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Residential Support Worker for Inclusion Powell River Society


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Position:Residential Support Worker
Employer:Inclusion Powell River Society
Sector:Social Assistance
Closing Date:2017-May-31
Salary or Wage:$17.04 - $19.84 per hour
Full or Part Time:Part or Full Time
Location:Powell River, BC
Start Date:When position is filled
Apply in person with resume to:Inclusion Powell River Society
Human Resources
4675 Marine Avenue
Powell River, BC V8A 2L2


- 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
Requirements for Ongoing Employment:
- Criminal Record Check
- Medical doctor's letter of good physical and mental health
- TB test
- A valid WCB approved First Aid Certificate (OFA Level 1)
- Access to a safe, well-maintained vehicle with appropriate insurance
- Valid unrestricted Class 4 BC Driverís License
- A Community Support Worker Certificate is required as well as at least 6 months experience providing direct service to people who have a developmental disability and significant emotional or behavioral needs
- First Aid Training
- Grade 12 or Equivalent
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
- This position requires union membership

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

Additional Details

- If you wish to be considered for this position, please apply by email to by midnight of the closing date. You must quote the posting number in the subject line. Applications can also be hand delivered to Human Resources at 4675 Marine Ave.
- Applications will only be accepted in the methods above. Applications submitted to any other address will not be considered

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