Hours of Work:
4 scheduled afternoons 1:00 pm — 9:00 pm (may vary) Weekdays and
one weekend shift
Location: Tri-Cities Area
Years’ Experience: minimum 2 years recent related leadership experience
Class 4 Driver’s License and reliable vehicle required. This position also requires post-secondary diploma or certificate from a Residential Health Support program.
The Senior Support Worker (Person in Charge) ensures that staff teams meet or exceed acceptable standards of service delivery to people with disabilities. The SSW is in charge of daily operations, some administration and some scheduling in a residential home. An SSW is part of the Bargaining Unit and is accountable to the Team Leader.
This position is full time, 40 hours per week with a comprehensive benefit plan after successfully completing probation.
• Ensure that persons’ served physical, emotional, social, educational, medical needs are met
• Participate in assessment, goal setting, and service planning
• Document, implement and provide input in evaluation of programs
• Assist the Team Leader in providing orientation, training, work direction, and guidance to Community Support Workers
• Create and communicate staff schedules
• Identify recreational and educational services in the community
• Monitor and authorize house/program expenditures and maintain financial records accordingly.
• A diploma or certificate in human services or a related discipline.
• A strong commitment to the philosophy and values of posAbilities, this includes a commitment to inclusive community living for persons with mental or physical challenges.
• Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with persons’ served.
• Ability to communicate effectively with a range of health professionals and with families.
• Ability to use and develop alternative language programs.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and in a team setting.
• Maturity, tact, good judgment and problem-solving abilities, reliability, consistency and initiative.
• Knowledge of computers and word-processing programs.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Must have strong administrative skills.
• Ability to work with individuals with Autism and/or challenging behaviours.
• Behaviour management training or experience.
• Familiarity with epilepsy and seizure management.
• Familiarity with the resources available in the New Westminster area.
• Familiarity with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Effect (FAS/E)
• Experience working with individuals who have complex health care needs.
• Mandt training.
• Current Emergency First Aid with CPR — Level B or C CPR and Food Safe certification.
• Own vehicle with business insurance.
• Criminal Record Check for Children and Vulnerable Adults — Clearance.