Building Bridges Community Support is often looking to expand our team! Our positions usually start off part time, with the opportunity of full time as new contracts come in. We support individuals in Sooke and Greater Victoria. The position is working one to one with adults with diverse abilities in their homes, and around the community. Hours and shifts are generally flexible, depending on the individuals you are supporting. The individuals have a diverse range of needs and abilities.
Experience working with people with autism, high behavioural needs/self injuring behaviour, and/or mental health concerns, is essential.
Pay starts at $19.50, with the opportunity for a raise after the successful completion of a probationary period. Medical benefits are available after three months of working with us, and working a minimum of 20hrs/week.
Responsibilities generally include:
- Develop trusting relationships with participants in order to provide the best support possible.
- Help with daily routines. This may include some personal care (i.e. bathing), chores around the house, cooking, etc.
- Take participants on outings around the community.
- Facilitate life skills development.
- Help plan and work towards achieving their personal goals.
- Work in cooperation with the family and other professionals, if applicable, to make sure there is consistency in care/support and ensure the participants’ needs are being met.
- Maintain a high level of professionalism, including good personal boundaries and clear communication.
- Manage challenging behaviours in a calm, respectful, and dignified manner.
- Manage your own schedule, working with the individuals’ needs and availability (occasional evenings and weekends may be required), and primarily work independently.
- Write daily summaries, year end reports, and other reporting as needed.
- Assist participants to develop person centred goals, record progress towards goals, and keep a record of what you are doing with them.
- Attend staff meetings.
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