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Residential Support Workers for Inclusion Powell River Society


How To Apply

Position:Residential Support Workers
Employer:Inclusion Powell River Society
Sector:Social Assistance
Closing Date:2020-Sep-29
Salary or Wage:$20.52 - $23.90 per hour
Full or Part Time:Part or Full Time
Location:Powell River, BC
Start Date:ASAP


- Driver’s licence required.
- Ability to interact effectively and develop positive relationships with specific residents living in the home
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Proven ability to use personal computer and appropriate software effectively to complete the positions work on time. This includes at a minimum file management, e-mail, internet search, and word processing skills
- Excellent interpersonal behaviour and communication skills
- Knowledge of theory, principles and practices of the community living sector
- Proven ability to assist in emergencies
- Demonstrated ability to teach skills and work effectively with others
- Ability to involve residents in personal and household routines as well as work, recreation and other community activities
- Good organization, time and general management skills
- Ability to participate as a member of a residential team including flexibility
- High quality resident care skills
- Proven ability to assess and interpret human behaviour accurately and respond supportively
- Ability to recognize emerging health issues and respond appropriately

- Preference will be given to candidates with a Community
- Support Worker or Home Support/Care Attendant Certificate
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered and willing to train
- This position requires union membership

Requirements for Ongoing Employment:
- Criminal Record Check (renewable every 5 years)
- TB Test
- Occupational First Aid Level 1 (willing to train)
- class 4 driver's licence (willing to obtain within 6 months of employment)
- Shifts are typically 12 hours from 0800-2000 and 2000-0800

Duties and Responsibilities

- The Residential Support Worker strives to create a warm and comfortable home atmosphere that fosters a sense of belonging and empowerment for residents both at home and in the community
- The Residential Support Worker facilitates growth and development by providing opportunities for increasing independence and community involvement
- The Residential Support Worker establishes and maintains a warm and personal relationship with each individual living in the residence
- The Residential Support Worker establishes and maintains relationships of trust, security and unconditional support and implements behaviour programming focused on teaching effective coping skills to residents that promotes greater personal autonomy and richer life options
- The Residential support worker effectively carries out programs and structures, with the guidance of consulting professionals, for individuals who are autistic, deaf or blind or who have another complex disability
- He/she is required to provide support services during the night if needed
- The Residential Support Worker is a dedicated and knowledgeable member of a comprehensive organization wide support team
- As such, when deemed qualified with appropriate skills and abilities, he/she may provide services to individuals in related programs, when required
- The Residential Support Worker participates in ensuring that the strategic goals of the agency are met

WorkBC Powell River posts this position as a free service for the community. WorkBC Powell River does not screen employers or applicants, and assumes no responsibility or liability for the job posting. Any arrangements are between the job seeker and the employer.