Community Living BC

If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute your experience, knowledge, and passion in a meaningful way, CLBC is the place for you!

Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) is a crown corporation responsible for arranging supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. CLBC employees strive to live our corporate vision of 'Lives filled with possibilities in welcoming communities'. More than just a job, CLBC is about compassion, commitment, contribution, collaboration, and community.

The Role:

As an Activity Worker at CLBC, you will perform a variety of duties to assist with social/recreational programming and client care. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Planning, preparing and carrying out individual and group activities, such as table games, sports activities, music, special events, and community outings
  • Participating with the multi-disciplinary team by providing input with respect to assessment, development, activation, and evaluation of behavioural support plans and programs
  • Providing input and feedback with respect to program activities at regular planning meetings, such as client participation during activities
  • Accompanying individuals on community outings or to appointments
  • Supporting clients with planning, problem-solving and social skills in the community, and daily living skills such as using transit, banking, and shopping
  • Participating as a member of the code white team and utilizing skills as per MANDT training
  • Teaching and supporting individuals in psychosocial, life and personal care skills
  • Assisting with vocational and social skill development by exposing individuals to new and appropriate learning experiences in the community while at PAC
  • Recruiting volunteers and providing direction during activity programs and demonstrating related techniques as required

This role requires the ability to:

  • Work independently
  • Communicate effectively both in verbal and in writing
  • Build rapport with a variety of individuals (verbal and non-verbal)
  • Physically carry out the duties of the position
  • Work in consultation and collaboration with others
  • Participate in a variety of committees and in workgroups
  • Demonstrate effective verbal, listening and written communication skills
  • Facilitate conversation in a manner that is supportive of teamwork
  • Take responsibility for engaging in conflict resolution, debriefing, and review
  • Understand and support the practice of a therapeutic milieu
  • Be a good role model by demonstrating acceptable social behaviours
  • Be solution-focused in understanding goals and plans

In this position, you will work with individuals with mental health and behavioural challenges. You may have the need to restrain and seclude aggressive individuals per a Safety Plan and under the direction of the team; as well as assist in emergencies by initiating CPR or alerting emergency medical services; operate equipment to lift patients in and out of beds and wheelchairs.

Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 completion of a Therapeutic Recreation diploma, plus 2 years' recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • MANDT or similar certification
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • Experience in working within mental health, developmental disability services, and the community.
  • Experience developing and identifying community opportunities for people with a broad range of developmental disabilities.
  • Experience working with individuals with challenging behaviours, mobility impairments, and alternative communication systems.
  • Experience following and implementing Positive Behaviour Support and Safety Plans.

Transportation:
Use of own vehicle required, on expenses. Must be able to drive in winter conditions, throughout BC. Possession of a valid class 5 Drivers license. Ability to acquire and maintain a class 4 drivers license, if required. Transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of CLBC. 


Additional Info:

This position is posted to fill a new vacancy. 
Hours of work: Shift work, including days, afternoon/evenings, and weekends, as required
Term/Status: Regular/Full-time
Eligibility: Open to internal and external applicants

Classification/Salary: MHSW R13 - Starts at $25.16 per hour


Location: 

The Provincial Assessment Centre (PAC) is the designated tertiary care mental health service for individuals aged 14 years and older who have a developmental disability and a concurrent mental illness or behavioural concern.  PAC provides multi-disciplinary and specialized inpatient assessment and treatment for dually diagnosed individuals.  Our team includes physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, art therapists, behavioural consultant, psychologist, social worker, dietician, mental health support workers, plus a dedicated administration and support services team.  In 2019, PAC moved to its new building (Healing Spirit House) in Coquitlam.

Successful applicants are subject to a Criminal Record Check (Criminal Records Review Act).

Note:  An eligibility list may be established.

Closing date: July 22, 2019

Apply now!  Submit a resume and cover letter online to the attention of Jaimie Willows.

Community Living BC is an equal opportunity employer.

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