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Residence Worker - New Desmond House - PFT and Casuals

Permanent Part-time, Permanent Full-Time and Casual Options

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The Residence Worker assists adults with developmental diverse abilities in a supported home environment. They promote quality of life for all residents by encouraging independence, maximizing their well-being and enhancing social participation. This position requires shift work and a high level of personal and palliative care.  

SALARY:                 Grid 10 ($25.05to $28.75 per hour as per collective agreement)
HOURS:                   37.4 hrs./wk. or Casual flexible
# of VACANCIES:    2 Perm. Full-Time and 4 Casual positions



  • Collaborates with individuals, caregivers and other community partners/professionals to assess residents’ needs and develop and attain individual goals.
  • Implements a Service Plan, provides ongoing evaluation and adjusts goals and strategies as required.
  • Assesses personal care and health needs and performs care as required.
  • Provides activities and opportunities that support residents’ independence and encourage meaningful and rewarding community connections.
  • Provides healthy meals and snacks ensuring the specific dietary needs of the individuals are met.
  • Manages general household chores including, meal planning and preparation, shopping, program laundry, yard maintenance and basic repairs.
  • Administers medication as required.
  • Encourages and supports residents to advocate for themselves and to liaise with all individuals who can help them meet their needs (i.e. facilitators/social workers, community resources, family etc.).
  • Teaches relationship-building skills while fostering self-esteem, self-advocacy and healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Supports residents in managing their personal finances as needed.
  • Schedules necessary appointments and accompanies and/or transports clients using the program accessibility van. (medical, optical and dental appointments, family visits, recreational outings etc.)
  • Recognizes and responds to potential risk and emergency situations to minimize potential risk to the clients, staff and/or the public. Takes pro-active measures to prevent potential escalations.
  • Manages the residential budget including clear and accurate documentation of petty cash and spending.
  • Maintains daily client information and activities logs.
  • Ensures required documentation is complete, timely and accurate.


  • Community and School Support Worker, Resident Care Aid or Home Support Worker Certificate.
  • One (1) year of recent related experience
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience. 
  • Experience working with seniors with developmental diverse abilities is an asset.


  • This position requires shift work and a high level of personal and palliative care.
  • Physical requirements include, but are not limited to, supporting individuals in wheelchairs or walkers, carrying, lifting, transferring, pushing, pulling, bending, assisting clients safely in and out of bed and bath, and using lifts and other health equipment appropriately.
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective team member
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Knowledge and ability to do household tasks: housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, basic repairs
  • TB Test
  • Ability to drive the van when needed both locally and out of town - requires an unrestricted class 4 driver’s license.
  • Safe driving record
  • Complete set of Covid vaccinations (2 doses min.)
  • Union membership is required

Below training is required and provided for new employees free of charge as needed:

  • Emergency First Aid with CPR-C
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (MANDT level 3)
  • Safe Food Handling
  • Medication Management
  • CLBC Privacy Training
  • Anti-Bullying and Harassment


  • Please submit resume with cover letter to:
  • Make sure to indicate your shift preference(s)
  • If you need any accommodations at any stage of the hiring process, contact us at the above email. This information will be kept confidential.

Posting Closing Date: Until all positions are filled

Interior Community Services is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, visible or invisible diverse abilities, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or, citizenship or immigration status. Where bona fide occupational requirements limit the applicant selection, the burden of proof rests with the Employer.