ARC Programs is accepting applications for Child and Youth Workers to fill full-time positions in our two-bed staffed resources, located in Kelowna.
Preference for applicants that have experience working with persons with disabilities including autism.
Working as part of a collaborative case management team, Child and Youth Workers will provide care and emotional nurturing, as well as skilled intervention and supervision of the children and youth living in the home, while supporting clients to develop healthy lifestyles and appropriate behaviors.
Applicants should be aware that this position involves assisting youth with personal care needs, including eating, dressing, bathing and toileting as well as managing challenging behaviours and responding to crisis situations.
Applicants should be prepared to work 40-hours / week, on 8-hour scheduled rotation of 5 days on/2 days off, 5 days on/3 days off.
Candidates must possess a valid B.C. Driver's License and may be required to provide a sound personal vehicle for business use.
The position requires sufficient training and experience to perform all responsibilities of the job description, qualifications include Health Care Assistant, Human Service Worker Diploma, Child & Youth Care Diploma, Community Support Worker, BSW, or other related Diploma, Degree, or Certificate Program; or relevant combination of training and related experience. Ideally candidates will have experience working with high risk children and youth with complex behavioral challenges, and preferably in a residential setting.
Starting wages, dependent on qualifications for Group Care Child and Youth Worker positions start at $23.90 per hour.
Please be aware that successful applicants will be eligible for a full benefit package, which includes dental coverage, vision care, life insurance, extended medical coverage (massage, chiropractor, etc), long-term disability plan, and RRSP contributions.
Full-Time employees are also eligible for 3 weeks paid vacation to start, along with paid sick days as needed.
ARC Programs is an equal-opportunity employer, promotes the diversity of our workforce, and requires employees to demonstrate cultural competence and sensitivity to the diversity of all populations of the communities we serve. The successful applicants will be subject to an extensive screening process, including a criminal record search, to confirm suitability for the position. Applicants should have a valid driver license.
Please Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.