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Community Living Counsellor – Multiple and Complex Needs

Job No: RES62505
Location: Burnaby

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.

Multiple and Complex Needs Team

Your role as a Community Living Counsellor on a newly appointed Multiple and Complex Needs team will be providing support and actively engaging a supported individual with complex needs to live a fulfilling and increasingly independent life. Working 1:1 with this individual, each team member is comfortable working individuals with varying and complex needs while working together on a collaborative and creative support approach with a common goal and purpose.


About the Role

You are a motivated and outgoing person with a passion for person-centered supports. This means you will be working with a team to support an individual to discover more of their community, learn new life-skills, and more. Your duties can include:

  • Providing individuals support 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  
  • Supporting the development of creative support strategies


This specific role will involve in depth on the job training and classroom based instruction sessions as identified. CLS is committed to ensuring the Multiple and Complex Needs team is fully trained and comfortable working with varying and complex needs individuals.


Available Positions 

Permanent Part-Time (16 Hours/Week)

  • Monday 9:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Wednesday 9:00AM - 3:00PM


About You

As a seasoned support worker, you are comfortable in a variety of settings and eager to learn and develop. You are interested in supporting others and show an understanding of the person-centered and active support approach. Additionally, you have the following requirements:  


  • First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Clear criminal record (paid by CLS)
  • Clean driver’s abstract
  • Knowledge of Person Centered Active Supports


  • Class 5 driver's license with access to a vehicle
  • Prior paid or volunteer experience
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training
  • Mandt System® 

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 $21.25 + $1.00 premium per hour ($22.25 total). Current employees will receive a $1.00 premium on top of their current hourly rate.


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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