BETHESDA is located in communities throughout Beautiful British Columbia, Canada

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES listed here are available as of May 23, 2017

 

Selected applicants will be interviewed and will be advised of the outcome for the position. Positions will remain open until a suitable candidate has been hired. Email or fax your resume with 3 references to Life@BethesdaBC.com or fax to (604) 850-7242.

 

Standard employment requirements for all employees include:

 

•Canadian or landed immigrant status

•Acceptance of Bethesda's Statement of Faith & Community Good Neighbour Focus

•Acceptance of Bethesda's Christian Lifestyle Focus

•Acceptance of Bethesda's Ethical Standards

•Ability to meet all elements of the Role Description or of the Contract

 

Available positions listed below include:

 

  • HELPING FAMILIES WITH EMPLOYMENT NEEDS
  • Community Support workerS
  • REgistered nurses
  • RESIDENTIAL CARE WORKERS
  • Support workers
  • live-in Support worker
  • HOME SHARE

 

 

HELPING FAMILIES WITH EMPLOYMENT NEEDS

 

Please note that the work opportunities that follow are private family requests and are posted here to assist in their search for a Support Worker. The standard requirements noted above are for Bethesda employees only and do not apply to these positions.

 

JOB TITLE:  Temporary caregiver from mid June to July 25, 2017 for a fully dependent young adult, posted through a private VELA Micro Board Society.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

For the month of July the society is looking for a motivated short term applicant to cover specific day shift care hours for a fully dependent client while current staff team members are on vacation leave.

This would include about three 4 hour training shifts, 10 day shifts 8AM-4:30PM and 5 afternoon shifts 4:30-8:30/9PM. Creative adjustments may be an option.

The focus of care is communication with a vibrant non verbal client, assistance in all activities of daily living including outings, and light housekeeping in her private suite. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 • Adhere to the Society’s values and mandates to the best of interests towards the client’s personal benefit.

• Engage in an encouraging and reassuring relationship with the client.

• Master and advance in specific caregiving routines including personal care, communication details, outdoors activities and light housekeeping.

• Consult comfortably and responsibly with the client, staff and family members and/or members of the Board of Directors for consensus on possible program extensions.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

• Canadian or landed immigrant status.

• Ability to work independently as a member of the team.

• Previous exposure working with individuals living with disabilities may be helpful

• Consider on call status to fill in on vacancies.

• Willing to thrive in the responsibilities noted above.

• A philosophy of support in line with the society’s mandate of Christian service.

 

Applicants please email a cover letter, resume and two references to the Society’s Director. Email to: cc.abandon@gmail.com

Selected applicants will be contacted. Position will remain open until a candidate is hired.

 

 

Community Support Worker - Kelowna

 

Community Support Worker needed to support our 22-year-old daughter living in our family home in the Upper Mission in Kelowna.  Requires significant physical support so physical fitness level appropriate to the care needs will be required. Daily schedule includes activities like bowling, swimming, bingo, and music. Food preparation and transportation in our wheelchair conversion van is required.

Individuals with the diagnosis like our daughter’s are often described as “Silent Angels”.  Our daughter is non-verbal and happily travels to activities, visits with friends, and watches videos.

Previous experience with supporting non-verbal individuals is preferred as well as Community Support Worker Certificate.  Criminal record check, CPR certification, clean drivers abstract and suitable references will be required.

The rate of pay is $18 - $20 per hour (based on experience and education) for Community Support work.

Regular shifts from 8 – 4:30 every other Friday are currently needed with opportunity to provide additional sick and vacation relief,

 as well as additional respite care for the family.

Please contact Greg Harris at watchman414@gmail.com or 250-718-3558.

 

Please note:  This position is not connected with Bethesda Christian Association.  Compensation will be established through the individual’s microboard.

 

 

COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER – NEW WESTMINSTER

 

A Community Support Worker is needed to work with a young man 2-3 days per week from our home in New Westminster. Responsibilities include building on his community access skills such as learning public transit, accessing sports and recreational facilities and obtaining suitable employment.

 

Related training and experience with individuals with Down Syndrome is preferred. Criminal Record Search is required.

 

Rate of pay: $15-$17/hr depending on experience.

 

If interested, please phone Ann at 604-521-1567.

 

 

COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER - ABBOTSFORD

 

A male Community Support Worker is needed to support a 24 year old man who lives semi-independently in the Abbotsford area in his family home.  Previous experience with supporting individuals with some behavioural needs is preferred as well as a Community Support Worker Certificate.

The rate of pay is $16.00 to $20.00 per hour based on experience and education.

Shifts are 12 – 6 PM and would be 1 or 2 shifts per week.

Please contact Karen by:    Email:  Karen@sbauto.com  or   Phone:  604-850-0575.

 

Please note:  This position is not connected with Bethesda Christian Association. Compensation will be established through the family.

 

 

Part-time Position Available

Behavioral Interventionist (Adult Companion)

Surrey BC

Are you looking for a meaningful and challenging part time job that relates to your area of study or career? This position will further your career skills in education, speech pathology, nursing or special education and will also help change the life of a young lady with autism. Join our team and participate in supporting our 20 year old daughter in academic, social and life skills by using principles of applied behavior analysis. We are hiring for 6.5 hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Hours of work will include a variety of responsibilities including life skills, volunteer work and personal fitness support, team meetings, consultant overlaps and community outings. Apply if:

1) English is your first language

2) You can supply a clear criminal check and driving record

3) You have a valid BC driver's license and a vehicle

4) You can commit to a minimum of a year

Training is provided with an experienced team member. Training wage is $15.00/hr and then can increase up to $25.00/hr, based on skill level and experience. Other assets to being a successful applicant: enjoy young adults., have a sense of humor, are detail­oriented, have the ability to incorporate feedback, work with a team and demonstrate patience and positive attitude. Call Grace at 604-805-5233 or e-mail her at graceortlieb.51@gmail.com.

 

Looking for accommodation (preferably a self-contained basement suite apartment) for a brain-injured Christian man in the Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Aldergrove area starting anytime.  Some limited housekeeping and supervision required.  Please call 778-982-9102.

 

 

Registered Nurses - Kelowna

 

We are recruiting Registered Nurses for 2 of our Group Homes in Kelowna to provide support, care, and Christian ministry to 8 individuals with intellectual disabilities.

 

Responsibilities include:

• assessment and intervention of medical concerns;

• liaison with Doctors and Specialists;

• developing health care plans and protocols;

• addressing the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each individual;

• overseeing the delegation of health care tasks and procedures;

• providing training to new staff.

 

The applicant must be a Registered Nurse, currently registered with RNABC.  The applicant should also have experience relating to persons with intellectual disabilities, be a positive team player, and display sensitivity towards the individuals' unique needs.  The ability to lift and transfer is essential.

 

Applicants with a sincere desire to support people with disabilities are welcome to apply. Applicants should reference RN #355.

 

 

Residential Care Workers – Chilliwack

 

We are seeking Residential Care Workers for our Residential and Community Inclusion Services in Chilliwack to provide support to individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism and mental health concerns.  Applicant must be 19 years of age or older.

 

Responsibilities will include providing personal care, helping to support positive social interactions, implementing programs and life skills training, exploring vocational and volunteer opportunities as well as providing social, recreational and leisure activities within the community.

 

Additional Qualifications:  Must display strong abilities in dealing with challenging behaviours.  Education/training and/or experience in one of the following fields is an asset:  Mental Health, Special Education, Psychology.

 

Applicants with a sincere desire to support people with disabilities are welcome to apply. The ability to lift and transfer is required. Additional training will be provided.  Applicants should reference RCW #446.

 

 

Residential Care Workers – Kelowna

 

We are seeking Residential Care Workers for our Group Homes in Kelowna to provide support to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

 

Responsibilities will include providing personal care, helping to support positive social interactions, implementing programs and life skills training, exploring vocational and volunteer opportunities, providing spiritual support as well as providing social, recreational and leisure activities within the community. The positions available are “casual”, meaning the hours vary depending on staffing needs and cover a variety of time periods.  Casual staff can migrate to permanent full-time and part-time positions.

 

Applicants with a sincere desire to support people with disabilities are welcome to apply. The ability to lift and transfer is needed.  Training and/or previous experience in providing support to people with disabilities is an asset. Additional training will be provided.

 

Applicants should reference #RCW 521.  Only selected applicants will be contacted.

 

 

Residential Care Workers - Penticton, BC

 

We are seeking Residential Care Workers for our Group Home in Penticton.

 

Responsibilities will include providing personal care, helping to support positive social interactions, implementing programs and life skills training, exploring vocational and volunteer opportunities as well as providing social, recreational and leisure activities within the community.

 

In addition to the above standard requirements for all Bethesda employees, additional requirements for Residential Care Workers include:

• Criminal Record Check through the Ministry of Justice

• Doctor’s written verification of good health

• TB test results

• Immunization history information

• Current Driving Record Abstract

• Class 4 Driver’s License (Applicants must have class 5 drivers license to be considered for an interview)

• First Aid and CPR certification approved for Residential Care

 

Applicants with a sincere desire to support people with disabilities are welcome to apply. The ability to lift and transfer is required.  Training and previous experience in providing support to people with disabilities is an asset. Additional training will be provided. Applicants should reference RPW 462.

 

 

Residential Care Workers – Richmond

 

We are seeking Residential Care Workers for our Group Homes in Richmond to provide support to individuals with intellectual disabilities.  Applicant must be 19 years of age or older.

 

Responsibilities will include providing personal care, helping to support positive social interactions, implementing programs and life skills training, exploring vocational and volunteer opportunities as well as providing social, recreational and leisure activities within the community.

 

Applicants with a sincere desire to support people with disabilities are welcome to apply. Strong ability in providing support for challenging behaviours is required.  Autism Training and/or previous experience in providing support to people with disabilities is an asset. Additional training will be provided.

 

Applicants should reference #RCW 498.  Only selected applicants will be contacted.

 

 

Support Workers – Maple Ridge

 

We are currently seeking Residential Care Workers for our Group Home in Maple Ridge to provide support, care and Christian ministry to individuals with intellectual disabilities. Applicant must be 19 years of age or older.

 

Responsibilities will include providing personal care, helping to support positive social interactions, implementing programs and life skills training, exploring vocational and volunteer opportunities as well as providing social, recreational and leisure activities within the community.

 

Standard requirements for Support Workers of Bethesda include:

• Criminal Record Check through the Ministry of Justice

• Doctor’s written verification of good health

• TB test results

• Immunization history information

• Current Driving Record Abstract

• Class 4 Driver’s License (Applicants must have class 5 drivers license to be considered for an interview)

• First Aid and CPR certification approved for Residential Care

 

Applicants with a sincere desire to support people with disabilities are welcome to apply. Applicant must display strong ability in dealing with challenging behaviours. Training and previous experience in providing support to people with disabilities is an asset. Additional training will be provided.

Applicants should reference RW #438.  Only selected applicants will be contacted.

 

 

Family Support WorkerS - Surrey

 

Bethesda is currently seeking Family Support Workers in Surrey to provide creative and innovative community inclusion services for a young man who has physical disabilities.  Applicant must be 19 years of age or older.

 

Responsibilities will include: cultivating a respectful, supportive relationship with the young man and his family; providing personal care; developing meaningful activities reflective of the man’s interests and abilities; accessing community resources, activities and events; and liaising with the community to facilitate work, service and social opportunities.

 

Additional Qualifications:  Ability to lift and transfer is essential.

 

Applicants with a sincere desire to support someone with a disability are welcome to apply. Additional training will be provided.

(Reference #FSW 410).  Only selected applicants will be contacted.

 

 

HOME SHARE

 

Bethesda’s Home Share service is a family-style arrangement where a family or a single person cares for one or two adults with intellectual disabilities in their home. Each Home Share strives to foster an individual’s independence and quality of life, while recognizing the need for interdependence and support. In providing room, board and personal support for the individual(s), the care provider would receive a contract that includes guidelines of care, reporting requirements as well as remuneration. Payment for services is based on a “Level” funding formula and is determined by the amount of support that an individual requires. Additionally, each Home Share would receive respite care funds to allow the care giver regular breaks in providing support and each Home Share would receive ongoing support from the agency.

 

Prospective caregivers should give thoughtful consideration and seek out information before assuming the role of professional caregiver. Providing 24-hour care to another person requires an individual with unique characteristics. It is not a role that everyone can successfully assume. For those who are suited, Home Share becomes a lifestyle choice that can be extremely rewarding. A compatible placement enriches their lives and the lives of their family members. Family members need to decide what supports they would need, and what adjustments would be required. Your family should also recognize its strengths and its limitations. Bethesda will help to determine the best compatible individual with your family.

 

Standard requirements for all Home Share Contractors of Bethesda include:

 

•Canadian or landed immigrant status

•Acceptance of Bethesda's Statement of Faith & Community Good Neighbour Focus

•Acceptance of Bethesda's Christian Lifestyle Focus

•Acceptance of Bethesda's Ethical Standards

•Ability to meet all elements of the Role Description or of the Contract

•Criminal Record Check through the Ministry of Justice

•Doctor’s written verification of good health

•Immunization history information

•Current Driving Record Abstract

•First Aid and CPR certification approved for Residential Care