Special needs caregiver (children or adults)
Status: Open
Job created on: 05/19/2021
Last seen 24 days ago
Special needs caregiver (children or adults) Part time job required in North Vancouver British Columbia - SOSsitter

Job title

Wanting: Inspiring Friend for a free-spirited

Description

We are looking for someone to care for and support a happy, energetic, mostly non-verbal 13-year-old girl, diagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorder, who loves arts and crafts, long bike rides, and cooking. She’s strong, spirited, and playful, and your role is mostly about play and intentional connection. You will be working in the family’s North Vancouver home on a week on, week off basis. The ideal candidate: You're an empathetic, incredibly patient, cheerful, and creative being. Arts and crafts are your jam, and you love the outdoors, long bike rides, and grooving to music. You’re a passionate helper with strong play skills and an encouraging and enthusiastic attitude. You are confident, calm, and grounded and you have a genuine desire to make this world a better place: you truly understand what it means to be in the present moment. Responsibilities: Foster a gentle, creative & safe play environment Focus on building trust through play and genuine connection Assist with daily living skills and the continued development of personal independence and self-care Support in emotional regulation and communication Teach social skills and life skills Provide structure and routine in a loving and supportive capacity Implement positive behaviour strategies with kindness and patience Deal calmly with situations that may involve challenging behavior and stressful circumstances Work independently and problem solve challenging situations with confidence and grace Communicate with family effectively Requirements: Fluent in English Experience working with teenage girls who have a diagnosis of ASD Willing to complete a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check Can commit to a minimum of 1-year Own vehicle an asset, with clean driving record; reliable transportation a must Training with the Son-Rise program, or willingness to embark on the training Please note that this is a week on, week off position. You will have overlap with our current caregiver for a smooth transition.

Availability

Start date
05/31/2021
Hours per day
9
Days per week
5

Details

Rate
Hourly
Salary
$22.00 (pay negotiable)
Type of person
Child
Person age
13
Number of pets
Type of pets
Pets present
Yes
Smoking environment
No

Additional requirements

Language Required
English
Driving Licence Required
Yes
Car Required
No