Working Here

We have a diverse team of dedicated, community-minded professionals who embody our core values of compassion, respect and excellence in all we do. Community Services values both the individual and team contributions of our employees and recognizes that every employee plays a significant role in our mission to ‘Change Lives Together.’

Open Positions at Community Services

Are you someone who cares deeply care about the people in your community? Looking for a place with great opportunities and excellent benefits to grow your career with? Community Services might be the place for you.

Family Strengthening Outreach Counsellor

Nature of Position

Temporary, one year maternity coverage position (28 hours per week) supporting children, youth and families within the client-focused models of Outreach Services, this position provides assessment, goal-oriented planning and implementation services. The position aids the client in identifying, understanding, and overcoming personal/family problems by establishing and achieving realistic goals. The Outreach Counsellor is responsible for written documentation, liaising with the supervisor, Ministry of Children and Families Social Workers and other community professionals as required.

Qualifications (education and experience)

An advanced degree in Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Psychology, or a comparable human service field from an accredited institution and at least two years of direct program delivery experience in family and children’s services, and/or; a bachelor’s degree in Social Work or another human service field and at least three years of post-degree direct delivery experience in family and children’s services. Current First Aid/CPR certificate, positive work references and clean Criminal Record Check also required.
Required Skills (knowledge and skills)

The ideal candidate is a strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills. Must have experience working with families using different strategies. Must possess strong goal planning and evaluation skills along with demonstrated case management abilities. Must have experience working with children, youth and families, and be a collaborative team player. A strong knowledge of community resources/services is essential. Must possess excellent written/verbal communication skills. Experience and knowledge of accreditation (COA), working with Integrated Case Management (ICM) and familiarity with Client Administration Database (CAMS) are preferred. This position requires the employee to use his/her own personal vehicle for work purposes.

Child and Youth Worker

Nature of Position

This is a part time 28 hour /week position.  The Child and Youth Worker will be expected to work with children, preteen and teens that have developmental disabilities.  The Child and Youth Worker will work within groups providing social skills and recreation opportunities as well as one to one work with individual clients providing like skills and social skill development.

Qualifications (education and experience)

A minimum diploma in social services, community service; plus two years direct experience working with children/youth with special needs and varying diversity, or a bachelor degree in child and youth care, special education, psychology or a related field and one year experience.

Required Skills (knowledge and skills)

Knowledge and experience working with Children and Youth with developmental disabilities.  Good communication skills, ability to supervise and participate in various recreational activities, have knowledge of community resources and the ability to work independently as well as within a collaborative team model.

Other Information:

This position requires use of personal vehicle

This position requires Union membership

Shift/Schedule/Hours per week: flexible schedule based on the needs of the program, evening work

Expected Start Date: ASAP

Wage/Salary: starting at $23.10 /hour

Application Deadline: September 16, 2021

Submit Applications to: krogge@comservice.bc.ca

In your cover letter please indicate where you heard about this job posting.

Successful applicant will be informed and accepting of cultural diversity, and have the ability to work and support all people with dignity and respect. This position is open to all genders.

Community Family Law Advocate  (temporary position)

Date: December 10, 2021

Service Area: Legal Services Department

Program: Community Family Law Advocacy

Position: Community Family Law Advocate  (temporary position)

Location:  Community Services Maple Ridge

Nature of Position

The Family Law Advocate, provides family law advocacy services that provide a range of family law advocacy services, including legal information, advocacy and assistance to individuals in the community, including:

  • Screening and identifying family legal issues according to program guidelines, under the direction of the supervising lawyer including: guardianship and parenting time, child support, spousal support, separation agreements, family court, Supreme Court, property and debts, and child protection.
  • Where appropriate, supporting clients through the civil court system, including court preparation and accompaniment, but not representation.
  • Providing support, legal resources, information and appropriate referrals.
  • Explaining orders or agreements, including how they impact the client’s rights and obligations.
  • Following up with lawyers/clients re: progress/outcome of case.
  • Maintaining contact with lawyers, Law Foundation of BC, and Legal Services Society to build and maintain rapport and keep up to date on client issues.
  • Preparing memoranda and other forms of correspondence for clients, and assisting clients with completing forms and preparing other documents
  • Researching current policies and procedures, laws, new bills and case law, etc. to keep current with various client issues.
  • Assessing client information and determining eligibility for referral to Legal Aid.
  • Facilitating public legal education workshops on key family law topics.

The Family Law Advocate will also be responsible for preparing and submitting monthly, bi annual, and annual reports to the Law Foundation of BC.

The Family Law Advocate will be expected to successfully complete Family Law Advocate training courses provided by the Law Foundation, as well as attend their annual Provincial Training Conference, and attend regular family law workshops delivered by the lawyer for the Family Advocate Support Line.

Qualifications (education and experience)

In accordance with the requirements of our funder, the successful applicant must have a minimum of:

  • Post-secondary education or equivalent education and training in Paralegal services and Family Law.
  • 2 years hands on experience in direct program delivery in the Family Law advocacy sector.

Required Skills (knowledge and skills)

  • Ability to take initiative, identify urgent work items and set priorities.
  • Ability to maintain an open and direct communication between themselves, clients and colleagues.
  • Excellent demonstrated experience in Office 2013, Windows 10, and databases.
  • Ability to work effectively with clients who are experiencing a range of sensitive issues.
  • Knowledge of Legal Services policies and procedures.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of provincial and supreme court family law forms, statutes and concepts.
  • Knowledge of community resources and other social service agencies.

Other Information:

  • Valid Drivers Licence
  • Clean Criminal Record Check

This position requires use of personal vehicle

This position requires Union membership

Shift/Schedule/Hours per week: Temporary, casual position (filling in for a staff leave)
 Hours per week:  35 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Expected Start Date: ASAP

Wage/Salary: starting at $33.83/hour

Application Deadline:   December 17, 2021

Submit Applications to: jleginus@comservice.bc.ca

In your cover letter please indicate where you heard about this job posting.

Successful applicant will be informed and accepting of cultural diversity, and have the ability to work and support all people with dignity and respect. This position is open to all genders.

 

 

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Foundry Ridge Meadows

Date: December 17, 2021
Service Area: Children Youth & Families
Program: Foundry Ridge Meadows
Position: Registered Clinical Counsellor , Regular Part-time
Location: Foundry Ridge Meadows Maple Ridge
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Nature of Position
Foundry Ridge Meadows is a safe and supportive place for youth and young adults between the ages 12-24 years old living with mental health and/or substance use challenges. We are seeking a Registered Clinical Counsellor to join our integrated team offering services such as peer support, counselling, substance use support,employment supports, navigation of resources, primary care and opportunity to engage in a number of different social activities.The Registered Clinical Counsellor will bring their work experience with youth and young adults and provide client and family care within a trauma-informed approached.Foundry’s counselling framework is strengths-based within a Brief Solution Focused model for youth and their families.
We provide a continuum of counselling services (initial screening, client assessment, treatment recommendations and plans) within our walk-in services at Foundry Ridge Meadows.To ensure efficient and appropriate support the Counsellor will collaborate with the Clinical Lead and communicate effectively within the integrated care team with the additional support of utilizing an electronic records system.
Qualifications (education and experience)
Master’s Degree in an applicable social or health sciences program such as Counselling Psychology. Three to five (3-5) years recent, related experience with youth in a mental health/substance use setting, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Preferred candidate will also have experience with substance use challenges and supervision experience. Registered with relevant/applicable professional association.
Required Skills (knowledge and skills)
The Registered Clinical Counsellor will have a minimum of 3 years counselling experience with youth, young adults, couples and families. Demonstrated experience with clinical assessments, risk assessments, various therapy modalities including Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) work and a Trauma Informed approach. The desire and ability to update knowledge and skills through technology-based opportunities, courses, workshops and conferences. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must have the ability to engage and interact in a relevant fashion be open minded and non-judgmental within our diverse youth population. Ability to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in a moving and innovative work place.
Other Information: This position requires use of personal vehicle This position requires Union membership
Shift/Schedule/Hours per week: This is a part time regular position based on 20-hours per week, Monday through Thursday afternoon and early evening
Expected Start Date: January, 2022
Wage/Salary: starting at $37.66 /hour
Application Deadline: : December 24, 2021
Submit Applications to: aerenli@comservice.bc.ca
In your cover letter please indicate where you heard about this job posting.
Successful applicant will be informed and accepting of cultural diversity, and have the ability to work and support all people with dignity and respect. This position is open to all genders.

Facilities Technician - Cornerstone Landing

Facilities Technician
Fulltime Position


Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Community Services is pleased to launch Cornerstone Landing, a 94 Unit
Fair Market Housing development that includes studio, one, two and threebedroom homes for the
community. The building will also include office space for Social Services programs offered by Maple
Ridge Pitt Meadows Community Services.


With Cornerstone Landing occupancy just around the corner, we are searching for a Facilities Technician.
Reporting to the Manager, Housing & Facilities, the Facilities Technician will be responsible for cleaning
and maintenance of the commercial space, residential building interior and the exterior of the property.
The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out general repair and maintenance work
including, painting, dry walling, minor plumbing (replacing faucets, unblocking toilets), woodworking (e.g.,
replacing mouldings, door frames), preparing suites for new resident moveins, and minor electrical work
(tasks that do not require an electrician’s license).

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

Janitorial Duties:

Attends to garbage and general clean up in resident and public areas (Exterior and Interior)

Ensures the safety of staff, residents, guests, and vendor personnel by ensuring all areas of the
building and its exterior grounds are maintained in a safe condition (i.e. snow clearing, debris, and
leaves, etc.)

Biweekly residential building cleans, 2x per week complete commercial space cleans

Maintains an organized and safe work and storage areas

Suite turnover cleans

Regular Maintenance, Repairs and Building Improvements:

General minor repairs to electrical, plumbing and other building components within capabilities

Inspects alarm, call, and security systems and logs information daily

Completes monthly safety checks for all building equipment ensuring that the trades have attended
and are up keeping the logs books required for health and safety, as well as our warranty

Be available for emergency callins on a rotating schedule with a premium for any call outs attended

Maintains a painting/touchup schedule.

Performs other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education and Experience)

Grade 12 plus training and/or a minimum 2 years of experience, including competencies in building
repairs, painting and finishes, floor care, safety procedures, property maintenance, plumbing,
heating and air conditioning

Proven customer service skills and excellent command of verbal and written English language

Sound knowledge of the operation and maintenance of equipment used in the residence

Ability to work independently and/or as a member of a team
The successful candidate must have a clear Criminal Records Check for file

REQUIRED SKILLS (Knowledge and Skills)

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Valid Class 5 BC driver’s license and satisfactory driving record

Proactive with the ability to problem solve

Selfstarter with a positive attitude, and able to advocate for self and others

Basic computer skills: experience with Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Our successful applicant will be informed and accepting of cultural diversity and have the ability to work
and support all people with dignity and respect. This position is open to all genders.

This is a full time, 35hour/week schedule that provides a competitive salary, 3weeks annual paid
vacation, extensive benefit package including pension enrolment after probation period.


Please submit your cover letter and resume, no later than January 21, 2022, to Toni Nicholas

tnicholas@comservice.bc.ca


Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Community Services is an accredited, multiservice organization that is
dedicated to providing quality programs and services to Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows since 1971.
We support and empower individuals and families to realize their potential and achieve selfreliance.