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.

Employment Specialist

Foundry

SERVICE AREA: Foundry Ridge Meadows
PROGRAM: Foundry Works

POSITION:
Employment Specialist
LOCATION: Maple Ridge, BC


Foundry Works is a new youth supported employment program being launched across

the Foundry network. The program will provide flexible, wrap
around services to assist
youth who are currently not in education, employment or training (NEET) to realize their

education goals, develop work skills and gain paid work/study experience to

successfully transition into the labour market.

Foundry Works uses a team approach guided by the values and principles of Foundry.

Providing employment services virtually and throu
gh Foundry’s network of Centres, will
further enhance Foundry’s ability to support young people across BC.

With this in mind, we are looking to fill the newly created role of Employment Specialist

Worker. Reporting to the Foundry Works Program Coordinator,
the Employment
Specialist Worker will be accountable for providing career and employment
related
guidance, career development assistance, and labour market information and

assistance to youth in the Foundry Works Program.

A
CCOUNTABILITIES
Assisting in developing a mutually agreed upon Employment Action Plan;
Exploring career choices, providing job search & interview techniques, assisting
in resume and cover letter writing, job search preparation, and utilizing person

centred planning tools;

Working with other Foundry Works Vocational Support Workers, Community
Agencies, and Employers to facilitate potential job oppor
tunities;
Eliminating barriers to employment by working with the individual and potential
employers;

Facilitating workplace accommodations as required;
Providing followup support once employment has been secured;
Maintaining the computerized database information and initiating followup
reports, as required.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education, Training and Experience

Diploma in a related human / social service field and a minimum of (1) year
recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education,
training
and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills;
Proficient in computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Internet and email, as
well as some experience with Database Management
and reporting required;
Experience in career development field focusing on client outreach, group
facilitation, individual employment/career counselling and portfolio development.

Additional Requirements

Clear Criminal Record Check is required;
Valid and unrestricted Class 5 BC Driver’s License with access to a safe, reliable
vehicle;

Union Membership
Shift/Schedule/Hours per week: Regular, full time position

Hours per week: 35 hours per week

Hourly Rate: $23.10 per hour to begin

Submit Applications to: aerenli@comservice.bc.ca

Our successful applicant will be informed and accepting of cultural diversity and have

the ability to work and support all people with dignity and res
pect. This position is open
to all genders.

Community Support Worker

CLS Community Services

DATE: August 9, 2022
SERVICE AREA: Mental Health
PROGRAM: Community Living Support
POSITION: Community Support Worker
LOCATION: Maple Ridge, BC
In this full time (35 hours per week) position, our Community Support Worker will be responsible for
supporting clients with severe and persistent mental health issues to live independently within the
community. The majority of the work is done with clients in their home and/or within the community.

ACCOUNTABILITIES
· Facilitating life skills training that includes teaching of self-care, home management, community
management and social leisure skills.
· Assisting clients in gaining necessary knowledge of available services within the community, how to
access services independently, and how to advocate for self.
· Assist client in gaining the skills necessary to successfully acquire appropriate living
accommodations.
· Providing assistance navigating a variety of environments such as home, grocery stores, banks, etc.
· Providing updates to the clients’ Primary Therapist to fulfill case conferencing expectations as per
the Individual Services Plan Agreement.
· Advocating/liaising on behalf of the client to deal with any concerns/issues at hand, as required.
· Supporting clients by referring pertinent issues to the client’s Primary Therapist at Mental Health,
(e.g. medication, suicidal ideations, family concerns, changes in client’s functioning level).

QUALIFICATIONS
Education, Training and Experience
· Minimum of a two year diploma or degree in a social services related field
· Minimum of one year relevant experience working with adults living with mental health issues
· Knowledge of the principles of psycho-social rehabilitation
· Valid and unrestricted Class 5 Drivers License and use of vehicle with business insurance and $2
million liability
· Current First Aid and CPR
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· Non-judgmental, compassionate, and culturally accepting
· Knowledge of community resources and housing
· Ability to work both independently and within a community care team
Internal Job Posting
· Good organizational skills and time management skills
· Strong knowledge of Microsoft programs and the ability to complete reports online in a timely and
professional manner.

Additional Requirements
· Union membership
· Clear Criminal Record Check
Shift/Schedule/Hours per week: 35 hours per week
Expected Start Date: August 2022
Wage/Salary: starting at $23.10 per hour
Grid Level: 11

Submit Applications to: sdupre@comservice.bc.ca
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 applicants.
CC: Local Union Chair; Reception

Program Support Worker

Family Place

DATE: August 12, 2022
SERVICE AREA: Child, Youth and Family Services
PROGRAM: Family Place
POSITION: Program Support Worker
LOCATION: Maple Ridge, BC
Family Place strives to empower families through connection, peer support and enriching programming by developing parenting skills in a safe and supportive environment, creating community connections, finding peer support, and providing access to resources relating to parenting and child development for children 0 – 5 years old. Family Place provides friendly and diverse and interactive parent/child opportunities with music and movement, literacy, experiential open-ended arts and crafts, age-appropriate sensory play.
The Program Support Worker will work proactively as part of an effective team that delivers quality programming and direct services to families who access Family Place and its programs.

ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Ensuring a comfortable, supportive atmosphere exists for family and individual clients to socialize and obtain peer support, information about family life issues, other community services, and other supports and referrals as necessary.
• Ensuring the provision of high quality child care services and programs that model appropriate and health parent-child relationships in order that parents may participate in adult and/or parent-child programming at Family Place.
• Ensuring information, education, and/or support relevant to the identified needs of low income, single parent and socially isolated families are provided as part of the regular programming and services.
• Researching, developing and presenting short topics of interest, particularly to groups of new parents and parents of preschoolers.
• Actively working with the team before and after program time in the preparation and clean up of the facility including loading and unloading program materials and supplies, setting up adult and child program areas for client interaction, some light housekeeping such as washing dishes, making coffee and tidying up. Planning and sharing the team, responsibility for the larger tasks of shopping, sorting and regularly disinfecting toys.
• Responding to, and working cooperatively with the Ministry for Children & Family Development to develop means of responding to the particular needs of low income, single parent and socially isolated families.
• Working cooperatively with the team so that responsibility for staffing individual programs is a shared process that results in an efficient and effective management and coordination of staff schedules and duties.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education, Training and Experience
• Minimum two year Early Childhood Education diploma
• At least of one year of recent and related experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Proven ability and expertise working in the areas of family dynamics and dysfunctions, family violence, child development, self-esteem, communication and poverty issues
• Ability to maintain a sensitive, positive and non-judgemental approach and demeanour when working with parents, children, staff, and the public
• Knowledge of child physical, sexual and emotional abuse, its signs and predictors
• Proven ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in written form including: interviewing, reflective and active listening skills, writing goals, objectives, and reports
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a team with minimum supervision on a day-to-day basis and, deal with crisis situations should they arise
• Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively manage work time, energy and stress level
• Demonstrated ability to maintain a variety of records, forms and statistics
Additional Requirements
• Ability to provide a clear Criminal Record Check
• Valid and unrestricted Class 5 BC Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle
• Union Membership
Shift/Schedule/Hours per week: up to 18 hours per week
Expected Start Date: August 2022
Wage/Salary: starting at $23.10 / hour
Grid Level: 11
Submit Applications to: krogge@comservice.bc.ca
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 applicants.
CC: Local Union Chair; Reception

Mental Health Facilitator

The Club

DATE: August 31, 2022

SERVICE AREA: Mental Health Services
PROGRAM: The Club
POSITION: Mental Health Facilitator
LOCATION: Maple Ridge, BC
MENTAL HEALTH FACILITATOR – THE CLUB
Full-time, Temporary (12 Months)

The Clubhouse Program serves adults living with mental illness who are seeking a community of
understanding, like-minded people who might share the same experiences that they do. Clubhouses
provide a supportive environment where people can socialize, participate in recreational activities, learn
new skills and increase their involvement in the community.

The Club is a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to navigate their mental health challenges
and discover wellness tools on their journey towards recovery and creates opportunities for people to
develop skills, build confidence and improve quality of life in areas of personal life, pre-employment,
education and leisure.

We are seeking a temporary, full-time Mental Health Facilitator at The Club in Maple Ridge. In this position
you will have the opportunity to plan, prepare and facilitate various programs within the Club setting. This
includes but is not limited to developing programs that promote vocational skills, and social/leisure
activities, which provide empowerment of and promotes independence within its members.
Qualifications for this position include:

Post-Secondary Education in the Mental Health Discipline (degree or two year diploma)
Minimum of two years’ experience working with persons whom have a chronic and persistent
psychiatric illness
Experience in social group work, recreation, life skills, and Psychosocial Rehabilitation
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for this position include:
Proven ability to organize and prioritize multiple demands;
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to work as part of a team and practice the Team Approach.
Demonstrated knowledge of client outcome measurement, client information management, and
client file management.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the socio-economic and cultural background of the
service population.
Must be able to efficiently and effectively manage work time and energy and stress levels.
Additional Requirements:
Clear Criminal Record Check is required
Valid and unrestricted Class 5 BC Driver’s License with access to a safe, reliable vehicle;
Union Membership
Effective October 26, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health and contractors to Fraser Health are
required to have full COVID 19 vaccination
Shift/Schedule/Hours per week: 35 hours per week (Temporary Full-time)
Expected Start Date: September, 2022
Expected End Date: September, 2023
Wage/Salary: starting at $23.10 / hour
Grid Level: 11
Application Deadline: September 7, 2022
Submit Applications to: Simonne Dupre – sdupre@comservice.bc.ca
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 applicants.

Youth Program Supervisor

Foundry Ridge-Meadows

SUPERVISOR, YOUTH PROGRAMS (Foundry Ridge-Meadows)

In this pivotal position, and reporting to our Manager, Foundry & Youth Housing, you will be responsible for championing a youth-centred program called Foundry Ridge-Meadows. Foundry Ridge Meadows is a safe and welcoming space that provides integrated health and social services for young people aged 12-24.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

Our Youth Program Supervisor will champion Foundry’s front-of-house initiatives which include our Welcome to Foundry Orientation, tours and providing information about the Foundry experience. Ensuring a youth-focused environment by working closely with Youth Action Committees (YAC), staff and community partners is a key component of this position, as is ensuring that our Foundry social media platforms are up to date, catchy and informative!

This position will have an active role in hiring, orienting and supervising staff for the various Foundry programs as well as mentoring our Foundry colleagues and coaching for strengths and performance on a regular basis. Communication and relationship building is top priority with our colleagues, community partners and funders.

Program development, documentation, reporting and evaluation as well as financial oversight of the various programs will round out this meaningful and dynamic position.

QUALIFICATIONS

Coupled with your experience in client and program outcomes, measurement, and evaluation you will possess a minimum of a two-year diploma in a related human/social services field and a minimum of one year experience working in a Supervisory position of a social services related program

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Clear Criminal Record Check is required
  • Valid and unrestricted Class 5 BC Driver’s License with access to a safe, reliable vehicle;
  • Union Membership
  • Effective October 26, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health and contractors to Fraser Health are required to have full COVID 19 vaccination

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.

Please send your resume to Alicia Erenli – aerenli@comservice.bc.ca

Part-time hours: 28 per week

Salary: Starting at $28.39 per hour