CARF Accreditation Survey 2022

Hi everyone, we are looking forward to welcoming a CARF Accreditation team to complete our CARF Accreditation Survey this summer! While our survey dates have yet to be confirmed, we will be undergoing our resurvey before the end of September. Want to know more about CARF and what Accreditation is? Start here! We will have further information posted here as soon as our survey dates have been confirmed – check back often!

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Opportunities

Title Home Share Providers
Location Central Okanagan, East and West Kootenays
Job Information

Want to make a difference in the life of a person living with a disability? Interested in enhancing your income and developing a new, flexible career option? Home Share or Respite might be right for you. Providers of in-home care are required in our area for both weekend (respite) and longer term care (home sharing). All home share providers must complete a home study approval process which includes a questionnaire, interview, reference check, medical disclosure, criminal record check and review of the home environment. Once approved, they become contracted service providers with Community Connections and make a difference in the lives of people who live with a disability in our communities.

We’re always looking for people with specialized skills (healthcare, behavioural support) and/ or interest in providing support around mobility (a wheelchair accessible home/ suite). Remuneration is connected to the amount of support required.

If you are unable to apply via the link below, please send us an email and let us know you’re interested in learning more. Thanks!

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Title Support Worker – Make A Difference (Part-Time/ Relief)) Trail
Salary Varies depending on shift
Location Trail
Job Information

Are you committed to justice for all? Do you think that everyone deserves to exercise their human rights? Supporting people as an employee at our agency might be for you. We’re looking for creative, interesting people to join our team. We provide support and assistance to people who live with a disability in their home. Bring yourself and your talents to the job and teach what you know while learning from the people you support and your team-mates. Competitive wages and an extended health, dental and matching RRSP program for people working more than 20 hours per week. Position starts at $19.00/ hr ($17.00/ hr for awake overnights).

We have a part-time awake overnight position currently available.

Position requires a BC Driver’s Licence, 1st Aid/ CPR and Covid-19 vaccination.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks for checking us out!

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Vacation & paid time off

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Casual

Salary: From $19.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees are required to sign in before starting their shift per WSBC guidelines.

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Title Support Worker – Make a Difference (Part-Time/ Full-Time/ Casual) – Nelson
Salary Varies depending on shift
Location Nelson
Job Information

Are you committed to justice for all? Do you think that everyone deserves to exercise their human rights? Supporting people as an employee at our agency might be for you. We’re looking for creative, interesting people to join our team. We provide support and assistance to people who live with a disability in their home. Bring yourself and your talents to the job and teach what you know while learning from the people you support and your team-mates. Competitive wages and an extended health program for people working more than 20 hours per week.

Position requires a BC Driver’s Licence, 1st Aid/ CPR and Covid-19 vaccination.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks for checking us out!

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National Indigenous Peoples Day JUNE 21

Hey everyone, it’s National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 — learn more about National Indigenous Peoples Day here, find out about National Indigenous History Month (June) here, and share what’s going on in your community in the comments!

National Indigenous Peoples Day takes place on the summer solstice, June 21. It’s a special occasion to learn more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

Learning about Indigenous Peoples, places and experiences is a step forward each Canadian can take on the path to reconciliation.

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/celebrate-canada/indigenous-peoples-day.html

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CLBC Update: They Need Your Help!

From CLBC:

Before the pandemic, we asked the people we serve, their families, service partners and CLBC staff what they thought about the way CLBC describes our services (as outlined in the Catalogue of Services, a document that has a description of our services in it). We want to thank everyone who participated in those sessions.

We now have an opportunity to finish this work and want to hear from you about the draft changes we’ve made.

To make sure this is done right, we need to hear from you!

Click this link for more information on the information sessions.

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Happy Pride Month 2022!

You can check out events here – let us know what’s going on in your community in the comments! Let’s celebrate communities that WELCOME EVERYONE!

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Flooding…

Hey everyone, with the weather alerts notifying us all of heavy rainfall, and the notices of flooding risks in the Province, we wanted to highlight the importance of staying connected to local emergency resources.

The Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre has been activated in response to localized flooding. Find out more here.

Get connected to your local emergency operations and keep up to date on emergency information! Stay safe and stay prepared.

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CLBC Update for Individuals & Families…

…is now available! Click here.

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Mental Health: Empathy & Compassion Fatigue

Hey everyone, we’re raising awareness about mental health this month. CMHA has featured empathy in their mental health week campaign this year – and empathy is very important in communication and in relationships!

However, and as CMHA highlights here in “Empathy and Compassion Fatigue” by Allison Dunning (Peer Support Canada), it’s important to know about and be aware of the “downfall” of empathy: compassion fatigue.

Compassion fatigue happens when we spend so much of our human energy trying to listen, understand and support others that we become exhausted ourselves.  We can spend so much time thinking about other peoples’ experiences, needs and well-being, that we can forget to think about our own.

“Empathy and Compassion Fatigue” by Allison Dunning (Peer Support Canada)

Self-care and guarding against compassion fatigue are important parts of being in a caring profession. There are many resources available online as well as lots of posts on our website with information, resources, and strategies to help with compassion fatigue.

You can also check out suggestions to guard against compassion fatigue while still engaging in empathy in the original article on the CMHA website here, or their further suggested reading on strategies here.

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Mental Health: Empathy vs. Sympathy

Hey everyone, we’re raising awareness about mental health this month and today we’re exploring how empathy is different than sympathy.

Check out this explanation (from Brené Brown).

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