Adult Living Support Worker

Interior Community Services - Kamloops, BC (30+ days ago)

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Type:
Part-time

Location:
Kamloops
Interior Community Services is looking to fill a full-time position within an Adult Living Residential program.

The Adult Living Support Worker provides care to adults with moderate to severe behavioral and developmental challenges in a home setting to support them to live to their fullest potential.

Responsibilities include reponding effectively to the client’s needs and behaviors, carrying out the behavioral support and safety plan, administering medications, performing personal care, feeding, connecting and supporting individuals within the community, building on capabilities and strengths, and accompanying and transporting on outings/activities/appointments. This role is also responsible for household tasks such as shopping, cooking, cleaning and general maintenance of the home and yard.

REQUIRED EDUCATION,TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Diploma in related Human/Social Service field and related experience working with individuals with moderate to severe behavioural and developmental challenges. Or equivalent education, training and experience.
Valid Class 5 driver’s license and safe driving record (abstract)
Current certification Emergency (Community Care) First Aid with CPR
TB test showing free from TB
Medication Management, Safe Food Handling, Non Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) and safeTalk training will be provided

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to interact effectively and support individuals with moderate to several behavioural and developmental challenges including individuals with Autism.
Strong experience providing life skills support and development in the home and community
Ability to provide appropriate behaviour management intervention by following behavioural/care plans of the individuals
Ability to provide emotional support by teaching coping techniques and adaptive behaviour to clients.
Strong ability to recognize, analyze and deal effectively with aggressive behaviours and crisis situations using appropriate interventions, including CPI
Ability to effectively liaise and communicates between client and their care
Ability to advocate for the best interests of the individuals
Ability to support clients in gaining independence
Ability to perform personal care, feeding, seizure protocols, and medication management
Ability to follow health and safety protocols and procedures
Knowledge and skill in connecting individuals with appropriate community resources
Ability to work effectively independently and as a strong member of a team
Good communication, documentation, interpersonal and conflict management skills
Ability to work co-operatively and effectively with other professionals, co-workers and supervisors

HOURS OF WORK:
40 hours/week, Tuesday- Saturday 8am - 4pm

SALARY: Pay starts at $20.78 per hour as per collective agreement.

OTHER: Successful applicants must provide satisfactory criminal record checks (RCMP and Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Vulnerable Sector Search) as well as satisfactory supervisory references.

Please submit resume with cover letter to: careers@interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca by Friday September 13th.