Casual Community Living Residence Worker (Mental Health)

John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC - Lower Mainland, BC (30+ days ago)

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The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland (JHS) is a non-profit organization which provides the opportunity to work with purpose, and impact change in your community. We are a dynamic, innovative social service organization that strives to create safe, healthy, and inclusive communities for all. We do this through a continuum of programs which provide assistance with housing, life-skills, education, employment, and community-based services, with the goal of helping individuals achieve greater independence.

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Morning: 0800-1600

Evening: 1600-0000

Nights: 0000-0800


The Residence Worker provides casework support to residents with developmental disabilities, concurrent disorders, substance misuse, spectrum disorders and/or criminal justice involvement under the care of Community Living British Columbia (CLBC). The worker will assist in enhancing individual's quality of life, ensuring the safe and orderly operation of the facility, and maintaining the goals of the counseling and/or rehabilitative programs.


Provides input to the Program Manager and/or other staff with regard to the development of appropriate care plans to achieve the resident’s objectives.
When assigned, participates in social, recreational, employment, educational and other programs as appropriate to assist the resident’s case/care plan.
Ensures residents are in compliance with the terms of their residency and are aware of the rules of the facility.
Provides emotional support and feedback to residents and their families.
Acts as a positive role model for clients, providing life skills training and behaviour management as appropriate.
Other duties may be assigned from time to time.


Graduated with a Degree or Diploma with one year related mental health experience
Experience in the appropriate field and demonstrate a clear ability to respond will in crisis situations
A clear understanding of Psycho Social Rehabilitation applications
An understanding of providing service to people with different learning abilities
Demonstrated experience in an applicable residential setting
Demonstrated a good working knowledge of the technical details important to the functioning of group residences
Experience with clients with a history of conflict with the law, developmental disabilities and/or spectrum disorders, interaction with social agencies and experiencing psychiatric/personality disorders
An awareness of Community Living of British Columbia (the contractor) concerns, laws, and policies related to the specific residence program
Demonstrated the ability to teach skills and work effectively with others
Knowledge of theory, principles, and practices in the fields related to the particular residence
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
A strong desire to work as part of the facility and the JHS staff team


Ability to successfully complete a Criminal Records Check
Current Emergency First Aid Certificate
Class 5 driver’s license
Personal transportation that is in good repair, insured for business up to $1,000,000 for liability, and which can be used to transport residents


Committed Living Wage Employer
Opportunity to work with purpose for nonprofit organization
Great work environment
Competitive benefits
Chance to grow in a diverse range of programs
Internal training and development opportunities

Please submit your application with a detailed cover letter and resume with the subject line "Casual Community Living Residential Worker (Mental Health)" to