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Support Worker (Youth) ❤ Temporary Position ❤ West Vancouver

Job Description

Are you fun, positive, energetic, kind, calm, patient, flexible, reliable, punctual, organized, confident, a quick learner, a skilled communicator and an effective multitasker? Would you like to make a substantial difference in another person’s functioning and quality of life? If yes, we welcome you to request an interview as a Live-In Home Support Worker.

Job Summary:
To be part of a team of 3 staff, we (parents) and our youth’s non-profit society directors are hiring a Live-In Home Support Worker to provide supervision, care and development support to our 16-year-old with medical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural challenges. The job will take place in the youth’s private suite/apartment and in the community.

*A diploma, bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in a human/social service/health care field and 2 years’ experience working with special needs children, youth or adults OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is required.
*Work experience as a residential support worker, community support worker, behaviour interventionist, teacher, education assistant, early childhood educator, rehabilitation assistant, life skills coach, social skills coach, nurse, mental health worker, etc. is preferred.
*The position is ideal for those already committed to the special needs support worker field and/or for students pursuing studies in: ABA-behaviour intervention/consulting, education or early childhood education, counselling, psychology, community social services, social work, nursing, health care, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech-language therapy, kinesiology, etc. This is an excellent work experience for prospective grad students.
*Full proficiency in spoken and written English is required.
*A driver’s license and an acceptable driver’s abstract is required. A vehicle will be provided for the direct client care hours.
*Standard First Aid and CPR C certification is required. (It can be obtained after the employment offer.)
*MANDT System or Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) certification is required. (It can be obtained after the employment offer.)
*A Ministry of Justice criminal record check for vulnerable sector work is required. (It can be obtained after the employment offer.)
*Training specific to the position and the youth’s needs will be provided.

What will you be doing? You will:
*independently care for the youth during your shifts/shift sets.
*maintain a therapeutic and rehabilitative approach.
*support the youth to attend in-person school learning and/or online learning activities to develop functional literacy and numeracy skills, etc.
*support the youth to learn home and community life skills i. e. preparing meals/cooking, organizing, doing laundry, housekeeping, grocery shopping, banking, etc.
*support the youth to participate in a daily exercise program.
*support the youth to learn and utilize emotional self-regulation skills and to behave in socially acceptable ways.
*support the youth to develop social skills, communication skills and healthy relationships.
*support the youth to have fun by participating in recreational and social activities in the community.
*support the youth to participate in volunteer work experiences.
*support the youth to attend appointments.
*monitor and treat the health concerns (i.e. administer medications) as per protocols.
*complete housekeeping tasks (food prep and light housekeeping/cleaning).
*be able to sleep at night but you may need to wake up 1 to 2 times during the night to check on the youth’s CPAP treatment or attend to them as needed.
*reside at your own residence on your days off.

Hours and Scheduled Days:
*A normal shift is 24 hours – 8 pm to 8 pm.
*The position involves working 2 (or occasionally 3) consecutive 24 hours shifts each week (shift set). This position is ideal for those who want their work concentrated over a 2 (or occasionally 3) day period and then have significant days off to study or to pursue personal interests.
*There may be flexibility on the assigned work days if they are coordinated with the other team members.

Wages and Benefits:
*Wages are paid on a per-day salary basis, and are prorated for partial shifts.
*The per-day salary is $484 for each 24-hour shift. The equivalent annual salary is $58,725 per year.
*A Health Spending Account/Wellness Spending Account and RRSP Matching Plan is provided.

Duration of Position:
*This temporary position runs from January 2022 to the end of June 2022 (6 months). Following this, permanent, further temporary or casual on-call work may be available.

Support Needed
 Full Time (30+ hours per week)
Support for Individual Age Group
Personal Care
Willing to Train
Mobility Support
Willing to Train
Behaviour Support
ABA, BI, Crisis Support Prevention Training, Willing to Train
Complex Health Needs
Medication Administration, Willing to Train
Skills & Training
Criminal Record Check (CRC)
Driver’s License
First Aid
Language Spoken
Willing to group with other family to share a Support Worker?