Established in 1973, the Cheshire Homes Society of British Columbia is a not for profit charitable organization that provides specialized services to clients with acquired brain injuries. We currently offer community support, residential and apartment based programs in the lower mainland. Our mission is to assist individuals with acquired brain injuries to achieve their optimal level of independence. We believe that personal freedom, quality of life, respect and dignity are critical components in achieving this goal for each individual that we serve. Please refer to our web site at www.cheshirehomes.ca for a complete overview of our organization and programs.
Under direct guidance from the Program Manager the Program Coordinator provides "hands on" support and direction to Rehabilitation Care Workers and clients. This includes involvement and guidance of rehabilitation programs, providing direction to staff and liaising with clients' support networks and involved professionals. Implements and oversees the day-to-day operations of the rehabilitation program by taking required action to meet pre-established goals and objectives. May supervise staff.
The Program Coordinator provides life skills training, personal care, access to community leisure programs, companionship, housekeeping duties and support to individuals with a brain injury living in a group home, while providing a safe, natural, clean, home-like environment. Empower the clients to be as independent as possible and to achieve an active, productive and rewarding lifestyle. Works side by side with the clients, when necessary, encouraging positive, creative experiences to enhance client quality of life and teach life skills. In all situations, the Program Coordinator encourages the client to perform all aspects of daily living as independently as possible, providing support where necessary. The Program Coordinator supports with clients booking medical appointments, having weekly meetings with the client(s), filling out weekly charts, writing monthly reports and weekly schedules, and contributing to the care plan of the client(s).
- College level education (diploma or higher) or equivalent in a related field
- Recent related clinical experience of two years working with the brain injured or other disabled population, in a group home, or in a community support model
- Recent related supervisory experience of two years
- Current certification and documents in the following areas: emergency first aid for residential group homes or equivalent, CPR level A, drivers license class 5
- The use of a personal vehicle to drive clients as necessary
Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
- Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others
- Ability to operate related equipment
- Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize
- Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients
- Ability to supervise
- Ability to analyze and resolve problems
- Leadership skills
- Knowledge of clients with ABI
Resumes received within the last three months are reviewed and applicants will be contacted if appropriate. Please do not re-apply if you have applied within the last three months.