Community Support Worker

South Peace Community Resources Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Process

To apply to this position, please quote the competition number and send your resume and cover letter to:

  • Dawson Creek
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Job Summary

Under the direction of the Residence Coordinator/Department Manager, The Community Support Worker will be responsible for providing  a smooth functioning program by:

  • Providing educational, vocational, social and recreational opportunities and training to an individual with developmental disabilities, mental health disorders and challenging behaviours; and
  • Encouraging progressive independence through programming, routines, and consistent responses.


The Community Support Worker will have:

  • Two years experience in a supervised setting with a Diploma in Social Services, a Community Support Worker Certificate or a Residential Care Aide Certificate; or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience in a supported employment or residential resource; and
  • All supervised settings to be in services to people with developmental disabilities

Skills & Knowledge

The Community Support Worker will require:

  • The ability to work with individuals with developmental disabilities and mental disorders;
  • The ability to manage high risk behaviours;
  • The ability to manage crisis situations;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills;
  • The ability to work independently and/or as part of a team;
  • The ability to work with people of diverse ages, cultures and personal situations;
  • Computer literate;
  • A valid driver’s license;
  • An Emergency First Aid and CPR Certificate;
  • A Food Safe Certificate; and
  • A Basic Skills Training Certificate;
  • A Suicide Prevention and Intervention Certificate;
  • CPI training and
  • Diversity training

Personal Attributes

The Community Support Worker must demonstrate:

  • A high degree and awareness of ethical and professional conduct;
  • Cultural, social and economic awareness;
  • Empathetic listening and support qualities;
  • Tact and diplomacy;
  • Sensitivity and a non-judgmental attitude;
  • Good boundaries and self care practices;
  • A willingness to work flexible hours;
  • A person-centered practical approach; and
  • Good physical health.
  • A strong understanding of and a commitment to a feminist informed practice; and
  • Capacity of working in extreme crisis and traumatic situations.

Hours of Work

26 hours per week, flexible to meet program needs. Mondays, Tuesdays and every other Wednesday

Rate of Pay

As per the Collective Agreement.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume to:

Lori Brooks, Human Resource Coordinator
P.O. Box 713 (10110 - 13th Street)
Fax: (250) 782-4167

E-mail: humanresources@spcrs.ca

  • Please include competition #1910 with your resume
  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted
  • This position requires union membership
  • This position is open to female and male applicants