Community Support Worker | Permanent Full Time – #1896

June 18, 2024

Why do people select a particular job? Money, schedule, and fun? How about all of that? The Developmental Disabilities Association needs a Community Support Worker (CSW) to assist clients with their physical, vocational, recreational, social, emotional, and daily life skill development. The CSW supports clients to achieve the greatest degree of independence and quality of life as possible. Since 1952, the Developmental Disabilities Association has been helping thousands of people in BC with developmental disabilities reach their full potential through support and advocacy. Come see what we are about. Go to for all of our latest blogs and podcasts and scroll to the bottom of the page to connect with us on social!

Service Area: Vocational & Community Services
Location: Vancouver
Start Date: As soon as possible
Term/Status: Permanent Full Time
Schedule/Hours: Monday to Friday 7:30 – 15:00  //  37.5 hours per week
Hourly Wage:
$28.25 as per collective agreement

The Role:  

The Community Support Worker (CSW) assists adult clients with their social, emotional, physical, vocational, recreational and daily life skill development. The CSW supports clients to achieve their greatest degree of independence in environments of their choice through participation in onsite and community opportunities. Duties include; participation in the development of individual client service plans & the opportunity to plan and lead programming while assisting with activities of daily living.

What We Offer: 

  • An extensive employer paid benefits package that includes healthcare and dental
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Municipal Pension Plan
  • On-the-job training
  • Professional development
  • Community involvement
  • An inclusive work environment


  • Degree or Diploma in area directly related to Social Services, Human Services, or Education.
  • 1-2 years of experience working with people with developmental disabilities in vocational & community settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully implement instructional and proactive training programs for clients.
  • Must be able to perform lifts and transfers of 40lbs & be willing to go in chlorinated swimming pools.
  • Experience with principles of positive behavior management is preferred.
  • Criminal Record Clearance
  • Medical Clearance
  • Satisfactory Driver’s Abstract
  • Unrestricted Class 4 Driver’s License, or must be willing to obtain a class 4 unrestricted Driver’s license, with use of vehicle for work
  • Valid First Aid/CPR
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention Certification
  • Demonstrated competency in English written and verbal communication
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Position involves assisting clients with personal care needs

Training is provided for: Non-violent Crisis Intervention Certification & Client personal care

*This position requires Union membership.

For more information, please visit our website at

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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