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Job Opportunities at YCS

Home Share Provider

Yellowhead Community Services (YCS) is looking for an individual or couple willing to become Home Share Providers for a semi-independent older woman with diverse abilities in the Clearwater area. An ideal situation for this individual would be a home with no children and dogs. The home layout preferred would be an in-law suite or a separate bed/bath/sitting room area.

As a Home Share Provider, you will provide ongoing support and guidance building life skills, assisting with meal preparation, accessing community resources and services. You will encourage integration and inclusion within the home and the community. You will be responsible for the safety, support, and wellbeing of the individual and ensuring they are accessing appropriate medical and dental care. Also, you will assist with nurturing positive relationships with friends, family and support networks. This is a 24/7 position; however, additional supports may be provided.

Basic Requirements:

  • Relevant training and/or previous experience working with individuals with diverse abilities.
  • First aid and CPR certificate
  • Valid BC driver’s license
  • Criminal record check

Be willing to obtain/complete the following:

  • A satisfactory home-study
  • Three letters of reference
  • Physician’s letter of good health
  • A signed declaration of confidentiality
  • A signed release of information
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certificate

For more information please contact the YCS Home Share Manager Alysha Piva at 250-674-2600.


Summer Jobs 2021

Yellowhead Community Services (YCS) is a CARF accredited, Non-Profit, charitable multiservice organization. We have been in operation for over 27 years and are governed by a voluntary board of directors, comprised of chairperson, vice chair, treasurer, past chair and special projects coordinator. Officers are elected for a three-year term on a staggered cycle ensuring continuity and consistency of management. YCS bylaws and constitution is filed with the Registrar of Societies and is in compliance with BC Housing expectations. We are also a member in good standing with the BC Non Profit Housing Association since 2014. Other Associations to which we belong are; BC Aboriginal Child Care Society, Family Resource Programs of BC, BC Association of Pregnancy Outreach Programs, BC Association of Farmers Market, Community Social Services Employers’ Association of BC, The Federation of Community Social Services of BC, BC Society of Transition Houses and Ending Violence Association.

YCS is the largest and primary service provider in the North Thompson Valley covering a large geographical area from McLure to Blue River. We are a multi-funded health care and social service agency providing supports to a diverse population in a rural setting. Many of our service users access multiple programs as their needs change. All programs are voluntary and clients are encouraged to make choices about the way they receive and engage in services. Our integrated services reach a wide range of vulnerable populations including Indigenous and non-Indigenous;

  • Seniors
  • Children, youth and families
  • Adults
  • Adults and children with exceptionalities

Supports provided by our programs target vulnerabilities such as:

  • Adults with disabilities
    • Community inclusion, home share, job skills, life skills and outreach supports
  • Affordable housing
    • Low income units, safe home and second stage housing
  • Better at Home
    • Seniors services, support to live independently
  • Child, youth and family
    • Teen nights, youth drop in, parenting programs (Circle of Security, Nobody’s Perfect, STEP)
  • Counselling
    • Adult mental health, stopping the violence, substance use and PEACE (prevention, education, advocacy, counselling and empowerment) for children experiencing violence
  • Trusted Third Party
  • Community Center
  • Early Childhood Development
    • Infant development, supported child development, prenatal, home visiting, drop in groups
  • Employment services
  • Food security
    • Farmers market, community gardens, food skills for families, ending cupboard, neighbourhood kitchens, nutrition coupon program and soup kettle
  • Indigenous Services
  • Licensed Child Care
    • Daycare, preschool, afterschool and multi-age care
  • Literacy
    • Adult tutor program, bright red bookshelf, parent child mother goose, raise a reader, tutor training
  • Transit
  • Women’s services
    • Safe home response service, stopping the violence.

We deliver contracted services for the following funders:

  • Ministry of Children and Families
  • Open Door Group
  • BC Transit
  • Community Living BC
  • Decoda Literacy Solutions
  • United Way Lower Mainland
  • Interior Health Authority
  • Ministry of Advanced Education
  • Ministry of Employment and Social Development
  • Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
  • Ministry of Forest, Lands, natural Resources Operations and Rural Development
  • Victim Services
  • Valemount Learning Center

Crime prevention Division of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General


Summer Jobs 2021

This application is specifically for employment related to our child care programs. we hope to create three positions for youth considering employment in the field of ECE or education. Positions will be full time.

 


 

Community Support Worker

Yellowhead Community Services Society, an integrated health/social service agency with offices located in Clearwater and Barriere, BC, is seeking skilled, knowledgeable and experienced individuals to provide community support to adults with developmental disabilities in the community of Clearwater.  Shifts will be predominantly day shifts, but will also include evenings and weekends. The following positions are available:

  1. Community Support Worker       21hrs/week –Clearwater
  2. Community Support Worker       Casual/on-call – Clearwater/Barriere

Job Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist individuals to engage in social and recreational opportunities in the community.
  •  Provide outreach support to individuals living independently in the community by assisting with meal preparation, home maintenance and support attending appointments. This may also include assistance with personal care and hygiene.
  • Employment support through Employer engagement, job coaching and supervision.
  • Enhancing the development of life skills through modeling and person-centered planning.
  • Organizing and lead group activities and planning special events with input from individuals participating in services.

Degree/diploma in relevant field is preferred, however, individuals with related experience and/or a willingness to learn are encouraged to apply and will be considered.  Any offers of employment will be subject to a clean criminal record check. A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required. Current first aid would be an asset.

Closing date for these positions is May 7th, 2021 at 4pm. Applications may be mailed, faxed or emailed.  Only those short-listed will be contacted.

CONTACT:

YCS Selection Committee
612 Park Drive
Clearwater BC
Phone: 250 674-2600
Fax: 250 674-2676
Email: - info@yellowheadcs.ca
Website:  www.yellowheadcs.ca


Early Childhood Educator and Early Childhood Educator Assistants

YCS is looking for energetic and enthusiastic Early Childhood Educators and Assistants to join our team. We currently have four childcare programs in Clearwater and one in Barriere. 

The position requires flexibility as hours vary depending on the number of children enrolled in the programs. Training can be provided should the successful candidate have experience with children and express an interest in committing to a lasting relationship with YCS.

Qualifications:  ECE Certification/ECE Assistant Certification, current First Aid

The successful candidate will be subject to a Criminal Record Check

Wage: Dependent on qualifications and experience

Please email resume to:
info@yellowheadcs.ca
Attention: Patricia Morin