Community Living Society

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Community Living Counsellor - Acting Assistant Coordinator

Job No: RACC67805
Location: Coquitlam

About Us

The Community Living Society (CLS) is an innovative, non-profit organization who since 1978 has been dedicated to supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities live full, productive and meaningful lives.  We are leaders in providing quality Person Centred support through our residential, individualized and community based supports so that people can reach their greatest potential. We have over 500 employees and work with over 400 individuals throughout the Lower Mainland.


About the Opportunity

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

  • Provide support and engage individuals to live as full citizens
  • Supporting the coordinator with administrative and financial tasks
  • Encouraging and motivating a team of Counsellors
  • Supporting individuals with various life goals
  • Home support duties (including, but not limited to personal care, bathing, bathroom support, meal preparation and light housekeeping)
  • Community outings (including, but not limited to volunteering, paid employment and leisure activities)
  • Maintaining records of daily activities and goal progression 
  • Coaching, role-modeling and mentoring your team in appropriate support techniques  


Available Positions  

Position #1 - Permanent Full-Time (30+ hours/week) 

  • Full Schedule to be determined


About You

Your experience in providing sound, consistent and caring support to adults with developmental 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 (permanent staff must be willing to obtain Class 4)
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Clear criminal record (paid by CLS)
  • Clean driver’s abstract
  • Fluency in ASL


  • Prior paid or volunteer experience
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training
  • Mandt System® 
  • 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 in CLS over the long term. 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

Wage:  Starting at $22.25 per hour. Internal candidates will receive their base rate plus a $1.00 Assist premium. 


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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