Our client, a well established, Christian faith-based Association , that runs a variety of services for people with disabilities is looking for Support Workers to join their team in a variety of locations, Including Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Kelowna, Ladner, Langley, Maple Ridge, Penticton, Richmond, Surrey.
These positions will start on a casual, on-call part-time and full-time basis and can lead to long term part time and / or full time permanent employment.
These roles will pay between $18.30-19.53 / hr to start and training will be provided. Once you become a permanent employee, you will be eligible for benefits, including 3 weeks vacation.
As a Support Worker, you will support people with intellectual disabilities in a variety of sites. . You may be assigned to a residential home or to a non-residential site where Community Inclusion is the focus.
The position of Support Worker requires a high degree of commitment and love to the people they support and to the philosophies and principles of this organization.
The following is a list of job duties and responsibilities. The job is diverse and may vary depending on the site and the shift you are working.
Attend to the physical, recreational, leisure, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs of each person
Help each person grow in personal care skills and assist with personal care when needed
Assist each person to use their language and communication abilities
Help people develop interpersonal skills, engage with family and friends, and participate in their community
Arrange for celebrations on birthdays and days of special importance to each person
Be attentive to the level of stress in the life of each person and assist in providing help to moderate the stress
Attend to daily health needs, reporting changes in status to the supervisor
Accompany people to medical or other specialist appointments and assist with dispensing of medications
Support each person in their faith practice and system of beliefs
Assist in maintaining files and collecting data
Document the care of the people being supported
Complete vehicle, maintenance and safety documentation
If providing residential supports, support household upkeep, cleaning duties, meal preparation and other household responsibilities
The successful candidate will have the following personal attributes and abilities :
A heart to serve people with diverse abilities and their families
Be available to work a variety of shifts as needed. Hours of work may vary.
Possession of Canadian, landed immigrant or legal working status
Ability to perform transfers and repositioning
A philosophy of care in line with our client’s values and support for people with intellectual disabilities
Standard requirements for Residential Support Workers employed in BC (Criminal Record Check, Medical Clearance, Class 5 Driver’s Licence with the ability to get the Class 4 License within the first 3 months of employment) , Tuberculosis Screening, ICBC Driving Record, Immunization Records)