Community Living Counsellor - Vocational

Community Living Society - Burnaby, BC (13 months ago)

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About Us

The Community Living Society (CLS) is an innovative, non-profit organization who since 1978 has been dedicated to supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities live full, productive and meaningful lives. We are leaders in providing quality Person Centred support through our residential, individualized and community based supports so that people can reach their greatest potential. We have over 500 employees and work with over 400 individuals throughout the Lower Mainland.

About the Opportunity

Your role as a support worker will be providing support and actively engaging a supported individual to live a fulfilling and increasingly independent life. You are a motivated and outgoing person with a passion to for person-centered supports. This means you could be helping an individual to discover more of their community, learn new life-skills, find employment and more. Some of your duties can include:

  • Providing individuals support with various life goals
  • Home support duties (including, but not limited to personal care, bathing, bathroom support, meal preparation and light housekeeping)
  • Community outings (including, but not limited to volunteering, paid employment and leisure activities)
  • Maintaining records of daily activities and goal progression
About You

Your experience in providing sound, consistent and caring support to adults with developmental disabilities coupled with your leadership and management skills will enable you to flourish in this role. You are motivated by enabling individuals in achieving greater success in certain areas of their lives by providing skills and opportunities to develop, participate in their community, take part in community activities, obtain volunteer or paid employment and learn tasks of daily living. You will also meet other unique support needs including personal care.

Additionally, you have the following requirements:
Ability to maneuver a wheelchair
Comfortable navigating transit system
Capable of maneuvering and supporting individuals in wheelchairs
First Aid and CPR Certificate
Clear criminal record (paid by CLS)
Comfortable supporting in a pool setting

Class 5 drivers license
Clean driver's abstract
Prior paid or volunteer experience
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training
Mandt System®
Previous leadership experience
Knowledge of Person Centered Active Supports

Our Commitment to You

We make significant investments in our people, which is why we take great care to hire those who we believe will thrive at CLS. Our progressive and unique culture sets us apart and provides:

Various internal leadership and development opportunities
Interesting and relevant training opportunities
Meaningful rewards and recognition

Hours: Temporary Full Time: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-3:00PM (with an additional hour every other Wednesday afternoon)

Wage: Starting at $19.75 per hour

Special Requirements: Must be able to push a wheelchair everyday. Comfortable assisting with full personal care. Comfortable in community and riding transit.

We at Community Living Society celebrate and embrace diversity as an integral part of our organization. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to be an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment for both our employees and supported individuals alike, ensuring everyone feels valued and respected.

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