• ASL Speaking Community Support Worker

    Job Locations CA-BC-Port Coquitlam
    Req No.
    Adult Services
    Regular Part-Time
    Site Location
    Pintree Day Program
  • Overview

    Support Worker fluent in ASL – Coquitlam


    Are you looking for an exciting career in Social Services?

    Our organization offers full benefits upon meeting eligibility requirements, great opportunities to grow within and a fun and positive environment for both staff and clients!


    Exciting opportunity exists for the right individual to join a progressive and fast growing non-profit organization as a Community Support Worker who is fluent in ASL (American Sign Language).


    The position entails working in a one to one setting or group setting with an individual who is hearing impaired, high functioning with ADHD at a Day Program located in Coquitlam.


    Strive Centre Footprints and Pinetree are programs which provide both community-based and home-based activities, including supports for adults with developmental disabilities. Individuals participate in social, recreational, vocational, and leisure activities within a supported environment. Program and activity schedules are created to reflect the needs, preferences, and goals of each individual.


    Current Position:

    Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm (28 hurs per week)


    Casual positions available and many opportunities to grow within.


    • Fluent in ASL and/or ability to translate for people without hearing impairment
    • University degree or college diploma in a social science program or significant experience and training in a related field.
    • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment
    • Ability to receive supportive verbal feedback from team members
    • Adaptability and flexibility within the work environment
    • Computer literacy and access to the internet
    • Ability to encourage, motivate and involve client in community activities.
    • Proven ability to develop rapport with youth, and adults in a variety of contexts.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with youth and adults with behavioural, social, emotional and mental health/psychiatric issues
    • Ability to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing) with youth and their families, educational personnel, social workers and resource workers, service providers and partners
    • Able to self-start, make judgment calls, and create new models/programs as needed
    • Ability to act with integrity and trust, helps to build a healthy team environment, communicates clearly, fosters potential in others, and acts as a positive role model.
    • Ability to follow and implement Positive Behaviour plans
    • Some personal care may be involved
    • Ability to establish boundaries while maintaining positive rapport with both clients and staff
    • Proven ability to work with minimal supervision


    Other Qualifications Include:

    - University degree or college diploma in a social science program and/or subsequent experience

    -Class 5 BC drivers’ license and reliable vehicle preferred

    -Clean Driver’s Abstract

    -Criminal record check clearance

    -Negative TB test clearance

    -First aid and CPR

    -Mandt Certificate

    *Other requirements which may be specific to the individual(s) served*

    Compensation: $20.07 hourly, plus benefits upon meeting eligibility requirements.

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

    Strive Living Society is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate against age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability.


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed