FT - Senior Residence Worker, Youth and Child

Vancouver, BC, Canada Req #11187
Wednesday, February 7, 2024


Connective is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our forward-thinking nonprofit organization in the role of Senior Residence Worker, Youth and Child. Our mission is to foster the development of a safe, healthy, and inclusive community for all. If you are passionate about making a positive impact and helping us achieve this goal, we invite you to apply and become a part of our innovative team.



This position will assist the supervisor in providing work direction, and guidance to residence workers. Assists clients to live successfully in residential settings such as group homes. Ensures that clients’ physical, emotional, social, educational, and medical needs are met. Assists clients to enhance quality of life with activities of daily living and the development of life skills.

Our Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD) funded programs for youth and children to support individuals who require full-time specialized care due to multiple psychiatric diagnoses, developmental disabilities, and complex behaviours. These programs build relationships with resident(s) and families, and assist residents to live successfully in the residence, ensuring that residents’ physical, emotional, social, educational, and medical needs are met. They will work alongside other staff to assist residents with activities of daily living and the development of life skills.


  • This is a temporary position until the return of incumbent.
  • This position will require union membership and is open to all genders. 


HOURS (40 hours per week) 

  • Tuesday - Saturday, 1615 - 0015 



At Connective, we provide a range of benefits and support to our employees, including:

  • Employer-paid Criminal Record Check Clearance
  • Employer contribution to Municipal Pension Plan (MPP)*
  • Comprehensive employer-paid benefits package encompassing health, wellness, prescription medication, vision, and dental coverage*
  • Employer-paid support services, such as an in-house counsellor, Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and Critical Incidents Stress Management
  • Paid in-house training programs such as MANDT and Naloxone
  • Competitive wages, with a commitment to being a living wage employer
  • Opportunities for career and personal development, allowing you to explore diverse programs and departments
  • An inclusive work environment with team-building events and staff recognition programs
  • Access to On-Demand Pay, enabling you to withdraw earned wages before payday
  • Award winning organization: 2022 Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice from NEOC and 2023 High-Performance Culture Award from SupportingLines
  • Participation in a portability program that allows employees moving from a CSSEA-member employer to Connective to carry over their service hours for vacation and wage purposes (within the last 12 months)

*Benefits are for Full-Time and Part-Time employees working 20 hours per week or more



As a Senior Residence Worker, Youth and Child your responsibilities will include:

  • Assists the supervisor in providing orientation, training, work direction, and guidance to residence workers by performing duties such as clarifying program policies, reviewing work, and scheduling residence workers. Provides input to residence workers’ performance evaluations.
  • Oversee the operation of the residence in the absence of the supervisor or as directed.
  • Participates in the assessment, goal setting and program planning (Personal Service Plan) for individuals living in a residence. Documents, implements, and provides input into the evaluation of the program.
  • In cooperation with the Residence Manager, is available to all resource staff, in case of emergencies. This may include carrying the pager or cell phone 24 hours a day.
  • Provides life skills training such as meal preparation, housekeeping, personal care skills, and personal finance and implements personal service plans.





We seek candidates who meet the following qualifications and requirements:

  • Diploma in Social Services and one year of relevant experience, we will consider a relevant combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to respond efficiently in crisis and escalated situations
  • Functions independently while on shift and adhere to Residence Policy and Procedures
  • Demonstrates initiative, independence, and efficiency
  • An awareness of the Ministry of Children and Family Development (the contractor) concerns, laws and policies related to the specific residence program
  • Ability to teach skills and work effectively with others
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license
  • Personal transportation in good repair, insured for business up to $1,000,000 for liability, and suitable for client transport
  • Successful completion of Children and Vulnerable Persons Criminal Records and Ministry of Child and Family Development Clearance check process 
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Current Emergency First Aid Certificate
  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination




As Connective is a unionized environment, the starting will be $28.32 per hour. The wage will increase with every 2,000 hours worked up to a maximum of $32.51 per hour. Plus, benefits enrollment as per the Collective Agreement. 

Important: Candidates must be legally authorized to work in Canada, observe their weekly hours limit if under a temporary or study visa, and provide proof of eligibility if selected for the role.



At Connective, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff have the opportunity and are supported to thrive. To build a strong and representative workforce, we strongly encourage applications from BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ people, immigrants, and people with disabilities or other marginalized communities.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $28.51
  • Max Hiring Rate $32.51
Location on Google Maps
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada