Casual Youth Support Worker
Interior Community Services is looking to hire casual support workers for our Youth Living residential program supporting youth with special needs.
Successful candidates will have a strong demonstrated ability to work with youth with special needs, build trusting relationships, provide a consistent and scheduled home environment, implement appropriate activities with youth and respond appropriately to a variety of challenging situations and behaviors.
Flexible availability is required and an ability to work 24 hour live - in shifts.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
- Diploma in Human/Social Service or related field and related experience supporting youth with special needs
- Current Emergency First Aid with CPR (Community Care) is required
- CPI (Non Violent Crisis Intervention), Suicide Intervention and Safe Food Handling training will be provided in-house
- Must have valid Class 5 Driver’s license, own reliable vehicle, safe driving abstract and ability to obtain Business Use/ 5 million liability insurance (portion will be reimbursed up to $300).
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability to interact effectively and support youth with special needs, including supporting youth with cognitive and global developmental delays with limited communication
- Demonstrated ability to respond appropriately to frustrations in communication that increase challenging behaviors.
- Ability to encourage and implement use of communication tools to enhance communication
- Strong ability to recognize triggers and proactively manage situations to minimize challenging behaviours, physically assaultive behaviours and/or damage to property.
- Strong ability to work within the Behavioural Support and Safety Plan for each individual.
- Strong ability to engage with the youth in appropriate activities, and encourage their involvement in activities, sports and outings based on interests.
- Strong ability to problem solve issues as they arise and make sound decisions based on the best interest of the youth.
- Ability to run and maintain a home- shopping, cleaning, cooking, yard work, budgeting, and meal planning/prepping
- Strong ability to follow program and agency policies and procedures.
- Strong demonstrated ability to develop healthy relationships and boundaries with youth, staff, parents/guardians and stakeholders.
- Strong documentation, organizational and communication skills
- Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with co-workers, supervisor and other community professionals
- Ability to continually monitor the health and safety of the program and environments to ensure safety.
- Successful candidates must be able to provide satisfactory supervisory references and satisfactory Criminal Record checks (both RCMP and BC Ministry of Justice).
- Candidates must provide proof they are free from TB.
- This is a casual, on call position. Casuals must be available to work a minimum of 12 full days per month (4 weekdays, 4 weekend days and 4 days of your choice).
- 24 hour shifts are paid at $350/per shift. Hourly shifts (8 hours or less) are paid at $19.77/hr.