Program: Outreach + Community Inclusion (Community Living Services / CLBC)
Compensation: $19.00/hour + EAP
Status: Part-time, 15-23 hours/week; potential for additional hours/opportunities
Location: Vernon, BC. In homes of those served, the community, and JHS office
Shift Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday mornings. Schedules are subject to change in order to meet the needs of the person served and may include a combination of weekdays, weekends, daytime, evenings and holidays
John Howard Society of Okanagan & Kootenay (JHSOK) is one of 8 John Howard Societies in BC and 61 across Canada that, while independent charitable organizations, share the same mandate. We have operated in the Okanagan for more than 60 years and are known for offering a wide range of innovative services within the fields of community justice, social services, health and safety, and public interest issues.
Our mission is: “Safe, healthy and inclusive communities in the Okanagan & Kootenay region and that we are the trusted voice on social and criminal justice issues in our region.” Guided by evidence informed practices, a harm reduction lens, and a person-centered approach, we are able to support people from assorted circumstances and needs including, but not limited to, homelessness, mental illness, addiction and developmental disabilities.
Directly supporting adults referred by Community Living of BC (CLBC) with neurodevelopmental disabilities and complex neurologically-based behaviours. Characteristics may include, but are not limited to, struggles maintaining housing upkeep, substance misuse dual diagnosis, and challenging behaviour(s) that put the individual at increased risk of criminal justice involvement. Assess and collaboratively establish service delivery goals (ex. occupational, recreational, social, housing and financial) with those served. Where appropriate, incorporate the input of family members and other community stakeholders. Support with activities of daily living (ADL) and promoting independent life skills. Position requires working independently with the person served in their home and/or in the community.
*Other duties within the scope of work as assigned by the Director of Community Living Services
*A combination of education and experience may be considered relevant to expectations of this position
What We Offer
DIVERSITY: We serve a diverse group of people and encourage our staff to embrace these diversities. People of diverse backgrounds, identification, and cultures are encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply with cover letter and resume stating the position they are interested in.
While we thank all those who apply, only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.
To learn more about JHSOK, please visit: https://johnhowardbc.ca/okanagan-kootenay/
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $19.00 /hour