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Residential Youth Worker- Saltspring Island

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  • Full Name: Jennifer LaBarge
  • Location: Saltspring Island
  • Phone: 250-661-0671
  • Expires: 11 days, 13 hours

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  • Item listed by: on April 4, 2019

    Item Description:

    $250-350 per day (housing, food, expenses covered while on shift. Ferry expenses paid for if commuting from Vancouver Island) Hourly wage dependent on experience and shift structure.

    Varying shifts depending on needs of the client and staff team. Ideal position for individuals located on Salt Spring Island.

    Koby House is a privately funded, family directed intensive outpatient treatment home for a 16-year-old female with complex developmental and mental health needs, who exhibits challenging behaviors.

    The primary goal of the program is to successfully support this individual in her return to the community and her family home through; increasing functional skills and abilities, reducing the positive and negative symptoms of psychiatric illness, increasing coping strategies to mitigate treatment resistant psychiatric symptoms, minimizing challenging behaviours, increasing social interconnections, strengthening familial ties, improving physical health and wellness.

    Job Duties Included, but are not limited to:

    – Working with interdisciplinary team to assist in managing client behavior and developing a behavioral care plan

    – Collaborating with interdisciplinary team to develop, implement, maintain and adjust treatment plans and assists client to develop and achieve the goals outlined within their individualized treatment plan

    – Coordinating care using a trauma informed practice, harm reduction and a recovery-oriented care approach.
    Providing one-to-one support at home or in the community in all areas of daily living.

    – Supporting best possible lifestyle within client’s rights and preferences

    – Working collaboratively and professionally with supervisor and client support network.

    – Developing, overseeing and reporting on recreation programming to meet the physical, spiritual, cognitive and social needs of the client.

    – Identifying challenges and strengths for the client and collaborate with team to develop and integrate recreation goals into the service plan.

    The successful candidate will have:

    – Psychology degree or

    – Degree or education in a related service field

    – Experience supporting youth who have various degrees of cognitive impairments, mental health conditions and behavioral challenges.

    -Work experience within an interdisciplinary setting
    Ability to work independently, exercise judgement in keeping with program philosophy when supervisor is unavailable for consultation

    -Ability to employ aggressive behaviour management techniques
    Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of theory and practice to a care coordination process

    -Ability to recognize signs and indicators of clients at risk of harm to self or others and knowledge of appropriate standards/processes as it relates to the rights and obligations of clients and staff

    Successful Candidates must also have:

    – A reliable vehicle and a class 5 driver’s licence – If commuting from Vancouver Island

    – Proof of current First Aid and CPR

    – Experience working with youth

    – Exceptional working references

    – Clean background check

    – Basic computer knowledge e.g. internet use, Microsoft office, etc.

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