Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding career?
Dawson Creek Society for Community Living provides various types of support to individuals with developmental disabilities to enable them to be a full participants in our community. We provide a competitive rate of pay and a full benefits package. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Working in a job providing direct services to people with disabilities is not for everyone. The work demands a number of personal qualities, some which can be learned and some which you must already possess.
The most important of these, and one which we demand from everyone, is that you must truly believe that people with disabilities are individuals with the same rights as any other person. This includes the right to dignity and respect and the right to live and work in their own community.
New employees generally begin employment as “casual workers” and get a taste of our different work areas. As a casual worker, your name will be on our casual list and you will gain work according to your seniority.
Casual Workers are required to work different shifts at different locations and assist people with different needs. By working at different locations, the experience you gain will assist you, if you wish to apply for a regular position. As a Casual Worker, we cannot guarantee how many hours you will be assigned, but we can tell you that most Casual Workers work as many hours as they can handle. Regular positions are acquired by applying for the positions that are posted at each location.
If this sounds like a career for you, the hiring requirements include a minimum grade twelve education - post secondary education would be preferred, a valid Class 5 drivers’ license with a clean driving record, valid First Aid certificate, a Food Safe certificate and proof of Covid 19 vaccination. Additional training is done on site and through on-line courses.
Interested in a career at DCSCL? Please fill out our application form and submit as follows:
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Types of Career Opportunities
Dawson Creek Society for Community Living has a variety of Career Opportunities available.
Below are descriptions of our most common career opportunities.
Community Support Worker
Are you responsible, self-motivated, and able to effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment? Are you comfortable with teaching life skills to adults with developmental disabilities, and do you believe they are able to become independent within their home and community? If so, and you have your Grade 12, a diploma in the Human Services field and a minimum of one-year recent, relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and a valid Class 5 driver’s license, we would love to hear from you!
Residential Support Worker
Dependable, responsible, self-motivated with developed critical thinking skills are the attributes we look for in an RSW. You will be responsible for assisting people with activities of daily living in a residential setting. A Class 4 Driver’s License is required, as is Grade 12, a diploma in the Human Services field and a minimum of one-year recent, relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Responsible for assisting with the planning, developing, and implementing of individual and group recreational, social, and educational activities, this position requires an energetic, fun, reliable, and organized person that is skilled at multi-tasking and believes in the power of teaching independence. Required is Grade 12, a diploma in the Human Services field and a minimum of one-year recent, relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and a valid Class 5 driver’s license.
Are you interested in providing direct support to seniors with personal care, medication reminders, housekeeping, laundry, leisure activities, and meal services while encouraging the maintenance of independence? If the answer is yes, and you have your BC Care Aide Registry number, Grade 12, recent relevant experience, and a valid Class 5 driver’s license, we would love to hear from you!
Responsible for planning, purchasing ingredients, and preparing meals for 25+ seniors with varying nutritional needs, the successful applicant for this position will be responsible, reliable, self-motivated, and able to manage multiple tasks. A Class 5 Driver’s License, and Grade 10 is required, as is a Professional Cook Level 2 certificate with a minimum of one-year recent, relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
We are CARF Accredited
The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities has awarded the Dawson Creek Society for Community Living another three year accreditation, the highest level of accreditation available.
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