We’re looking for recent graduates and experienced direct support workers to join our team! If you’re passionate about caring for others and making a difference in the community, we would love to hear from you.

The Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA) is a leading employer in BC’s social services sector. With over 50 community-based programs and services for children, youths and adults in Vancouver and Richmond. We offer superior programs and services to enable people with developmental disabilities to reach their goals.

The Residential Care Worker (RCW) assists residents to live successfully in residential settings within the community. The position ensures the residents’ physical, emotional, social, recreational, economic, educational, and/or medical needs are met. The RCW assists residents by enhancing their quality of life through activities of daily living. The RCW works both independently and as part of a team, and demonstrates the ability to take initiative and effectively problem solve using sound judgment.

Job Title: Float Residential Care Worker
Location: Various Residential Sites
Start Date: As soon as possible
Term/Status: Permanent Full Time          
Schedule/Hrs:  Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun hours between 6:00-23:00 // 37.5 hours per week          

Float RCWs are available for Day and Afternoon shifts between the hours of 6:00 to 23:00 (employees will be working 7.5 hours per day for their shift). Float RCWs are expected to work in all locations as assigned and locations will change from day-to-day in their work week schedule, depending upon the needs within Residential Services.  

Hourly Wage: $22.68 per collective agreement    

What We Offer:

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


  • Degree or Diploma in area directly related to supporting people with developmental disabilities such as Social Services, Human Services, or Education.
  • 1-2 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, or related equivalent experience.
  • Experience with, or training in, areas of adaptive communication, positive behaviour support, and community care is an asset.
  • Valid First Aid/CPR upon start date
  • Class 5 Driver’s License and ability to upgrade to Unrestricted Class 4 Driver’s License
  • Satisfactory driver’s abstract
  • Criminal record clearance
  • Medical clearance
  • Demonstrated competency in English, written and oral communication
  • Eligible to work in Canada


This position is only open to MALE applicants

This position requires union membership

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Posted by human resources in: Department, Full-Time, Job Status, Residential Services