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Home Share Coordinator

About Us

Building Bridges Community Support envisions filling the gaps in services for people with diverse abilities in Greater Victoria. This includes offering a variety of support and services for the individuals, while fostering a culture of excellence and continual improvement. We are person centred and strength based.

About the Job

Building Bridges Community Support is looking to hire a home share coordinator. We currently have 6 home share families, but the caseload can go up to 25 families as we continue to grow. The home share coordinator has an average of 12 hr/wk of home share duties. This will increase as more home share providers come onboard. There is the opportunity of additional hours assisting in administration tasks (these would be billed at $20/hr during probation and increase to $21/hr following the successful completion of the probationary period).

Requirements:  (these are the minimum requirements that MUST be met to be considered as a candidate)

  • Minimum of 2 years experience working with individuals with diverse abilities with at least 1 year working in home share
  • Community Living Home Study Certification for Shared Living (adults)
  • Successful criminal record check
  • Unrestricted Class 5 BC Driver’s licence
  • A good working knowledge of what home share is
  • Strong technical skills: Ability to use Word Processor (Word for Windows, Excel) to record data and produce reports
  • Own working computer
  • Driver’s abstract
  • Your own reliable vehicle
  • Business insurance for vehicle, including $3,000,000 third party liability
  • Up to date first aid
  • Medical competency letter from a doctor

Assets:

  • A degree or diploma in an area related to supporting people with developmental disabilities (Social Services, Human Services or equivalent)
  • Ability to act decisively in a crisis situation
  • Ability to communicate (both orally and written) with individuals, home share providers, families, staff, management, and other professionals
  • Trauma informed
  • Non-violent crisis intervention certificate, or other related training
  • Awareness and open mindedness around gender identity and sexual orientation
  • Knowledge of community resources

Duties

As Home Share Coordinator, it is expected that you will:

 

  1. Assist in the recruitment, selection and screening of applicants interested in becoming home share providers.
  2. Schedule and complete quarterly monitoring evaluations.
  3. Write and share evaluations with the home share providers, participants and Director.
  4. Ensure all paperwork from the home share providers is up to date.
  5. Manage a caseload of up to 25 home shares, monitoring for compliance as per BBCS and CLBC home sharing policies and standards.
  6. Establish respectful, professional relationships, and effective lines of communication with the participants and their support networks.
  7. Be willing to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings, as needed
  8. Assure the direction of support is always rooted in the choices, needs, health and personal vision of the participants.
  9. Treat home share locations first and foremost as a home.
  10. Act as a resource to both individuals and home share providers, and assist with problem solving.
  11. Be familiar and well-versed in positive behavioural support techniques and assist home share providers to put them into practice.
  12. Keep organized, detailed and confidential records using clear, professional and objective language.
  13. Work well both independently and as part of the team.
  14. Travel to home share providers’ homes using your personal vehicle.

Deadline

01/09/2021
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