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Resources for Support Workers

Support Worker Central is a job board connecting people with disabilities and support staff in their communities.

Support workers can find information here about deciding between becoming an employee vs. contractor, employment standards and privacy and protection information, as well as the rights of people with disabilities. 

If you still have questions or have a great resource to add to this section, please contact us

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Criminal Record Check

In British Columbia, vulnerable sector criminal record checks (CRC) must be completed via the Criminal Records Review Program for anyone working with and/or left alone with children or vulnerable adults, including respite caregivers and volunteers (governed by the Criminal Record Review Act).

Employment Standards

The law in British Columbia sets standards for payment, compensation and working conditions in most workplaces. 

Employment standards promote open communication, fair treatment and work-life balance for employees.

Employee or Contractor?

When you are hired as a staff, you and the person or organization that hires you, must figure out if you should be classified as an employee or as a contractor in the eyes of different governing bodies, like the Canadian Revenue Agency, WorkSafeBC, and Employment Standards.

Privacy & Protection of Personal Information

Personal information is data about an “identifiable individual.” It is information that on its own, or combined with other pieces of data, can identify someone as an individual.

Rights of People with Disabilities

It is important when you work with people with disabilities that you ensure their rights are respected, and they are treated as equals. Ask them (and in some cases those that know them best) about their likes and dislikes and ensure you approach their support from a person centered perspective.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn about Support Worker Central with our FAQs

Find answers to our most common questions for Individuals/Families seeking support, and Support Workers seeking employment.