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From October 8 to 14, 2017, communities across Metro Vancouver recognized Homelessness Action Week (HAW). Through campaigns and rallies, the initiative sought to bring public awareness and solutions to the widespread issue of homelessness. In concluding and preserving the spirit of HAW, Sources Advocacy hosted their 12th Annual Homelessness Awareness March at Sources Newton Resource Centre on Friday, October 13.

COMPETITION NO. 17-E32 POSITION:   Residential Care Worker – Casual On-Call Status This position requires CUPE Union membership CURRENT LOCATION: Chestnut House – Delta (Ladner) CURRENT HOURS: Casual On-Call Status POSITION SUMMARY: Sources BC governs a wide range of programs in the Lower Mainland with the aim to enhance social wellness for our community.   Located in Ladner, the RCW at Chestnut House contributes to a highly organized, team oriented, and dynamic work environment that supports clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder in residential and community settings.   Staff engage in daily recreation and vocation in the community with residents.   They are active, verbal, mobile, and highly involved in the community.   Positive support and engagement through conversation, games, and out-trips, special events, sports, to name a few, are routine.

COMPETITION NO. 17-128 POSITION: Housing Crisis Intervention Worker – Permanent Full Time CURRENT LOCATION: HPS Prevention (HPSP) – Surrey (Newton) CURRENT HOURS: 35 hr/wk POSITION SUMMARY: Provides direct one-to-one comprehensive outreach services for people currently undergoing the experience of becoming un-housed, released from hospital or living in the community with challenging health concerns that create risk of homelessness.   Provides support through crisis, working with clients to manage crisis, strategize solutions and next steps in accessing resources, services, shelter, housing and supports to assist the clients in achieving their housing stabilization plans.   Addresses challenges with landlords or other services that may be contributing to the crisis.   Provides written communication on behalf of the client; negotiates and mediates for the clients.   Ensures access to all pertinent services and encourages development of support networks; promotes community relations, partnerships with project partners, and other human serving organizations and general public.

COMPETITION NO. 17-127 POSITION: Housing Worker – Permanent Part Time CURRENT LOCATION: Housing First – Surrey (Newton) CURRENT HOURS: 28 hr/wk (9: 00am-4: 30pm) POSITION SUMMARY: This position delivers housing placement services.   Works with clients in obtaining housing, then supports the clients in achieving their housing stabilization plans.   Provides support through crisis, potential challenges with landlords.   Provides written communications on behalf of the client, accompaniment to meetings, suite viewings and other stabilization advancement appointments to ensure follow-through happens.   Ensures access to all pertinent services and encourages development of support networks.   Provides support for clients to develop life skills and accessing volunteer and employment opportunities.   Promotes relationships with project partners, community, other human serving organizations and general public.   Attends to administrative and reporting requirements.

COMPETITION NO. 17-125 POSITION: Child & Youth Worker/Behaviour Consultant – Permanent Full Time CURRENT LOCATION: Fort St. John BC CURRENT HOURS: 35 hours per week (very flexible hours) POSITION SUMMARY: This position is a blend of two positions, providing behaviour modification and skills training.   As the Child & Youth Worker, you will be providing intervention for youth with mental health challenges and/or developmental disabilities.   You will support the goals as directed by the referring Mental Health Clinician.   Activities may include; socialization, symptom reduction and skill development.   The worker will also be responsible for liaising with Mental Health therapist, report writing, and case management.   As the Behaviour Consultant, duties include conducting functional assessment, Positive Behaviour Support program development, monitor support strategies for families of children with Developmental Disabilities.   The position is clinically supervised by a BCBA which can be used towards certification hours.   This position involves travel, with reimbursement and requires a home office (equipment provided).

COMPETITION NO. 17-126 POSITION: Family Support Worker – Temporary Full-Time CURRENT LOCATION: Family Preservation – North CURRENT HOURS: 35 hr/wk POSITION SUMMARY: Working within a strengths based model, the Family Support Worker will provide various services, including protective family intervention and reunification, Family Development Response, Visitation and Access services to families referred by MCFD.   In consultation with the Program Manager, the Family Worker will provide outreach services including, but not limited to: parental behavioural and interactive interventions, life skills, assistance in accessing community supports and some transportation of clients.   These services are required in the Prince George area.

COMPETITION NO.   17- 124 POSITION: Residential Care Worker – Temporary Full-Time This position requires CUPE Union membership CURRENT LOCATION: Primrose Centre – Delta (Ladner) CURRENT HOURS: 40 hours per week (Wed-Sun 2300-0700) POSITION SUMMARY: This position provides care and advocacy for five adults with developmental disabilities in a day program and residential setting.   Those duties include assisting with personal care and hygiene, meal preparation, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, medical appointments, as well as behavioural and emotional support.

COMPETITION NO. 17- E31 POSITION: Life Skills Instructor – casual CURRENT LOCATION: Life Skills Resource Centre – Surrey (Newton) CURRENT HOURS: on-call POSITION SUMMARY: As a casual Life Skills Instructor, the main responsibility is supporting clients with various developmental barriers to enhance their quality of life through various vocational and recreational experiences.   The candidate must be able to work individually and as part of a team, while possessing confidence in supporting clients who may be experiencing anxiety and possibly exhibiting challenging or risk behaviours.   The position enables staff to have a direct and positive impact on clients lives through meaningful support in a a variety of initiatives such as employment, social connections, health and fitness, nutrition and cooking, art and performance, and much more.   Flexible, creative, and open-minded candidates will thrive in this dynamic and exciting social development program.

COMPETITION NO. 17-123 POSITION: Operations Coordinator – Permanent Part Time CURRENT LOCATION: Sources Langley Food Bank CURRENT HOURS: 24 hrs/wk (Monday – Thursday) POSITION SUMMARY: This position works in collaboration with the Food Bank Manager to develop and maintain policies, procedures, guidelines and standards relating to Food Bank operations.   The Operations Coordinator maintains and participates in the development of systems and procedure for the sorting, dividing and storing of food and non-food items.   They engage in community outreach to inform and obtain support of community members.   The Coordinator works directly with Food Bank volunteers to ensure provision of Food Bank service.

COMPETITION NO. 17-E30 POSITION: Registered Care Aide – Casual Status CURRENT LOCATION: Cornerstone Care – Langley BC CURRENT HOURS: On-Call (must be available one day on the weekend) POSITION SUMMARY: This position provides home support services to clients in our community, serving Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, Aldergrove and Abbotsford.   Available shifts consist of days, evenings, overnights, and live-in shifts.