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Community Living Counsellor - Residential

Job No: RES612
Location: North Vancouver

About Us

 The Community Living Society (CLS) is an innovative non-profit organization which since 1978 has been dedicated to supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities so that they can 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 support worker will be providing support and actively engaging a supported individual to live a fulfilling and increasingly independent life. You are a motivated and outgoing person with a passion to for person-centered supports. This means you could be helping an individual to discover more of their community, learn new life-skills, find employment and more. Some of 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  


Available Positions 

Position #1 - Permanent Full Time (46 Hours/Week - 28 awake and 18 asleep)

  • Monday 12:00PM-7:00PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM to 9:00AM Wednesday (asleep overnight)
  • Saturday 7:30PM to 10:30AM Sunday (asleep overnight)


Position #2 - Permanent Full Time (47 Hours/Week - 38 awake and 9 asleep)

  • Tuesday 12:00PM-7:00PM
  • Wednesday 12:00PM-7:00PM
  • Thursday 8:30AM-3:30PM
  • Friday 8:30AM  to 10:30AM Saturday (asleep overnight)


Position #3 - Permanent Full Time (30+ Hours/Week)

  • Schedule to be determined


Position #4 - Permanent Full Time

  • Week 1:
    • Tuesday 12:00PM-7:00PM 
    • Wednesday 8:30AM-3:30PM
    • Thursday 12:00PM to Friday 3:30 PM (asleep overnight)
    • Saturday 7:30AM-10:30AM 
    • Sunday 7:30AM-10:30AM
  • Week 2:
    • Tuesday 12:00PM-7:00PM 
    • Wednesday 8:30AM-3:30PM
    • Thursday 12:00 PM to 10:30PM Friday (asleep overnight) 
    • Saturday 7:30PM-10:30PM


Position #5 - Permanent Full Time (38.5 Hours/Week - 29.5 awake and 9 Asleep)

  • Monday 8:30AM to Tuesday 9:00AM (Overnight Asleep)
  • Thursday 12:00PM-7:00PM
  • Friday 12:00PM-7:00PM


About You

You are interested in supporting others and show an understanding of the person-centered and active support approach. Additionally, you have the following requirements:  


  • Class 5 driver’s license (permanent staff must be willing to obtain a Class 4 license)
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Clear criminal record (paid by CLS)
  • Clean driver’s abstract


  • Experience high behavioral support
  • Experience with palliative supports
  • 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 $20.75 per awake 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.

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