Every day, over 600 WJS Canada staff in three provinces across Canada work to improve the lives of people facing a wide range of physical, mental, social and other issues.
As one of us, you will strengthen individuals and return them to their communities as inspired and able contributors.
We offer a high level of satisfaction for career seekers who have strong character and high goals, including:
Compassion and a determination to provide extraordinary service.
The desire to be part of a similarly motivated team.
Eager to return to purposeful work in your field after raising a family or traveling.
Retired and interested in part-time work in a rewarding field.
New to Canada and wanting to apply skills brought from another country.
Hopeful of working in and contributing to your own community.
At WJS Canada you will have the support you need to be the best you can, including:
Programming that meets current best practices.
Innovation that sets and defines new standards of care.
Individualized service programs.
Shared commitment from the president and CEO to the front line staff.
An empowering balance of independence and supervision.
World-class staff training and personal development.
A salary that is fair and equitable for the sector.
Health and wellness initiatives and an excellent benefit plan.
Peter Farnden is the CEO of Canada's largest privately-owned social services company. Every day, his dedicated team of over 600 multi-skilled caregivers give over 1300 people in three provinces the promise of a better future and a place in the community
Employment opportunities available in BC, Alberta and Ontario.
WJS Canada is recognized for program excellence, powered by the passion and creativity of our employees. Our 600 person team defines leadership in policy and program development and service excellence. Our standard-setting programs in the fields of community living/PDD, children and families, youth justice, and supported employment are accredited or certified and highly regarded in the three provinces in which we offer services. We are proud to support our programs and our staff with our commitment to training and staff development.
We’re growing to meet a growing need.
We continue to build our team with people who share our commitment to service, community and individualized programming, and our values of integrity, inclusion, work-life balance, life long learning, excellence, leadership and justice. As one of us, you will:
Make a positive difference in the lives of the people you serve.
Provide standard-setting service.
Enhance and strengthen your community.
Enjoy a challenging, safe, healthy and rewarding workplace.
Debbie Olinyk is Director of Human Resources for WJS Canada. WJS Canada is the largest privately-owned social services company in Canada with a dedicated team of over 600 serving more than 1,300 people in 3 provinces every day. We work hard to provide those facing challenges with a brighter future.
We offer highly competitive pay and an outstanding work environment. Other benefits can include:
Medical and Dental.
Paid Vacation and Sick time.
Choices of work situation with excellent opportunities for advancement.
Flexible schedules and hours.
Opportunities for professional development.
Live, work and play in an inclusive and welcoming community
WJS Canada values the dedication and expertise of its workforce. We welcome applicants who have a demonstrated philosophical commitment backed by the education, skills, and experience to support people with developmental disabilities. Prospective employees are required to meet a number of prerequisite conditions including a cleared criminal record check, medical certification, and TB screening. Some positions also require a class 4 (professional) drivers’ licence. WJS Canada provides ongoing educational opportunities for employees through its Training and Development department.
W. J. Stelmaschuk and Associates Ltd. — also known as WJS Canada or simply WJS — was incorporated in 1983 to respond to changes in the delivery of social and human services. WJS contracts with governments across Canada to provide community-based services to children and families, persons with developmental disabilities, and young offenders.
WJS is the only private national social service agency in Canada. Our corporate office is located in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, with key administrative sites in Alberta and Ontario. Our more than 450 dedicated staff serve approximately 1300 persons across Canada every day, offering unique service options that promote individual health and community wellness. A wide variety of consultants and private operators are integral to the quality and continuity of our operations and services. Examples of this group include host family and respite care providers, consultants and clinical support staff.
All WJS services comply with internationally recognized service standards. Depending on where they are located, individual programs comply with licensing requirements, accreditation standards, and other regulations.
At WJS, we greet challenges as opportunities to meet the needs of our clients and consumers. We bring together groups of professionals to design individualized programs based on current best practices that meet the needs of the people we serve. We are recognized for our ability to meet any level of need with facility and compassion, and to do it “on time, on target and on budget.” – less