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Support worker – social services needed in Canada by Dengarry Professional Services Ltd 

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Support worker – social services needed in Canada by Dengarry Professional Services Ltd 

A Community Support Worker administers and implements a variety of social assistance programs and community services including life skills workshops, substance abuse treatment programs, support programs, and more. Support workers provide practical and emotional support to individuals with health problems, mental disorders, and emotional difficulties. They look after the well-being of vulnerable people by assisting with day-to-day tasks.

Job details

  •  Location: 513 Ahbau Street Prince George, BCV2M 3R8
  •  Salary: $22.68HOUR hourly for 32 to 40 hours per week
  •  Terms of employment: Permanent employment
    Full time
  •  Day, Evening, Night, Weekend, Shift, On Call, Flexible Hours, Early Morning, Morning
  •  Start date: Starts as soon as possible
  •  Benefits: Health benefits, Other benefits
  •  vacancies: 2 vacancies

We are looking for a caring and empathetic support worker to assist our clients with day-to-day tasks. As a support worker, you will be required to meet with clients to assess their practical and emotional needs, draw up care plans, and help them to live as independently as possible. You may also be required to train family and friends in relevant support techniques and to lead community meetings.

To ensure success as a support worker, you should have excellent interpersonal skills, a passion for helping others, and good leadership skills. A skilled support worker should be able to provide both emotional and physical support when needed to ensure that clients feel in control of their lives.

Support Worker Responsibilities:

  • Meeting with clients to discuss their practical and emotional needs.
  • Designing care plans that best suit the clients’ needs.
  • Providing emotional support by talking to clients about their needs and listening to their concerns.
  • Assisting with domestic tasks including shopping, cooking, cleaning, and washing.
  • Tending to the healthcare needs of each client.
  • Helping clients to apply for jobs, disability grants, and housing loans.
  • Counseling clients with drug or alcohol addictions.
  • Training family members in basic support techniques.
  • Helping clients to participate in leisure activities.
  • Making case notes and managing the case logbook.

Support Worker Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • A qualification in health and social care is preferable.
  • Commitment to helping others.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Empathetic with good listening skills.
  • Good problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to carry out domestic duties.
  • Willingness to assist with basic healthcare practices.
  • Patient and emotionally resilient.
  • Strong leadership skills.

Job requirements

Languages

English

Education

Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

First Aid Certificate; CPR Certificate; Mandt System training; Developmental services worker¿(DSW)¿Training

Experience

Will train

Specific Skills
Appraise clients’ needs or eligibility for specific services; Assess client’s relevant skill strengths and development needs; Provide suicide and crisis intervention; Resolve conflict situations; Supervise activities of clients living in group homes and half-way houses; Implement behaviour management programs; Assist in evaluating the effectiveness of treatment programs; Screen, recruit and train volunteers and support staff; Develop, co-ordinate and implement the delivery of specific services within the community; Assist clients/guests with special needs; Liaise with other social services agencies and health care providers involved with clients; Accompany clients to appointments and social outings
Additional Skills
Administrative and office activities; Housekeeping activities; Food preparation
Weight Handling
Up to 9 kg (20 lbs)
Work Setting
Private residence; Group home; Social service or charity agency
Target Audience
Persons with physical disabilities; Persons with mental health disabilities; Persons with learning disabilities; Persons with an intellectual disability
Security and Safety
Driving record check (abstract); Medical exam; Criminal record check
Transportation/Travel Information
Own vehicle; Vehicle supplied by employer; Valid driver’s licence; Travel expenses paid by employer
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
Fast-paced environment; Work under pressure
Work Location Information
Work in employer’s/client’s home; Various locations
Type of Community or Social Service
Socio-economic needs or conditions (housing, nutrition, unemployment, financial assistance)
Personal Suitability
Initiative; Effective interpersonal skills; Flexibility; Team player; Excellent oral communication; Excellent written communication; Client focus; Judgement
Health benefits
Health care plan; Dental plan
Other benefits
Free parking available
Screening questions
Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?; Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?; Are you available for shift or on-call work?; Do you have the above-indicated required certifications?

Benefits

Health benefits

Health care plan, Dental plan

Other benefits

Free parking available

Who can apply to this job?

Only apply to this job if:

  • You are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
  • You have a valid Canadian work permit.

If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.

How to apply

By emailpgcontact@dengarry.bc.ca

In person

513 Ahbau Street suite #105
Prince George, BC
V2M 3R8 Between 09:00 AM and 04:00 PM

How-to-apply instructions

Here is what you must include when submitting your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Proof of the requested certifications
  • Highest level of education and name of institution where it was completed

Advertised until

2022-07-12

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