations
  • Experience working with individuals under the Adult Guardianship Act is considered a bonus
  • An understanding of providing service to people with different learning abilities
  • Demonstrated experience in an applicable residential setting
  • Demonstrated a good working knowledge of the technical details important to the functioning of group residences
  • An awareness of the Fraser Health Authority (the contractor) concerns, laws, and policies related to the specific residence program
  • 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

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to successfully complete a Criminal Records Check
  • Current Emergency First Aid Certificate
  • Class 5 driver’s licence depending on program location and needs

WHAT WE OFFER?

  • Committed Living Wage Employer
  • Great work environment
  • Competitive benefits
  • Opportunity to work with purpose for non-profit organization
  • Chance to grow in a diverse range of programs
  • Internal training and development opportunities

DIVERSITY

JHS welcomes applications from all qualified applicants including but not limited by those of any sex, race, orientation, or disability. Multilingual skills and multicultural competence are assets.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: $20.52-$23.90 per hour

Benefits:

  • Casual Dress
  • Extended Health Care

Schedule:

  • 8 Hour Shift
  • Weekends

Experience:

  • social services: 1 year (Required)

Work remotely:

  • No