Are you passionate about helping people? Seeking meaningful employment where you can have a genuine impact on equity, social inclusion, and individual rights for the people you support? If so, the opportunity you have been seeking may be at Regional Residential Services Society (RRSS).
Regional Residential Services Society (RRSS) is the largest non-profit community-based residential services agency in Nova Scotia. As the industry leader in our province, we strive to provide superior services that empower adults with intellectual disabilities to be actively engaged members of their households and communities. Driven by strong values and our vision of inclusion, we are dedicated to creating an organization and work environment that promotes individual growth and career satisfaction.
We are currently recruiting for:
Community Residential Support Workers (Part-Time)
Location: Halifax, Bedford, Dartmouth, and Lower Sackville, NS
Reporting to a House Supervisor, you will be part of a dynamic staff team supporting individuals with complex intellectual and emotional challenges. Areas of support may include community access, recreation and leisure, household management, life skills, personal care, and medication administration. This is a fast-paced environment requiring critical planning, excellent communication skills, and an ability to work collaboratively. Establishing and maintaining positive relationships, positive behaviour supports, consistency, and flexibility are of paramount importance.
The successful candidate will be required to ensure the individuals supported are actively and consistently engaged in decision-making. The approach used will ensure a broad range of opportunities for community involvement and participation in household activities. You will take a multi-disciplinary team approach and will be required to incorporate a broad range of recommendations. Proficiencies in program development and implementation, problem solving, and analysis will be an asset.
Grade 12 plus post-secondary education with preference given to studies in Human Services and/or experience in a Human Service field.
Experience supporting complex needs would be considered an asset.
Experience working with an interdisciplinary team, including mental health professionals and Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBAs) would be considered an asset.
Effective professional communication skills and an ability to liaise with key partners including families, professionals, and other agencies.
Proven ability to manage multiple priorities effectively.
Proven ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
Strong organization and record keeping skills.
Proven ability to work effectively within a team.
$21.07 per hour (plus shift differentials where applicable)
Health and Dental Benefits, Life Insurance, LTD, AD&D, and Group RRSP plan.
Scheduling is based on a 4 week rotational schedule including evenings, weekends, and overnight shifts.
Interested applicants must make formal application in writing, including current resume and cover letter clearly outlining how you meet the qualifications listed above to email@example.com. Successful candidates will be required to provide a copy of their degree/diploma and official university transcripts, as well as a clear Vulnerable Sector Check.
RRSS is committed to inclusive, barrier-free selection and work environments. If contacted in relation to this process, please advise the organization’s representative of any accommodations you require to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.
Please note that preference will be given to candidates who most closely meet the knowledge, skills, and competencies outlined above. We wish to thank applicants in advance for your interest. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Offers of Employment Contingent Upon:
- providing proof of full vaccination against COVID-19
- satisfactory Canadian Criminal Record Check and satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check
This is an NSGEU Bargaining unit position and preference will be given to bargaining unit employees.