The Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA) has been a leader for advocacy and inclusion in BC for families with special needs since 1952, and now we need you. We have an opening in one of our group homes in Vancouver for a Residential Care Worker (RCW) to assist with residents’ physical, emotional, social, and recreational needs.

We need your skills and experience to help British Columbians with developmental disabilities reach their full potential by supporting their rights and self-determination. Come see what we’re all about. Go to www.develop.bc.ca for our latest blogs and then connect with us on social and say hello! Facebook: @dda604 Twitter: @dda604 Instagram: @developdda

JOB TITLE: RESIDENTIAL CARE WORKER | #1430
SERVICE AREA: Residential Services
LOCATION: Vancouver and Richmond
START DATE: As soon as possible
TERM/STATUS: Permanent Part Time
SCHEDULE/HRS: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 16:00 onwards; and Saturday 8:30 onwards // 20 hours per week
Float RCWs are available for flexible hours. Availability starts at 4pm on Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday; and 8:30am on Saturday. Total of 20 hours per week. Shift times will vary within the 4 days. 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: $23.90 as per collective agreement

THE ROLE:

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.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:
• 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 and community care is an asset.
• Experience in supporting mental health and positive Behavioural Reinforcement.

Standard requirements of the Residential Care Worker include:
• Criminal Record Clearance
• Medical Clearance (must be able to perform lifts and transfers of 40lbs)
• Satisfactory Driver’s Abstract
• Class 5 Driver’s License AND ability to upgrade to Unrestricted Class 4 Driver’s License
• Valid First Aid/CPR upon start date
• Demonstrated competency in English written and verbal communication
• Eligible to work in Canada

WHAT WE OFFER:
• A fully employer-paid, comprehensive health and welfare benefits plan
• Municipal Pension Plan
• Educational and training opportunities

*This position requires Union membership.

For more information, please visit our website at www.develop.bc.ca
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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