F/T Permanent Community Living Support Worker - New View Society

May 01, 2021
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

The Organization:

New View Society is a community mental health non-profit based in Port Coquitlam, BC. We pride ourselves on a positive workplace culture and a valued reputation in our community. We are known for our great care towards clients, employees, and community alike, through our core values of integrity, respect, inclusiveness, caring and trust. We believe in creating an environment for growth and recovery for adults challenged by mental illness through:

  • Supporting an individual’s choice to live, work, learn and be part of their community.
  • Promoting recovery in a friendly, safe, and supportive environment for individuals affected by mental illness in the Tri-Cities.
  • Being a flexible and caring Society dedicated to mental wellness.
  • Providing housing, employment, social and personal growth opportunities.

Why Should You Apply?

We offer:

  • flexible working hours.
  • opportunities for professional development (we are committed to staff growth).
  • positive workplace culture.

The Position:

We’re looking for a Full-time Community Living Support Worker to join our team for 32 hours a week. This role is primarily in-home support. Reporting to the Manager, Community Living Support, the Community Living Support Worker ensures the well-being being of clients in the day program and/or group home and promotes their ongoing development. This role assists clients in their physical, social, emotional, and daily life skills development and increases their independence and ability to function within the community.

Responsibilities:

1. Client Support: Aids clients in their own homes/program and in the community to allow them to function more safely and independently. Facilitates physical, recreational, social, and educational activities. Provides clients with a positive role model Maintains liaison with other agencies, professionals, government officials and the community; monitors progress and well-being of clients and assists case management team in evaluating the effectiveness of programs, counseling, and support. Maintains written reports regarding client activities and progress and ensures all required documentation is up to date and accurate.
2. Crisis Intervention: Recognizes potential crisis or emergency situations, analyzes, and develops strategies to deal with such situations to ensure no harm to the client staff and/or the public and informs management or other key when such incidents arise. Assists case management team in identifying potential problems and provides input to counselors and other professionals regarding the development of client program plans.
3. Life Skills Support: Provides lay counseling support and life skills training to clients; monitors clients’ well-being and assists with daily life skills and/or behavior management training, basic
cooking, etc.; assists clients in attending appointments when necessary and may provide
transportation.
4. Recreational Activities: Identifies social, economic, recreational, and educational services in the
community that will meet clients’ needs; participates in group planning and helps develop
individual activity plans which focus on the special needs of each client served by the
home/program.
5. Client Safety: Ensures that all requirements are met to provide safe transportation, proper
driver’s license, car maintenance etc. Maintains up to date knowledge of building fire
regulations and procedures and other emergency procedures; ensures all health and safety
standards are maintained. Ensures that all medication is administered, following correct
procedures.

Requirements:

• Diploma in social services or related discipline: minimum two-year course of studies.
• Must have a current unrestricted Class 4 driving license or be willing to obtain and willing to
drive 15 passenger vehicles when needed. 
• Must have own vehicle
• Additional training in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and/or co-occurring disorders is an asset.
• Food safe certification is an asset.
• Hold a current First Aid and C.P.R. certificate is an asset.
• Effectively work within a team environment that encompasses all employees of the New View Society
and supporting agencies.
• Work in partnership with Tri-Cities Mental Health Case Managers.
• Ensure that all appropriate paperwork, record keeping, and reports (oral and written) are completed as
required.
• Ensure an up-to-date knowledge of rehabilitation through on-going professional development
(minimum of 2 days/year).
• Must be able to work independently.
• Must be free of job related criminal record.
• Must have the ability to work with co-workers in a team environment.

Wage: $19 per hour with an increase after obtaining Class 4

Salary Range: $19.00 – $22.00 per hour

Contact Information: Please send resumes to admin@newviewsociety.ca

New View Society encourages applications from individuals who identify as Indigenous, a person of color, LGBTQ2+, a person with a disability, or other community that has experienced historical patterns of discrimination.

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