Awake Residential Night Worker, Full-Time - Sumas House

WJS Canada - Richmond, BC (25 days ago)

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The Program
The Sumas House Program is designed to accommodate youth that have experienced a history of failure in other programs and group homes. Our services support youth recovering from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and overcoming other adversity by providing them with housing and trauma-based guidance.

We accommodate and support traumatized youth in comfortable and welcoming facilities with twenty four hour staffing. Paired housemates share common areas but each child has his or her own bedroom. We offer a safe environment in a residential and friendly neighbourhood. An open door policy encourages a wandering youth to return at any time.

The Position
The awake residential night worker (ARNW) for this licensed, accredited agency attends to the health, well-being, safety and security of residents and the program site at night, and provides general, non-specific services to clients as required. This position will be alone during the overnight hours and must feel comfortable working alone, with support from fellow team members and the On-Call Manager, as needed. Maintains a comfortable and clean living environment. This position requires union membership with CUPE.

Scheduling:One (1) permanent full-time position of 40 hours per week:
  • Sunday through Thursday 0000-0800
In Your Role You Will
  • Monitor residents through the night and attends to any medical and behavioural needs that arise during the night.
  • Follow through on direction regarding specific residents left by the day staff.
  • Notify staff of any major problems or emergencies; responds to emergencies according to established policies and procedures.
  • Support residents with their morning and evening routines at the beginning and end of shift.
  • Ensure residents follow house rules; monitors curfew regulations and reports to appropriate authorities as required.
  • Administer medications to residents according to established policy and procedure.
  • Ensure logbooks and other documentation such as charts and incident reports are complete.
  • Perform light housekeeping duties such as vacuuming, dusting, emptying garbage, cleaning and laundry; performs minor building maintenance such as changing light bulbs; reports maintenance needs to the program manager.
  • Comply with policies, procedures and values of the agency, and uses best practices when supporting residents.
  • Utilize practices that promote service recipient health, welfare, safety and security; secures the building by arming alarms and locking doors and windows.
  • Prepare and assist residents in breakfast preparation.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
******Prior to confirmation of employment with WJS Canada, all applicants are required to participate in MCFD screening and provide a current (dated within 3 months of hiring date) BC Ministry Check.***

As An Ideal Candidate You Possess
  • Grade 12 education PLUS certificate, OR minimum of 6 months equivalent experience in related human/social service field
  • Other combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Current WCB Occupational First Aid, Level 1 (or ability to obtain within the probation period)
  • Experience with behaviour management, basic sign language and/or alternative communications strategies training
  • Ability to use common computer applications required (training provided)
Other Requirements:
  • Clear physician’s note confirming suitability, including a negative tuberculosis screening test
  • Experience working with complex health (including personal hygiene and seizures) is preferred
  • Successful candidate must sign an oath of confidentiality, a conflict of interest statement, abuse protocols and a code of ethics statement.
What WJS Canada does
WJS Canada's mission is 'Strengthening people and communities with innovative, individualized services'. The support we provide for families, emphasizes building relationships to enhance the family's strengths and achieve goals that address their needs for support in areas of struggle. Services are individualized and based on the family's belief that their own internal resources can be strengthened and that other helpful skills can be developed. For more information on WJS, services and career opportunities, visit

While WJS serves individuals in many communities across Canada, this opportunity is in Richmond, BC. Situated on the southern coast of British Columbia, just south of Vancouver, Richmond offers a location with a variety of culinary and cultural opportunities. The area offers an abundance of shopping, amenities such as international cuisine, community festivals, along with the natural beauty of the area, suitable for individuals of every age.

Our Employees Enjoy
At WJS Canada, trust, strong connections, innovation and results are the pillars of our mandate. We manage by developing our core strength: our people. We give employees the tools to do the job, developing their competence and their confidence, by conducting training programs to ensure professional development and build skills, employee morale, employee safety, health, loyalty and satisfaction. Developing people includes respecting employees work-life balance through flexible hours, locations and duties. We support our staff with assistance and benefit packages, innovative wellness programs and compassion for the life challenges they face.

For more information on WJS Canada visit our website:

No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.