Support Worker - Non Union

Strive Living Society - Port Moody, BC (11 months ago)

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Are you looking for an exciting career in Social Services?

Our organization offers full benefits upon meeting eligibility requirements, great opportunities to grow within and a fun and positive environment for both staff and clients!

We are looking for behaviour interventionists, mental health workers and community support workers who have behaviour management skills and the ability to handle challenging situations.

Exciting opportunities exist for the right individuals to join a progressive non-profit organization as a Community Support Worker in our Hybrid Supported Home Share Program/Supported Independent Living Program/Strive Center and Pinetree Center.

The position entails working in a one to one setting with individuals with Developmental, Concurrent Disorders, Autism, ADHD, Mood Disorders and Mental Health, in the lower mainland. The successful candidate would spend most of their time assisting the clients in their home and community to work towards their goals, teaching life skills, community integration and social skills to assist with their daily living.

Current Position available in Port Moody ($21.50):
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 3pm (Perm)

Saturday and Sunday 3pm to 9pm (Perm)

Current Position available in Richmond/Vancouver:
22 hrs. a week - Some flexibility (Shift days and times may vary)

Current Positions available in Surrey:
Monday to Friday - 10:30am to 3:00pm

We are looking for casuals with many opportunities to grow within and post into part-time/full-time positions.**

Experience and understanding of Mental Health and Challenging Behaviours
Demonstrated ability to work with adults with behavioural, social, emotional and mental health/psychiatric issues
Ability to create a meaningful routine
Crisis Management
Knowledgeable of creating independence vs. creating dependence
Following health care/behavioural plans
Completing daily documentation on a Microsoft platform database on their own computer
Implementing personal protocols, schedules, and activities
Accompanying/transporting individuals to appointments and activities in the community
Must have experience working with high anxiety
Community Integration
Able to set firm boundaries
Ability to encourage, motivate and involve the client in community activities.
Access to computer and internet
Proven ability to develop a rapport with adults in a variety of contexts.
Ability to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing) with educational personnel, social workers and resource workers, service providers and partners
Able to self-start, make judgment calls, and create new models/programs as needed
Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment
Proven ability to work with minimal supervision

Other Qualifications Include:
  • University degree or college diploma in a social science program and/or subsequent experience
  • Class 5 BC drivers’ license and reliable vehicle preferred
  • Clean Driver’s Abstract
  • Criminal record check clearance
  • Negative TB test clearance
  • First aid and CPR
  • Mandt Certificate
Compensation: $19.45 to $21.50 hourly, plus fully paid benefits upon meeting eligibility requirements.

Strive Living Society is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate against age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.