Home Support Worker / Residential Care
Pamela's Home Society - Nanaimo, BC

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The Support Worker is responsible for providing high quality care to an adult individual with autism. The Support Worker works solely with the individual in care, on a 1:1 basis, with minimal supervision.


  • Assist the individual in care meet personal care needs sensitively and appropriately to a high standard, including personal hygiene, assistance with household chores, and preparing nutritional meals and drinks for a restricted diet
  • Enable individual in care to achieve independence, as far as possible, by providing opportunity, training, and support
  • Assist in implementing care plans
  • Provide First Aid services at the house when necessary
  • Attend staff development programmes, training courses, seminars, and workshops as required
  • Ability to follow policies and procedures and willingness to support the home's Vision and Mission Statements
  • Participate in, and contribute to, staff meetings
  • Ability to interact well with others including the individual in care, staff, visitors, and the public


  • Certificate/Diploma in Residential Care Worker or related field
  • Minimum 1- 3 years experience in a residential setting, specifically working with adults and individuals with autism
  • Valid First Aid and Food Safe certifications
  • Valid drivers license in good standing
  • Ability to write clear concise reports - i.e. “Incident Reports”, “Daily Logs”, and ability to accurately record required information
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively as part of the team
  • Experience in nutrition, restricted diets, menu planning, and meal preparation
  • Demonstrated fiscal responsibility and accountability
  • Current police background check required


Support Workers are offered full-time, part-time, and casual positions. These are union positions and require membership with the Hospital Employees Union. The wage is according to the current contract. Full-time and part-time Support Workers are entitled to medical, dental, and other benefits. Meals are provided.


Please email your resume, cover letter, and references to Pamela's Home Society, Attention: Hiring Committee.

We greatly appreciate your interest in applying for this position; however, only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.