The Community Living Society is a progressive non-profit organization dedicated to serving people with developmental disabilities. For nearly 40 years, we have been serving individuals with special needs to live full, productive and meaningful lives. With our person centered philosophy, over 500 employees and over 400 supported individuals throughout the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, The Community Living Society is a leader in providing innovative residential and vocational services, allowing people to reach their greatest potential.
With our philosophy, if you can imagine it – live it!
About the Opportunity
Reporting to the Day Supports Manager, the Burnaby Day Supports Team Lead will provide support to the Day Supports Manager in all aspects of team leadership and location support. This role will work closely with the individuals and teams to provide an environment that is focused on working with individuals to meet their desired goals, live a full and meaningful life and to live as independently as possible. Acting as a day to day contact, problem solver, and coach for a team of Community Living Counsellors, you will role-model Person Centered Active Support.
Your experience in providing positive, consistent and empowering support to adults with developmental disabilities coupled with your resourceful approach and natural leadership style will enable you to flourish in this role. You are known for supporting individuals in achieving their chosen goals and experiencing success in their lives by providing skills and opportunities to develop and build their social / friend network, participate in their community, take part in local activities, obtain volunteer or paid employment and learn skills associated with daily living.
You will be an exemplary role-model of Person Centered Active Support to employees, families and the wider community, through all your interactions with the individuals you support. You possess the following skills or meet the following requirements:
Our Commitment to You
We make significant investments in our people, which is why we take great care to hire those who we believe will thrive at CLS. Our progressive and unique culture sets us apart and provides:
Hours: Based on a 30 hour work week – schedule to be determined with the Manager. Generally, the schedule will be based on an administrative schedule and would be consistent, but flexible (Monday to Friday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm or 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
Wage: Starting at $21.75 per hour
We at Community Living Society celebrate and embrace diversity as an integral part of our organization. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to be an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment for both our employees and supported individuals alike, ensuring everyone feels valued and respected.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.