Working with Community Services

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.’

Our available positions are open to all qualified candidates and our successful applicants will be informed and accepting of cultural diversity, and will have the ability to work and support all people with dignity and respect.

Current Opportunities 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.

Community Services Worker

Mental Health Services

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
  • 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

  • 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

Full-time position: 35 hours per week

Salary: $23.10 per hour

Please submit your resume to:  Simonne Dupre – sdupre@comservice.bc.ca

Family Peer Supporter

Foundry Ridge-Meadows

Our Family Peer Supporter is an integral member of the Foundry care team and utilizes their own living/lived experience of supporting a youth or young adult who has experienced mental health or substance use challenges. The Family Peer Supporter assists in the delivery of Foundry Centre operations and offers family and caregivers assistance with service navigation, education and resource information, while providing individualized peer-based practical, emotional and social supports.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provides a safe, welcoming and supportive culture for families and caregivers receiving services at the Foundry Center;
  • Provides direct on-site services to families and caregivers by providing support, guidance and mentorship, in the areas of information, navigation, education, resources and skill development, to support and engage families as expert partners in their co-developed wellness goals;
  • Models hope and shares living/lived experiences and lessons learned to support families and caregivers in achieving individual and family health and wellness goals;
  • Facilitates meaningful engagement (defined in Foundry’s youth and family engagement guide) and participation of families in focus groups, surveys, research, evaluation and other opportunities related to peer support to further build capacity and leadership;
  • Works collaboratively as an advocate and liaison between caregiver/family member, youth, centre staff and community partners;
  • Collaborates with youth peer support workers at the center to optimize the youth, young adult and caregiver/family experience as it relates to the delivery of services;
  • Facilitates peer support and educational groups to promote skill development and engagement, as well as foster peer-peer connection and networking opportunities;
  • Supports the development of the Foundry peer support network on a provincial level including but not limited to, research, evaluation and quality improvement activities and participation on select provincial working groups;
  • Promotes holistic family health and well-being by fostering the development of respectful, collaborative relationships with family members/caregivers, youth and service providers.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and Experience

  • Social services certificate, diploma or equivalent experience.
  • Direct experience as a parent or caregiver supporting a youth or young adult with mental health and/or substance use challenges and service navigation in local community.
  • Completion or eligible for completion of Foundry family peer support training.
  • Previous peer support experience and training is an asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, and work within personal and role specific limits and boundaries
  • Strong relationship and rapport building skills
  • Assertive communication skills with ability to respect others’ perspective
  • Empathic, caring approach, with strong active listening skills
  • Ability to understand and follow a strength-based approach for sharing challenges and co-creating solutions
  • Experienced with group facilitation and community presentations
  • Broad knowledge of community resources and supports knowledge and respect of the diversity of the BC population
  • Demonstrated time management skills, accountability and reliability
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Self-starter with a positive attitude and willingness to work flexible hours
  • Basic computer skills; experience with Microsoft office, Excel, PowerPoint

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

Part-time position: 12 hours per week

Salary: $23.10 per hour

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

Mental Health Facilitator

Mental Health Services

Our 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 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

Full-time position – 35 hours per week

Salary – $23.10 per hour

Please submit your resume to: Simonne Dupre – sdupre@comservice.bc.ca