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Part Time Support Worker for a Deaf individual

Part Time Support Worker for a Deaf individualNeeded 3-4 afternoons per week in Duncan BC

Deadline for applying is June 25, 2015

by emailing: msjsociety@gmail.com
We are looking for a kind, friendly, responsible, reliable, and calm home and community support worker for a Deaf individual who lives a life of dignity in Duncan.

Hours: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon 1 pm to 5 pm plus 2 Sunday afternoons per month.

Start date: July or August. The successful applicant will participate in orientation and (if needed) ASL and Deaf Culture education, and (if needed) mental health support worker training this summer.


-Training and/or experience in home and community support work

-Sign and understand ASL at an intermediate level or better (or be willing to upgrade your skills by participating in 40 hours of ASL classes this summer)

-Familiar with and comfortable with Deaf culture (or be willing to participate in a one-day Deaf Culture educational session) 

-Clear criminal record check

-Valid drivers license with a safe driving history.

-Prefer non-smoker

-Prefer support workers who have their own computer and/or mobile phone and are comfortable with email, text messaging, and video conferencing.

Responsibilities include:
Provide friendly, tactful and relaxed practical support and background coaching focused on:

1) accomplishing activities of daily living and staying organized at home and in the community
2) providing support to prevent and manage anxiety and back pain

3) supporting the individual to go to appointments, banking, grocery shopping, art lessons etc.

4) occasionally supporting participation in community events and in gentle leisure, recreation and social adventures 

Rate of pay:

$12 to $17 per hour depending on your education and experience.
Core Values of MSJ Society: Communication, inter-dependence, mutual respect, caring relationships, and equality.
Apply by June 25, 2015. To apply send an email to msjsociety@gmail.com with these attachments:
A cover letter

Your resume

Two referenceswho are aware of your home and community support experience and/or your knowledge of ASL and Deaf Culture

To be considered for this job, your application must describe:
your current ASL fluency

your current knowledge of Deaf culture

your home and community support work experience

your interest and availability in participating in un-paid training this summer if you are not already fully fluent in ASL, responsive and sensitive to Deaf culture, and trained in mental health support work.

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