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Individualized Supports Assistant Coordinator

Job No: IS201889
Location: New Westminster/Coquitlam

About CLS

The Community Living Society (CLS) is an innovative, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people with developmental disabilities. We have been assisting individuals to live full, productive, and meaningful lives since 1978. We are leaders in providing quality Individualized Supports services, which allow people to reach their greatest potential. We have over 500 employees and serve over 400 individuals throughout the Lower Mainland and Greater Vancouver Area.


About Individualized Supports

Individualized Supports services are provided one-to-one either in the community or in the person’s home. This is a hands on support role with some offline administrative duties. The goals of people who choose Individualized Supports often include a desire to:

  • increase their confidence and decision-making abilities
  • increase personal motivation
  • have help to make new friends and have professional relationships
  • access and contribute to their community
  • improve their communication skills
  • budget and manage money
  • learn to cook and maintain a home.


About the Opportunity

Your role as an Individualized Supports Community Living Counsellor, Assistant Coordinator will be to provide support to the Coordinator in all aspects of administration and team leadership. You will work closely with the team to provide meaningful feedback and role-model Person-Centered Active Supports. Some of your duties can include:



  • Providing hands on support and engage with all supported individuals in your IS area to live as full citizens
  • Supporting individuals with various life goals in the community
  • Community outings (including, but not limited to volunteering, paid employment and leisure activities)
  • Maintaining and reviewing records of daily activities and goal progression of all individuals in your IS area



  • Mentoring and providing feedback to a team of counselors
  • Being involved in progressive disciplinary meetings
  • Coaching, role-modeling and mentoring your team in appropriate support techniques
  • Actively participating in the recruitment process and training new hires
  • Maintaining a strong relationship with all supported individual and families
  • Acting as a roving relief for unfilled and/or emergency shifts as required
  • Attend all leadership training as required



  • Supporting the coordinator with administrative tasks such as admin reviews, quarterly reports, Sharevision audits and PCAS training  
  • Assisting the coordinator with scheduling and filling relief shifts
  • Supporting the coordinator with interviews and meetings including but limited to the individuals, their families, CLBC and other agencies
  • Supporting the coordinator with the initial intake and onboarding of new individuals


About You

Your experience in providing sound, consistent, resourceful and creative support to adults with disabilities coupled with your leadership and management skills will enable you to flourish in this role. You are motivated by enabling individuals in achieving greater success in certain areas of their lives by providing skills and opportunities to develop, participate in their community, take part in community activities, obtain volunteer or paid employment and learn tasks of daily living. You will also meet other unique support needs including personal care.


Additionally, you have the following requirements:



  • Class 5 driver’s license
  • Access to a vehicle
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Clear criminal record (paid by CLS)
  • Clean driver’s abstract


  • Prior paid or volunteer experience supporting adults with addictions, ASD, FASD, PSI, DD, Concurrent
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training
  • Mandt System® 
  • Previous leadership experience
  • Knowledge of Person Centered Active Supports


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:

  • Various internal leadership and development opportunities
  • Interesting and relevant training opportunities
  • Meaningful rewards and recognition


Hours: Weekdays (Monday-Friday)

Wage:  External Candidates = $20.75 | Internal Candidates + Base wage + $1.00

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.

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