Are You Happy In Your Current Career?
The past few years have brought into focus for all of us how important it is to have strong connections in our lives. With family, friends, and with the people and places we work. For many of us, the last few years made it clear that the place we work is a determining factor in our level of overall happiness.
Imagine waking up every morning knowing the work day ahead would be filled with like-minded, passionate people, and tasks that directly and instantly improve the lives of others in your community. Imagine a work day that never gets boring, is never the same, and at the end of it you feel fulfilled, knowing you’ve made a tangible difference.
CSCL offers socially meaningful career opportunities in an engaging and supportive work environment.
Start something new that enriches and fulfills you every day!
I have found exactly where I am supposed to be, working for CSCL. Helping someone live their life and helping them achieve little goals, big goals, has been life changing for me.
~ Nicole | Caregiver
After working for CSCL for 20 years, I can honestly say there’s no other organization I would rather work for. During my time here I have been given opportunities to challenge myself, expand my knowledge, and at times step out of my comfort zone.
~ Ellen | Manager
My service as a caregiver for CSCL has been nothing short of extraordinary. It’s been such a wonderful experience and building strong relationships with the kids is exhilarating, fun, entertaining. The team at CSCL is great!
~ Sherry| Caregiver
The honor of being a caregiver in our community is incredibly rewarding. When families get the extra help it can often be transforming. It is such an amazing gift to give back.
~ Darcie | Caregiver
I feel so fortunate working with CSCL and the excellent team members who, not only have given me constant support but, who stay so committed to their values!
~ Bonnie | Caregiver
Who is CSCL?
The Chilliwack Society For Community Living (CSCL) is a non-profit organization that supports adults with developmental disabilities, children and youth with special needs and their families in the Chilliwack and surrounding areas since 1954. Our vision is for a community that welcomes and includes everyone.
Learn more about us here.
CSCL has been recognized as a ‘Canadian Non-Profit Employer of Choice’ every year since 2017 – a testament to the rewarding work environment our staff and contractors enjoy!
Learn more about this award here.
Additionally, in February 2021, CSCL achieved our latest CARF accreditation, demonstrating that our organization conforms to the highest standards of service of care, and use of continuous quality improvement practices. We are proud of this achievement and feel it reflects how deeply committed we are to providing a high level of service and supporting the people who make this possible.
Learn more about our accreditation here.
What we offer:
So what are some of these perks and benefits?
- Meals included when you work in Staff Supported Homes
- Get certified as a Direct Support Professional while you work, via the NADSP E-Badge Academy
- If your position is 20+ Hours/week you are eligible for extended health and dental benefits and pension
- Once hired; every employee has access to the Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) immediately
- Ongoing training available to every employee through Relias Learning
- Recertification costs are covered by CSCL (Ie: First Aid & CPR Training, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training, Class 4 Driver’s license renewal and medical examination)
- Fun and inclusive work environment, with regular professional development and social events (ie: Winter Gala Event, CSCL iConnect Conference)
CSCL has exciting opportunities for full, part time and casual employment in Chilliwack and surrounding communities.
we looking for?
CSCL employs over 300 people in the Chilliwack area. We are committed to building a diverse workforce and a friendly welcoming environment. CSCL values caring and dedicated employees.
It is not critical to us what type of experience you have. It’s more important what kind of person you are. Maybe your heart is not in your current job? Maybe you are hungry for a more meaningful career, where you can have a hands-on impact in your community? Caring, loving, positive people is who we are looking for. If this describes you, we welcome your application!
Learn more about:
General Employment Expectations
- Must be 19 years of age or older
- Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
- Clear Criminal Record Check (CSCL will submit on your behalf)
- A desire to advocate for social justice and inclusion
- Adaptability, flexibility, ability to persevere in potentially stressful situations
- Good listening skills
- Ability to physically support people (e.g. lifts and transfers – CSCL provides training)
- Willingness to fully participate and engage in activities
We also Keep an Eye Out For:
- Creativity, curiosity, passion and positive energy
- Good communication skills (personally & relatable yet professionally)
- Keen eye for attention to detail
The following additional qualifications will expand the number of placement opportunities you may have.
- Community Support Work
- Educational Assistant
- Teaching, Coaching
- Social/Human Services
- Early Childhood Education
- Child and Youth Care
- Community Living Organizations
- School Districts
- Long-Term Care Facilities
- Day Care Centres
- Activity Programs
- Outreach Programs
- Life Experience (e.g. supporting a family member with a disability)
- Practicum or Volunteer Experience
What Nicole says about working at CSCL:
Even with no previous experience in this field, CSCL provided Nicole with training to help her succeed.
Nicole says her job satisfaction at CSCL is higher than any job before this.
CSCL is currently recruiting for 20+ positions across our different service areas, and include full time, part time, and casual hours, in both permanent and temporary openings. You may browse specific openings below, or go ahead submit a general application.
Regular Employment Positions
Community Support Worker – Job Post # 21-163a
- Staff Supported Homes (Adults)
- Permanent | 32 hrs/wk
- Mon: 4-8pm | Tues, Frid, & Sat: 3-10pm
- Wage: $21.63-$25.19 hr
Community Support Worker – Job Post # 22-020
- Staff Supported Homes
- Temporary | 30 hrs/wk
- Float position, various shifts – schedule provided 2 weeks in advance
- Wage: $21.63 – $25.19 hr
Community Support Worker – Job Post # 21-051
- Until Aug 31 | 40 hrs/wk
- Mon-Frid: 8:30am – 4:30pm
- Child & Youth Services
about our service areas
Child & Youth Services:
Provides a wide range of services to children and youth with special needs in Chilliwack and the Fraser Cascade areas. Services offered are Kidz Club (after school hours program for 6-12 year olds), Teen Clubs (after school hours programs for 13-18 year olds), 1:1 supports (6-18 year olds), Summer Programming (6-18 year olds).
‘Community Support Workers’ are needed here.
Community Inclusion Services:
Small group and individualized activities in the areas of life skills enhancement, social capital development, employment, volunteering, recreation and leisure for adults of all ages. Supports may be provided out of the person’s own home, in the community or in one of CSCL’s multiple locations throughout the Chilliwack and surrounding area.
‘Community Support Workers’ are needed here.
Provides support to people living with family members as well as individuals who live independently in the community. Individuals are supported to develop life skills such as daily living skills (ie: cooking, cleaning laundry), money management, addressing health & safety issues, setting boundaries, managing stress, parenting, relationship building and establishing healthy social connections.
‘Community Connectors’ and ‘Community Support Workers’ are needed here.
Staff Supported Homes:
Each individual living in these homes is supported to live their own lives with encouragement from family, friends and their support team. The homes provide a 24/7 staffing model of support and reflect the wishes, dreams and needs of the people who live in them.
‘Support Workers’ and ‘Licensed Registered Nurses’ are needed here.
Supported Employment Services (Adults & Youth):
Provides opportunities for individuals to obtain real work for real pay. Services include job development, job-site training and job support.
‘Vocational Councellors’ are needed here.