Beacon Community Services

We are an award-winning and accredited not-for-profit that helps people and improves lives through a range of programs and services. We offer a competitive salary and a rewarding, stimulating work environment.

  • Housekeeper, Saanich

    • Casual
    • Job Description:

      JOB SUMMARY:
      Beacon Community Services operates the Better at Home program for Saanich and the Saanich Peninsula. The goal of the Better at Home program is to provide non-medical services to support seniors living in their own homes for as long as possible. The Housekeeper is an integral part of the Better at Home team providing light housekeeping services to seniors. The Housekeeper will report to the Better at Home Coordinator.

      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • Provide light housekeeping services to seniors who are living independently in their own homes.
      • Services may include:
      o Vacuuming and mopping floors
      o Kitchen floors, counters, sink
      o Bathroom sinks, tubs, showers, counters, toilets, floors
      o Making beds or changing bed linens
      o Laundry
      o Cleaning windows
      o Cleaning out refrigerator
      o Dusting
      • Visits are 1-2 hours.
      • Follow schedule as provided by Better at Home Coordinator.
      • Call clients the day before appointment.
      • Follow check in and check out protocol.
      • General knowledge of Beacon Community Services.
      • All other duties as required.

      QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:
      • Experience working with the Seniors
      • Experience cleaning homes
      • Physically able to perform all of the cleaning tasks listed
      • Use of a reliable vehicle
      • WHMIS Certification (to be renewed every 2 years)
      • Clear Police Criminal Record Check

      KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:
      • Familiarity with housekeeping
      • General knowledge of Beacon Community Services.
      • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the general public, co-workers and volunteers
      • Ability to work independently
      • Promote a positive team environment.
      • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
      • Ability to express ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing.

    • Wage/Salary: $22 per hour
    • Start date: 24/02/2020
    • Downloads: 2020-008-Housekeeper-Saanich-Casual.pdf
    • Application email
    • Application url
  • Housekeeper, Saanich Peninsula

    • Casual
    • Job Description:

      JOB SUMMARY:
      Beacon Community Services operates the Better at Home program for Saanich and the Saanich Peninsula. The goal of the Better at Home program is to provide non-medical services to support seniors living in their own homes for as long as possible. The Housekeeper is an integral part of the Better at Home team providing light housekeeping services to seniors. The Housekeeper will report to the Better at Home Coordinator.

      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • Provide light housekeeping services to seniors who are living independently in their own homes.
      • Services may include:
      o Vacuuming and mopping floors
      o Kitchen floors, counters, sink
      o Bathroom sinks, tubs, showers, counters, toilets, floors
      o Making beds or changing bed linens
      o Laundry
      o Cleaning windows
      o Cleaning out refrigerator
      o Dusting
      • Visits are 1-2 hours.
      • Follow schedule as provided by Better at Home Coordinator.
      • Call clients the day before appointment.
      • Follow check in and check out protocol.
      • General knowledge of Beacon Community Services.
      • All other duties as required.

      QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:
      • Experience working with the Seniors
      • Experience cleaning homes
      • Physically able to perform all of the cleaning tasks listed
      • Use of a reliable vehicle
      • WHMIS Certification (to be renewed every 2 years)
      • Clear Police Criminal Record Check

      KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:
      • Familiarity with housekeeping
      • General knowledge of Beacon Community Services.
      • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the general public, co-workers and volunteers
      • Ability to work independently
      • Promote a positive team environment.
      • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
      • Ability to express ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing.

    • Wage/Salary: $22 per hour
    • Start date: 24/02/2020
    • Downloads: 2020-009-Housekeeper-Saanich-Peninsula-Casual.pdf
    • Application email
    • Application url
  • Client Advisor - General & Customized Employment Developer

    • Full Time
    • Temporary
    • Job Description:

      JOB SUMMARY:

      We are an award-winning and accredited not-for-profit that helps people and improves lives through a range of programs and services, including providing training and support to help job seekers improve employment readiness and find and keep work. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, and a rewarding, stimulating work environment.

      Reporting to the WorkBC Manager, the Client Advisor for Customized Employment Developer/ Unpaid Work Experience joins a multi-faceted team who are making a difference in people's lives every day. Case Management involves assessing client needs, determining employment objectives and providing employment supports and services to assist clients achieve those objectives using a client-centered process. This position will be responsible for the overall case management of individuals who may identify as having a physical, cognitive or mental, sensory, or developmental disability that results in limitations executing tasks or actions related to employment to increase the likelihood that they achieve and maintain Labour Market Attachment.

      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

      Client Advisor
      · Complete a Formal Needs Assessment for all clients accepted into case management including a Multi-Dimensional Needs Assessment to determine Client Tier within 10 business days of referral to case management
      · Develop action plans, determining employment objectives and community attachment services to assist clients achieve those objectives using a client-centered process
      · Assess and identify eligibility and suitability for: program financial supports for job search and access to ESC services; supports essential for job start; training-related supports; self-employment supports; and paid and unpaid work experience placement supports
      · Refer to appropriate specialized service providers as needed
      · Support clients throughout the case management process with employment coaching & counselling until service objectives have been met - employment or community attachment
      · Provide an appropriate level of support to clients in accessing community resources contained within their action plans such as financial, housing, legal, food, addiction, etc., including facilitating and following up on referrals where and when required
      · Ensure that the client has undertaken labour market research in relation to employment and career goals as needed by assisting the client in accessing and understanding relevant information
      · Support clients as needed in accessing other potential employment program options
      · Develop, revise, update, and document progress toward employment and employment readiness objectives and record completion of agreed to services, supports and other employment considerations, activities and tasks
      · Liaise with agency partners, service providers, community agencies and employers as required during the course of service provision
      · Assist in the delivery of workshop curriculum when required for all EPBC Clients (case-managed and non-case managed) including workshops on job search techniques (resumes, cover letters, hidden job
      market, interview skills, etc.), career decision making/ planning (identification of suitable employment/career objective, occupational & educational research, etc.), employment maintenance, assessing and developing essential skills (reading, document use, numeracy, writing, oral communication, working with others, thinking, computer use and continuous learning) and assessing and developing life skills (self-esteem, time management, workplace behavior, stress and anger management, etc.)

      Customized Employment Developer
      · Provide Discovery profile which answers key questions about the Client, supports the development of an Employment Profile, and provides direction for all employment considerations.
      · Identify key interests, skills, strengths, ideal employment conditions and contributions the Client may be able to make in Employment or Self-Employment.
      · Spend time with the Client at home and in the community observing them in both familiar and unfamiliar activities.
      · Work with Clients to establish potential Employment or Self-Employment opportunities, providing individualized job marketing to Employers.
      · Arranging interviews and supporting Clients at job interviews, as required, up to confirming Employment or Self-Employment.
      · Support Clients and Employers to negotiate and finalize the terms of Employment or Self-Employment, as well as job creation and job carving
      · Provide Job Coaching/Maintenance and Retention Services, where required.
      · Document all progress in ICM including job leads, job search activities, negotiations, and contact with employers and Client until the EPBC Service Provider confirms that the Client has a suitable Employment opportunity.
      · Set up Unpaid Work Experience
      · Perform other duties as assigned.

      EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND REQUIREMENTS:

      · An undergraduate degree in related field or considerable experience combined with education (Career Development Practitioner Certificate, Social Services Diploma) in the community, social services, employment/career development field. Customized Employment Development Training Certificate Preferred.
      · 2-5 years' experience with individuals that are harder to employ; clients facing multiple barriers to employment
      · Valid license and vehicle required
      · Extensive knowledge of local organizations and resources and labour market trends
      · Effectively operate computer applications (e.g., e-mail, word processor, database, spreadsheet) (ICM —Integrated Case Management database system skills preferred)
      · WHMIS (may be completed upon hiring)
      · Clear criminal record check (Police and Solicitor General)

      KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

      · An ability to respect all clients and treat them with dignity
      · Excellent interpersonal skills
      · Ability to problem solve, work independently as well as part of a team
      · Ability to use sound judgement while working under demanding conditions and circumstances
      · Ability to maintain good boundaries and adhere to best practices when working with marginalized populations
      · Ability to provide clear communication
      · Positive and professional attitude

    • Wage/Salary: $25.26/hour
    • Start date: 02/03/2020
    • Downloads: 2020-007-Client-Advisor-General-CED.pdf
    • Application email
    • Application url