Awake Night Worker

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description

Reference Number: 733-38

Position Awake Residential Night Worker

Community Living Services

Program: Cluster, Community Inclusion Programs, Crescentview, Eby, Graham, MedeekRespite, Sunset, Tuck

Job Summary

TDCSS fosters an environment of continuous learning and a work culture of professional development. All employees of TDCSS are expected to participate in ongoing professional growth and development activities.

Using a respectful, person-served-centered team approach, the Awake Residential Night Worker provides care, guidance, and support to persons served during the night. The worker will observe and respect each individual’s dignity, privacy and independence, while maintaining a safe, comfortable and clean living environment.


  • Monitors persons served through the night and attends to any medical and behavioural needs that arise during the night
  • Follow through on direction regarding specific residents left by the day staff.
  • Notifies staff of any major problems or emergencies. Responds to emergencies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Supports persons served with their morning and evening routines at the beginning and end of the shift.
  • Supports persons served to follow the house rules
  • Administers medications to person served in accordance to TDCSS policies and procedures
  • Ensures that charting and documentation is completed in Sharevision as per agency protocol
  • Performs housekeeping duties such as vacuuming, dusting, emptying garbage, cleaning and laundry. Performs minor building maintenance such as changing light bulbs.
  • Reports maintenance needs to supervisor
  • Secures the building by arming alarms and locking doors and windows.
  • Prepares and assists persons served in breakfast preparation
  • Supports persons served with their morning routine
  • Present a positive image of the Agency in the community. This includes but is not limited to abiding by the TDCSS’s Policy and Procedures including the Code of Conduct and the Code of Ethics
  • Utilize a variety of approved, person served centered, respectful techniques and approaches to provide care, guidance, and support.
  • Prepare for each shift by becoming familiar with current person served/support issues.
  • Provide for the medical and personal needs of persons served in a respectful, proactive manner as directed by the Supervisor and/or the person served service plan.
  • Actively participate in staff meetings, performance reviews, and planning sessions, as requested by the Supervisor.
  • Treat all matters relating to the person served, TDCSS Community Living Services’ business, and TDCSS business as confidential.
  • Maintain files and logs according to standard practice and TDCSS policy and procedure.
  • Maintain current working knowledge of and abide by all relevant Program and Society policy and procedures, and Federal and provincial legislation.
  • Report all noteworthy changes and/or potentially difficult situations to the Supervisor and make recommendations for solution using approved procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

This position is open to applicants of all genders

Hours 30-40 hours per week FULL-TIME WEEKLY (35 hours weekly average)

ShiftsNIGHTS, including some WEEKENDS_

Must be willing to work a rotational schedule. Currently, the rotation is as follows: Wed-Sat week one, and Thurs – Sat week 2. Changes to the posted work schedule may occur based on operational requirements.

Start Date ASAP

End Date n/a – Permanent


Required: Grade 12


  • A relevant diploma or certificate with experience providing service to people who have a developmental disability
  • Mandt or Crisis Prevention Training
  • TDCSS Training modules
  • Other relevant training/workshop



Six (6) months recent related experience. Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience


  • Experience in working with people with challenging behaviors
  • Experience in working with people who have a dual-diagnosis
  • Experience working with people to facilitate change and independence
  • One (1) year recent related experience
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team


  • Proven problem-solving ability
  • Ability to liaise with outside agencies
  • Self-motivated
  • Physical fitness level that meets the needs of the individuals
  • Able to follow programs as set out by program supervisor
  • Ability to adapt to meet the clients’ emotional and developmental changes
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to perform housekeeping duties such as mopping, dusting, emptying garbage, cleaning and laundry.


  • Demonstrated competency in written & verbal communication
  • Provide for medical and personal needs of persons served in a respectful, proactive manner as directed by the Supervisor and/or the persons’ served service plan
  • TB skin clearance test
  • Signed Declaration of Fitness
  • Compliance with health immunization requirements
  • MCFD Hub screening
  • Proven ability to complete computerized case management documentation

An equivalent of education and/or experience will be considered for this job. Job Descriptions are available upon request from the TDCSS Human Resources Office.

Pay and Benefits will be in accordance with TDCSS and BCGEU Local 312 Collective Agreement. This position requires union membership.

TDCSS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, however only successful applicants will be contacted.

Please apply for each posting that you are interested separately, even if you have previously applied with TDCSS.

Grid Level 6 – starting wage $17.27 hourly

All applications must include: Cover Letter, Resume and three work references

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary Maternity Leave (12 months)

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