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Community Support Worker – Part time

Our South Island Community Connections Program (SICC) is hiring 2 part-time Community Support Workers to provide one-on-one support and/or activity club support to adults who have been diagnosed with Autism, PDD or FASD and experience challenges with adaptive functioning. The primary role of the support worker is to assist the clients with life skills, vocational/educational goals and social /recreational activities and community inclusion.  Support work may occur in the community or the client’s home, within the Southern Vancouver Island area.

To apply for the position, please forward a cover letter and resume to info@sfrs.ca attention Kelly Walker, SICC/WH Acting Manager before noon on January 20, 2020.

Requirements:

  • The ability to have a flexible schedule and be able to provide day, evening, or weekend support to clients.
  • Knowledge of the transit system within the South Island area
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision
  • Current First Aid certificate
  • Class 5 drivers’ license and use of a reliable vehicle is an asset
  • Clear Criminal Record Check for working with children and vulnerable adults is required
  • Clear drivers abstract is required

Education and skills:

  • A certificate or diploma in Social Services or a related field, (may be in progress), or 2 years relevant education and / or experience
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to new or challenging situations
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Excellent computer skills with knowledge of internet applications and applicable office software
  • Experience with CARF/COA accreditation standards an asset
  • Knowledge of local community services for people with disabilities

Job Description:

Core Competencies:  

  1. Cooperation: Ability to work effectively with others to achieve common goals
  2. Initiative: Ability to act independently with limited supervision when required
  3. Judgment: Ability to decide correct course of action when choices can be made
  4. Accountability: Willingness to assume and carry out assigned tasks and to be accountable for results and actions, including quantity and quality of work
  5. Integrity: Demonstrate high ethical standards and maintain confidentiality in a professional manner
  6. Dependability: Ability to maintain good attendance, reliability and punctuality
  7. Respect for Diversity: Ability to appreciate that people have different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Maintains client caseloads based on referrals from the Program Supervisor.
  2. Assists clients in recreational and social activities as outlined in their Personal Support Plan.
  3. Provide client with life skills as outlined in their Personal Support Plan.
  4. Assist clients in achieving their educational / employment goals as outlined in their Personal Support Plan
  5. Provides flexibility and willingness to accommodate day-to-day variations in support requirements
  6. Provide clients with emotional support.
  7. Provide clients with a positive role model
  8. Documents cases and maintains records to comply with agency, funder, court guidelines and standards.
  9. Maintains an awareness of any issues (medical, behavioral, or other) experienced by clients and informs Program Supervisor.
  10. Provide transportation to all areas within the South Island Region, as required.
  11. Provides services to all clients in a culturally appropriate manner.
  12. Promotes community inclusion
  13. Attend FASD and ASD/PDD training workshops, as necessary to maintain skills and knowledge.
  14. Supports, promotes and attends SICC activity club and Empowering Personal Wellness Day Program as required
  15. Supports, promotes and attends program and agency-wide fundraising events
  16. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Program Supervisor

Administrative:

  1. Maintains statistical data on clients as required by program policies and procedures.
  2. Maintains relevant program and agency standards in accordance with accreditation requirements.
  3. Identifies social, recreational and educational services in the community that meets the needs of the clients.
  4. Identifies key issues for the Program Supervisor, including gaps in services and supports for clients; develops new approaches to addressing client requests.
  5. Reports critical incidents immediately to the Program Supervisor.
  6. Submits monthly client status reports to Program Supervisor in a timely manner.
  7. Attends weekly clinical supervision meetings with Program Supervisor.
  8. Attends case review meetings, as required.
  9. Attends team meetings, as required.
  10. Attend SFRS staff meetings and planning days, as required.

Education and skills:

  • A certificate or diploma in Social Services or a related field (may be in progress) or 2 years relevant education and / or experience.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Excellent computer skills with knowledge of internet applications and applicable office software.
  • Experience with CARF/COA accreditation standards an asset.
  • Knowledge of local community services.
  • Knowledge of public transit system.
  • Current First Aid certificate.