WJS Canada is currently looking for an individual to join our Stepping Out Program in Cranbrook, as a temporary part-time Community Support Worker.
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Job Reference – #J0919-0308
**Successful applicants will be required to participate in MCFD screening prior to confirmed employment with WJS Canada.**
The WJS Stepping Out Program is a skill development program for youth who have a developmental disability or have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The program empowers the youth to be independent, self reliant and confident through engaging and interactive life skill activities while fostering positive social interactions and relationships. Life skills include communication skills, coping with emotions and change, budgeting, household management, sexual health, boundaries and self care, relationships, self expression, social skills, coping tools, community awareness, personal safety and much more. Youth discuss openingly with staff of their goals, emotions and interests.
The Position and Schedule:
One (1) temporary part-time position of 16 hours per week:
- Wednesday and Thursday 1430-1830
- Saturday 0900-1300
- Additional four (4) variable hours per week; Tuesday or Friday to be determined in consultation with program colleagues
- The duration of this temporary position is approximately six (6) months in duration based upon the return of the incumbent.
This position involves both group work and one-to-one work with individuals with special needs. During Spring Break, Christmas holidays and Summer holidays when youth are away from school, there will be no Saturday programs; those hours will be done during the week. This position requires union membership with BCGEU.
As an ideal candidate, you possess:
- A degree in one of the humanities, social work or related field. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
- Minimum one year of related experience
- Valid CPR/First Aid, WHMIS, Food Hygiene and Sanitation certificates
- Valid BC Driver’s License with clean driver’s abstract
- Current Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention Certificate and current Conflict Resolution Certificate
- Physician’s note confirming suitability, including immunization records and a negative tuberculosis screening test
- Previous experience with trauma informed practice and experience with behaviour management
Applications will be accepted until September 26th, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found.
Apply via the Careers Page of the WJS Canada website, Job #J0919-0308: