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Adult, Youth, and/or Child Worker

Type: Full-Time, Temporary (12 month Parental Leave)
Closing Date: November 28, 2022
Start Date: December 12, 2022
End Date: December 15, 2023
Wage/Salary: $23.10 hourly, plus benefit package after probationary period.
Location: Community-based, throughout CRD
Hours of Work: 35 hours/week with flexible schedule. Shifts are variable lengths between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.
Job Summary: 

Community Living Services for Adults provides support to adults with developmental disabilities. We are looking for an experienced support worker to join our team and provide outreach (in the community or in client homes) support to our clients. Each staff works independently to meet the needs of our clients, which can include anything from fitness and leisure, budgeting, meal preparation, and group activities. This position carries a regular caseload of 5-8 clients. It is well suited to someone who enjoys creative, independent work and long-term relationships with their clients.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Plans, organizes, and implements educational, recreational, social, and life skills-based programming, as per Individual Service Plan
  • Monitors, reviews, and evaluates progress made by person served; modifies programming as required
  • Acts as an advocate for the person served, including attending meetings with person served
  • Light personal care may be required
  • Recognizes, assesses, and develops strategies to manage potential and emerging crisis situations
  • Identifies and/or makes referrals to social, financial, recreational, and educational services in the community to further support identified needs of the person served. Liaises with other agencies, professionals, government officials and the community as necessary
  • Works with team members and Program Manager to address global needs of the program and persons served
  • Participates in working groups, committees, and other similar agency activities as required
  • Maintains complete, legible, and organized documentation on activities of person served, progress made on ISP goals, and all other documentation required the by program
  • Meets timelines for submission of all documentation established under program and CARF Accreditation standards
  • Maintains best-practice standards as identified by Thrive Social Services Society Policy and Procedure Manual and Health & Safety Handbook
  • Maintains cleanliness of worksite, including any agency vehicle(s) used by the program
  • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor

Education, Training, and Experience: 
  • Community Support Worker diploma or an equivalent combination of education and training
  • One year of previous relevant work experience required
  • Good written and verbal reporting skills
  • Understanding of concepts and values of community living
  • First Aid with CPR-C required (may be completed upon hire)

Additional Information: 
  • Job has physical demands such as walking, bending, lifting, etc.
  • Valid driver’s license is required
  • Use of a vehicle with business insurance is required


Standard Health and Benefits package after probationary period.

How to Apply: 

Send résumé and cover letter to Attention: Program Manager Beth Cowin, 1095 McKenzie Ave, 4th floor, Victoria, BC, V8P 2L5, or by email.

This position is open to all gender applicants. Position subject to union membership.

Thrive acknowledges that we live, work and play on the Traditional Territory of the Lək̓ʷəŋən speaking peoples. It recognizes the First Nations governments across this region — Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees) and Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) Nations in the core area, the W̱SÁNEĆ Nations {W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱,(Tsawout) W̱SIKEM (Tseycum)} out on the Saanich Peninsula and Gulf Islands, to the west Sc'ianew (Beecher Bay), T’Sou-ke, and Pacheedaht, and MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat) and Pune’laxutth’ (Penelekut) Nations.

Statement of Reconciliation

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