Individual Pursuits

We envision a community of inclusion, where all persons can communicate and achieve their hopes and dreams and are recognized as valued members of our community.

 

Our Staff


Qualifications

Individual Pursuits has recruited and maintained a highly experienced group of staff.  Most of our staff has been with us supporting the individuals we serve for five years or more, many have been with us from the beginning.  Individual Pursuits currently employs 15 full-time and 2 part-time staff.  We also have a pool of relief, or casual, workers.

All prospective employees of Individual Pursuits must meet the following basic eligibility requirements:

  • Criminal records check
  • Valid BC Driver’s license and Driver’s Abstract
  • First-Aid/CPR
  • TB test
  • Food-Safe certification
  • CPI certification
  • Diploma in Human Services or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Resume with references

Hiring Process

The hiring process is modeled on CSSEA’s Human Resources Best Practices guidelines consists of the following steps:

  1. Informal meeting with the Executive Director, Sean Downey.
  2. Written aptitude test.
  3. Panel interview (manager, supervisor, shop steward)
  4. References are contacted.
  5. Prospective employee is notified of decision to hire.
  6. If the prospective employee is not hired, reasons are explained.

Training Process

Once an employee is hired, an in-depth training process ensues which consists of:

  1. Receipt of staff training package.
  2. Guided general orientation.
  3. Training in Individual Pursuits’ policies and procedures as well as learning our mission statement, vision statement and organizational values.
  4. Guided client orientation and training:
    1. Read and familiarize themselves with the client’s Individual Program Plan.
    2. Observe senior staff as they work with the individual.
    3. Begin working with the individual under the guidance of senior staff, usually the individual’s key-worker.

The employee works through a probationary period after which time they become a regular employee if it is deemed they have met the performance requirements expected of them.

Interested in joining our team?

If you would like to join our team please see the Employment page.


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