Posting Date: September 6, 2023
Closing Date: Open until Filled
Locations: Nanaimo and Parksville
How to Apply: Online through ICCS Career Centre
Classification: Community Support Worker
Grid Level: 10
Reports to: Assisted Living Programs Manager
Here at Island Crisis Care Society, as a Casual Support Worker, with a focus on Assisted Living care, you have an opportunity to make a meaningful impact within our Assisted Living Programs while providing flexible and rewarding employment within the Nanaimo and Parksville communities. We are seeking individuals whose qualifications and attributes align with the demands of this role. The Support Worker will partner with our Assisted Living Programs Manager supporting our Assisted Living Programs throughout Nanaimo and Parksville.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities and experiences:
Front-Line Residential Experience: The ideal candidate will have a background in front-line residential care, bringing valuable insights into the challenges and dynamics of assisting program participants in their day-to-day lives. Possesses knowledge regarding substance use disorders, mental health challenges, treatment, and recovery and is familiar with and understands the "Housing First" model and the importance of biopsychosocial-spiritual support in addressing these challenges.
Independence and Initiative: Our organization values individuals who can work independently in smaller programs. You should be self-driven, demonstrating the ability to manage tasks and responsibilities autonomously while contributing to the overall success of our assisted living programs.
One-on-One Client Interaction: Your ability to connect with program participants on a personal level is essential. The ideal candidate will excel in one-on-one interactions, fostering trust and building meaningful relationships with clients while maintaining healthy boundaries. Your empathetic and compassionate approach will make a significant difference in their lives.
Healthcare Aid Experience: While this role doesn’t include personal care responsibilities, we highly value candidates with prior experience as a healthcare aide or in a related healthcare role. This experience equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide essential care and support to our program participants, ensuring their well-being and comfort.
Diploma in a related human / social service field.
Valid First Aid Certificate with CPR
Valid Naloxone Certificate
Valid Food Safe Certificate
Valid WHMIS Certificate
Non-Violent Crisis Prevention
One-year recent related experience (Or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training)
Please note: For the Casual Support Worker position, the minimum availability required is 10 shifts per month including:
Ability to work 2 weekends each month
Ability to work 5 over night shifts each month
Ability work on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day
By embodying these skills, qualities and experiences, the ideal candidate will play a pivotal role in our mission to deliver the highest quality support and care within our Assisted Living Programs. If you are ready to bring your expertise and dedication to our team, we encourage you to apply for the Casual Support Worker position and help us make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve. Join us in providing exceptional care and support to our community. Apply today!
Please note: As an Island Health funded program, ICCS requires staff working in Assisted Living Programs to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. If you are offered employment, it will be contingent on you providing proof of vaccination prior to your first day of employment. If proof of vaccination is not provided, the offer of employment will be rescinded.
Benefits of Working with ICCS
Come see what we have to offer:
Free training through the Homelessness Services Association of BC
15% discount at the Nanaimo Bakery and Café (subsidiary of ICCS)
Casual employees may be eligible for:
Participation in Municipal Pension Plan when eligible
Please visit our website for more information: https://www.islandcrisiscaresociety.ca/join-us/careers/
ICCS is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We welcome and encourage all qualified candidates to apply and join us in our mission.