Special Services Worker - Full-Time Job Openings by John Howard Society of the Thompson Region in Kamloops

Job Title Special Services Worker - Full-time Job Openings Kamloops John Howard Society of the Thompson Region
Pub Date 9 days ago
Company John Howard Society of the Thompson Region
Location Kamloops

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John Howard Society of the Thompson Region Jobs 2020

Special Services Worker - Full-Time Job Opening in Kamloops


The John Howard Society of the Thompson Region (JHS) is a non-profit organization which provides the opportunity to work with purpose, and impact change in your community. We are a dynamic, innovative social service organization that strives to create safe, healthy, and inclusive communities for all. We do this through a continuum of programs which provide assistance with housing, life-skills, education, employment, and community-based services, with the goal of helping individuals achieve greater independence.


This position will ensure the needs of individuals referred by the agencies government partners are identified at admission, and that special attention is given to addressing mental disorders and developmental disabilities through planning and conducting individual and/or group counselling sessions using basic counselling techniques. Ensure that the client, while in the community and within JHSTR’s housing facilities, is adequately supervised and that any increase in risk is addressed promptly through the use of appropriate means of intervention and assistance. Mobilize community resources to ensure that clients are provided with support and assistance, life skills assistance and information. Provide outreach services to clients who are affected by a mental disorder, and/or developmental disability.


35 hours per week (Full-Time).

This position requires the ability to work flexible hours during the daytime, evenings, and weekends based on operational needs and program requirements.




  • Develop, in conjunction with the Case Management Team, a care plan for each client, addressing the client’s psycho-social-emotional needs and the details regarding how the program will assist in addressing those factors
  • Plan, prepares and conducts group or individual counselling sessions using techniques such as active listening, conflict resolution, basic group counselling and basic psycho-educational group methods to resolve the identified problems, needs and risks
  • On an ongoing basis, liaise with Case Management Team to monitor each client’s progress and develop strategies towards addressing their care plan
  • Assist in conducting program audits and/or evaluations as scheduled by the Agency
  • Submit monthly progress reports detailing progress towards the clients care plan
  • Each client will meet with the Special Services Worker within 24 hours of referral to the agency. Within the initial 30 day period, conduct an evaluation of the client, and adjust subsequent frequency of contact requirements, as dictated by the needs of the client and in agreement from CLBC
  • Establish a network of appropriate community resources for each client, to ensure community resources are available
  • Function as a multi-disciplinary team member in order to assist clients in sustaining levels of clinical and behavioural functioning. This will include meeting regularly with team members to assist in providing continuity of the care plan
  • Where required, monitor the participant’s medication regime as directed by a psychiatrist and report to same. Assist client to obtain appropriate medical needs
  • Inform client on how to access appropriate community resources and assist in contacting and making use of these resources
  • Provide crisis intervention as required, by ensuring immediate access to medical services, providing counselling or working with other community professionals to meet client’s needs
  • Ensure that the client maintains contact with community agencies by determining if clients have attended appointments/commitments as required
  • As dictated by each client’s needs and abilities, participate in the implementation and facilitation of programming that will allow each client to develop life skills such as nutrition and food preparation, banking, shopping, and recreational and social opportunities
  • Programming which exists in the community will be accessed to the greatest extent possible, to ensure clients develop an appropriate community support network
  • Provides skill building in areas such as parenting skills, anger management and self-management techniques
  • Participate with clients in activities to stimulate appropriate socialization behaviours
  • As required, identify options and make participant referrals to agencies or persons offering adequate, safe and affordable housing
  • Interact with the client’s family and friends to involve their personal supports as part of the program
  • Perform other related duties as required


We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a proven ability to work within a fast-paced, growth-focused environment. The ideal candidate has:

  • Two (2) years related experience working with mentally disordered clients and either have psychiatric training, or possess a diploma in a related Human/Social Service field
  • Counselling experience with clients who have a history of conflict with the law, mental health and/or developmental disabilities, interaction with social agencies and life controlled by psychiatric/personality disorders
  • Preferred knowledge of Quality of Life Indicators
  • Demonstrated and clear ability to respond well in crisis situations
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with potential violence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English


  • Ability to successfully complete Criminal Records Checks
  • Class 5 driver’s license
  • Personal transportation that is in good repair, insured for business up to $5,000,000 for liability, and which must be accessible when on shift
  • Current Emergency First Aid Certificate
  • Preference to individuals with:
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention training
  • Food Safe certificate


Range is $21.92 to $25.53 per hour as per the collective agreement


  • Opportunity to work with purpose for non-profit organization
  • Great work environment
  • Competitive benefits
  • Chance to grow in a diverse range of programs
  • Internal training and development opportunities


JHS welcomes applications from all qualified applicants including but not limited by those of any sex, race, orientation, or disability. Multilingual skills and multicultural competence are assets.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From $21.92 per hour


  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking
  • Vision care


  • 8 hour shift


  • social service: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Kamloops, BC (Preferred)


  • First Aid (Required)

Work remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Plastic shield at work stations
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

As one of the leading companies in Canada, John Howard Society of the Thompson Region offers variety of opportunities for employees to grow and make them as future leaders of the professional and disciplined. John Howard Society of the Thompson Region also offers a dynamic work environment in order to encourage employees to give optimally, and at the same time, you are able to upgrade new experience and knowing through the company programs.

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