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Temporary Full-time Community Inclusion Worker Needed

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Employer Name: 
Sunshine Valley Community Services
Job Location: 
Grand Forks, BC

Are you interested in seeing people succeed? Are you patient, able to make connections in the community and a good team member?

Who We Are:

Sunshine Valley Community Services provides opportunities to people with diverse abilities to expand their personal growth through experiences, advocacy and support for full community inclusion. SVCS is an accredited organization that delivers quality service to those with developmental disabilities, their families, and the community. Being a part of our team means that you will have continuous opportunities to learn and develop skills, share your interests with others and build positive, supportive working relationships with our highly valued team of staff and those we support.

 

What We Are Looking For:

SVCS is currently looking to temporarily replace a full-time Community Inclusion Staff on a leave with the potential for it to become permanent. Successful candidates will be motivated and use their creativity, planning, networking and communication skills to assist those we support in achieving meaningful inclusion in their community. Despite the challenges and expectations of this position, the work we do is often rewarding and fulfilling beyond measure.

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum one year previous experience working with people with various disabilities
  • Post-secondary education (either certificates, diploma or degree)
  • Must have clean criminal record check, Class 5 drivers licence, clean drivers abstract and First Aid
  • Ability to use email, various internet applications and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Understand the importance of empowering people to support themselves to be healthy, happy and safe
  • Perceptiveness and ability to resolve conflict in a diplomatic and reasonable manner
  • Demonstrate initiative, be resourceful and creative
  • Work independently, collaboratively within the team and with the organization

What We Are Offering:

SVCS supports our Community Inclusion and Outreach Workers to continue improving their professional knowledge and stay up to date on best practices in the field. The Community Inclusion Worker reports to a Quality Services Manager who provides support and direction as needed. Our typical hours of operation are from 9am-3pm Monday through Friday so staff work a manageable day-time schedule typically with evenings, weekends, and stat holidays off. Hourly rates start at $18.15/hour and a comprehensive benefits package, including pension plan is available upon meeting eligibility requirements. This is a bargaining unit position, governed by the terms of our collective agreement.

SVCS is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate against age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability.

 

What Other SVCS Staff Say About Our Agency:

“Team members at SVCS are encouraged to be active members in the community and have fun at work. We often support individuals in interesting and exciting activities like swimming, aerobic exercise, skill development, literacy and participating in community groups. In supporting the interests of the individuals we serve, we often take part in projects and activities that broaden our own horizons as well. Team members at SVCS can look forward to learning more every day from challenging opportunities and meaningful connections. Our work provides an environment of lively camaraderie, led by management who are easy to talk to and consistently willing to offer support and advice.”

 

Contacting Us:

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of this position or are up for the challenge of making positive change in your community, please contact us at SVCS. For those not highly familiar with our field or services, an introductory tour can be arranged.  We welcome applications from exceptional, qualified candidates and look forward to meeting you.

More information can be provided by contacting us at 250-442-3335 ex. 202

 

 

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Posting Will Expire: 
Friday, November 23, 2018
How to Apply
Application Procedure: 

Please forward resume to:

Sunshine Valley Community Services
7315 3rd Street, Grand Forks, V0H 1H0

e-mail: svcs.manager@telus.net

Fax: (250) 442-5312

 

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