6.2 – RESIDENCE WORKER – CLBC
Assists individuals to live successfully in a residential setting; ensures that individual’s physical, emotional, social, educational, medical needs are met; assists individuals to enhance their quality of life with daily living activities and the development of life skills; promotes and upholds the rights of the individuals we serve and honours their choices in accordance with the policies and procedures of the agency.
REPORTS TO: Program Manager or designate
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Participates in the assessment, goal setting and program planning such as ISPs for the individuals living in the residence. Documents, implements and provides input into the evaluation of the program plan.
- Provides life skills training such as meal preparation, housekeeping, personal care skills and personal finance and implements individual service plans.
- Assists individuals with activities of daily living such as feeding, lifts, transfers, hygiene, grooming and toileting in accordance with established procedures and protocols. Ensures the safety of individuals.
- Identifies social, economic, recreational, physical, vocational and educational services in the community that will meet the individual’s needs. Maintains liaison with other agencies, professionals, government personnel and members of the community.
- Participates in various focused activities in accordance with individual program plans.
- Recognizes, analyzes and responds to potential emergency situations such as individual’s aggressive behaviour or medical emergency to ensure no harm comes to the individual, other employees and/or the public. Reports concerns to the program manager.
- Performs delegated tasks as directed by professionals, such as administering medication to individuals in accordance to doctor’s instruction, within established policies and individual care plans.
- Provides input into the agency’s continuous quality improvement process as required.
- Maintains reports and records such as daily logs and accreditation outcomes data collection reports.
- Assist with case management by identifying potential problems and reporting any difficulties. Provides input to professional support teams with regard to the development of appropriate program plans to achieve individual’s desired goals. Contributes to the evaluation of the individuals’ progress and prepares a report.
- Provides emotional support and feedback to individuals and their families.
- Accompanies and/or transports and assists individuals to appointments, shopping or leisure activities.
- Performs site/residence maintenance and housekeeping duties such as laundry, sweeping, mopping floors, mowing lawns, inventory, shopping, cleaning equipment and food services.
- Uses sound judgement; carries out job duties in a professional manner and is guided at all times by the agency’s Code of Ethics.
- Performs other related duties as requested.
Qualifications: Education, Training and Experience
- One year certificate in a related human / social service field with an emphasis on community living services.
- One year recent related experience in community living. Exhibits a healthy attitude towards normalization principles and is aware of their position as a positive role model.
- Demonstrated ability in written, oral and interpersonal communication skills in English (at a minimum Grade 10 level).
- Have knowledge of and experience in Behaviour Management. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with the client population.
- Able to meet applicable Ministry legislation and regulations (e.g. Community Care and Assisted Living Act and applicable regulations) and agency policies.
- Valid Class 4 Restricted BC driver’s license and a current drivers abstract showing fewer than 4 tickets that carry penalty points in previous 2 years and no motor vehicle related Criminal Code of Canada conviction in the previous 3 years
- Valid, current First Aid and CPR certificate
- Valid Food Safe Certificates
- Current and negative Mantoux (TB) test
- Valid, current and clear Criminal Record Check completed through the CRIMINAL RECORDS REVIEW PROGRAM OF THE Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Government of BC. There is a $20.00 cost for this.
- Good general health and physically able to perform the duties of the job (Doctor’s certification required 14 days prior to commencement of employment)
- Must sign the agency’s Statement of Confidentiality and Acknowledgement of Agency Abuse Policy