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Casual Opportunities

Type:
Casual
Location:
Barriere, Merritt, Kamloops

Casual Community Support Workers

 

Are you passionate about ensuring inclusion for everyone?

Do you want to support individuals with disabilities to be the best they can be?

Are you interested in having variety in your work?

Are you interested in being involved in the community?

Are you interested in putting your education and experience to use?

Are you interested in finding an organization to grow with?

 

Interior Community Services is currently looking to hire Casual Support Workers to work in the following programs in Kamloops, Barriere and Merritt.

  • Residential Programs
    • Semi-independent living facilities for adults
    • Fully supported homes for adults (Kamloops, Barriere)
    • Fully supported home for youth
  • Kamloops Youth Shelter
  • Options and Opportunities Day Program
  • Merritt MOSAIC Day Program 
  • Community Inclusion & Skill Development (Kamloops, Merritt, Barriere)
  • Home Support for adults with disabilities

 Required Qualifications:

  • Community and School Support Certificate, Human Service Diploma or related field
  • Related experience supporting adults and/or youth with diverse needs. Or a combination of training, education and experience. Experience supporting individuals with Autism is an asset.
  • A safe driving record (abstract), valid Class 5 driver’s license is required.  Class 4 unrestricted driver's license is preferred
  • May be required to obtain Business Use/5 million 3rd party liability insurance.
  • Valid Emergency First Aid with CPR-C and TB testing may be required.
  • Proof of COVID Vaccination is required

 Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to interact effectively and support individuals with physical and developmental difficulties or with individuals who face homelessness and substance use issues
  • Strong experience providing life skills support and development
  • Strong ability to recognize, analyze and deal effectively with aggressive behaviours and crisis situations using appropriate interventions
  • Ability to work co-operatively and effectively with other professionals, co-workers and supervisors
  • Strong ability to problem solve and make ethical decision
  • Ability to perform household and yard maintenance duties, including cleaning and cooking
  • Ability to work independently to carry out program requirements and client’s care plans
  • Knowledge of Medication administration, Seizure management, FASD and Autism is an asset
  • Ability and comfort in providing personal care

OTHER: This is a casual position in which flexible availability is required. Casuals must provide a minimum of 12 days of availability per month (4 weekdays, 4 weekends and 4 days of choice). Casuals are booked in advance to cover for vacation and planned absences of regular staff and are on-call to cover sick days.

Successful applicants must be able to provide a safe driver’s abstract and satisfactory criminal record checks (both BC Ministry of Justice and RCMP/MCFD).

 

Please submit resume and cover letter to

careers@interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca

250-376-3660