Residence Worker

  • Full Time
  • Nelson , BC
  • Posted on May 15, 2021
  • Vacancy: 2
  • Salary: 10 - $20.52 per hour

Residence Worker

Salary $10 - $20.52 per hour
Job Type Full Time
Vacancy 2
Job ID 29935065
Employer name
Posted Date 15-05-2021
Expired at 15-02-2022


Permanent Part-Time – 16 hours per week

Graveyard Shift – Friday, 11:45 pm to Saturday, 8:15 am, and

Saturday, 11:45 pm to Sunday, 8:15 am

Position Summary:

Assists both adult and youth clients to live successfully in “The Village” Olympic Legacy Housing Project.  Ensures clients’ physical, emotional, social, educational, and medical needs are met.  Assists clients to enhance quality of life with activities of daily living as appropriate and the development of life skills.


Education, Training and Experience

  • Certificate in related human/social service field.
  • One (1) year recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C Certified.

Job Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated abilities in crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and advocacy for clients.
  • Working knowledge of factors relevant to the success of adults living with chronic and severe mental illness in a residential program.
  • A working knowledge of factors relevant for youth to become successful in their independence.
  • Ability to communicate professionally in oral and written.
  • Ability to build and maintain professional relationships with clients, other residential staff and with other agencies.
  • Strong commitment to the ability of clients to become independent and skilled.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist clients in developing basic tenancy skills, social and life skills, and healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Able to keep accurate statistics and provide reports to Supervisor.
  • Ability to work as a team with Youth Services employees and to make referrals.
  • Ability to work alone effectively with little supervision.
  • Basic computer skills (Word documents, e-mails, some spreadsheets).

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Participates, as directed by the Residence Coordinator, in the assessment, goal setting and program planning (Personal Service Plan) for individuals living in “The Village”.  Documents, implements and provides input into the evaluation of the program.

2. Participates in various client focused activities in accordance with care plans.

3. Recognizes, analyzes and deals with potential emergency situations such as client’s aggressive behavior to ensure no harm comes to the client and/or the public.  Reports problems to the Residence Coordinator.

4. Assist with case management by identifying potential problems and reporting any difficulties.  Provides input to other support staff with regard to the development of appropriate program plans to achieve residents’ objectives.  Contributes to the evaluation of residents’ progress and prepares reports.

5. Provides emotional support and feedback to residents and their families.

6. Maintains reports such as statistics, logbooks, incident reports and daily activities of residents as required by the Residence Coordinator.

7. Identifies social, economic, recreational and educational services in the community that will meet client needs.

8. Maintains liaison with other agencies, professionals, government officials and the community as appropriate to the program and directed by the Residence Coordinator.

9. Complete all mandatory learning requirements.

10. Performs other related duties as required.


  • Wage rate: as per BCGEU Collective Agreement – Grid Level 10 – $20.52 per hour
  • This position:
    • requires Union membership
    • is open to all persons
    • requires successful completion of a criminal record check
    • reports to the Housing Coordinator.
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