Support Worker for Day Program

  • Company:
    Strive Living Society
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    Health Care

Exciting opportunity exists for the right individual to join a progressive non-profit organization as a Support Worker. The position entails working in a day program with individuals who have developmental, behavioural and physical disabilities with some mental health issues, in North Vancouver.Strive Centre Footprints are programs which provide both community-based and home-based activities, including supports for adults with developmental disabilities. Individuals participate in social, recreational, vocational, and leisure activities within a supported environment. Program and activity schedules are created to reflect the needs, preferences, and goals of each individual.The successful applicant needs to be very patient and attentive and have some behaviour management skills. Some clients are nonverbal so experience with nonverbal communication techniques would also be an asset. Your day would be spent mostly in a group in the community doing activities as well as assisting some individuals with their volunteering jobs.We currently have two positions available, please idicate which one you are interested in, if not both.Position #1:Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm (30hrs/wk) -Male staff preferred due to service recipient”s request.Position #2:Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 2:30pm, Wednesday 9am to 2pm (Swim day) (27hrs/wk)Job Duties Include:Knowledge and experience working with developmental and physical disabilitiesAbility to create a meaningful routineKnowledgeable of creating independence vs. creating dependenceFollowing health care plansCompleting daily documentationImplementing personal protocols, schedules, and activitiesAccompanying/transporting individuals to activities in the communityKnowledge and experience with community integration and teaching life skillsSome meal prepSome Personal careCommunity IntegrationBehaviour managementJob Qualifications Include:Knowledge of American Sign Language or non-verbal experience is an assetClass 5 BC drivers’ license and reliable vehicle Clean Driver’s AbstractMinimum of 1 year experience Criminal record check TB test First aid and CPRMandt training*Other requirements which may be specific to the individual(s) served*Compensation: $20.07-21.14 hourly, plus full benefits upon meeting eligibility requirements.We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.Strive Living Society is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate against age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability.